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Sandford, Bartholomew unopposed in village elections

By Derek Liebig Voters will head to the polls Tuesday with very little to decide. Village elections will be held on March 18, but barring the unforeseen, the village board of trustees will be together for at least another year. Incumbents Walter Sandford and Ken Bartholomew are the only candidates who will appear on Tuesday’s […]

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Whitehall Village Board trims budget, sets meeting dates, discusses court loiterers

By Lee Tugas The Whitehall Village Board, at its most recent meeting, trimmed about $28,000 from its forthcoming budget. The board also set meeting dates for both March and April, and discussed ways and means to stop court loiters from smoking and loitering outside the village courtrooms once it moves into the town-village municipal center. […]

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Whitehall Town Board to hold public hearing on first law of 2014

By Lee Tugas Weather permitting, the Whitehall Town Board will soon put up for public hearing its first law of 2014. “Local Law Number 1 of 2014” would establish an “alternative date for meetings of the Board of Assessment Review.” The town board hopes to have met this Wednesday, March 12 at 7. If the […]

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Students named as scholar athletes

For all they achieved on the field, three of Whitehall’s winter sports team achieved even more in the classroom. Three teams—girls basketball, girls indoor track and boys indoor track—earned distinction as scholar athlete teams. The girls basketball team had the highest cumulative grade point average of any Whitehall sports team with a 95.95. Although that […]

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Maple season coming, but off to slow start

By Derek Liebig Spring can’t arrive soon enough for the area’s maple producers. Unlike the past two seasons, when sap began trickling into sugar houses by late February, the persistence of cold weather has delayed the start of this year’s sugaring season. “I just finished tapping today (Monday) and gathered some sap tonight, but it’s […]

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Village okays private cemetery repairs

By Lee Tugas The Whitehall Village Board will let a village resident stand up fallen stones at the small cemetery called Boardman Cemetery, but at his own risk. Mayor Peter Telisky, at the recent meeting of the village board, said that he had received a request from Peter Terry. Terry, Telisky said, had asked for […]

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Fort Ti to host living history weekend

March of 1776 will be experienced anew as Fort Ticonderoga host its living history weekend on Saturday and Sunday, March 15 and 16. Guests will discover the remarkable story of how a fledging army fought for independence and see how New York soldiers used British military drills to put their muskets and fowlers to use […]

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The “Senior Supervisors”

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By Jaime Thomas Everybody’s seen them. Drive by Scotties’ on any given summer day and they’re sitting out front, chewing the fat. Stop in for lunch in the cold weather and they’re gathered, ribbing each other and watching the goings-on. Among themselves they’re the “sidewalk supervisors,” the “senior debate team” or “just the guys I […]

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Taking aim and learning safety

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Whitehall Jr. Rifle Program teaches marksmanship, safety By Derek Liebig Jacob Gosselin wrapped the sling around his forearm, laid down on the piece of carpet barely longer than he is tall, chambered a shell, held the gun firmly against his right shoulder and gently squeezed the trigger. A fraction of a second later, the .22 […]

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Cold season makes sluggist start for maple producers

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By Jaime Thomas Slowly, but not-so-surely, the sap is beginning to flow. A long, cold winter has left maple evaporators dry and producers wondering if they’ll have any season at all. As of Monday, most area maple producers had not yet started boiling and only some were running their lines. “We’re all ready, the evaporator’s […]

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Search for missing Granville man continues

Police agencies in both New York and Vermont have recently ramped up efforts in the search for Jonathan Schaff, a Granville man who went missing in January 2014. Their investigation includes scuba diving in local quarries and questioning more than 30 witnesses. Police are looking into all tips in an effort to solve the case that started nearly 3 years ago.

By Krystle S. Morey Vermont State Police have been busy questioning potential witnesses in a local missing person case. Jonathan […]

Local bus garages fare well in state inspection

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By Dan King Local school districts are among the state’s best in keeping their buses up and running. The state […]

Whitehall graduates 46

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By Dan King “The easy part of our lives is over.” That was the message from Whitehall High School’s salutatorian […]

Fireworks for sale, for a good cause

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By Krystle S. Morey Granvillians can start summer off with a bang now that fireworks are for sale in the […]

Class of 2016 grads bid Granville farewell

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  By Krystle S. Morey Jonathan Fisher has always lived a life of service and helping others. Fisher walked across […]

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88 to graduate Granville High School Friday

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By Krystle S. Morey Eighty-eight “pretty remarkable” young men and women will walk across the stage tomorrow, ending their days […]

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