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Railroaders roll over Horde, 55-12

By Matthew Saari An age-old rivalry was revived Friday night when the Whitehall football team traveled to neighboring Granville for a battle on the gridiron. “You always want to give them your best game,” said Whitehall coach Rich Gould. “Usually, records don’t mean anything when you play this game. We emphasized that all week.” The […]

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Hampton native, wife travel world

By Matthew Saari When the Whitehall Times last spoke with Hampton native Ethan Atwood, a Whitehall High School graduate, he was on his way to India and Bangladesh and had just eaten a pickle which made his tongue go numb. Many months and incalculable miles later, Ethan has returned to his family home in Hampton, […]

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McEachron ‘made the world a better place’

By Keith Harrington Before Wednesday night’s game against Warrensburg under the lights, the scoreboard at Granville’s field hockey field was dedicated to the memory of Shelby McEachron, and the Shelby McEachron Memorial Garden was unveiled. With a new sign attached to the bottom of the scoreboard that reads “In Loving Memory of Shelby A. McEachron,” […]

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Brooks resigns from fire company

By Matthew Saari The Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company may have just lost their president. Mayor Phil Smith opened Tuesday’s village trustee meeting with a public comments section, at which time fire president Brian Brooks Sr. took the floor. Brooks brought before the board his concerns over the ongoing subdivision of the parcel on which the […]

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Scott trial begins Dec. 19; Defense motions for charge to be thrown out

By Krystle S. Morey A trial date of Dec. 19 has been set for former Granville mayor Thomas Scott to answer to a pair of child endangerment charges and a harassment charge, relating to alleged ‘inappropriate’ incidents with two underage boys. Now, summons will be sent out to Washington County residents to form a jury. […]

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Granville-Whitehall face off Friday night

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By Keith Harrington An event that was once billed as “one of New York’s longest-running high school football rivalries” will be revived Friday night when the Whitehall Railroaders visit Sam Eppolito Field to battle the Granville Golden Horde. “In Granville, on a Friday night, it’s going to be pretty wild,” said Whitehall coach Rich Gould. […]

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Act 46: Pawlet-Rupert merger committee votes for choice

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By Krystle S. Morey The seven-member committee tasked with merging Pawlet and Rupert school districts under Vermont’s Act 46 voted 4 to 3 last week to abolish designation to New York schools, meaning that students in those Vermont communities will get a choice between Vermont private schools or Granville and Salem high schools. However, Pawlet […]

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Braymer monument to get facelift

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By Krystle S. Morey It was during a quiet family hike when Dan Williams realized the poor shape the Braymer Hill monument was in. On a piece of village-owned land on the west side of Route 22 in Granville, the 30-foot-tall white concrete monument hasn’t been upgraded for years. Williams, who retired as village DPW […]

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Towns crunching budgets

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By Krystle S. Morey and Matthew Saari Granville Town Supervisor Matt Hicks said it best about budget season: “Every year you are trying to sharpen your pencil to try to target the number as best you can. A lot of them are still a bit of a moving target, but in general, it’s pretty straight […]

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‘Haunted house’ creepy

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By Matthew Saari The drive up to Skene Manor is normally a pleasant one. The manor and its drive offers an unparalleled view of the village and surely some epic sunsets. During the fall, however, at twilight, with skeletal tree branches reaching out over the road, when on the way to a ghost hunt, the […]

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Lakes Region Freepress – 10/06/17

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Village barricades ‘Flat Iron’ building

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By Matthew Saari If you were to pull onto Skenesborough Drive from Route 4, you would pass the picturesque Skenesborough Park and Skenesborough EMS building followed by the Whitehall Municipal Center on the left and Skenesborough Museum on the right. Just beyond this, however, you’ll find a scene more reminiscent of the Baghdad Green Zone […]

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Kitten tossed from truck has new home

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By Krystle S. Morey A Dresden man allegedly threw a kitten out of his pickup truck window on Route 22 in Granville last week and two Granville men driving by him were credited with leading to his arrest on animal cruelty charges. Christopher J. Normile, 21, was arrested last Friday, three days after the incident. […]

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‘Suspicious fire’ said to be arson

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By Krystle S. Morey The double-wide trailer in North Granville that was gutted by a “suspicious” fire last weekend was foreclosed upon recently and the Washington County code enforcement officer said Monday it was his “understanding” that the fire was arson. “It’s under investigation and suspicious,” North Granville Fire Chief Scott McCullen said immediately after […]

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Crack down on junk in yards, trustee says

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall trustee Mike LaChapelle told the Village Board at its September meeting that the community should take a firmer stance with yards housing a preponderance of junk. LaChapelle said he drove around the village and saw all manner of detritus in yards with alarming frequency. “I took a ride around the village […]

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