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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 […]

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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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Fatal fire inspires safety float

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By Krystle S. Morey The fire that claimed the life of a North Granville woman this fall has inspired a local fire company to construct a safety float for the Granville Lighted Tractor Parade that starts Friday at 6:30 p.m. Kim Collins, 57, died of smoke inhalation caused by an Oct. 20 fire in her […]

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Only 122 votes cast for $18.5 million project

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By Matthew Saari The largest building project since Whitehall Central School relocated to Buckley Road garnered little interest from district residents – only 122 turned out to vote Tuesday – but the $18.5 million proposal was approved, 110-12. When asked how busy the polls had been throughout the day, district clerk Kim Manney said: “It […]

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Horde opens with two road wins

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By Keith Harrington Granville opened the basketball season in good fashion last week, winning a pair of Adirondack League games on the road. The Golden Horde dominated Warrensburg, 77-18, on Tuesday and defeated Argyle, 70-57, on Friday. “We played good team defense,” coach Grant Sharrow said. “We are not big but we are athletic and […]

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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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Obituary: Kenneth J. McKee

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Kenneth J. McKee (Beefer), went into the arms of the Lord on February 11, 2019. He died unexpectedly at his […]

Obituary: John R. Sparano Sr.

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John R. Sparano Sr., 87, a lifelong resident of Whitehall, passed away into the arms of the Lord Friday, Feb. […]

North Country Freepress – 02/15/19

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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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North Country 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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