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Whitehall firemen teach ice rescue to fellow firefighters from Dresden and Huletts

By Lee Tugas A day after being on “stand-by” at the Whitehall Winter Carnival, and only weeks after assisting Granville firefighters at a tragic North Granville fire, Whitehall firemen were teaching ice rescue out on Lake George. Brian Brooks, president of the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company, said the rescue training session was simply part of […]

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Forum to reopen as Slateman’s Sports Grill

By Jaime Thomas Nearly a year after its windows were shuttered, a new owner will be opening The Forum as a new restaurant and bar later this month. Terry Bourn plans to open Slateman’s Sports Grill as a restaurant and bar, where he will serve lunch and dinner and be open as a bar seven […]

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Whitehall Town Board mulls over grant chase to fix recreation center

By Lee Tugas The Whitehall Town Board gave itself a month to decide if it wants to spend money to get money. The money it would get, up to $400,000, would be used to rehabilitate the town Recreation Center. The money it would spend would be about $9,500, on a grant application, a feasibility analysis […]

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Hartford still at odds with county over Eldridge Lane

By Jaime Thomas The saga of Hartford versus Washington County over the Eldridge Lane landfill property continues. Following years of litigation between the two entities, during which the town sued the county over money it felt it was owed for the county-owned spot, an Argyle resident won the land by auction this past fall. A […]

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All for a beautiful Hudson River Valley

From “Remembrances of Yesterdays” By William C. Taggart When I was living in Salem, N.Y., my family’s home town, in the early 1960s and teaching high school in Granville, about 20 miles north of Salem, on Friday nights I would have supper with my mom and head off to Saratoga Springs about 30 miles west […]

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Lake Bomoseen ice fishing derby

By Andrew Muse The 36th annual Lake Bomoseen Ice Fishing Derby, sponsored by the Castleton Lions Club, is back again this upcoming weekend—Feb. 15 and 16—where fishers of all ages will compete for prize money, door prizes, and bragging rights. “There is 18-plus inches of ice on the majority of Bomoseen,” Event Coordinator Stan Patch […]

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Three receive tenure in Hartford

Three Hartford teachers received tenure Monday night at a Board of Education meeting. The board approved Jessica Lourie for secondary math, Amy Thomas for first grade and Amber Lynch as an elementary education teacher. During the meeting, Superintendent Andrew Cook discussed the Washington County consortium, which is five area school districts working on collaborating resources. […]

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When Pete Seeger came to Granville

By Jaime Thomas It was the spring of 1967, and the United States’ involvement in Vietnam was in full swing. Across the nation, protests were breaking out between those who supported it and those who were against it. It was at this time that William Taggart, a local history teacher, thought he would try to […]

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Snow generates excitement for Winterfest

By Derek Liebig With one of the coldest, snowiest winters in recent memory, members of the Whitehall Winterfest committee couldn’t ask for better conditions. “This is wonderful weather for Winterfest,” Marge Mohn, committee member said. “I think it’s going to make a world of difference, the snow. We always try to have a few indoor […]

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Shooting from new heights

By Jaime Thomas Photographer Alan Nyiri is always looking for a new angle. Be it soaring above a church, clock tower, town or field he’ll find a way to get a good shot, even if it’s several hundred feet in the air. And he won’t need to leave the ground to do it. Nyiri has […]

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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, […]