Tag Archives: Community Members

Fire company honors McCullen for 50 years of service

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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

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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

Gisele 'Gigi' Zeitler recently purchased the Our Lady of Mount Carmel church on Dayton Hill Road. Here she displays some of the plans she has for renovating the interior space. Zeitler said the 'respectful' redesign of the interior will allow members of the congregation to see reminders of the church in the new layout.

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

See the plan online at the Granville Village website: www.villageofgranville.com

  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.   (more…)

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Chief: Beware marijuana-impaired drivers

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By Krystle S. Morey Legalization of marijuana in neighboring Vermont has local police agencies on high alert. As of July […]

Dresden resident proposes seceding from Whitehall school

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By Matthew Saari One Dresden resident believes Dresden should divest itself from the Whitehall Central School district. “I’ve often thought […]

Free tasting event in Granville July 26

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville area businesses will line the perimeter of Veterans Memorial Park next Thursday, offering free samples […]

Bigfoot council to promote tourism

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By Darren Marcy With growing interest in Whitehall’s resident Bigfoot population, a group of local business owners and individuals have […]

Local family walks with the dead

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By Krystle S. Morey The devil went down to Georgia because he was looking for a soul to steal. The […]

Lakes Region Freepress – 07/13/18

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North Country Freepress – 07/13/18

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518 Wheels – 07/12/18

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County tax sale July 28

Whitehall tax auction, Washington County

By Matthew Saari One hundred twenty three Washington County properties will be going to auction on Saturday, July 28. Every […]

No firemen’s fair this year

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By Krystle S. Morey The Hook and Ladder Fire Company will not host a firemen’s fair this year. Village of […]

Group discusses Catholic ‘school’

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By Matthew Saari To help restore Whitehall to its former glory, one of the ideas floated by a group of […]

Audit faults village

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By Krystle S. Morey After thumbing through Granville’s financial records, state officials say the village has some work to do. […]

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