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Dresden throws support to medical marijuana facility

By Dan King The Town of Dresden has joined the growing list of towns throughout Washington County that are throwing their support behind a move to build a medical marijuana-growing facility in the county. The town board agreed to send a letter to New York State encouraging the state to issue a medical marijuana growing […]

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Heather Michaud to have art displayed at the Hyde

By Dan King A Whitehall High School student will have her artwork displayed at one of the region’s greatest art galleries. Senior Heather Michaud has been selected as one of 187 artists to have their work shown at the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls. “It’s an honor,” Michaud said. “At the same time, it’s confidence […]


Hampton Firehouse may change hands

By Derek Liebig The Town of Hampton is considering selling the Hampton Firehouse to the Hampton Volunteer Fire Department, which has used the building for more than 50 years. Chief Joe Mead said the building needs repairs but efforts to do that have been complicated by the fact the department doesn’t own the building. “The […]


Granville Science Fair a hit

Joshua Bassett A dry Christmas tree that emitted melodic sounds when hit was just one of the many exhibits on display last week at the 23rd annual Science, Art and Technology Fair in Granville. Maxx Juckett, a 10th grader who exhibited the tree, was approached by attendees even before the event started and his tree […]


‘Peace Week’ a big hit

By Dan King Whitehall High School Principal Kelly McHugh wants her students to be able to solve conflicts peacefully, and so she dedicates an entire week annually to that cause. This year’s Peace Week was filled with programs, concerts and lesson plans designed to encourage peace. “We have done this for several years now,” McHugh […]

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Baseball routs Corinth, Salem, Bolton

Derek Thomas rips a basehit diown the left field line

The Whitehall baseball team bounced back from a non-league loss to Fort Ann by blowing out Corinth, Salem and Bolton. Last Thursday, the Railroaders hosted Corinth in a non-league game and thanks to an eight run first inning, were able to rout the Tomahawks 17-4. In the first inning, the Tomahawks struggled to find the […]

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Whitehall not conducting background checks?

By Dan King Whitehall Central School has brought on a substantial amount of staff members, bus drivers and substitutes this school year, and a few school members are concerned those new members aren’t undergoing proper background checks. When two more bus drivers were brought on by the district during Monday’s board of education meeting, board […]

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Whitehall Board of Education axes six positions

By Dan King The Whitehall School District made a litany of personnel decisions at Monday’s board of education meeting, including the elimination of a half dozen positions. Upon recommendation from the administration, the board of education abolished six positions within the district, including five newly created teacher positions, which were created to accommodate the block […]

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Hartford Post Office hours to change

Hartford Post Office

By Dan King Starting Saturday, May 2, the retail counter at the Hartford Post Office will be changing its hours. Ultimately, the counter will continue to be operational for six hours each weekday, but the hours it’s open will change. “If you are only going to be open six hours a day, there will always […]

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Baseball downed by league foes

Wasaren League play has not been kind to Granville’s baseball team in the early part of the season. The Horde lost its first four league games of the season. Granville opened the Wasaren League slate last Tuesday against Greenwich and were never able to overcome an early deficit in the 13-4 loss. The Witches, who […]

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Town of Hebron abandons road

The Town of Hebron will abandon one of its roads. Supervisor Brian Campbell said the town voted earlier this month to abandon Pfitzie Road. The action essentially eliminates the town’s liability on the road, although it doesn’t prevent people from traveling on the road. The town has not maintained the road in years and Campbell […]

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Eight to run for Whitehall Board of Education

By Dan King Eight candidates will officially be running for three seats on the Whitehall Board of Education when the May 19 election rolls around and none are incumbents. The candidates are Tony Scrimo, Steven St. Claire, Marcia Rocque, Pat Norton, Mike Rocque, Stiling Knight, Harold Nicholson Jr., and Joseph Swahn. New York State School […]

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Little League cleanup day

It’s almost time to play ball, but before the first pitch of the Little League season is thrown out, players, coaches and parents have some cleaning to do. The Granville Little League has scheduled two cleanup days. The first is this Saturday, April 25, beginning at 9 a.m. and the second is at noon on […]

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Nine declare candidacy for Granville Board of Education

By Derek Liebig The petitions are in and the ballot for the Granville Board of Education is full. Nine candidates submitted petitions by Monday’s deadline seeking inclusion on next month’s ballot. Incumbents Dan Nelson, Nekia Torres and John McDermott are all seeking reelection and will be challenged by Jo-Lynn Bartholomew, Shirley Kunen, Ed Vladyka, Phil […]

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‘Peter Pan’ features varied cast

By Joshua Bassett The Quaker Street Community Players’ presentation of “Disney’s Peter Pan Jr.” will feature both young cast members and those who are close to being adults, appropriately enough for a story about a boy who refuses to grow up. The play will be performed on April 25 at 7 p.m. and April 26 […]

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Track team off to a good start


Granville’s boys’ track team started the season on a strong note during its first meet of the season. The boys […]

Workers’ breaks questioned in Hampton

By Derek Liebig A Hampton Town Board member has asked the town’s highway superintendent to keep closer tabs on some […]

Town moves elections to Rec Center

The Whitehall Town Board voted during its April meeting to move town election locations from the Town Municipal Center to […]

Washington County Fiber Tour this weekend

By Linda Ellingsworth Fifteen farms that raise fiber animals, including one in Whitehall, will open their gates to the public […]

Conditioning the key for Whitehall football

Offseason workout

By Dan King The defending Section II Class D football champions are putting in the work in the offseason. Neil […]

Late innings not friendly to Granville


The late innings have not been kind to Granville’s softball team in early goings of the season. The Golden Horde […]

Spring Cleaning time

By Derek Liebig It’s time for some spring cleaning. The towns of Granville and Hartford will each hold annual community-wide […]

Jones leads the way in two wins

Beth Jones scored after getting stuck in a pickle in the first inning Monday

The Whitehall softball team won two out of three games this past week, scoring double digit runs in wins over […]