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Dresden budget approved after heated hearing

By Matthew Saari Dresden’s 2019 budget was approved 3-0 on Saturday but only after a very heated public hearing and 20-minute recess. Supervisor Paul Ferguson opened the hearing by providing a summary of the proposed budget. The total budget stood at $1,179,915 including a tax levy of $821,472. This represented a 3.61 percent increase over […]

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Hunters feed less fortunate

By Matthew Saari On Thursday, Nov. 8 the Whitehall Times and Granville Sentinel published a post on Facebook, requesting local hunters submit their game photos. The response was not what was expected. Wrote Zachery Kibling: “Hunting is not supposed to be this happy go lucky sport that anyone can join, hunting is supposed to be […]

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Habitat build draws interest, volunteers

By Krystle S. Morey Since Habitat for Humanity announced it would erect a home on a vacant lot on Potter Avenue in Granville, the project has gained traction with sponsors and prospective volunteers. Interest in the build is flourishing, even five months before construction is set to start. About 50 people attended a Community Outreach […]

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Secure vehicles, police urge

By Krystle S. Morey As the holiday season begins, local law enforcement officials are warning of possible thefts of items from vehicles. Police are urging drivers to be sure to secure their vehicles, whether parked outside a residence, on the street or in a parking lot “It’s not an epidemic, but this time of year, […]

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Test scores ‘disappoint’ school leaders, board

By Krystle S. Morey Only 37 percent of Granville students in grades 3-8 were found proficient in English Language Arts and just 25 measured proficient in math on state tests. The state assessment data presented at a recent Board of Education meeting “disappointed” board members and prompted school principals to implement a plan to improve […]

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Obituary: Dorothy “Tosh” (Keelan) Plisko

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West Pawlet, Vt. – Dorothy “Tosh” (Keelan)  Plisko, 86, went into the arms of the Lord on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Glens Falls Hospital. Dorothy was born on July 11, 1932 in Granville, N.Y., the daughter of Edward and Anna (Smith) Keelan. Dorothy worked for many years at J & J Lingerie in Granville […]

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Obituary: Thomas Edward (Tucker) Rock Sr.

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Whitehall – Thomas Edward (Tucker) Rock Sr., 71, of Lower Bellamy Street, went peacefully into the arms ms of the Lord while surround by his family. It was in the early evening of Wednesday, November  14, 2018, at the Glens Falls Hospital, after a series of complications due to long term health issues. Born September 3, 1947, in […]

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Lakes Region Freepress – 11/16/18

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Former church being transformed

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By Adam Cook   The Middle Granville Presbyterian Church on Route 22A has stood empty for the better part of six years since the last church service. Now, Granville resident Jeff Anderson is looking to breathe new life into the space. “This, I envision as a stage for music events,” Anderson said, indicating the raised […]

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School bus passer ticketed

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By Krystle S. Morey A driver who claims she was “not paying attention” is facing legal ramifications after she drove around a stopped Granville school bus. Police said the bus was standing with red lights flashing to pick up students at Granville High School when 18-year-old Ashlea M. Baron of Middle Granville disregarded the bus […]

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Dresden rushes to pass budget

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By Matthew Saari The Town of Dresden is attempting to fine-tune a budget, hold a public hearing and approve its 2019 spending plan…all in five days’ time. Supervisor Paul Ferguson unveiled the tentative budget at the town’s monthly meeting Monday night, and for some board members, it was the first time they’d laid eyes on […]

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$100K to be returned to state

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By Krystle S. Morey The village of Granville will reluctantly return about $100,000 in grant money to the State of New York. Officials spent the last couple of months brainstorming projects that would satisfy the terms of a $600,000 Community Development Block Grant earmarked for upgrades at the wastewater treatment plant, but restrictions of the […]

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Holiday meals to be offered

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Thanksgiving is coming soon and many churches and community organizations will open their doors to the public for a holiday feast. Here’s a look at some of the dinners happening across the region:   NEW YORK   Granville A Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 3 to 6 p.m. in […]

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Obituary: Patricia W. Folger

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Patricia W. Folger, 75,  passed away on Sunday, November 4, 2018 after a long illness and a short stay at Rutland Regional Medical Center, Rutland, Vt. Patricia was born February 7, 1943 daughter of Robert J. Croff and Laura C. Edwards. Patricia was employed by General Electric for 27 years; owner of American House in […]

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Obituary: Faith S. Pitlak

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Faith S. Pitlak Poultney, VT – Faith Sarah Pitlak, passed away at her home on Lake St. Catherine, a place she loved dearly, on Sunday, November 11, 2018 with her children at her side. Faith was born on December 23, 1940 in West New York, NJ, the daughter of George and Virginia (McIntyre) Phillips. She […]

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Obituary: Emmi E. Loomis

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Emmi E. Loomis Granville, NY – Emmi E. Loomis, age 82, passed away peacefully at Granville Center, following a brief illness. Emmi was born on November 30, 1935 in Altenkirchen, Germany, the daughter of the late William and Emma (Rieuer) Lehnhausen. She met the love of her life, Duane Loomis, while is was serving in […]

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Lakes Region Freepress – 11/09/18

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North Country Freepress – 11/16/18

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518 Wheels – 11/15/18

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North Country Freepress – 11/09/18

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Obituary: Donald Levesque

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Donald “Don” Levesque went peacefully to his home in Heaven on Sunday, October 28, 2018 with his loving wife Barbara […]

Obituary: Robert J. Rozell

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Robert J. Rozell, 57 of Hampton passed away peacefully October 31, 2018 at home after a short battle with Pancreatic […]

518 Wheels – 11/08/18

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He crawled through the tunnels of Vietnam

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By Matthew Saari Tunnel rats. That was the unofficial moniker given to volunteer soldiers and Marines during the Vietnam War […]

Thousands of voters turnout for mid-term election

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By Matthew Saari and Krystle S. Morey Whitehall More than 1,170 Whitehallers went out into the cold and rain so […]

School struggles with state ‘meal shaming’ mandate

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By Matthew Saari A new state policy banning “meal shaming” is causing the Whitehall Central School to incur increased costs […]

Woman arrested with 11 pot plants

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By Matthew Saari A 39-year-old Whitehall woman faces a misdemeanor charge after Whitehall police discovered she was growing 11 marijuana […]

Parades, meals, ceremonies on tap

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By Krystle S. Morey and Matthew Saari Veterans Day will be here on Sunday, Nov. 11, and several local organizations […]