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Pig farm focus of village board

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By Matthew Saari Immigration, trade wars and healthcare may be the divisive issues on the national stage but in the village of Whitehall, it’s a pig farm. The Village Board has called a special meeting for tonight, Thursday, Sept. 6 at 5 p.m. so that both sides of the swine debate may weigh in and […]

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Erroneous school taxes issued

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville school officials cautioned residents last week, for the first time in a decade, to not jet to the bank early to pay their school taxes. A property assessment mishap resulted in the Granville Central School District’s issuing corrected bills and suspending collection of tax payments. School business manager Cathy Somich […]

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Farmer responds to pig complaints

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By Matthew Saari The Whitehall Village Board’s decision to host a special meeting regarding a prospective pig farm may have caught many unawares but none more so than the owner of the farm, Jon Ingerson. “I had no clue you can’t have pigs here,” Ingerson said. Ingerson is a long-time native with family roots which […]

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Habitat for Humanity to build house on Potter Avenue

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville will soon be home to its first Habitat for Humanity residence. The build, which will be completed on Potter Avenue, is set to kick off next spring. “Our goal is to build a simple, basic home for a family who has to work really hard to earn it,” said Adam […]

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Cemetery going bankrupt

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall’s Sciota Cemetery is fast going bankrupt, which may force the Town of Whitehall to take it over. The matter was brought before the Town Board at its August meeting by Sciota Cemetery Association president George Armstrong and Richard Buske, a senior accountant with the state Division of Cemeteries. “The situation that […]

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Firemen save home from ‘ripping’ flames

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By Krystle S. Morey   Firefighters from 13 companies in New York and Vermont saved a home on County Route 12A in North Granville Tuesday evening as raging flames consumed a garage 30 feet away. “I am very proud of everybody for saving that structure; just minutes more and it would have been gone,” said North […]

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Pushing vacuums, salesmen visits put folks on edge

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By Matthew Saari A group of men hawking vacuum cleaners have area residents on edge – going so far as to report them to police. State Police in Granville said they have received a few calls in recent weeks from concerned residents in the Middle Granville and North Granville areas after residents said the group […]

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Hit-and-run driver arrested three months later

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By Darren Marcy The woman wanted in a Granville hit-and-run crash that occurred in May has been taken into custody and arraigned more than three months after the incident. Melinda Roche, 35, is accused of a lengthy list of offenses ranging from traffic tickets to a felony in connection with a crash on May 17 […]

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2018 football opens Friday, Saturday

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By Keith Harrington and Matthew Saari   Granville Last season, the Granville Golden Horde and Stillwater Warriors football teams were polar-opposites. Granville finished 2-7, with wins over Rensselaer and Springfield, Vermont. Stillwater went 8-2, dropping a 34-12 decision to Holy Trinity in the Section II Class C Super Bowl. When the teams square off on […]

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Local schools resume classes next week

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By Matthew Saari   Whitehall In only a few short days, schools throughout the region will reopen their doors to students, class bells will be ringing through the halls and a new school year will commence. Whitehall’s first day of classes begins on Thursday, Sept. 6. For the elementary kids the day begins at 8:45 […]

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North Country Freepress – 09/21/18

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Lakes Region Freepress – 09/21/18

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518 Wheels – 09/20/18

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Bomb squad called to Granville village

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By Krystle S. Morey Mettowee Street was abuzz with law enforcement activity Sunday afternoon. “They found a grenade,” said Granville […]

Class C looms as enrollment jumps

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall athletes may be looking at a future of competing against the likes of Cambridge, Greenwich, Hoosick […]

Safety officers take to school hallways

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By Krystle S. Morey and Matthew Saari   A new school year has begun, and with it comes a new […]

Dresden firemen seek more funds

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By Matthew Saari The firemen in Dresden are seeking a budget increase – potentially the first in 15 years. Members […]

Sasquatch Calling Festival returns Sept. 29

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By Matthew Saari The hills and vales of the bucolic Whitehall countryside will be resonating with the deep, sonorous calls […]

North Country Freepress – 09/14/18

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Lakes Region Freepress – 09/14/18

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518 Wheels – 09/13/18

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Village debates, OKs pig farm

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall trustees had to roll out extra chairs last Thursday to accommodate everyone interested in the proposed […]

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