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Residents defend Dresden supervisor; Stipins-Gang demands apology

By Matthew Saari The Dresden Town Board meeting was proving to be uneventful Monday night, with board members tracking to finish town business in under 20 minutes. Then came the public comment period. “Congratulations on surviving your first year,” said Anda Stipins-Gang, wife of former Dresden supervisor George Gang, who applauded supervisor Paul Ferguson for […]

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Fatal fire inspires safety float

By Krystle S. Morey The fire that claimed the life of a North Granville woman this fall has inspired a local fire company to construct a safety float for the Granville Lighted Tractor Parade that starts Friday at 6:30 p.m. Kim Collins, 57, died of smoke inhalation caused by an Oct. 20 fire in her […]

Whitehall High School

Only 122 votes cast for $18.5 million project

By Matthew Saari The largest building project since Whitehall Central School relocated to Buckley Road garnered little interest from district residents – only 122 turned out to vote Tuesday – but the $18.5 million proposal was approved, 110-12. When asked how busy the polls had been throughout the day, district clerk Kim Manney said: “It […]

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Horde opens with two road wins

By Keith Harrington Granville opened the basketball season in good fashion last week, winning a pair of Adirondack League games on the road. The Golden Horde dominated Warrensburg, 77-18, on Tuesday and defeated Argyle, 70-57, on Friday. “We played good team defense,” coach Grant Sharrow said. “We are not big but we are athletic and […]

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Santa visits Whitehall

By Krystle S. Morey “It’s coming!” Children and adults alike cheered and waved as Amtrak train #69 rolled into Whitehall on Sunday. The door opened and the conductor announced: “I have a very special somebody here to meet you all.” Santa stepped out onto the platform carrying a bag of gifts and ringing a golden […]

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Obituary: Barbara Jane Flack

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Granville, NY – Barbara Jane Flack, age 87, passed away Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Slate Valley Center in Granville. Barbara was born on November 7, 1931 in Granville the daughter of the late Robert and Margaret Roberts. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Barbara loved doing crosswords and reading a good […]

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Obituary: Michael Augustus Tuttle

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Whitehall/Colorado Springs- Michael Augustus Tuttle, 31 of Colorado Springs, Colorado, passed away on November 30, 2018 at his home.  Michael was born on October 1, 1987 in Rutland, Vermont to Cherie Tyrell and Perry Tuttle. Michael attended Whitehall Schools, receiving his GED in 2006. He then enlisted in the United States Army and served two […]

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Lakes Region Freepress – 12/07/18

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Obituary: Dominic Felix Valastro

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Whitehall, NY – Dominic Felix Valastro (Dom), 90 of Whitehall, NY passed away on Sunday, December 2nd at the Slate Valley Nursing Center.   Dominic served in the United States Navy, was a longtime Whitehall Police Officer and retired from the Washington County Sherriff’s Department.  Dominic was an entertainer, loved karaoke, not only did he sing […]

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Village home found ‘unfit for occupancy’

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By Krystle S. Morey   The Lincoln Street residence that was found to be infested with cockroaches, mold, trash and leaks has been deemed “unfit for human occupancy.” After remaining mum for several weeks, county officials visited the property Monday, posting a notice at the entrance of each of the three apartments. “This structure is […]

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Man stabbed after argument

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By Matthew Saari A Whitehall man was stabbed multiple times in his head after he asked two teenagers to tone down their argument, police said. Whitehall police were called to a fight in progress at 207 Broadway on Monday, Dec. 3, at 7:40 p.m. On arrival police found two men holding a 19-year-old on the […]

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Grievances spark highway work law reform

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By Matthew Saari In a bid to assuage constituents, the Whitehall Town Board is rethinking its proposed highway work law. Several board members announced at the board’s November meeting that many townsfolk have contacted them, voicing discontent over the measure. “I’ll tell you I’ve gotten several calls from people,” said board member Tim Kingsley. “They’re […]

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Museum gifted U.S. Naval flag

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By Matthew Saari Sasquatch may be getting a lot of press lately but Whitehall’s notoriety as being the Birthplace of the U.S. Navy is alive and well. Whitehall’s heritage director Carol Greenough announced to the town board recently that the Skenesborough Museum is now the proud owner of a flag flown by the USS Enterprise […]

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All Saints Hall has been sold

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By Krystle S. Morey All Saints Hall on Morrison Avenue in Granville has been sold. The former Polish place of worship, built in 1950, will be the new home of the Granville Area Food Pantry and Community Service. “We are just thrilled,” said Syndy Anoe, food pantry director. The food pantry for several decades has […]

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Obituary: Gerald R. Cook

Gerald R. Cook passed away on December 2, 2018 at The Meadows in Rutland, VT. Born May 18, 1931 in Granville, New York, Gerald was the son of Royal B. and Mary Emma (Gibson) Cook.  He attended elementary and high school in Granville and graduated from Granville High School in 1948.  Gerald then attended Mohawk […]

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Obituary: Jessica Lee Bullock

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Salem-Jessica Lee Bullock, 35, of Salem, passed away peacefully at her residence on Monday, December 3, 2018 after a long battle with cancer. Jessica was born May 10, 1983 in Glens Falls and attended Granville High School.  She also attended Adirondack Beauty School. Jessica worked as a waitress for many years particularly at Friendly’s Restaurant in […]

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Obituary: Robert (Bob) E. Golden

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Robert (Bob) E. Golden, 73, of New Bern, North Carolina, passed away at home on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Bob loved his family, his friends, his community and his country. He was active in Rotary (twice a Paul Harris Fellow), his church, Christ Episcopal and in environmental organizations including the Sierra Club and Carolina Nature […]

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518 Wheels – 12/13/18

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North Country Freepress – 12/14/18

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North Country Freepress – 12/07/18

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518 Wheels – 12/06/18

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Obituary: Norman E. Carr Sr.

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Whitehall-Norman E. Carr Sr., 81, of County Route 9, Whitehall, passed away peacefully at his  home Monday November 26, 2018, […]

Lakes Region Freepress – 11/30/18

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North Country Freepress – 11/30/18

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518 Wheels – 11/29/18

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