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 […]


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

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

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

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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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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Railroaders down Indians for second straight regular season crown

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By Dan King Early explosiveness led Whitehall to a 29-14 victory over Cambridge and a second straight regular season Section II Class D title Saturday. The first two series were the deciding factors in Cambridge’s first home loss since 2008. “We came out with a lot of enthusiasm today, right from the get go,” Whitehall […]

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Poverty rampant in northern Washington County


By Dan King and Christina Scanlon Poverty is rampant in northern Washington County. Data compiled in 2013 and recently released shows the levels of poverty in Washington County and the 17 towns in the county. The three with the highest percentage of poverty all fell in the northern part: Dresden with a rate at 28.3 […]

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Public input wanted on future of MJT

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By Christina Scanlon The study that recommended closure of Mary J. Tanner School will get a closer look soon, with the public invited to participate. Granville Board of Education president Audrey Hicks said the public will play an important role in the future of the Middle Granville school. “We really have to look at all […]

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