Tag Archives: Community Members

Fire company honors McCullen for 50 years of service

By Jaime Thomas It’s not often people gives decades of service to a volunteer organization. But on Saturday night, dozens of community members gathered to honor John McCullen for 50 years of his time with the North Granville Hose Company. McCullen’s son, Chief Scott McCullen, planned a surprise for his dad along with other older […]

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Parents Raise Questions at School Board Meeting

By Jaime Thomas A couple of parents recently questioned Granville Central School’s failure to touch base with them about safety procedures and preparedness after the recent school shooting in Connecticut. According to a discussion after the meeting of those in attendance, the two represented a larger group of concerned parents. “I do find it disheartening […]

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Community comes together on new town hall

In a modern version of an old-time barn raising, community members in Hampton have come together over the last three months to erect a new town hall without burdening the rural community with any debt. Around two dozen volunteers have pitched in to construct the new municipal building, a 1,460-square-foot building on the eastbound side […]

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Write in candidate Suzanne McEachron

With a sudden open seat on the Granville Board of Education, one resident mounted a campaign for the position. Posted here are answers to the questions offered to candidates for office by the Granville Sentinel. Name – Suzanne McEachron Occupation – EMR Coordinator of Community Health Centers of the Rutland Region   Why do you […]

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Mt. Carmel Church sold

For those who used to worship there before the doors closed, Our Lady of Mount Carmel was a place they loved, where they went for weddings and funerals and came together during good times and bad. Following a sale in February, at least one person is going to love the reoccupied building for meals and […]

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Youth League seeks fund-raising ideas

By Bill Toscano The Whitehall Youth League, which provides more than 225 youths in grades 3-6 the chance to play baseball and offers football and cheerleading to about 70, has lost one-third of its funding because of the ban on coin drops. “If you add everything up, we probably spend about $20,000, and about one-third […]

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Residents get last look at Revitalization

With implementation of the Mettowee River Revitalization Strategy right around the corner, Granville Mayor Jay Niles urged those who turned out Monday night for the final look to get involved. “Pursue your interests,” Niles told the 20 people in attendance on the snowy night. The Granville Village Board convened the special meeting to get a […]

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Mettowee River Revitalization Strategy meeting

  The final Mettowee River Revitalization Strategy meeting will be held Dec. 13 starting at 6 p.m. featuring a presentation of the final product by Elan Planning. Members of the public are invited to take in the presentation detailing the report that will go to the New York State Department of State as a tool […]

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Schools to host annual open houses on Sept. 23 and Sept. 28

Whitehall Central School will host a pair of open houses in the upcoming week. The Junior/Senior High School open house will take place on Thursday, Sept. 23, starting at 6:45 p.m. and lasting until around 8:30 p.m. Members of the school faculty, guidance office and administration will be on hand to answer questions and talk […]

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Fundraisers Halted

Please, don’t ask for anything more. That’s the message that was sent out by Whitehall Central School Superintendent James Watson last week as he announced a “freeze” on school organizations fundraising throughout the rest of the school year.  

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Fire Co. renews search for lost horn

By Dan King Thirty years ago a silver plated presentation horn was stolen from the Whitehall Fire Company and the […]

Town finalizes speed reduction proposal

By Dan King Back in July, the Town of Whitehall drafted a proposal to reduce the speed limits of a […]

Officials weight safety vs. freedom of Amish

By Dan King Just when it seemed that all discrepancies and arguments about how to handle Whitehall’s growing Amish population […]

Superintendent upset with test scores

Whitehall Central School District Superintendent Elizabeth Legault has been analyzing data and researching educational policy in an attempt to turn […]

Increase in traffic hasn’t led to increase in accidents at intersection

By Dan King The intersection of County Routes 18 and 21 in Whitehall has always been a difficult intersection for […]

Enerjazz to conclude concert series

Whitehall’s summer concert series will be coming to a close on Friday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. and to say […]

Cheerleading made an official sport

By Dan King After years of being a club sport and funding all expenditures on their own, Whitehall cheerleaders have […]

State says their own building has code violations

By Dan King New York State Canal Corporation recently stopped by the new location for Friends of the Washington County […]

Storefront undergoes rebirth

A storefront that has stood on West Main Street for more than 100 years has been given new life. When […]

W. Pawlet auction Thursday

The West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual auction this evening at the West Pawlet Firehouse, Route 153, […]