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Hartford schools on alert after ‘not specific’ threats

By Krystle S. Morey Hartford Central School District officials are on high alert following the discovery of two threats against the district. The “not specific” threats were found by students on two separate occasions. One was found inscribed on a bathroom stall in the high school after student dismissal May 17. The other was written […]

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Flat Iron falls

By Matthew Saari As the Whitehall Village Board was proceeding with steps to demolish the decrepit building at 160 Main treet – known as the Flat Iron  –  the structure collapsed on its own about noon last Sunday. The board met last Tuesday to address the question of asbestos as part of the process of […]

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Granville school wrestles with new logo

By Krystle S. Morey After gracing sports uniforms and yearbooks of the Granville Golden Horde for decades, the infamous Mongolian warrior head logo has apparently lost the magic it once represented, and current students are calling for a change. The students who aren’t big fans of the logo are proposing an alternate design, but alumni […]

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Police proponents, opponents survey

By Matthew Saari If there’s a strong push to disband the Whitehall Police Department to reduce village taxes, there’s an equally strong movement to keep the local force in place. When David Molenaar sent the Times a letter outlining “the debilitating cost” of maintaining the village police department last April, former mayor Ken Bartholomew responded […]

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Parades, ceremonies to mark Memorial Day

Communities large and small throughout the region will host parades and ceremonies to honor the men and women who fought and died in service to our United States of America. Argyle The Argyle American Legion will host a Memorial Day parade at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 28 which will begin at the laundromat on […]

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Should Whitehall retain its police department?

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By Matthew Saari Should the village of Whitehall continue having its own police department? It’s a controversial question that has quickly become a hot topic for residents after trustee George Armstrong broached the topic following his taking office. Now residents will have the opportunity of having their opinions heard on the matter as resident David […]

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DWI-charged teacher will return to her job

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By Krystle S. Morey The kindergarten teacher who was arrested after she allegedly drove to Mary J. Tanner School drunk will return to the classroom. Kim Grover, 48, was charged with driving while intoxicated, first offense, and driving with a blood alcohol content of more than .08 percent, the legal limit in New York State, […]

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Village seeks ‘input on future of police department’

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By Matthew Saari Village trustees are “seeking input on the future of the police department,” and to that end have scheduled a special public hearing for Thursday, May 31. Mayor Phil Smith brought the matter before village trustees at a board meeting Tuesday. “I heard today…there’s a petition going around to get rid of the […]

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Facing complaints, village vows to act against ‘eyesores’

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By Krystle S. Morey   Upon driving or walking around the village of Granville, some eyesore properties taint the landscape. Items piled on porches, trash in yards and unsightly fences are just a few. Though the properties may be in the minority, they stick out like a sore thumb. “There are three that are really […]

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Pekar, 18, named town historian

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By Krystle S. Morey There’s a new historian in town, and he’s not your typical historian. Even though Erik Pekar has only 18 years under his belt, he’s got knowledge that dates back to the 1700s. “I have a burning passion for learning and sharing the history … businesses, buildings, people,” he said. “I look […]

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Community rallies to save historic eatery

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By Matthew Saari What has been described as “an institution” of Whitehall, 209 Broadway, long the home of the Roma restaurant and more recently two other restaurants, is now under new ownership and will reopen. The legendary Whitehall restaurant was sold to the highest bidder last Tuesday, auctioned off by the Washington County Local Development […]

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Head Start to move into Mary J. Tanner School

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By Krystle S. Morey Head Start is on track to move into Mary J. Tanner School this summer and start its classes there in the fall. After extensive talks between the school and Washington County Economic Opportunity Council, which runs the Head Start program, officials decided to seek a contract for the 2018-19 school year. […]

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State to fund Route 22A repair

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By Krystle S. Morey We all know that bumpy, pothole-ridden stretch of Route 22A that runs from Granville to Fair Haven, Vermont. It’s a nightmare for any driver, whether they’re on four wheels or two – but not for much longer. Route 22A, from near Mary J. Tanner School in Middle Granville to the Vermont […]

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PTO to help feed kids

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By Krystle S. Morey For some children, the only meals they get are during lunch periods at school. “Can you imagine going to school on Monday morning, having not eaten since lunch on Friday? How can you focus?” asked Nicole Austin. That’s why the Granville Parent Teacher Organization has started its “Backpacks for Hunger” effort. […]

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