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88 to graduate Granville High School Friday

By Krystle S. Morey Eighty-eight “pretty remarkable” young men and women will walk across the stage tomorrow, ending their days as students at Granville High School. Some will start careers in fields from agriculture to welding, while others will go on to various colleges or enlist in the armed forces. At the 130th annual commencement […]

Napa Auto Parts Manager Ken Towne said he’s worried about the time it will take a fire department to respond if his store, located across the street from the shut-down Hook & Ladder Co., were to have a fire.

State: No audit slated despite village request

By Krystle S. Morey The state Comptroller’s Office said it will not perform an audit on the Granville Hook & Ladder Fire Co.’s finances, as requested by the village. “We have been in contact with village and fire company officials, but nothing is scheduled at this time,” said Brian Butry, a spokesman for state Comptroller […]

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Moratorium OK’d by board

By Dan King No new solar farms will be going up in the town of Whitehall for the next three months. After more than an hour of discussion last Wednesday, the town board voted 3-2 to accept an amended three-month land use moratorium on solar farms. Councilmembers John Rozell, Stephanie Safka and Farrell Prefountaine voted […]

Rivette, Rocque clash again over conference

By Dan King For the second straight meeting of the Whitehall Board of Education, the right side of the table was tense. Board members Virginia Rivette and Mike Rocque got into another argument about an instance where Rocque went to an educational program for board members without first getting approval from the board. It didn’t […]

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47 to graduate Whitehall High School Friday

By Dan King Forty-seven Railroaders are getting ready to join the college ranks, the military and the workforce. Whitehall High School will host its graduation ceremony tomorrow at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. “It should be a great event,” said interim Principal Mark Doody. The students that make up this year’s Top Ten […]

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By Krystle S. Morey By a controversial 5-4 vote, the Granville Board of Education agreed Monday night to rehire Mario Torres as the varsity football coach for the fall season. The move rejected another candidate for the job who was supported by Athletic Director Eileen Troy and high school Principal Camille Harrelson. The deciding vote was cast […]

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Village orders Hook & Ladder to ‘stand down’

The Hook & L

By Krystle S. Morey Citing “hundreds of thousands of dollars” of debt and the absence of certifications for its members and equipment, the Granville Village Board has ordered Granville Hook & Ladder Co. to “stand down” until further notice. At the same time, the board asked the state Comptroller’s Office to audit the department’s finances. […]

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Report: Village taxed much higher than town


By Dan King Whitehall village residents are paying among the highest taxes in the area, while town residents are paying among the lowest, a newly released report says. The report, which was released by the fiscally conservative think tank Empire Center, says the village of Whitehall has the seventh-highest effective tax rate per $1,000 in […]

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Telescope tent sale to aid local teen

Siliski Fundraiser

By Krystle S. Morey Kontessa Siliski lost her mother when she was just 15 years old. Now at age 17, she is responsible for paying her late mother’s funeral costs and other inherited expenses. On June 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Telescope Casual Furniture will host Kontessa’s Tent Sale, a large-scale furniture sale […]

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Torres ‘shocked’


By Krystle S. Morey Granville High School has posted the position of varsity football coach held for years by Mario Torres, who said he is at a loss to understand what’s going on. The Board of Education voted unexpectedly on May 31 to delay filling that job while appointing all other coaches. Efforts to determine […]

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Hearing on solar moratorium Wednesday

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By Dan King A public hearing will be held at 7 p.m. in the Whitehall Municipal Building for the purpose of discussing a proposed six-month moratorium on solar farms in the town of Whitehall. The town board voted 4-1 last month to propose the land-use solar moratorium and set a public hearing for Wednesday. Only […]

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Dunkin’ Donuts eyes September opening

Dunkin design

By Krystle S. Morey Construction on the Dunkin’ Donuts shop that’s poised to be built on Quaker Street will begin any day now, officials said. Doors will open by the middle of September, said David Shelburne, general manager of Donuts of Rutland, the company that’s building the franchise. The colonial-style building, which will rise on […]

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Two recognized for historic preservation

Log Cabin

By Dan King Two Whitehall residents were recognized Monday for their dedication to historical preservation. In 2009, Joe Arquette and the late Marvin Brooks constructed a 1700s replica log cabin and an adjacent herb garden. That log cabin is still nestled along the banks of the Champlain Canal near the Skenesborough Museum. The Whitehall Historical […]

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