Tag Archives: Last Spring

Project connects two distant generations

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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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Village hopes to comply with tax cap

The Village Board of Trustees anticipates being able to comply with the state mandated property tax cap. The board began working on its budget last week, and Mayor Peter Telisky said he expects to keep any tax increase at or below two percent. “We’re going to try (to comply with the cap),” Telisky said. “There’s […]

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Village Board: No live chickens in village

By Jaime Thomas Exotic Animals Though they may be tasty for eating and good for you, chickens are not welcome to reside in the village. The village board rejected an appeal from Rob Therriault to keep chickens at his Pacific Street residence during a meeting Monday night. By village law, chickens are considered to be […]

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Diekel receives appointment to Air Force Academy

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The biggest decision of John Diekel’s life had little to do with wrestling. Diekel, a senior at Whitehall High School, has amassed more than 200 career wins and on Saturday claimed his fifth consecutive Class D championship. The wiry 138 pound wrestler has received interest from several Division I colleges, including Duke and Maryland, but […]

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Comptroller’s office critical of Dresden’s book keeping

Dresden’s financial records are so haphazard that that there is no way to accurately determine the town’s fiscal condition, according to an audit released earlier this month by the state Comptroller’s Office. The review of the town’s finances from 2010 to March of 2012 found that the town’s records are incomplete and there is no […]

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County schools seek to pool resources

As cuts to funding affect many schools across the country, several local districts are turning towards each other for help. Administrators who say they are left with no other options are looking into combining resources. Along with five other school districts in Washington County, Granville and Hartford have recently undergone a regionalization study, which will […]

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Changes, challenges ahead during new school year

The 2012-13 school year begins on Wednesday and ushers in some significant changes within the Whitehall Central School district. Perhaps the most significant change occurs at the high school, where the sixth-graders will move from the elementary school. Administrators suggested the move last spring amid declining enrollment and the recommendation was approved by the Board […]

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Electric services along wall: Debate balances costs vs. attracting boaters

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Boaters passing through Whitehall this summer may be able to access electrical services along the mooring wall behind the New York State Canal Corp. Visitors Center. Supervisor George Armstrong expressed his desire to see power along the wall restored during a meeting with Canal Corp. officials on Monday morning. “I’m in favor, and always have […]

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Bascue named to Youth Team; Sweeney continues to perform at high level

Codie Bascue was officially selected to represent the United States at the Youth Olympic Games next month in Igls, Austria. The United States Bobsled and Skeleton Federation formally announced its roster on Tuesday and Bascue was one of five athletes named to the team. Bascue and teammate Jake Peterson of Princeton Minnesota will compete in […]

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Railroaders’ new home court

Whitehall Central School celebrated the completion of renovations to its junior/senior high school gymnasium floor with a pep rally and basketball game between the junior and senior class. The event, held on Friday, Oct. 15, was the symbolic end to a project that started last spring and brought with it new lighting, seating and a […]

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Classifieds 07/01/15

Bridge to open to two lanes this weekend

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By Dan King State Department of Transportation will be opening the Poultney Street Bridge back to two lanes of traffic […]

Graduates reflect on turbulent year, big farewell

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By Dan King It was a school year that saw its fair share of ups and downs, and the Whitehall […]

Eighty-eight grads celebrate mountains, milestones

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By Christina Scanlon Bags of M&M candies were distributed to the graduating seniors at Granville Junior-Senior High School Friday night, […]

‘Rejuvenated’ museum ready for new season

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By Dan King Skenesborough Museum opened its doors for the 56th year on Sunday and museum director Carol Greenough is […]

Circus ‘advance man’ clowns around

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By Christina Scanlon By the time the Kelly Miller Circus hits town later this month, one of the clowns will […]

Music, food, fireworks offered

By Christina Scanlon The New York Players have been a favorite for years as part of the Village Summer Concert […]

O’Shea continues as interim principal

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By Dan King When the Whitehall Board of Education scheduled a special meeting for last Thursday, the immediate assumption was […]

Hughes steps down as defensive coordinator, takes job at Fair Haven

By Dan King Coaching football at Whitehall High School has been a hot-button topic for more than a year, and […]

Granville woman places third in triathlon

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By Linda Ellingsworth When Kerri Thomas rode the Cape May-Lewes Ferry as a child to visit relatives in Delaware, she […]

Museum honors people, industry, stone

By Christina Scanlon From wooden-soled shoes to lunch pails, steam whistles to checker boards, a unique collection of slate industry-related […]

Four in running for county administrator

By Christina Scanlon The pool of 45 candidates for Washington County administrator has been trimmed to four and county supervisors […]

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