Bridge to open to two lanes this weekend

By Dan King State Department of Transportation will be opening the Poultney Street Bridge back to two lanes of traffic – but not for too long. “It will be open to two lanes by the holiday weekend,” said Bryan Viggiani, a DOT spokesman. “Then it will go back to a single lane on Monday.” He […]


Graduates reflect on turbulent year, big farewell

By Dan King It was a school year that saw its fair share of ups and downs, and the Whitehall Class of 2015 reflected on its time together and said goodbye last Friday. After the Pledge of Allegiance and the Star-Spangled Banner, high school principal Kelly McHugh welcomed everyone and addressed the senior class, saying […]


Eighty-eight grads celebrate mountains, milestones

By Christina Scanlon Bags of M&M candies were distributed to the graduating seniors at Granville Junior-Senior High School Friday night, as a reminder of both the mountains and milestones they’ve faced and have yet to come. “Some are small … and some will take your breath away,” said principal Camille Harrelson. She encouraged the group […]

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‘Rejuvenated’ museum ready for new season

By Dan King Skenesborough Museum opened its doors for the 56th year on Sunday and museum director Carol Greenough is very excited for the new season. “We have really done something in that museum,” Greenough said. “We’ve moved a lot of things around and rejuvenated some of the older displays.” Greenough said that a few […]


Circus ‘advance man’ clowns around

By Christina Scanlon By the time the Kelly Miller Circus hits town later this month, one of the clowns will be long gone. Melvino, whose real name is Aaron Rider, made his rounds in Granville June 25 as part of his duties as an advance clown, traveling two weeks ahead of the rest of the […]

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Music, food, fireworks offered

By Christina Scanlon The New York Players have been a favorite for years as part of the Village Summer Concert Series. This year their appearance coincides with the Fourth of July celebration, kicking off at 7 p.m. in Veterans Memorial Park on Thursday, July 2. Also a favorite of the concert-goers, the Slate Valley Masonic […]

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Granville woman places third in triathlon

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By Linda Ellingsworth When Kerri Thomas rode the Cape May-Lewes Ferry as a child to visit relatives in Delaware, she never imagined she would return to that ferry decades later for the express purpose of jumping off it. That is exactly what the Middle Granville woman did on June 14. Thomas and more than 1,700 […]

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Hughes steps down as defensive coordinator, takes job at Fair Haven

By Dan King Coaching football at Whitehall High School has been a hot-button topic for more than a year, and it’s not calming down yet. Defensive coordinator Neil Hughes stepped down from his position this past weekend, taking a coaching job at Fair Haven, Vt. Hughes told head coach Dick Gould on Saturday that he […]

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O’Shea continues as interim principal

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By Dan King When the Whitehall Board of Education scheduled a special meeting for last Thursday, the immediate assumption was that it would pertain to the ongoing state investigation – but it didn’t. During a finance and audit committee meeting prior to the official board meeting, the board made some last-second budget transfers, taking money […]

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Museum honors people, industry, stone

By Christina Scanlon From wooden-soled shoes to lunch pails, steam whistles to checker boards, a unique collection of slate industry-related items is on display at the Slate Valley Museum, in celebration of the museum’s 20th anniversary. Public participation whittled the selection to 20 of their favorites, after the museum staff and Board of Directors originally […]

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Four in running for county administrator

By Christina Scanlon The pool of 45 candidates for Washington County administrator has been trimmed to four and county supervisors this week conducted more intensive interviews of those still in the running. There’s no time table as to when a replacement for current county administrator Kevin Hayes will be selected. Hayes will retire in December […]

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Village eying new tax exemption for vets

By Dan King The village of Whitehall is looking to alleviate some more tax burden for those who served the country. Tony Scrimo, a veteran and village resident, asked the village board last month to consider raising the tax exemption for veterans, citing similar practices by both the town of Whitehall and Washington County. Scrimo […]

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Canal Festival kicks off July 10

By Dan King Although the summer solstice may have already happened, officials say summer doesn’t really get underway in Whitehall until next Friday. Whitehall’s annual Canal Festival is set to kick off on Friday, July 10, at 6 p.m. in the parks along the canal. For more than 30 years the Canal Festival has marked […]

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Youth ‘fun’ program starts July 6

By Christina Scanlon There’ll be a focus on fun as the Town of Granville Summer Youth Recreation Program kicks off July 6, with new activities in store. “We’re looking for more exciting things this year,” said Aaron Dodge, program director. “I’d like to add water games.” It’s Dodge’s third season as director. He’ll be joined […]

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Local communities plan Fourth of July celebrations

From fireworks to samba bands, from parades the area offers a wide spectrum of ways to celebrate the Fourth of July. Break out the Stars and Stripes and join your neighbors at one of these Independence Day events. New York Salem Firemen’s carnival, Civil War events, and fireworks Salem’s multi-day Fourth of July celebration features […]

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Future uncertain, McHugh to speak at graduation


By Dan King Despite a whirlwind of rumors Thursday and Friday, high school Principal Kelly McHugh will be allowed to […]

Sixty to graduate Friday night


By Dan King A group of 60 Whitehall High School seniors will have years of hard work come to a […]