Tag Archives: Friday Afternoon

Soccer team falls to top opponents

After opening their season with a hard fought 1-0 victory over Granville,Whitehall’s varsity soccer team had an opportunity to see how they matched up against two of the league’s best teams last week. The Railroaders faced off againstFortAnnand defending league championLake Georgeand it appears they have some work to do if they want to be […]

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I do, I do

Same-sex couples said “I do” all over New York beginning at midnight Sunday, but there was no call for ceremonies in the local area. In fact, there was a single ceremony done in all of Washington County. That was in Argyle, where Town Clerk Gianna Cross opened her office for three hours and issued one […]

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Students get hard lesson with mock crash

By Derek Liebig The screams coming from the mangled wreckage of the car were audible from nearly 50 yards away. Jen Bealmear and one of her best friends, Katie Barrett had just been struck by a drunk driver on Buckley Road. Bealmear was screaming for help; her friend was silent. Within minutes, emergency response crews […]

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DeRusha found his own niche at Skene Manor

By Derek Liebig When Jared DeRusha says he doesn’t mind doing dishes, he actually means it. A senior at Whitehall, DeRusha has been volunteering his time at the Skene Manor for the past three years. His duties have ranged from waiting tables to decorating the venerable estate, no easy task when you consider the Skene […]

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County Closes Bridge

Washington County workers close the Upper Turnpike Road.

‘Pancake’ hole causes closure A popular shortcut between Granville and Whitehall is no more after damage found to a North Granville bridge resulted in its likely permanent closure last Friday. The Upper Turnpike Bridge rests in a gully about 1 mile from Route 22 and is used as a pass through during the year for […]

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Upper Turnpike Road closed

A hole in the deck of the Upper Turnpike Bridge in North Granville resulted in its closure Friday afternoon. The span will remain closed, officials said, likely permanently.

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Town mourns popular teen

By Bill Toscano  His classmates will remember Tommy Pollinger as the guy who made them laugh, the athlete who seemed to wear most of the uniforms Whitehall had to offer and a friend with a quick smiling and a helping hand. They will remember attending his Bar Mitzvah, perhaps the only such celebration they had […]

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Fires

Busy weekend for firefighters A number of fires over the course of the weekend kept local volunteer firefighters busy with four calls within 48 hours. Firefighters responded to fires at Manchester Wood on North Street Sunday evening, a garage on Mettowee Street early Saturday, Taylor Hill on Saturday evening and a brush fire in Comstock […]

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‘New’ Senior Shuttle on-the-job

New Granville Senior Shuttle arrives and goes right to work     (more…)

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first tracks

Whoo-hoo The first responder to this blog should be seen on this site now. Thanks and yes, I’m hoping to have this be more conversational as well. Not quite the same as first tracks on the mountain while skiing but a thrill, no doubt. he-he. Had another post but it was either garbled or garbage. […]

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Charges linger for 10 months, Man in limbo after arresting cop quits

Morrill resignation

By Christina Scanlon When former Granville Police Officer Marc D. Morrill resigned abruptly in April, several cases were still to […]

Trump, Cruz, Carson, Sanders top Washington County straw poll

Straw Poll

By Dan King The Washington County Fair met politics last week, as 737 people came out to vote in a […]

Naval Militia volunteers receive award

Naval Militia

By Dan King A group of seven area maritime veterans, including two from Whitehall and one from Granville, will be […]

Friendships formed at fair live on

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By Christina Scanlon Shortly after the gates opened at the Washington County Fair Friday morning, tractors were moving and stirring […]

First Friday this Friday

This month’s First Friday event, hosted by The Slate Valley Museum and Pember Museum and Library will features an unveiling […]

Teens’ summer jobs pay off

By Christina Scanlon As the summer of 2015 winds down and local youth prepare to head back to school, 50 […]

Hampton primary could decide election

By Christina Scanlon November’s election could be decided next week in Hampton, depending how the votes play out at the […]

Back to school in Hartford

By Christina Scanlon Teachers in the Hartford are headed back to school this week, while students across the district will […]

Backpack program, We Care Project join forces

By Dan King Last November the inaugural Mom Prom raised thousands of dollars for the We Care Project, which is […]

Changes everywhere as school begins today

By Dan King As students arrive at Whitehall Central School today, there will be abundant changes around them. Whether at […]

Bus routes honed as school looms

By Christina Scanlon The floors are gleaming with new wax, while outside the leaves are beginning to turn colors and […]

Earth science a challenge

By Christina Scanlon It takes a 65 on the Regents Exam to pass Earth Science, a course mandatory to get […]

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