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Former resident dies in accident

A former Granville resident was killed Saturday night in a motor vehicle accident on I-87 in Albany. Matthew Fiske, 43, was operating a 2006 Dodge Viper when he struck a guard rail, lost control of the car and careened down an embankment and struck a tree. The accident occurred around 10 p.m. Saturday night in […]

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Quarryman not returning

slateman

One of Main Street’s most well known residents has been missing for years and it doesn’t appear he will be returning anytime soon. Village clerk Rick Roberts said it’s highly unlikely that the Quarry Man will be returning to his perch on Main Street. Roberts said the cost of returning the Slate Man to town […]

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Marion M. Watrous Donaldson, 94

OBIT Donaldson

Marion M. Watrous Donaldson, 94, of Adams Street went into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at The Orchard Nursing Home in Granville. Marion was born in Whitehall on July 21, 1920 and was the daughter of the late Clifford and Alice (Huntley) Watrous. She attended school in Clemons, […]

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Matthew Fiske, 43

OBIT Fiske

Matthew Parker Fiske, 43, passed away Aug. 24 as a result of a tragic automobile accident. One of God’s brightest lights was extinguished far too soon. Matthew was born May 4, 1971, in Glens Falls. He was the son of the late Frank Fiske, Jr. and Judith Rae (Parker) Fiske. Matthew was well-loved in both […]

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Fire Co. renews search for lost horn

Quest for lost horn

By Dan King Thirty years ago a silver plated presentation horn was stolen from the Whitehall Fire Company and the search to find this horn continues today. The Fire Company has renewed its efforts to find the stolen horn and is hoping to take advantage of new technology, especially social media, in an attempt to […]

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Town finalizes speed reduction proposal

By Dan King Back in July, the Town of Whitehall drafted a proposal to reduce the speed limits of a few town and county roads and this proposal has now been finalized. Town Supervisor George Armstrong referred to the remaining process as a “long drawn out affair,” before turning it over to Highway Superintendent Louie […]

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Officials weight safety vs. freedom of Amish

By Dan King Just when it seemed that all discrepancies and arguments about how to handle Whitehall’s growing Amish population had screeched to a halt, a short letter from the county got the pot stirred up again. The letter came from former Whitehall Code Enforcement Officer John Ward, who resigned in June, after receiving some […]

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Superintendent upset with test scores

Whitehall Central School District Superintendent Elizabeth Legault has been analyzing data and researching educational policy in an attempt to turn around some disconcerting trends at the district. Legault reported to the board of education on Monday, that she had received data from the state for grades 3-8. Although the students are doing “fantastic” in science, […]

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Increase in traffic hasn’t led to increase in accidents at intersection

Intersection 2

By Dan King The intersection of County Routes 18 and 21 in Whitehall has always been a difficult intersection for many to maneuver, between the grassy island in the middle and the lack of visibility. Currently, a two-way stop sign slows down the traffic travelling along route 21; however the traffic coming down route 18 […]

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Enerjazz to conclude concert series

Emerjazz

Whitehall’s summer concert series will be coming to a close on Friday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. and to say it will be going out ‘big’ might be an understatement. The final band of the summer concert series, known as Ener Jazz, is an 18 member ‘big band.’ The Poultney, Vt.-based group will be the […]

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Chief: Beware marijuana-impaired drivers

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By Krystle S. Morey Legalization of marijuana in neighboring Vermont has local police agencies on high alert. As of July […]

Dresden resident proposes seceding from Whitehall school

Dresden Memorial

By Matthew Saari One Dresden resident believes Dresden should divest itself from the Whitehall Central School district. “I’ve often thought […]

Free tasting event in Granville July 26

Taste of the slate valley
muddy trail beef jerky

By Krystle S. Morey Granville area businesses will line the perimeter of Veterans Memorial Park next Thursday, offering free samples […]

Bigfoot council to promote tourism

sasquatch, bigfoot

By Darren Marcy With growing interest in Whitehall’s resident Bigfoot population, a group of local business owners and individuals have […]

Local family walks with the dead

Jen and Abby Dickinson

By Krystle S. Morey The devil went down to Georgia because he was looking for a soul to steal. The […]

Lakes Region Freepress – 07/13/18

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North Country Freepress – 07/13/18

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518 Wheels – 07/12/18

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County tax sale July 28

Whitehall tax auction, Washington County

By Matthew Saari One hundred twenty three Washington County properties will be going to auction on Saturday, July 28. Every […]

No firemen’s fair this year

hooks carnival

By Krystle S. Morey The Hook and Ladder Fire Company will not host a firemen’s fair this year. Village of […]

Group discusses Catholic ‘school’

Resurrect Whitehall

By Matthew Saari To help restore Whitehall to its former glory, one of the ideas floated by a group of […]

Audit faults village

Granville Village Board

By Krystle S. Morey After thumbing through Granville’s financial records, state officials say the village has some work to do. […]

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