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East Bay Road trashed

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall police are assisting an investigation by the state Department of Environmental Conservation of an illegal dumping incident that apparently occurred during the night of Saturday, Dec. 29 or early morning of Sunday, Dec. 30, on Whitehall’s East Bay Road. Village Department of Public Works foreman happened to be driving by the […]

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McGurl’s pay ranks 10th in county

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By Krystle S. Morey   “It is often said the most important role of the Board of Education is to hire its superintendent.” So wrote William L. Sharp and James K. Walter in their book “The School Superintendent: The Profession and the Person.” With job duties that include supervising a school district’s academics, oversight of […]

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Fire calls, accidents keep firemen busy

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By Matthew Saari It’s been a busy time for the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company, which has been called to numerous fires and accidents in recent days. “We’ve definitely had an uptick in calls the past couple of weeks,” said deputy chief Jim Brooks. Since Dec. 19, firemen have been called to 10 reported fires or […]

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A look back at 2018…

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By Matt Saari & Krystle S. Morey   Despite being small, rural communities in upstate New York, Whitehall and Granville certainly kept reporters on their toes. 2018 was quite a newsworthy year for Granville and Whitehall, with eye-catching headlines – both good and bad – being produced almost every week. The Times and Sentinel took […]

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Residents defend Dresden supervisor; Stipins-Gang demands apology

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By Matthew Saari The Dresden Town Board meeting was proving to be uneventful Monday night, with board members tracking to finish town business in under 20 minutes. Then came the public comment period. “Congratulations on surviving your first year,” said Anda Stipins-Gang, wife of former Dresden supervisor George Gang, who applauded supervisor Paul Ferguson for […]

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Fatal fire inspires safety float

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By Krystle S. Morey The fire that claimed the life of a North Granville woman this fall has inspired a local fire company to construct a safety float for the Granville Lighted Tractor Parade that starts Friday at 6:30 p.m. Kim Collins, 57, died of smoke inhalation caused by an Oct. 20 fire in her […]

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Only 122 votes cast for $18.5 million project

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By Matthew Saari The largest building project since Whitehall Central School relocated to Buckley Road garnered little interest from district residents – only 122 turned out to vote Tuesday – but the $18.5 million proposal was approved, 110-12. When asked how busy the polls had been throughout the day, district clerk Kim Manney said: “It […]

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Horde opens with two road wins

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By Keith Harrington Granville opened the basketball season in good fashion last week, winning a pair of Adirondack League games on the road. The Golden Horde dominated Warrensburg, 77-18, on Tuesday and defeated Argyle, 70-57, on Friday. “We played good team defense,” coach Grant Sharrow said. “We are not big but we are athletic and […]

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Santa visits Whitehall

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By Krystle S. Morey “It’s coming!” Children and adults alike cheered and waved as Amtrak train #69 rolled into Whitehall on Sunday. The door opened and the conductor announced: “I have a very special somebody here to meet you all.” Santa stepped out onto the platform carrying a bag of gifts and ringing a golden […]

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Village home found ‘unfit for occupancy’

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By Krystle S. Morey   The Lincoln Street residence that was found to be infested with cockroaches, mold, trash and leaks has been deemed “unfit for human occupancy.” After remaining mum for several weeks, county officials visited the property Monday, posting a notice at the entrance of each of the three apartments. “This structure is […]

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Lakes Region Freepress – 01/18/19

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North Country Freepress – 01/19/19

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Obituary: Marie (Ingalls) Sauerwald

Marie Catherine (Ingalls) Sauerwald (eldest child of Frederick and Johanna Ingalls) was born May 7, 1923 in Whitehall, New York, […]

Obituary: Richard R Plude Sr

Richard R. Plude Sr., 81, of Champlain Avenue in Whitehall, went into the arms of the Lord on Sunday evening, […]

Obituary: Darrell “Pete” Moffit

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Wells, Vermont – Darrell “Pete” Moffit, age 91, passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2019 at Rutland Regional Medical Center. […]

518 Wheels – 01/17/19

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Obituary: Sharon L Randazzo

Granville, NY – Sharon L. Randazzo passed away on January 10, 2019 at her home, following a long illness. Sharon […]

Obituary: Barbara Fabian

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North Granville, NY – Barbara Fabian, age 71, passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully in her sleep on January 13, 2019. […]

North Country Freepress – 01/11/19

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Lakes Region Freepress – 01/11/19

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518 Wheels – 01/10/19

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Obituary: Daniel J. Wescott

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Granville, NY – Daniel Joseph Wescott, passed away on January 4, 2019 at Yale New Haven Hospital in Connecticut. Dan […]

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