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Common Core, not so common

By Dan King and Derek Liebig A growing number of area parents are choosing to have their children opt out of the Common Core assessments in English and Math. The numbers vary by school district, but one common theme – no pun intended – is that parents are choosing to opt out at relatively large […]

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Whitehall/Fort Ann merger in jeopardy?

By Dan King Members of the Whitehall Board of Education aren’t sure if they want to continue the district’s merger with Fort Ann in the sport of wrestling. After a lengthy discussion, in which board members brought up concerns about the efficacy of the merger, the board decided last week to table any decision and […]

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Granville in the Civil War

By Col. Edward “Ned” Fish, Sr. (U.S. Army, Retired) In the coming months of 2015, the four-year-long series of events commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War will come to a close. Such events began in 2011 in Charleston, S.C., marking the bombardment of Fort Sumter, and have since occurred throughout the Southern and […]


Cameras considered for park vandalism

By Dan King Whitehall officials are concerned about a perceived rise in vandalism at both the town and village parks. “The amphitheatre is totally being destroyed,” said Village Trustee Marge Mohn, who serves as commissioner of parks and recreation for the village. Mohn said she has seen kids removing stones and bricks from the amphitheatre. […]

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Granville man runs Boston Marathon two years after bombing

By Joshua Bassett John Ehntholt loves running long distances races and is happiest running distances far longer than 26.2 miles. The Granville resident and pipe welder said he previously ran the Boston Marathon in 2006, 2007 and 2008, and after running his personal record in 2008 of two hours and 48 minutes and then winning […]

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Baseball team has uneven week

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By Joshua Bassett Granville’s baseball team had two close games in Wasaren League action this week, winning their first game in league play. Granville had one more error and one less hit than Hoosick Falls on Thursday, culminating in a 2-0 loss. Josh Sumner only allowed four hits for Granville, and did not allow any […]

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School budget OK’d; vote set for May 19

By Dan King The Whitehall Board of Education last week adopted a budget of slightly more than $15 million for the next school year, although some expressed concern that staffing issues remain uncertain depending on the schedule the district adopts. The $15,044,343 spending plan will raise $5.27 million more in taxes than this year, which […]

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Search moves forward for new principal

By Joshua Bassett With 57 applicants for the job, the Granville Central School District will begin interviewing this week for the position of elementary school principal. School Superintendent Mark Bessen outlined at a board meeting last week the hiring process the district will follow in considering the narrowed field of 16 candidates. A group consisting […]

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Tennis downed by Lake George

The Whitehall varsity tennis team did battle with the Adirondack League’s best team this week, and the Lake George Warriors showed why they are the league’s top team. Whitehall was ultimately defeated 7-0 managing points in only the No. 5 spot for singles and then both doubles matches. In the No. 1 spot, Joel Wincowski […]

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Chamber seeks quilt makers

The Granville Chamber of Commerce is looking for folks who’d like to make a quilt. Ralph Krueger, a chamber director, said the idea is to produce a quilt trail that can be put on display for the community. He said the quilts should be four feet by four feet and that any person or business […]

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Granville track off and running

By Joshua Bassett Hannah Jones won three track events on April 21, including setting a personal best in the pole vault of 8-feet. Jones won the 400 meter and the 800 meter dash with times of 1:06.93 and 2:49.01, respectively. Hannah Gould came in second in the 1,500 meter run with a time of 6:09.90. […]

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Preschool kids may be left off

By Joshua Bassett Some children are likely to be denied spots in the Granville school district’s preschool program this fall because the grant money used for the program isn’t sufficient to pay for them all. Diane Dumas, principal at Mary J. Tanner School, told the Board of Education last week that there are more prospective […]

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Telisky thriving as code officer


By Dan King Former Whitehall Mayor Peter Telisky has always been passionate about cleaning up Whitehall’s dilapidated properties, and now he’s able to focus all of his attention on it. Telisky was appointed village code officer earlier this month. “It’s allowed me to focus on one thing, instead of being scattered like shotgun fire, as […]

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On to middle school: program helps fifth graders to sixth

By Dan King Transitioning from elementary school to middle school can be one of the toughest challenges for young kids, but guidance counselor Topher Montville’s plan deals with that. A few years ago, Montville established a three-part program to help elementary kids transition to the middle school and phase one of this year’s program has […]

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Sandford, Winters place at Luciano Meet

Two Whitehall varsity track athletes came in the top six in the triple jump at the Luciano Meet this past […]

Little League starts Monday

By Joshua Bassett The Granville Little League season begins Monday at 5 p.m. with a parade of team members from […]

Berke: School leaders should live here

By Derek Liebig A candidate for the Granville Board of Education voiced his opposition last week to a collective bargaining […]

Softball splits four close games

In the past week, the Whitehall varsity softball team split four close games, defeating North Warren and Lake George, while […]

Softball gets first win

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By Joshua Bassett Granville’s softball team, after a strong week, winning each of its games, has tripled its win total […]

Transmission line may benefit Whitehall

Developers have received the final okay to build a 333-mile underwater power transmission line from Canada to New York City, […]

Whitehall baseball still perfect in Adirondack League


By Dan King The Whitehall varsity baseball team has made scoring double-digit runs a normal occurrence. Coming off three wins […]

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