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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 […]

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County Fair begins Aug. 20

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The Washington County Fair, the county’s biggest, most anticipated event of the year, will kick off on Monday, Aug. 20. The fair will run throughout the week, ending Sunday, Aug. 26 at the fairgrounds on Route 29 in Easton. Opening day begins officially at 5 p.m. Ticket prices are $12 for general admission, kids under […]

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Lakes Region Freepress – 08/03/18

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Armed man arrested after 8-hour standoff

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By Matthew Saari An eight-hour standoff came to an end just before midnight Thursday night with police taking a 51-year-old Whitehall man into custody. The incident began at 4 p.m. on July 26 when Whitehall police received a report of a domestic dispute at 28 Montcalm Ave., trailer four. Police said Joseph P. Gordon allegedly […]

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County tackles growing issue of homelessness

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By Darren Marcy   Just because you don’t see homeless people every day doesn’t mean they’re not here. That’s the message from Washington County officials and local human service organizations who gathered for a pair of meetings to launch a project intended to tackle a growing homeless problem in the county. They look into the […]

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Dresden supervisor faulted by former supervisor’s wife

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By Matthew Saari   A lively argument broke out at the Dresden Town Board’s July meeting when the wife of former supervisor George Gang accused current supervisor Paul Ferguson of not running the town’s financial practices properly. As Ferguson opened the meeting to public comment, Anda Stippens-Gang took the floor. “It’s six months in now […]

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Hometown pharmacies adapt to remain competitive

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By Krystle S. Morey   In a world where “big box stores” often tout cheaper prices, longer hours and variety, small businesses are opting for personalized services and diversifying to remain competitive. “That’s the only way we’re going to survive … and so far it’s paid off,” said Mike Fitzgerald, of McCann’s Pharmacy and Adirondack […]

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A Granville legend’s fame memorialized

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By Keith Harrington The football field at Granville Central School is named after him. A prestigious annual award is given in his memory. Any conversation regarding Golden Horde football past always includes Sam Eppolito. “His remarkable contributions to Granville athletics continue to be the topic of conversations whenever discussions of Granville’s past athletic endeavors come […]

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Lakes Region Freepress – 07/27/18

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Village transfers land to fire company

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By Darren Marcy   The Whitehall Village Board has approved the transfer of the land beneath the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company to the department. The move is subject to a permissive referendum and could bring to a close a long-running issue in the village. The resolution approved July 16 declares the land under 161 Main […]

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Decades-old car hop changes hands

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By Krystle S. Morey   Betty Scarlotta sat on a barstool at Scarlotta’s Car Hop Monday afternoon, sipping from the striped straw that protruded out of a printed paper cup. “I am glad it’s going to stay,” Scarlotta, 84, said with a smile. Scarlotta recently learned that the business she and her family operated for […]

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Head Start, school sign agreement

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By Krystle S. Morey An agreement has been made. The local Head Start program will move to Mary J. Tanner School and start classes there in the fall. “We do have a signed agreement,” said Cathy Somich, business manager. Under the lease agreement, Head Start will pay the Granville Central School District $3,500 a year […]

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School food prices to increase 25 cents

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By Darren Marcy   The Whitehall Board of Education approved a 25-cent increase on the price of lunches and breakfasts for the coming school year. The increase, the first in more than 15 years, according to school superintendent Patrick Dee, comes as a result of an accounting overhaul that revealed the lunch program was short […]

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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 […]