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Gold Star mother to be honored

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 83 will honor Whitehall’s Gold Star Mother Catherine Aiken with a remembrance service on Sunday, Sept. 29. Catherine lost her son William in the Vietnam War. The service will begin at 2 p.m. and is open to the public. Whitehall’s American Legion Post is located at 148 Main Street in […]

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Whitehall pays tribute

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Henry Gurney stood at the lectern — the emotion audible in his voice — and read aloud a list of names. Holding back tears, he said each name one at a time: Lawrence Lowell, Morgan Parker, Frank Riley, David Rivette, James Ross, Paul Roth, Ray Beckwith, and several dozen others. They were peers and classmates, […]

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Students pay homage to fallen soldiers

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              Joe Capron was a young teacher in 1972 when he walked into the principal’s office at Whitehall Elementary School and asked a simple question: Can we have a Memorial Day ceremony at the school? The principal said yes and a 40-year tradition was born. “When I first started […]

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Memorial Day is busy in Whitehall

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Whitehall will honor its fallen heroes this weekend with a series of events throughout the community. American Legion Post 83 will conduct traditional Memorial Day services on Monday, May 28, beginning with an outdoor Catholic Mass at Our Lady of Angels cemetery at 8 a.m. The Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Michael Flannery, […]

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Legion celebrates birthday; Huntington honored

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At the American Legion 93rd birthday party, Post 83 awarded Commander Anthony Huntington the Legionnaire of the Yard Award.  Commander Huntington is a 10-year member and a veteran of the New York Army National Guard, having served a combat tour in Iraq. The party was held on Wednesday, March 14. It was the 60th birthday […]

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Legion Auxiliary to honor Aiken

The American Legion Auxiliary will honor Whitehall’s Gold Star Mother Catherine Aiken with a remembrance service at 2 p.m., Sunday Oct. 9. Catherine lost her son William in the Viet Nam War. Please join us to honor the Aiken family Also mark your calendar and spread the word. The annual town-wide  children’s Halloween party will […]

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Whitehall Remembers toll of Wars

By Derek Liebig Scottie Stream, 39, and Tyler Parten, 24, aren’t from Whitehall and almost certainly never stepped foot in the community, but it didn’t stop Lieutenant Colonel Paul Somersall from evoking their names during Monday’s Memorial Day Ceremony. Both were exemplary soldiers stationed in Afghanistan. And both lost their lives serving their country. Stream, […]

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Town Sticks to Annual Traditions

  It’s about tradition. That was the message members of the Whitehall American Legion sent as they presented their annual Memorial Day service and parade on Monday.   (more…)

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Search for Sasquatch resumes, forty years later

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By Dan King It’s been 40 years since the first reported Sasquatch sighting in Whitehall and now the quest to […]

Apathy leaves trustee seat vacant

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By Dan King Whitehall’s mayor-elect, Ken Bartholomew was hoping someone would emerge to take his old trustee position, but that […]

Jane O’Shea resigns, cites issues with board

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By Derek Liebig A Granville principal is resigning at the end of the school year because of a disagreement over […]

Whitehall Elks honor three for service

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By Dan King Ken McKee, an old Whitehall Elk, used to tell his kids that the acronym BPOE stood for […]

Reelected, incumbents face challenges

By Derek Liebig Members of the Granville Village Board will be together for at least two more years. Incumbents Dean […]

Keough to plant community garden

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By Dan King A Whitehall High School student has come up with a creative way to support local charity and […]