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Flat Iron: Village misses grant deadline

By Matthew Saari A Restore New York grant that could’ve potentially funded the demolition of the blighted Flat Iron building is not to be. Whitehall Mayor Phil Smith told the Times that the village missed the application deadline. Smith had scheduled a special meeting for Friday, Dec. 8 to get approval for the grant application […]

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Codie made the team!

By Matthew Saari It’s official – Whitehall’s Codie Bascue will be competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Team USA broke the news on Monday at 8:22 a.m., releasing the names of the US four-man and two-man bobsled teams. Bascue will compete in both the four-man and two-man bobsled categories at the PyeongChang […]

Jonathan Schaff

Four years later, search continues for missing man

By Krystle S. Morey A steady flow of new leads and cooperation from witnesses have kept a 4-year-old missing person case alive. Jonathan Schaff disappeared after leaving a bar on Main Street in Granville on Jan. 18, 2014, but police say they are not giving up efforts to determine what happened to him. “This case […]

George Armstrong

Armstrong to run for village trustee

By Matthew Saari “Everything is on the table; nothing is off the table when looking to cut costs.” That’s former Whitehall Town Supervisor George Armstrong’s outlook and he’s aiming to apply it to the village of Whitehall. Armstrong called the Times last week to announce he intends to seek a village trustee seat occupied by […]

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Freezing, flood wreak havoc

By Matthew Saari and Krystle Morey Only in the Northeast can communities have 50-degree weather and torrential rains one day, followed by near-zero temperatures and ice the very next. Friday’s warmer temperatures initially seemed a welcome relief but the accompanying rains brought only headaches to one Whitehall resident. Duane Oliver, of Elizabeth Street, found his […]

Recent News

Taxpayers rush to pay, beat deadline

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By Matthew Saari Following the signing of the 2018 Republican tax bill into law by President Donald Trump, many taxpayers – including those in this region – rushed to their local town offices in hopes of paying their taxes early to avoid newly imposed caps. “We’ve had several people come in and pay early,” said […]

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Lakes Region Freepress – 12/29/17

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Lakes Region Freepress – 12/22/17

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Power project may ease taxes in local towns

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By Matthew Saari A monumental clean-energy project may shift some of the tax burden from Washington County taxpayers. Details about the Champlain Hudson Power Express, including routing and impact upon the local area, were presented at a Putnam town meeting last Thursday by Josh Bagnato, vice president of project development for Transmission Developers Inc., the […]

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Country Cupboard open for business

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By Matthew Saari Walking into the Whitehall High School cafeteria, past the eating room tables and past the gleaming stainless-steel ovens you’ll find a bright red locker, or cupboard, fully stocked with all manner of food items, personal hygiene products and winter apparel. That red cabinet, the Country Cupboard, is the brainchild of cafeteria manager […]

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Elevator to extend Pember’s reach

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By Krystle S. Morey The Pember Library and Museum is moving forward on a plan to add an elevator to encourage patrons of all ability levels to visit the Granville institution. Patrons will be able to enter the library at ground level and choose to stop at the first-floor library or the museum on the […]

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Whitehall, Granville to host holiday hoops tourneys

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By Matthew Saari and Keith Harrington   WHITEHALL Two New York teams and two Vermont teams will square off next week in a tradition that is more than two decades old. The 22nd annual Whitehall Holiday Basketball Tournament will be held Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 27 and 28. Hailing from the Empire State are the […]

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State rejects Granville bid for water grant

North Granville's water infrastructure is more than 75 years old.

By Krystle S. Morey For the third time, the Town of Granville has been denied state financial assistance to make much-needed upgrades to its aging North Granville water system. “We were denied,” said Matt Hicks, town supervisor. The town reapplied this summer for a $1 million Community Development Block Grant to help it replace and […]

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Lakes Region Freepress – 12/15/17

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Granville’s first-ever lighted tractor parade Friday

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By Krystle S. Morey and Amber Stewart “The more lights the merrier.” This is the strategy the Granville Future Farmers of America are employing to decorate their tractor for this Friday’s lighted tractor parade, said FFA member Abigail Armstrong. “As many as possible,” she said. About 45 tractors, ATVs and monster trucks are set to […]

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Village seeks funds for Flat Iron demo

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall village officials are seeking a state grant to fund the demolition of the notorious Flat Iron building before it collapses. Mayor Phil Smith called a special Village Board meeting last Friday at 1 p.m. where, following a nine-minute public hearing during which no village residents spoke out against applying for the […]

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Resident, village battle over sewage spill

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By Matthew Saari Something stinks in the village of Whitehall. For more than two months resident Christina Steves has battled with the village over a sewer line which became compromised on Oct. 2 when a neighbor’s tree roots blocked the line, causing the pipe to burst and discharge raw sewage into Steves’ basement. “When I […]

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North Country Freepress – 01/19/18

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Northshire Freepress – 01/19/18

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Weekender – 01/19/18

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518 Wheels – 01/15/18

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Weekender – 01/12/18

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North Country Freepress – 01/12/18

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Lakes Region Freepress – 01/12/18

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Northshire Freepress – 01/12/18

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518 Wheels – 01/08/18

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Time to move veterans clock?

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By Krystle S. Morey Hung on Main Street, it has been a topic of discussion and an aesthetic staple in […]

Bascue qualifies for winter olympics

Sports Bascue at Jr. World Championships

By Matthew Saari Whitehall’s Codie Bascue, just 23 years old, has clinched a spot on the U.S. four-man Olympic bobsled […]