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Floating phenomenon: Mettawee River currents create ‘ice disk’

By Krystle S. Morey Is it aliens? Hooligans? Nope, just science. Several Granville residents were mystified by a floating ice disk that appeared recently in the Mettowee River. “At first I thought someone was crazy enough to go out there with a snow machine – doing doughnuts,” said Gregory Fleming, trying to explain how the […]

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East Bay Road trashed

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 […]

Granville High School

McGurl’s pay ranks 10th in county

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

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…

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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Lakes Region Freepress – 01/18/19

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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, and died Jan. 9, 2019 in Brighton, Michigan. Marie is predeceased by her two brothers, Frederick and Leroy Ingalls. Marie and her husband, John Joseph Sauerwald, of Queens, New York, were married on Dec. 28, […]

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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, Jan. 13, 2019, at his home, with his loving wife beside him, along with his dear friends Dan Manor and Bonnie Tracy. Richard was born on Aug. 8, 1937 in Whitehall, the son of the […]

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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. Pete was born on February 22, 1927 in Dorset, the son of the late Edward and Hazel (Reid) Moffit. He met and married Charlotte “Hon” Howard in Dorset. They eventually moved to Wells where they […]

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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 was born on April 28, 1943 in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, the daughter of Albert and Ruth Bradshaw. She treasured trips to local casinos to play half-penny slots. She enjoyed trips to the shooting range to […]

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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. She was born on August 8, 1947 in Granville the daughter of the late Willard and Nellie (Enfield) Tyler. Barbara graduated from Hartford High School and Troy Beauty School. She opened her beauty salon in […]

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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 was born on June 6, 1952 in Glens Falls, NY the son of Martin and Harriet (Boulette) Wescott. He was a 1970 graduate of Salem Washington Academy and a 1973 graduate of Adirondack Community College […]

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Obituary: Charlotte V. Lewis

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Charlotte V. Lewis, 92, of Tinmouth, VT, passed away on Jan 2nd at the RRMC following hip surgery. She was born on Feb. 10, 1926 in Dorset, VT, the daughter of the late Thomas and Cassie (Hazelton) Beebe. She married Theodore Lewis Sr., of Danby, VT in 1951. She retired from Tambrands in Rutland, where […]

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Obituary: Charles N. Ayers

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Granville – Charles N. Ayers, 72, passed away on December 31, 2018, surrounded by his family. Born March 29, 1946 in Granville, New York he was the son of Walter & Emma (Crouch) Ayers.  He grew up in Rupert, VT and attended school at Washington Academy in Salem, NY.  He married his wife Norma in […]

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Obituary: Joseph William Daniele

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Joseph William Daniele, age 91, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away on December 28, 2018, at his home on Lake Bomoseen in Castleton, Vermont. He was born April 3, 1927 in Springfield, Massachusetts, to Joseph and Jane (Dynan) Daniele. He spent his youth in the Chicopee and Springfield areas until the family moved to […]

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North Country Freepress – 02/15/19

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518 Wheels – 02/14/19

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Obituary: James P. Marra Jr.

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Granville, NY – James Patrick Marra, Jr passed away on Monday, February 11, 2019 at Glens Falls Hospital with his […]

Obituary: Ludrick “Louie” E. Fabian Jr.

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Granville, NY – Ludrick “Louie” E. Fabian Jr. passed away of a broken heart at his home on February 6, […]

Obituary: Thomas S. Eley

Thomas S. Eley Greenwich, NY – Thomas Stockbridge Eley, age 84, passed away at the Albany Stratton VA on Sunday, […]

Lakes Region Freepress – 02/08/19

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Obituary: Lynne Margaret Mason-Hayes

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Lynne Margaret Mason-Hayes Wells, VT – Lynne Margaret Mason-Hayes, age 75, passed away with her family by her side, on February […]

518 Wheels – 02/07/19

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Obituary: Linda A. Angiolillo

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Granville – Linda A. Angiolillo, 71, of Granville, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 following […]

Lakes Region Freepress – 02/01/19

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