Town decides not to buy flood insurance

By Jay Mullen The recent flooding caused by storms last month was described as a “freak deal” by highway superintendent Louis Pratt during the Whitehall Town Board meeting on Sept. 16. During town supervisor John Rozell’s report he went over how much the cleanup of the Municipal Center cost, as well as how much it […]


Dresden internet delayed

By Jay Mullen Residents of Dresden are going to have to wait a little longer than previously thought for high-speed internet. Town supervisor Paul Ferguson informed the town board of this during their meeting on Sept. 14. They were expecting to have this done in October, but now it appears that it won’t happen until […]

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Village police must prepare ‘reform, reinvention’ policy

By Jay Mullen As per Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive order for police reform and reinvention, the Whitehall Village Board discussed forming a committee to move forward with the process on Sept. 15. The executive order states that by April 1, 2021 every municipality in the state that has a police department has to go through […]


Dresden eyes septic inspection law

By Jay Mullen A law requiring septic inspections by a certified septic inspector prior to any conveyance of property that has an on-site wastewater system could be adopted by the town of Dresden. The law would only affect those living within the jurisdiction of the town of Dresden and the Lake George Park. At the […]

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New owner to grow Hartford golf club

By Austin Crosier Establishing a relaxing reprieve from the ever-stressful COVID-19 pandemic is what Dylan Faille, 28, is looking to accomplish as the manager of the Hartford Greens Country Club. After acquiring the “200-acre old farm” at 3737 State Route 196 six weeks ago, Faille said business has continued to grow despite limited resources under […]

Granville town board holds open meeting

By Austin Crosier For the first time in six months, the Granville Town Board conducted a public meeting on Thursday at the town clerk’s office and discussed both on-going and breaking developments within the town. Although there were 10 people in attendance, including the four board members, pressing issues were discussed passionately in public discussion. […]

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Under virus’s shadow, schools open again

By Austin Crosier Wednesday marked the anticipated yet nerve-wracking return to scho ol for Granville Central School District during the global COVID-19 pandemic. School superintendent Thomas McGurl’s attitude towards reopening for the 2020-2021 school year was described in two blunt and convincing words. “Very confident,” he said via phone call on Wednesday. After months of […]

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Helen Macura celebrates 98 years

By Austin Crosier It’s becoming more and more challenging to celebrate within a community during the age of COVID-19. However, the global pandemic will have no chance of wiping off the always present smile of Helen Macura of Granville, who will be celebrating her 98th birthday on Thursday. She will be having a catered “little […]


Flowers ripped out by vandals

By Jay Mullen Early Sunday morning George Armstrong was on his way over to the Stewart’s on Poultney Street to water the flower beds that have been planted there. What he found was disheartening. He found that someone had smashed a majority of the flowers that were planted at the Stewart’s location. “I saw one […]


Online learning ‘unique and different’

By Jay Mullen It has been a long road back to school for every student attempting to prepare for education in this new COVID-19 world we are all experiencing daily. Hybrid learning was already going to be challenging for students and educators alike. Then with the recent storms forcing the Whitehall junior/senior high school to […]


Canal wall work suspended

By Jay Mullen Work being done on the canal wall on North Williams Street has been halted because of evidence found suggesting that the village of Whitehall does not own the wall. The section of North Williams Street where the canal wall is damaged has been closed off since last September, and it looks as […]


Hartford debates use of highway funds

By Jay Mullen Hartford highway superintendent Greg Brown voiced his displeasure with the tentative Hartford budget for 2021 during a Town Board meeting on Sept. 8. His concern had to do with the amount of money being budgeted for the celebrations fund, which is used for events such as parades, the town-wide garage sale and […]


Morse’s pizza poised to reopen

By Jay Mullen Bill Morse worked tirelessly after purchasing property back in November to open the doors of Morse’s Diner and Pizzeria on Feb. 24. Three weeks later, COVID-19 hit hard. “We had thought about closing right at the beginning, but we didn’t. We kind of held on as long as we could,” Morse said. […]


Storm relief event ‘a success’

By Jay Mullen The #WhitehallStrong Storm Relief Virtual Benefit Concert with performances from PJ Duo and Hometown was a success. The event went live on Tuesday, Sept. 1. The event was organized to raise money for those affected by the recent storm. Although there were some challenges due to the internet service and the stream […]


Municipal center cleanup underway

By Jay Mullen The Whitehall Municipal Center, which the town, village, court and police offices call home, is in the process of being cleaned up after recent storms caused damages to the building. Mayor Phil Smith said the village offices were “pretty much destroyed” after the storms rolled through last Monday. Cleaning crews have been […]

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James P. Brooks, Jr.

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Whitehall-On Friday, September 18th around 9:15am, Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company Second Assistant Chief, James P. Brooks Jr., began his exit of this life as dramatically as he had entered it 45 years before. Jim lived his life on his own terms and was as stubborn as they came. He loved to be in charge and […]

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Marie Adulia Daly

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Wells, VT – Marie Adulia Daly, 88, of Wells, Vermont, died September 15th at the Rutland Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. Born December 7th, 1931 in Stamford, CT, Marie (also known as Honey) was the youngest of four children born to Blas and Juanita Olvera. Marie married Arthur Daly in 1950 and together […]

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Robert (Bob) J. Cameron

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Whitehall-Robert (Bob) J. Cameron of Neddo Street passed away peacefully September 18, 2020 at home surrounded by family. He was 74 years old, Bob was born August 4, 1946 in Rutland, VT. After attending Whitehall High School, Bob built a life in a town he loved. While past employment includes Frandino Funeral Home and Native […]

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Peter Maynard Daignault

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Whitehall-Peter Maynard Daignault, 69, passed away unexpectedly on Friday September 18, 2020.  Born in Schenectady in 1951, he was the son of the late Alfred H. and Ramona Daignault. Pete served in the US Marines from 1969-1971.  He was a New York State Correction Officer working at Great Meadow Correctional Facility from 1983 to 2007, […]

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Richard E. “Rick” Rozell

Granville-Richard E. “Rick” Rozell passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 after a brief illness. Rick was born on August 25, 1957 in Glens Falls.  He was the son of the late Theodore and Joyce Toben Rozell. He attended Whitehall Central School.  After high school, Rick was employed as a farmhand then went to work […]

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Winfred E. “Tink” Palmer

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Granville, NY – Winfred E. “Tink” Palmer Sr.  age 93, passed away at Slate Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Monday, September 14, 2020. Tink was born on May 5, 1927 in Thurman, NY the son of the late Ephrem and Elizabeth (Balch) Palmer. He married Gladys Bounds on August 26, 1961. He was a […]

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Poultney Historical Society meets Sunday with lecture on early biking in Vermont

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The Poultney Historical Society will hold its annual meeting this year a bit differently. It’s teaming up with Slate Valley Trails to host a free lecture and slide show titled “Of Wheelmen, the New Woman, and Good Roads: Bicycling in Vermont, 1880-1920.” The lecture will be held on the lawn in front of the East […]

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Police Beat, Sept. 17

Granville Police Department Sept. 3 11:50 a.m. Randy R. Lizotte, 57, of Poultney, Vermont was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle and circumventing an interlock device, both misdemeanors, as well as driving without a seat belt and throwing refuse on the roadway, both infractions, following a traffic stop on Mettowee Street. 2:20 p.m. […]

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Hubbard Hall announces new play development project


Hubbard Hall wants to hear stories about life during the pandemic in an end-of-summer playwriting challenge called “Our Stories: Life […]

Obituary: Marion B. Mohan, 88

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Marion Briere Mohan, 88,  died peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Norcross, Georgia. The daughter of Euclide and Alfina […]

Police Beat, Sept. 10

Granville Police Department Aug. 31 3:50 p.m. Karleigh M. Smith, 25, of Granville was ticketed for speeding following a traffic […]

Obituary: Helen M. Montgomery, 80

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Helen M. Montgomery, 80, of Granville, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, at Slate Valley Center after a […]

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Obituary: Mary V. French, 78

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Mary V. French, 78, peacefully passed away at Saratoga Hospital on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. She was born in Ballston […]

Obituary: Ricky VanGuilder, 57

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Ricky VanGuilder, 57, passed away at his home on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, following a battle with cancer. Ricky was […]

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