Tag Archives: New York State Department

Local murderer dies in prison

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A local man who was serving a life sentence in a state prison for the murder of his 2-year-old son died on Sunday. David J. Pope Sr. 67, was pronounced dead at Westchester County Medical Center at on Oct. 7. A spokesperson with the New York State Department of Corrections said Pope was transported to […]

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Helicopter extinguishes blaze in Dresden

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation used a helicopter to extinguish a forest fire on Elephant Mountain in Dresden last Wednesday. A group of local firefighters and forest rangers hiked into the area of the blaze, which is located just west of Huletts Landing. Smoke was reported seen around 11:30 a.m. and members […]

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Log Bay Day busy for local law enforcement

The annual Log Bay Day party on Lake George was a busy one for local law enforcement agencies. On July 30 the Washington County Sheriff’s Department and the New York State Forest Rangers conducted a road check on Sly Pond Road at the intersection of Daisy Clearing in the town of Fort Ann. The joint […]

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Portion of Route 4 to be paved

A section of highway in Whitehall will receive repairs after it was included in a multi-million contract awarded by the New York State Department of Transportation as part of a New York Works project. The DOT announced last week that Route 4 between Ryder Road and Seventh Avenue in the village of Whitehall was one […]

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Outdoors in Whitehall with Gene Terry: Wash stations pose problems for boaters

Attended a meeting last week in Warren County on invasive species in Lake George and what is projected that is to be done about it. In short, this is going to be a nightmare for everyone who wants to go boating, fishing, canoeing, etc., on the lake. When all this is finalized, they project a […]

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Town gets grant for Troy Shirt Factory

Christmas arrived a little early for the Whitehall Town Board. At last Thursday’s monthly board meeting, Supervisor Richard “Geezer” Gordon announced that Whitehall was the recent recipient of a $50,000 grant that will help cover some of the cost of cleanup efforts at the Troy Shirt Factory. The funding, which is nearly two years in […]

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Voters approve auditorium renovations

The high school will get a new auditorium after voters approved a two-phase construction project Wednesday that will result in the complete renovation of the facility. Voters were presented with two separate propositions: the replacement of the roof and the renovation of the auditorium. Both were approved by an overwhelming margin. The proposition to replace […]

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Town survey to look at use of farmland

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  The Town of Granville will be mailing a survey to all farmers and farmland owners in the town this week. The survey is designed to help the town understand how farmers and farmland owners feel about farming in Granville and about the types and extent of farming activities taking place. Granville received a grant […]

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Local Officals eye rail trail bridge by Christmas

Bridge project red tape breaks loose Granville officials say they now hope to have a Rail Trail Bridge in place before Christmas after final contract approvals recently came from New York state.   (more…)

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Keeping ’em open

  It takes a lot of water to be in the restaurant business. But what if that water is unfit for consumption? Or worse, isn’t there at all? (more…)

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Torres will coach – again

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By Krystle S. Morey After a months-long process of back-and-forth appointments, rescinded hires and resignations, Mario Torres has been named […]

500 alumni attend Whitehall All-Class Reunion

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By Dan King Alumni from 19 states and two foreign countries made their way to Whitehall for the Whitehall High […]

Local couple to reopen Scotties’

Mark and Edie Pickard of Granville purchased Scotties’, a long-time diner and gift shop on Main Street, last week. The couple plans to preserve the atmosphere of the former Scotties’.

By Krystle S. Morey After about six months of negotiations, Scotties’ has been sold – and to a local couple. […]

Hicks tasked with reuniting school board

School Board President Audrey Hicks was reelected Monday, July 11. She is pictured here being sworn in at the board’s reorganizational meeting.

By Krystle S. Morey Focusing on academics, improving the graduation rate and boosting student participation are just a few things […]

Feature: ‘I’ve had a lot of fun in my life’

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By Dan King Margaret Lloyd Hoey has seen a little bit of everything in her lifetime. The 95-year-old Whitehall High […]

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