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Norton, Rocque, Scrimo elected

By Dan King The results are in and the three new faces on the Whitehall Board of Education will be Pat Norton, Mike Rocque, and Tony Scrimo. Norton was the leading vote-getter with 313, Rocque was in a very close second with 310, and Scrimo recorded 286 votes. Because he was the third leading vote-getter, […]

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Celani, Bartholomew, McDermott, Torres win seats

By Joshua Bassett The Granville CSD Board of Education faced a lot of possible changes Tuesday night, as four seats were open on the board with nine candidates running. However, the votes of Granville kept nearly all of the incumbents on the board with one of the new candidates running being elected to a spot […]

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Whitehall pledges support for medical marijuana facility

By Dan King The number of Washington County municipalities pledging support for a medical marijuana growing facility in the county continues to grow. Last week, the town of Whitehall joined the towns of Hartford, Dresden and Jackson in supporting the proposed growing facility at a former mushroom-growing location in the town of Jackson. The Washington […]

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Communities prepare for Memorial Day

Patriotism will be the epicenter of life in the greater Washington County and Lakes Region Area next week. Many towns in the area are vamping up their preparation for the Memorial Day holiday and the subsequent parades. Whitehall In Whitehall, the youngest students will be getting patriotic today, as the elementary school hosts its 42nd […]

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Washington County towns to get more back in sales tax

By Dan King The Washington County Board of Supervisors voted Friday to allocate 7 percent of all total sales tax revenue back to the towns. Under the previous policy, regardless of how much sales tax revenue the county brought in, it would distribute $1 million to the towns, dividing that money using a complex formula […]

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Roads in Hartford to change hands, names

By Dan King “Old-timers” in Hartford will soon have to adjust to some street name changes in the town. The town of Hartford is currently in talks with Washington County to change road jurisdiction of two roads within Hartford. County Route 23 will become a town road and Shine Hill Road will go over to […]

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Smith leads Horde youth movement

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By Laura McCusker The Granville High School tennis team played to a 6-2 record this spring. To help it achieve that winning total, the squad had a young weapon in its arsenal. Playing at number-one singles was Alexis Smith. Though she’s only a sophomore, Smith wasn’t new to the team, as she’s been playing for […]

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Armstrong, Bartholomew at odds on park vandalism

By Dan King The top elected official in the town of Whitehall and the top elected official in the village of Whitehall aren’t seeing eye to eye on how to protect Whitehall’s town park and village park. Both the town board and village board have brought concerns about how to deal with park vandalism to […]

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Granville fifth-graders invention in contention

By Joshua Bassett Emily Powers, a fifth-grader at Granville Elementary School, said her messy desk served as an inspiration to her for a class project that has been entered in a competition. “I did it for my young scholar’s class,” said Powers, adding that the whole class had to create a plan for an invention […]

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Town of Whitehall targets loose animals

By Dan King Whitehall town officials are looking to crack down on those who let their animals run loose. Officials said they were concerned with animals getting off their owners’ property and running around the town, so the board asked town attorney Erika Sellar-Ryan to draft a proposed law to stop the practice. The law […]

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Hearing set on Hebron road abandonment

The Hebron Town Board will hold a public hearing at its meeting on June 25 regarding the possible abandonment of four town roads. Supervisor Brian Campbell said the town is looking to abandon Wilson Lane, Pfitze Road, Oak Hill Road and West Campbell Road. “These are roads that haven’t been worked in 20 to 30 […]

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Local man charged with child assault

Tyler Beebe, 20, of Granville, has been charged with assault in the third-degree for recklessly causing an injury to another for allegedly assaulting his two-month-old child. Dave Williams, sergeant for the village police said that the station received a call from Child Protective Services about a two-month-old child who was transferred from Glens Falls Hospital […]

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Filing cabinets sealed for State Education probe

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By Dan King Last week an anonymous tip read: “Big doings at the school, state education crime scene tape in a couple classrooms.” The state Department of Education was investigating unspecified issues with standardized testing at Whitehall, after being tipped to the issues by BOCES, which had received information from then-superintendent Liz Legault. Although no […]

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Granville School Board votes to not extend Bessen’s contract

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By Joshua Bassett In a 5-4 vote, the Granville Board of Education has declined to renew school superintendent Mark Bessen’s […]

Board extends Whitehall/Fort Ann merger


By Dan King Despite opposition from board member Frank Barber, the Whitehall Board of Education voted Monday to extend a […]

Memorial Day ceremonies planned in Whitehall

Last year's memorial day parade

By Dan King Two great Memorial Day traditions in Whitehall will be taking place in the next week and a […]

Jones, Young top students at GHS

By Joshua Bassett As a freshman, Hannah Jones said that she set out to be Granville High School’s valedictorian. Four […]