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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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Woman dies in North Granville fire

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By Krystle S. Morey   A flag flies at half-staff outside of a North Granville home where a woman perished in an early-morning blaze Saturday. Kimberly A. Collins, 57, died of smoke inhalation caused by a fire ignited in her State Route 22 home. Collins was believed to be asleep in an upstairs bedroom, where […]

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Dresden resident files request for town’s financials

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By Matthew Saari A Dresden resident has filed a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request with the town – her second such request in three month – to see Dresden’s monthly financial statements. Anda Stipins-Gang, wife of former Dresden supervisor George Gang, brought the request to the board’s attention during its monthly meeting last Monday, […]

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Police working break-in cases

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By Matthew Saari More than a week after a man attempted to forcibly gain access to six village homes, no arrests have been made but Whitehall police said they are actively pursuing the case. On Sunday, officer Dan Herrmann said the investigation was still ongoing, with the department having interviewed numerous neighbors of the affected […]

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Saint-Gobain workers build prosthetic hands

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By Krystle S. Morey Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp. suspended operations at its Granville plant last Tuesday to lend a helping hand to others. Split into groups, employees spent about an hour building 30 plastic prosthetic hands, which will be distributed to land mine victims, people in third-world countries and more. “We are going to take […]

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Sasquatch fete in jeopardy

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By Matthew Saari After only three years, Whitehall’s annual Sasquatch Calling Festival may be no more. Event organizer David Molenaar told The Times last week that he doesn’t intend to be the primary organizer for future festivals, citing health concerns. “I’m too old and feeble,” said Molenaar, 66. “Somebody else has to be the head […]

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Food rivalry returns for 2nd year

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By Matthew Saari The age-old Granville-Whitehall rivalry returns – not on the gridiron but rather between food pantries. The Great Granville-Whitehall Holiday Food Drive competition returns for its second year, set to begin today when newspapers hit newsstands. “We’re doing it a little earlier this year,” said event organizer John Hoagland. “We want to make […]

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Police investigating home invasions in village

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall police are investigating a bizarre series of home invasions that occurred over the weekend. On Sunday, Oct. 7 at 2:44 a.m., a Third Avenue woman called police, reporting a possible home invasion after hearing someone kick-in a door. While investigating, police said they received a second call at 2:47 a.m., this […]

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State rates towns’ fiscal health

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By Krystle Morey & Matthew Saari The state Comptroller’s office recently released a series of reports detailing the fiscal health of towns across the state. Granville State officials say Granville is on the right track fiscally but is susceptible to environmental stress. A report released by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s Office indicated that the town […]

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Halloween happenings throughout the area

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Halloween happenings abound throughout the region, with plenty of hair-raising, terrifying, horrifying events for those who like the thrill of this mystical time of the year. Trick or treat? It’s time to adorn costumes, whether they are outlandish, simplistic, or whatever. Do you want to frighten others, or are you living out a dream of […]

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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 […]

Dresden rushes to pass budget

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By Matthew Saari The Town of Dresden is attempting to fine-tune a budget, hold a public hearing and approve its […]

$100K to be returned to state

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By Krystle S. Morey The village of Granville will reluctantly return about $100,000 in grant money to the State of […]

Holiday meals to be offered

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Thanksgiving is coming soon and many churches and community organizations will open their doors to the public for a holiday […]

Obituary: Patricia W. Folger

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Patricia W. Folger, 75,  passed away on Sunday, November 4, 2018 after a long illness and a short stay at […]

Obituary: Faith S. Pitlak

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Faith S. Pitlak Poultney, VT – Faith Sarah Pitlak, passed away at her home on Lake St. Catherine, a place […]

Obituary: Emmi E. Loomis

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Emmi E. Loomis Granville, NY – Emmi E. Loomis, age 82, passed away peacefully at Granville Center, following a brief […]

North Country Freepress – 11/09/18

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Lakes Region Freepress – 11/09/18

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Obituary: Donald Levesque

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Donald “Don” Levesque went peacefully to his home in Heaven on Sunday, October 28, 2018 with his loving wife Barbara […]

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