Storefront undergoes rebirth

A storefront that has stood on West Main Street for more than 100 years has been given new life. When Edwards Market opens this fall it will culminate more than three years of laborious renovations and serve as a rebirth of sorts for a building that has been a center of commerce in the local […]

State orders town to monitor former landfill

The state has threatened to take legal action against the town if it doesn’t begin submitting monitoring reports of groundwater at the former municipal landfill. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has asked the town to confirm by Sept. 9 that it has or will conduct the monitoring. Patrick Kane, an environmental engineer […]

Silitch named Alumni of Year

A North Granville resident has been named Alumni of the Year at a college recently ranked among the top 100 schools in the country by Forbes. Mary Silitch was selected as the Distinguished Alumni of the Year for 2014 at Rhodes College. Silitch was a unanimous selection and will be presented with the award at […]

Still time to enjoy the fair

The Washington County Fair is underway. The county’s largest event kicked off Monday and whether you’ve already made one trip, three trips, or none, there’s still four days left to revel in everything the fair has to offer. The event, which attracts upward of 120,000 people each year, features a bevy of agricultural exhibits, over […]

Recent News

Fire Co. renews search for lost horn

By Dan King Thirty years ago a silver plated presentation horn was stolen from the Whitehall Fire Company and the search to find this horn continues today. The Fire Company has renewed its efforts to find the stolen horn and is hoping to take advantage of new technology, especially social media, in an attempt to […]

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Town finalizes speed reduction proposal

By Dan King Back in July, the Town of Whitehall drafted a proposal to reduce the speed limits of a few town and county roads and this proposal has now been finalized. Town Supervisor George Armstrong referred to the remaining process as a “long drawn out affair,” before turning it over to Highway Superintendent Louie […]

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Officials weight safety vs. freedom of Amish

By Dan King Just when it seemed that all discrepancies and arguments about how to handle Whitehall’s growing Amish population had screeched to a halt, a short letter from the county got the pot stirred up again. The letter came from former Whitehall Code Enforcement Officer John Ward, who resigned in June, after receiving some […]

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Superintendent upset with test scores

Whitehall Central School District Superintendent Elizabeth Legault has been analyzing data and researching educational policy in an attempt to turn around some disconcerting trends at the district. Legault reported to the board of education on Monday, that she had received data from the state for grades 3-8. Although the students are doing “fantastic” in science, […]

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Increase in traffic hasn’t led to increase in accidents at intersection

By Dan King The intersection of County Routes 18 and 21 in Whitehall has always been a difficult intersection for many to maneuver, between the grassy island in the middle and the lack of visibility. Currently, a two-way stop sign slows down the traffic travelling along route 21; however the traffic coming down route 18 […]

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Enerjazz to conclude concert series

Whitehall’s summer concert series will be coming to a close on Friday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. and to say it will be going out ‘big’ might be an understatement. The final band of the summer concert series, known as Ener Jazz, is an 18 member ‘big band.’ The Poultney, Vt.-based group will be the […]

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Cheerleading made an official sport

By Dan King After years of being a club sport and funding all expenditures on their own, Whitehall cheerleaders have returned to the ranks of a school sanctioned sport. Cheerleaders, to the surprise of some board members, had been funding their own uniforms and trips every year. “I had no idea that you guys were […]

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State says their own building has code violations

By Dan King New York State Canal Corporation recently stopped by the new location for Friends of the Washington County IBA, on Skenesborough Drive and explained that it is still in the process of making some of the needed upgrades and repairs to the facility. Canal Corp representatives spoke with Town Supervisor George Armstrong and […]

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W. Pawlet auction Thursday

The West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual auction this evening at the West Pawlet Firehouse, Route 153, in West Pawlet. The auction event begins at 6 p.m. and it does not end until all items are gone. Auctioneer for the event will be Chriss Mars, son of the late Vermont auctioneer Bus […]

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Hebron family to perform in Salem

A year after their joyful performance for a packed house last summer at the South Granville Congregational Church, the seven members of the LaMothe/Gee Family are back with a new show, appearing further down the road at the Fort Salem Theater, in Salem. Earth Bound offers an evening of inspiring, enlivening song, music, and dance. […]

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Hartford to explore solar

The town of Hartford is exploring the possibility of solar. Supervisor Dana Haff said he and Highway Superintendent Greg Brown intended to reach out to solar providers to determine if the option was economically feasible for the town. “If we can cut our bill in half and it costs nothing I think it’s worth looking […]

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Hearing office sustains town’s charges in Hampton wood case

A Hampton town employee could face disciplinary action after a hearing officer ruled in favor of the town during a civil service hearing last week. Bob Henke, a section 75 hearing officer, ruled that the evidence presented during the hearing sustained the town’s charges that Malcolm Pratt, a longtime employee of the town’s highway department, […]

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Classifieds 08/20/14

County makes budget amendments

A surge in unattended deaths forced county supervisors to appropriate more money Friday for autopsies. Supervisors moved $25,000 from its […]

Blood drive Friday

The Granville Rotary will sponsor its annual August Bloodmobile from 1 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 22, at the […]

Jennie Fragnoli Hadeka, 95

Jennie F. Hadeka Jennie Fragnoli Hadeka, age 95, of Granville died Friday, August 15, 2014 at Indian River Nursing And […]

Frank E. Holman, Sr., 82

Frank E. Holman, Sr., 82, of Maple Street, passed away on Sunday, August 17, 2014 peacefully at his home of […]

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Brick church to host annual service

The East Whitehall Brick Church has been closed for many years now, but annually the church holds a summer service. […]