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Sweeping drug bust nets 11

By Dan King Seven Granville residents were among a group of 11 “mid to high level drug dealers” arrested in an early morning countywide drug raid last Wednesday. A series of searches at four houses and a vehicle throughout Washington County were conducted by the State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Granville Police, Fort Edward […]


Suboxone: A growing scourge in the area

By Dan King Illicit sale and use of Suboxone, a prescription drug used to treat heroin addiction, is a growing concern for law enforcement agencies throughout the region. Washington County Undersheriff John Winchell described Suboxone as “the methadone of today.” “We have a troubling development of people obtaining a Suboxone prescription and selling it for […]

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McDonald’s future uncertain

By Dan King The sign along Route 4 telling drivers that a McDonald’s is coming up on the left has been replaced with one advising travelers to go to Fair Haven, Vt. if they want McDonald’s. McDonald’s closed its Route 4 location in Whitehall on Aug. 22. At that time, McDonald’s officials said the close […]

Whitehall Police

Whitehall, Granville close to finalizing chief contract

By Dan King and Jamie Norton In September, Granville Police Chief Ernie Bassett was tabbed to take on the same role with Whitehall Police on a part-time basis. Since that time, the two village boards have been working on the logistics of Bassett’s contract, and officials report they are close to finalizing it. “We’re very […]

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Hampton may use, restore historic cemetery

By Jamie Norton The town of Hampton is considering an idea that would allow its residents to be buried in their own hometown and at the same time restore some centuries-old dilapidated headstones at no cost to taxpayers. The Hampton Flats Cemetery, also known as the Burdick Cemetery, is one of five graveyards in Hampton, […]

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Super Bowl champs ready for state quarterfinal


By Dan King It was 26 years in the making, but the Whitehall Railroaders can once again call themselves Section II Class D champions, after defeating Cambridge, 10-3, in the Super Bowl. Rich Gould played for the Whitehall team that last won a Section II Class D crown and now, in his first year as […]

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A bargain price: Scotties’ up for sale


By Jamie Norton If you’ve ever wanted to run a business in downtown Granville, now may be the perfect time to jump on it. Scotties’ Coffee Shop, Main Street’s longtime cornerstone business, was put up for sale earlier this week. That wasn’t surprising since the popular gathering spot suddenly closed its doors and laid off […]

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Bridge opening sooner than anticipated

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By Jamie Norton Because of a stretch of consistently good weather this fall, the refurbished Church Street bridge may reopen sooner than originally planned. If the weather continues to cooperate, the bridge could be done as early as Wednesday, Nov. 18, almost two weeks ahead of its Dec. 1 deadline, said Steve Haskins, superintendent at […]

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Author’s newest novel inspired by Whitehall

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By Dan King Johannah Spero was always fascinated by Whitehall – particularly Skene Manor. That fascination led the award-winning novelist, who writes under the pseudonym JD Spero, to base her most recent novel “Forte” in a fictionalized version of Whitehall. The fictionalized Whitehall where the novel is set is called “Skenesboro” a play on Whitehall’s original […]

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Seventh-grader donates to backpack program

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By Dan King Kylie Touchette may be only 12 years old, but she’s dedicated to community service. This is the fifth year in a row the now 7th grader has done some form of community service during the later portion of the fall months. It is a project that she and her grandmother, Marie Monty, […]

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Hampton businessman at odds with Railroad

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By Dan King A Hampton businessman is battling Vermont Railroad’s decision to store tankers of “hazardous material” on rail spurs on his lumber yard property. Steve Fernett, owner of Fernett Forest Products, LLC on Golf Course Road, said the railroad has been harassing him since early September, when officials from a large propane company based […]

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Area Veterans’ Day events on tap

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By Dan King and Jamie Norton Northern Washington County, and the county as a whole for that matter, will be honoring its veterans next week. Every church throughout the county will toll its bells on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month to commemorate Veterans’ Day, a tradition that was started […]

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Safka, Prefountaine leading


By Dan King It’s not yet time to declare a winner in the Whitehall Town election. When the results from Tuesday’s election were tallied up, the incumbents, all of whom were Republicans, found themselves in the lead, but there are still 28 absentee ballots out. Incumbent Republican board members Farrell Prefountaine and Stephanie Safka lead […]

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Use Mary J. Tanner School or close it?

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By Jamie Norton Granville school district officials emphasized during a strategic planning committee meeting on Thursday that no decision has been made on whether to close Mary J. Tanner School in Middle Granville, and that none will be made in the immediate future. The committee met at the high school to discuss the potential ramifications […]

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