Tag Archives: Decades

Project connects two distant generations

By Jaime Thomas In the nearly eight decades since Helen Macura was Molly O’Brien’s age, life around Granville has changed a bit. The pharmacy served the best hot chocolate, for example, and there was a movie theater right in the village. Macura was one of 13 children of a Czechoslovakian couple, and she sometimes earned […]

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Finch and Chubb slated to reopen March 13

  A popular local eatery that closed its doors in 2011 after more than two and a half decades in business will reopen under new ownership next month. LeAnn Ingalls, president and chief operating officer of the Whitehall Marina, said she anticipates diners sitting down to enjoy a meal or drink at the Finch and […]

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Veterans Park founders to be honored

By Jaime Thomas Granville will thank a group of men who took up an important idea many decades ago, after the Veterans Day parade on Sunday, Nov. 11, which starts at 1 p.m. on Main Street. The village will unveil a new memorial during a ceremony to recognize the 11 members of the Veterans Park […]

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Bequest gives cemetery new appearance

For 30 years, John Carroll’s gravestone rested facedown in the grass of Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, unrecognized and unreadable. But thanks to a project by Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, the sun once again shines upon the face of the 87-year-old stone. Earlier this summer the church began to make a series of […]

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Huletts where the heart is: Volunteers seek to create personalized history of hamlet

The history of Huletts Landing is being told one family at a time. The Friends of Historic Huletts Landing is in its third year documenting the lives of people who call the lakeside hamlet home. The goal of the oral history project is to add to the community’s permanent record by capturing the stories of […]

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Mettawee’s founding principal retiring

Two quotes, heard decades apart, sum up the relationship Nancy Mark and the Mettawee Community School have forged with the people of Pawlet, West Pawlet and Rupert over the last 14 years. “The first day the school opened, we had a celebration. We do every year, but this one was special,” said Mark, who will […]

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Skenesborough dissolution official

More than 46 years of service officially came to an end last Wednesday as the Skenesborough Volunteer Fire Company dissolved. The Village Board of Trustees, at the company’s request, passed a resolution to revoke Skenesborough’s charter. The board passed the resolution as a way to expedite Skenesborough’s dissolution. Mayor Peter Telisky said members of the […]

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Vanderminden receives lifetime achievement award

The industry he has given decades of his life to has now honored him, as Robert ‘Bob’ Vanderminden has been named the International Casual Furnishings Association Lifetime Achievement Award winner for 2011.  Vanderminden was recognized Sept. 14 at the industry gala held at the Field Museum in Chicago in front of several family members including […]

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Restaurant opens later this month

A restaurant that will feature “authentic barbecue” and will have no entrees priced over $15.95 is scheduled to open in the lower level of the former Whitehall Times building on North Main Street, according to the man who will be running it. General manager Richard Corsetti, a Vermont resident with two decades of experience in […]

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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, […]

State orders town to monitor former landfill

The state has threatened to take legal action against the town if it doesn’t begin submitting monitoring reports of groundwater […]

Silitch named Alumni of Year

A North Granville resident has been named Alumni of the Year at a college recently ranked among the top 100 […]