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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 […]

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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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Residents defend Dresden supervisor; Stipins-Gang demands apology

By Matthew Saari The Dresden Town Board meeting was proving to be uneventful Monday night, with board members tracking to finish town business in under 20 minutes. Then came the public comment period. “Congratulations on surviving your first year,” said Anda Stipins-Gang, wife of former Dresden supervisor George Gang, who applauded supervisor Paul Ferguson for […]

Recent News

Santa visits Whitehall

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By Krystle S. Morey “It’s coming!” Children and adults alike cheered and waved as Amtrak train #69 rolled into Whitehall on Sunday. The door opened and the conductor announced: “I have a very special somebody here to meet you all.” Santa stepped out onto the platform carrying a bag of gifts and ringing a golden […]

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Obituary: Barbara Jane Flack

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Granville, NY – Barbara Jane Flack, age 87, passed away Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Slate Valley Center in Granville. Barbara was born on November 7, 1931 in Granville the daughter of the late Robert and Margaret Roberts. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Barbara loved doing crosswords and reading a good […]

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Obituary: Michael Augustus Tuttle

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Whitehall/Colorado Springs- Michael Augustus Tuttle, 31 of Colorado Springs, Colorado, passed away on November 30, 2018 at his home.  Michael was born on October 1, 1987 in Rutland, Vermont to Cherie Tyrell and Perry Tuttle. Michael attended Whitehall Schools, receiving his GED in 2006. He then enlisted in the United States Army and served two […]

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Lakes Region Freepress – 12/07/18

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Obituary: Dominic Felix Valastro

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Whitehall, NY – Dominic Felix Valastro (Dom), 90 of Whitehall, NY passed away on Sunday, December 2nd at the Slate Valley Nursing Center.   Dominic served in the United States Navy, was a longtime Whitehall Police Officer and retired from the Washington County Sherriff’s Department.  Dominic was an entertainer, loved karaoke, not only did he sing […]

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Village home found ‘unfit for occupancy’

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By Krystle S. Morey   The Lincoln Street residence that was found to be infested with cockroaches, mold, trash and leaks has been deemed “unfit for human occupancy.” After remaining mum for several weeks, county officials visited the property Monday, posting a notice at the entrance of each of the three apartments. “This structure is […]

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Man stabbed after argument

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By Matthew Saari A Whitehall man was stabbed multiple times in his head after he asked two teenagers to tone down their argument, police said. Whitehall police were called to a fight in progress at 207 Broadway on Monday, Dec. 3, at 7:40 p.m. On arrival police found two men holding a 19-year-old on the […]

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Grievances spark highway work law reform

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By Matthew Saari In a bid to assuage constituents, the Whitehall Town Board is rethinking its proposed highway work law. Several board members announced at the board’s November meeting that many townsfolk have contacted them, voicing discontent over the measure. “I’ll tell you I’ve gotten several calls from people,” said board member Tim Kingsley. “They’re […]

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Museum gifted U.S. Naval flag

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By Matthew Saari Sasquatch may be getting a lot of press lately but Whitehall’s notoriety as being the Birthplace of the U.S. Navy is alive and well. Whitehall’s heritage director Carol Greenough announced to the town board recently that the Skenesborough Museum is now the proud owner of a flag flown by the USS Enterprise […]

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All Saints Hall has been sold

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By Krystle S. Morey All Saints Hall on Morrison Avenue in Granville has been sold. The former Polish place of worship, built in 1950, will be the new home of the Granville Area Food Pantry and Community Service. “We are just thrilled,” said Syndy Anoe, food pantry director. The food pantry for several decades has […]

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Obituary: Gerald R. Cook

Gerald R. Cook passed away on December 2, 2018 at The Meadows in Rutland, VT. Born May 18, 1931 in Granville, New York, Gerald was the son of Royal B. and Mary Emma (Gibson) Cook.  He attended elementary and high school in Granville and graduated from Granville High School in 1948.  Gerald then attended Mohawk […]

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Obituary: Jessica Lee Bullock

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Salem-Jessica Lee Bullock, 35, of Salem, passed away peacefully at her residence on Monday, December 3, 2018 after a long battle with cancer. Jessica was born May 10, 1983 in Glens Falls and attended Granville High School.  She also attended Adirondack Beauty School. Jessica worked as a waitress for many years particularly at Friendly’s Restaurant in […]

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Lakes Region Freepress – 01/18/19

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North Country Freepress – 01/19/19

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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, […]

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, […]

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. […]

518 Wheels – 01/17/19

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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 […]

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. […]

North Country Freepress – 01/11/19

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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 […]