wild pig

State investigating pig

By PJ Ferguson   The pig that took Washington County by storm a couple weeks ago has been identified. Wilbur is part-pot belly pig, and while he is certainly not feral, his behavior is wild. He can be seen walking on the side of the road on County Route 12 almost daily. While Wilbur’s home […]

village hall

Freed quashes village hall rumor

By Matthew Saari John Freed, one of the more vocal critics of the village-town joint purchase of the former TD Bank parcel on Main Street, wants to set the record straight. The site of the current Granville village hall, at 51 Quaker St., is not contaminated with oil. “Somehow there seems to be a rumor […]


Whitehall Regents exam results ‘excellent’

By PJ Ferguson     Whitehall Central School District’s passing rates were impressively high for the 2018-2019 school year, nearly across the board, in the State Regents Exam scoring now available on the Department of Education’s website. With a 100% passing rate in geometry, 97% in algebra I and 96% in U.S history, Whitehall had […]

Granville High School

Granville school test results mixed

By PJ Ferguson   While the Granville Central School District boasts high numbers for English Language Arts, Earth Science, Living Environment and U.S. History, in other subjects the 2018-2019 Regents Exam results were far less rosy. Principal Lisa Meade introduced the data at a Board of Education meeting on Monday. Over the past three years, […]

Ice fishing

Ice fishing derbies revving up

Vermont may be famous for its flowing maple syrup and rolling Green Mountains most of the year, but during the winter, it’s all about ice-fishing. Vermonters and out-of-state sportsmen have taken to the various waterbodies across the Green Mountain State to catch yellow perch, walleye, northern pike, brown trout and more. They’ll have a chance […]

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Lakes Classifieds – 01/24/20

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Obituary: Roger T. White

Roger T White

Middle Granville, NY – Roger Thurman White, age 85, passed away at his home surrounded by loved ones on Monday, January 20, 2020. Roger was born in Granville, New York on September 12, 1934, the son of the late Thurman and Florence (Garrick) White. He remained loyal to his hometown of Granville; residing in Middle […]

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Obituary: James Kelly

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Wells, VT –  James Kelly (Jim), 76 years of age, of Wells, VT; passed away Friday January 17, 2020 in his home. Jim was the owner and operator of T.U.F.S. ROD & BIT SHOP INC. He was the areas  well known black smith tool maker by trade, his unparalleled craftsmanship provided tools for both the […]

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Obituary: Robert Joseph Pekar Sr

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Robert Joseph Pekar Sr., 82 of  Bonita Springs, Fl. passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at JoAnne’s House in Bonita Springs, Fl. Robert was born September 30, 1937 in Granville, NY son of the late  Joseph and Anna (Gelesak) Pekar. He resided in Calverton, NY from 1967 until 2017 when he and his wife moved […]

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Lakes Classifieds – 01/17/20

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Ferguson retracts apology


By Matthew Saari Two weeks after issuing a formal, public apology to town clerk Marcinda Wilbur, Dresden supervisor Paul Ferguson retracted that statement. The retraction came as the board was winding down its regular business in its first meeting of the New Year Monday night. “I actually have something to say,” Ferguson said. “Marci asked […]

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Granville man awarded $4.8 million

loomis gibson crash

By PJ Ferguson   David Gibson of Granville has been awarded more than $4.8 million for the 2015 drunk-driving crash that killed his 47-year-old wife, Elizabeth, on Route 22. The driver, Kristina Loomis, and the owner of the vehicle she was driving, her father, Melvin Loomis, were deemed responsible for the death. Kristina Loomis, 35, […]

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Village’s goal: Reopen Williams Street

North Williams Closed

By PJ Ferguson Progress is finally being made towards repairing the damaged canal wall and re-opening North Williams Street. Albeit a small step forward, the Whitehall Village Board has decided to contract Chazen Company, an engineering firm, to conduct a preliminary evaluation to set up a “short-term temporary situation to possibly open up Williams Street.” […]

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Town grilled by residents over bank purchase

td bank

By Matthew Saari The interrogation of local officials which began at a Granville Village Board last Monday continued on Thursday at a town board meeting. Like the village before it, the town’s regular business was a dull affair and officials concluded that in 20 minutes. Then public comment began. For the next hour, the town […]

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Martin Luther King Jr. events in the region


Martin Luther King Jr. events Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrates the birthday of this influential American civil rights leader. The federal holiday falls on the third Monday of January, around the time of his Jan. 15 birthday. Events around the region celebrate Dr. King’s life and achievements in the struggle against racial segregation and […]

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Obituary: William Richard Dupont, Jr.

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William Richard Dupont, Jr., 65, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, at Albany Medical Center following a long illness. […]