Whitehall tax auction, Washington County

County tax sale July 28

By Matthew Saari One hundred twenty three Washington County properties will be going to auction on Saturday, July 28. Every year the county sends properties to auction which are three years delinquent on paying their respective property taxes. The only way for Washington County property owners to keep their property is to pay their back […]

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No firemen’s fair this year

By Krystle S. Morey The Hook and Ladder Fire Company will not host a firemen’s fair this year. Village of Granville Fire Department chief Ryan Pedone said the annual event, which is usually held in June, was canceled this year because of lack of availability of a ride company. The Hook and Ladder Fire Company […]

Resurrect Whitehall

Group discusses Catholic ‘school’

By Matthew Saari To help restore Whitehall to its former glory, one of the ideas floated by a group of residents was the formation of a Catholic school. The group, self-titled Resurrect Whitehall, has been meeting since April, with this particular idea being brought up at its June meeting. “We were thinking of probing the […]

Granville Village Board

Audit faults village

By Krystle S. Morey After thumbing through Granville’s financial records, state officials say the village has some work to do. An audit released by the New York State Comptroller’s Office examined whether the village board adopted realistic budgets for the sewer fund and whether it took appropriate action to maintain the village’s overall fiscal stability. […]

Granville School Board

Granville school board picks new president, vp

By Krystle S. Morey Fasten your seatbelts and hang on. That’s the advice newly-elected Granville Board of Education vice president Phil Berke gave to board members, now that he and Suzanne McEachron are at the helm. “There’s definitely going to be a change in direction,” Berke said. “Everyone on the board should fasten their seatbelts […]

Recent News

Fireworks, parades and more on tap for July 4

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Parades, live music and large firework displays will highlight this year’s Fourth of July celebrations in the region.   NEW YORK   Argyle Firemen’s parade, chicken barbecue and a quilt show The J. A. Barkley Hose Co. Auxiliary is organizing the annual parade as Argyle celebrates the Fourth of July with several events throughout the […]

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Lakes Region Freepress – 06/22/18

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Grad ceremonies planned for Friday

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By Matthew Saari and Krystle S. Morey Whitehall One phase of life comes to an end on Friday for 47 Railroaders at the same time another phase begins. Whitehall High School will host its 2018 graduation ceremony at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. However, school officials did want to make it clear that […]

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Fifth-grader charged for ‘terroristic threat’

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By Matthew Saari State Police arrested a Whitehall elementary student last week and charged him with making a “terroristic threat” against Whitehall High School. The charge stems from an investigation last Tuesday when Whitehall Elementary School administrators were made aware that the student, whose name was not released due to his age, was “going to […]

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Community, church work together to “resurrect Whitehall”

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By Matthew Saari Several concerned citizens, in concert with local religious leaders, are working to raise Whitehall up and return it to its proud heritage. The group, which has adopted the moniker Resurrect Whitehall, is comprised of various dedicated residents, local officials and Rev. Rendell Torres, pastor of Our Lady of Hope Church, along with […]

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Granville summer concerts start next week

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville will kick off its summer concert season next Thursday with a psychedelic performance by Mellow Yellow. The five-member band is the first to play in Granville’s annual Summer Concert Series this year. Band members Brad DaddyO (David Cooper), Dusty Love (Linda Bassick), Kenny Diggit (Ken French), Apollonius “Flip” Funk (Brad […]

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Lions’ ‘kids’ day’ returning July 4

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The Granville Lions Club’s annual Kids Day returns on July 4 for another year, bringing with it the long jump, three-legged race, backward race and tug-of-war, among other fun activities. “We do all of the old-fashioned games … the sack rack, hurdles, balancing a spoon on a tennis ball,” said Lion Jay Niles, the event […]

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Lakes Region Freepress – 06/15/18

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Lakes Region Freepress – 06/08/18

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Woman, 74, surrenders for January hit-and-run

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By Krystle S. Morey More than five months after a man was hit by a vehicle and left seriously injured at the roadside, a driver has turned herself in to Granville police. Catherine Myers, 74, of Granville, was arraigned on a charge of felony leaving the scene of a serious personal injury accident by Judge […]

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Community argues against abolishing police to cut costs

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall village residents have spoken – they want their police department. More than 50 people turned out for a public hearing regarding the future of the Whitehall Police Department – so many that village officials moved the hearing to the Whitehall courtroom to accommodate everyone. Village and town residents were joined by […]

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Inaugural Sasquatch half-marathon Saturday

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By Matthew Saari Runners near and far will converge on Whitehall for the first-ever Sasquatch half-marathon and 5K race this Saturday, June 9. Both events are scheduled to step off in front of the Whitehall Armory on Poultney Street at 8 a.m. sharp. Prospective participants who have yet to register will have the opportunity to […]

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Lakes Region Freepress – 07/13/18

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North Country Freepress – 07/13/18

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518 Wheels – 07/12/18

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Lakes Region Freepress – 07/06/18

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North Country Freepress – 07/06/18

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518 Wheels – 07/05/18

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