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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 […]

Recent News

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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Obituary: Robert (Bob) E. Golden

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Robert (Bob) E. Golden, 73, of New Bern, North Carolina, passed away at home on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Bob loved his family, his friends, his community and his country. He was active in Rotary (twice a Paul Harris Fellow), his church, Christ Episcopal and in environmental organizations including the Sierra Club and Carolina Nature […]

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Obituary: Norman E. Carr Sr.

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Whitehall-Norman E. Carr Sr., 81, of County Route 9, Whitehall, passed away peacefully at his  home Monday November 26, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Born July 11, 1937, he was the son of the late Cyrill and Anna Carr of Port Henry NY. Following graduation from Port Henry Central School, class of 1957, Norman […]

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Lakes Region Freepress – 11/30/18

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Church cuts ties with scouts

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By Krystle S. Morey Citing new bylaws adopted by the national Boy Scouts of America organization, including the allowance of homosexual scouts and leaders and female members, the Granville Baptist Church has cut ties with the local cub scouts. “We felt, as a bible-believing church, we just could not be supporting that in an official […]

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Whitehall rallies, saves Toys for Tots

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By Matthew Saari In the face of obstacles caused by corporate America, nearly every organization in Whitehall is coming together this holiday season to ensure that less fortunate children have a Merry Christmas. Members of the Whitehall Police Department, Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company and Whitehall Elks Lodge 1491, along with Good Samaritans from the community, […]

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State data reveals Whitehall struggles with mathematics

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By Matthew Saari Recent state test data reveals Whitehall students are having a tough time comprehending mathematic principles. High school principal Jeff Keller delivered a presentation to the Whitehall Board of Education last Monday, reviewing the results of the state’s English Language Arts and math tests. “Math for us is a weak area,” Keller said. […]

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Tree-lighting, parade, festivals on tap in Granville

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By Krystle S. Morey Each year at this time, Granville is overtaken with holiday cheer. Its village streets, parks, bridges and light posts are decorated with garland lights and more, transforming the village into a winter wonderland. The holiday fun kicks off on the First Friday in December each year. This year’s event, on Dec. […]

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Santa Claus is coming to town

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Santa Claus is coming to town He’s making a list and he’s checking it twice and he’s going to find out who’s been naughty or nice. Yes, Santa Clause will be coming to a town near you. So, get those cameras and lists ready because here are all of the places you can meet Father […]

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Obituary: Rea D. Campbell

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Hebron-Rea D. Campbell, 86, of Hebron, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at the Fort Hudson Nursing Home in Fort Edward. Rea was born October 18, 1932 in Hebron at the family farm and was the son of the late James and Carrie (Beattie) Campbell.  He attended Hartford Central School. Rea grew up working […]

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Lakes Region Freepress – 11/23/18

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Dresden budget approved after heated hearing

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By Matthew Saari Dresden’s 2019 budget was approved 3-0 on Saturday but only after a very heated public hearing and 20-minute recess. Supervisor Paul Ferguson opened the hearing by providing a summary of the proposed budget. The total budget stood at $1,179,915 including a tax levy of $821,472. This represented a 3.61 percent increase over […]

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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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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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Obituary: Linda A. Angiolillo

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Granville – Linda A. Angiolillo, 71, of Granville, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 following […]

Lakes Region Freepress – 02/01/19

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