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He crawled through the tunnels of Vietnam

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By Matthew Saari Tunnel rats. That was the unofficial moniker given to volunteer soldiers and Marines during the Vietnam War who were tasked with crawling through the often cramped and uncharted tunnels the Viet Cong dug throughout their country to fight first the French and then American armed forces. Ed Hayes, 69, was a tunnel […]

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Thousands of voters turnout for mid-term election

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By Matthew Saari and Krystle S. Morey Whitehall More than 1,170 Whitehallers went out into the cold and rain so they might have their voices heard in this year’s mid-term election on Tuesday. Voters were lined up at the Whitehall Recreation Center by 5:45 a.m. – 15 minutes prior to polls opening – anxiously awaiting […]

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School struggles with state ‘meal shaming’ mandate

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By Matthew Saari A new state policy banning “meal shaming” is causing the Whitehall Central School to incur increased costs in the cafeteria. Last week Whitehall cafeteria manager Deb Mackey mailed a notice home as well as posting it on the school’s website, reminding district residents that ala carte charges are not allowed. “The New […]

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Woman arrested with 11 pot plants

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By Matthew Saari A 39-year-old Whitehall woman faces a misdemeanor charge after Whitehall police discovered she was growing 11 marijuana plants in her yard. Devin Mahar of 40 Vaughn Street Extension was charged with unlawful growing of cannabis on Oct. 26. “That’s a public health law charge not penal law,” said Whitehall Sgt. Ryan Pedone. […]

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Parades, meals, ceremonies on tap

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By Krystle S. Morey and Matthew Saari Veterans Day will be here on Sunday, Nov. 11, and several local organizations are giving people the opportunity to honor our nation’s servicemen and women. Those interested in sharing a meal with a veteran, attending a ceremony honoring veterans, or simply stopping by an area monument will have […]

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Bar thieves plead guilty, another going to trial

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By Krystle S. Morey Two of the three men who Granville police said burglarized a West Main Street bar in May have pled guilty to felony charges while the third is headed to trial. Police said Calvin J. Lena, Daryl W. Shaw and Lucas N. Sisco broke into On the Rocks in Granville on May […]

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Hampton residents question tax hike

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By Matthew Saari Nearly two dozen Hamptonites turned out Monday evening to learn about and argue the need for the town to exceed the state-imposed tax cap. Hampton supervisor Dave O’Brien opened the meeting by establishing expected conduct for public participation and then, for nearly an hour, residents grilled the town board on what they […]

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Rozell proposes new law for roadside work

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall town supervisor John Rozell has proposed a new law which would require any franchises seeking to do work along Whitehall’s roads to gain the highway superintendent’s approval beforehand. Rozell pitched the new law – calling it a Highway Work Permit Law – at the town board’s October meeting and town attorney […]

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Police watching drop boxes

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By Krystle S. Morey   Granville police are stepping up patrols to help curb littering in the village, particularly in and around drop boxes. Disposal of unwanted mattresses, car seats, books and more have plagued the parking lot of the former Bardin’s Tire Service on Quaker Street for years, but recently the piles of discarded […]

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Whitehall eyes $18M school project

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By Matthew Saari The Whitehall Board of Education voted 7-1 last week to move forward with an $18.5 million school upgrade project, with the vast majority of the cost expected to be covered with state aid. “It’s the first project of this scope in the district ever,” said school superintendent Patrick Dee. Before voting, board […]

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Dresden budget approved after heated hearing

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By Matthew Saari Dresden’s 2019 budget was approved 3-0 on Saturday but only after a very heated public hearing and […]

Hunters feed less fortunate

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By Matthew Saari On Thursday, Nov. 8 the Whitehall Times and Granville Sentinel published a post on Facebook, requesting local […]

Habitat build draws interest, volunteers

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By Krystle S. Morey Since Habitat for Humanity announced it would erect a home on a vacant lot on Potter […]

Secure vehicles, police urge

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By Krystle S. Morey As the holiday season begins, local law enforcement officials are warning of possible thefts of items […]

Test scores ‘disappoint’ school leaders, board

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By Krystle S. Morey Only 37 percent of Granville students in grades 3-8 were found proficient in English Language Arts […]

Obituary: Dorothy “Tosh” (Keelan) Plisko

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West Pawlet, Vt. – Dorothy “Tosh” (Keelan)  Plisko, 86, went into the arms of the Lord on Wednesday, November 14, […]

Obituary: Thomas Edward (Tucker) Rock Sr.

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Whitehall – Thomas Edward (Tucker) Rock Sr., 71, of Lower Bellamy Street, went peacefully into the arms ms of the Lord while […]

North Country Freepress – 11/16/18

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Lakes Region Freepress – 11/16/18

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518 Wheels – 11/15/18

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Former church being transformed

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By Adam Cook   The Middle Granville Presbyterian Church on Route 22A has stood empty for the better part of […]

School bus passer ticketed

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By Krystle S. Morey A driver who claims she was “not paying attention” is facing legal ramifications after she drove […]

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