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U.S. Supreme Court to decide fate of Whitehall supervisor’s prayer in spring

By Lee Tugas The wording of Whitehall Supervisor George Armstrong’s prayer at the start of county supervisor meetings may be pared or scrapped altogether by the U.S. Supreme Court come spring. In fact, the wording of a lot of opening prayers of local government bodies nationwide may be pared or scrapped by the Supreme Court. […]

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Baskets sought for fundraiser

The Whitehall Playground Committee needs your help. The committee is seeking donations of baskets and items for its basket party on Saturday, March 15. Anybody who would like to donate can send the items to school with their children of drop it off at the Whitehall Elementary School office. The items will then be distributed […]

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Blood drive on Saturday

Whitehall Elks Lodge 1491 will host a blood drive Saturday in memory of one of its own. The blood drive, which will be held at the lodge from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, will be held in memory of Marshall Gordon. Gordon was a lifetime member of the Elks lodge and […]

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Bingo basket party on Saturday

There will be a bingo basket party to benefit 5-month-old Brayden Patch this Saturday, March 8. Doors for the event will open at 11 a.m., and the party will begin at 12:30 p.m. at Happy Daze Pub. Patch has heart troubles including tricuspid atresia, transposition of the great vessels, coarc/hypoplastic aortic arch, hypoplastic right heart […]

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Spaghetti dinner to benefit Haynes House

Enjoy hearty pasta at a great price at Bernardo’s Restaurant in Granville on Monday, March 10, at a spaghetti dinner to benefit the Haynes House of Hope. A complete dinner (dining in) will cost $5 per person. Take-outs will also be available at $6 per person. Three seatings will be held, at 5 p.m., 6 […]

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Bluebillies to play in Hartford

By Jaime Thomas Hartford’s own bluegrass band will give a home-town performance at the firehouse next Saturday, March 8 at 7 p.m. For the second year in a row, the Bluebillies will play what they describe as a mix of classic country, bluegrass and Americana music. Chris Jones, president of the fire company auxiliary, said […]

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Local farms win sustainable agriculture award

By Jaime Thomas Trading pasture use and sharing equipment are just a couple of ways two local farms are partnering up to be more sustainable. Consider Bardwell and Wayward Goose farms were recently honored for their efforts as recipients of the 2013 Vermont Sustainable Agriculture Council Award. Those running the farms said the award was […]

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Canine search turns up nothing

By Jaime Thomas A search effort with dogs for Jonathan Schaff, who has been missing for about seven weeks, turned up no evidence last Wednesday. Seven New York State Police canine units, with one to two officers per dog, along with Granville Police searched an area of the Mettawee River in West Pawlet, Vt., and […]

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Whitehall officials meet with new Washington County economic director

By Lee Tugas Securing private and public monies, and consolidating services, were the two main topics at a recent meeting of Whitehall town and village officials and Laura Oswald, the new economic director for Washington County. Meeting with the new director were town Supervisor George Armstrong and Councilwoman Stephanie Safka; village Mayor Peter Telisky and […]

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Lights, camera, action

By Derek Liebig The world of Dr. Seuss will come to life this weekend on the Whitehall stage. Under the co-direction of Avery Babson and Melissa Clark, the Whitehall Drama Club will present the Tony Award-nominated musical, “Suessical.” “It’s a mix of multiple Dr. Seuss characters,” Clark said. The musical is based on more than […]

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Preparations underway for school year in Granville

The 2013-14 school year begins Wednesday and ushers in some significant change within the Granville Central School District. The district […]

Students build community of trust

Transitioning from elementary school to middle school is easily one of the most difficult processes in an adolescent’s life, but […]

Village approves new parking law

Last Tuesday evening the Whitehall Village Board of Trustees held a public hearing to discuss a potential parking law, which […]

Changes abound as school year begins

With the school year starting next Thursday for Whitehall students, the district has gone through a transformation this summer, one […]

Test scores improve, but continue to lag behind

Granville students showed improvement in both math and English on the state tests but continue to lag behind their peers […]

Youth Center for sale

The Granville Police Benevolent Association has put its youth center up for sale. Sergeant Dave Williams said a lack of […]

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, […]