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Bomb squad called to Granville village

By Krystle S. Morey Mettowee Street was abuzz with law enforcement activity Sunday afternoon. “They found a grenade,” said Granville Police Chief Ernie Bassett. A Queensbury man, who was working to clean items out of the home, located the weapon and called Granville police. Officer Keith Seebode took the call. “I advised the caller to […]

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Class C looms as enrollment jumps

By Matthew Saari Whitehall athletes may be looking at a future of competing against the likes of Cambridge, Greenwich, Hoosick Falls and other Class C schools. The change in designation is driven by a jump in enrollment the district has recently realized. “We had 18 new kids this year,” said Whitehall athletic director Keith Redmond. […]

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Safety officers take to school hallways

By Krystle S. Morey and Matthew Saari   A new school year has begun, and with it comes a new round of measures to keep kids safe. Amidst a time when schools and law enforcement officials must be cognizant of threats including school shootings, given recent incidences in Parkland, Florida and even closer to home […]

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Dresden firemen seek more funds

By Matthew Saari The firemen in Dresden are seeking a budget increase – potentially the first in 15 years. Members of both the Dresden Volunteer Fire Company and Huletts Landing Volunteer Fire Department came before the Dresden Town Board last Monday to request incremental increases to their operational budgets for the next three years. First […]

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Sasquatch Calling Festival returns Sept. 29

By Matthew Saari The hills and vales of the bucolic Whitehall countryside will be resonating with the deep, sonorous calls of Bigfoot next weekend. The third annual Sasquatch Calling Festival is set to kick off at 10 a.m. in the Skenesborough Park in Whitehall. There is no cost to attend. “I’m shocked at how many […]

Recent News

Cemetery going bankrupt

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall’s Sciota Cemetery is fast going bankrupt, which may force the Town of Whitehall to take it over. The matter was brought before the Town Board at its August meeting by Sciota Cemetery Association president George Armstrong and Richard Buske, a senior accountant with the state Division of Cemeteries. “The situation that […]

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Lakes Region Freepress – 08/31/18

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Firemen save home from ‘ripping’ flames

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By Krystle S. Morey   Firefighters from 13 companies in New York and Vermont saved a home on County Route 12A in North Granville Tuesday evening as raging flames consumed a garage 30 feet away. “I am very proud of everybody for saving that structure; just minutes more and it would have been gone,” said North […]

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Pushing vacuums, salesmen visits put folks on edge

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By Matthew Saari A group of men hawking vacuum cleaners have area residents on edge – going so far as to report them to police. State Police in Granville said they have received a few calls in recent weeks from concerned residents in the Middle Granville and North Granville areas after residents said the group […]

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Hit-and-run driver arrested three months later

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By Darren Marcy The woman wanted in a Granville hit-and-run crash that occurred in May has been taken into custody and arraigned more than three months after the incident. Melinda Roche, 35, is accused of a lengthy list of offenses ranging from traffic tickets to a felony in connection with a crash on May 17 […]

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2018 football opens Friday, Saturday

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By Keith Harrington and Matthew Saari   Granville Last season, the Granville Golden Horde and Stillwater Warriors football teams were polar-opposites. Granville finished 2-7, with wins over Rensselaer and Springfield, Vermont. Stillwater went 8-2, dropping a 34-12 decision to Holy Trinity in the Section II Class C Super Bowl. When the teams square off on […]

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Local schools resume classes next week

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By Matthew Saari   Whitehall In only a few short days, schools throughout the region will reopen their doors to students, class bells will be ringing through the halls and a new school year will commence. Whitehall’s first day of classes begins on Thursday, Sept. 6. For the elementary kids the day begins at 8:45 […]

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Lakes Region Freepress – 08/24/18

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Village fire merger sparks town talks

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Village fire merger sparks town talks By Krystle S. Morey   News of the village fire companies’ recent merger has sparked talks regarding consolidating the town’s fire companies. The former Granville Hook & Ladder Fire Co. was absorbed earlier this month by the Granville Engine and Hose Company. The two now operate as one department, […]

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Residents voice concerns over Spectrum’s lack of communication

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By Matthew Saari The normally quiet and uneventful Whitehall Town Board meeting was made a bit livelier last Wednesday when several residents showed up to voice concerns regarding hasty and seemingly underhanded actions recently on the part of telecommunications company Spectrum. The residents were led by John Millet Jr., who told board members what had […]

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Hartford first responders seek more funding

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By Keith Harrington   The Hartford Town Board is negotiating new contracts with both the Hartford Volunteer Fire Department and Argyle Emergency Squad and at the board’s meeting last Tuesday a representative from the Argyle EMT made his organization’s case for more financial help from the community. Argyle EMS Captain David Barker told the board […]

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Festival brings “all things garlic” to Bennington

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The 23rd annual Southern Vermont Garlic and Herb Festival returns to Camelot Village in Bennington, Vermont on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 1-2. Also known as “Garlicfest,” the festival draws garlic-lovers from throughout the region to sample food and crafts from hundreds of vendors. What’s so “stinkin’ cool” about a garlic festival? Everything from garlic ice […]

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North Country Freepress – 09/21/18

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Lakes Region Freepress – 09/21/18

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518 Wheels – 09/20/18

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North Country Freepress – 09/14/18

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Lakes Region Freepress – 09/14/18

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518 Wheels – 09/13/18

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Village debates, OKs pig farm

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall trustees had to roll out extra chairs last Thursday to accommodate everyone interested in the proposed […]

Manchester Wood closes Sunday

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By Krystle S. Morey This is Manchester Wood’s “official” last week of business. Its last day is set for Sunday, […]

Town, village, firemen discuss joint fire district

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By Matthew Saari Officials from the town and village of Whitehall met with the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company last Tuesday […]

Consolidation plan could save taxpayers $711K, county says

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By Matthew Saari Washington County is rolling out a consolidation plan which anticipates more than $700,000 in savings. County administrator […]

Hartford school seeking generator, land purchase

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By Krystle S. Morey Hartford Central School District is seeking residents’ approval to purchase a generator and a parcel of […]