Tag Archives: New York

Fort Ti to host living history weekend

March of 1776 will be experienced anew as Fort Ticonderoga host its living history weekend on Saturday and Sunday, March 15 and 16. Guests will discover the remarkable story of how a fledging army fought for independence and see how New York soldiers used British military drills to put their muskets and fowlers to use […]

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Granville music students keeping in pace

By Jaime Thomas Music students in Granville are keeping sharp with a number of events in the next few weeks. Along with the band’s most popular event—jazz café—the instrumentalists will celebrate Music in Our Schools Month by participating in a festival, performing in Albany and holding a fundraiser. Jazz café, the jazz ensemble’s annual fundraiser, […]

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Electricity rates skyrocket

By Derek Liebig and Jaime Thomas The effect of this winter’s bone chilling weather goes beyond frost bite and cabin fever. It’s also driving up the price of electricity. Electricity prices jumped 50 percent in January and were expected to increase another 30 percent in February. The hikes are blamed on cold weather and increased […]

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Little progress on Schaff investigation

By Jaime Thomas More than a month after Fair Haven resident Jonathan Schaff went missing in Granville, investigations have revealed nearly nothing. Granville Police Chief Ernie Bassett said local officers are still taking statements from those who interacted with Schaff before his disappearance. Schaff, 23, has not been seen since late January, when he kept […]

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School officials: Don’t be surprised by depleted fund balance

By Jaime Thomas Granville school officials are sounding the alarm. If state aid doesn’t increase, the district will run out of money in two or three years. Fiscal insolvency is a serious possibility, and Superintendent Mark Bessen and Business Manager Cathy Somich want the public to know. “We don’t want anyone surprised. We’re telling you […]

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Booth elected president of Washington County Fair

The Washington County Fair announced last week the election of R. Harry Booth as 2014 President of the New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs. Booth’s presidency was confirmed at the NYSAAF annual convention held at the Rochester Convention Center, in January. Booth has served as the Washington County Fair president. In a letter to […]

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Fleeing suspect reports to work next day at ice plant only to be nabbed by village police

By Lee Tugas A strong work ethic was the downfall of a suspect who fled from Police last week. A man who allegedly stabbed another man with a grilling fork and later fled the village police station into the night, nevertheless dutifully reported to his job the next day. And that’s where he was caught. […]

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New clothing drop-off shed in Granville

Granville Baptist Church is now sponsoring a clothing drop-off shed as a fundraiser and service to the community. On Jan. 27, St. Pauly Textile installed one of its clothing collection sheds behind the Church at 23 Quaker St. for the community to use as a drop off for clothing. The clothing will be distributed free […]

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Jeremy Martelle, Class of 1990

By Michael Emond                                                                   Looking back 24 years, Jeremy Martelle said, “Growing up in Granville was truly a great experience. Although if you had asked me if I enjoyed it at the time, I would have said I wanted out of a small town. During high school, I had the opportunity to travel to Spain and […]

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Residents might have unclaimed funds

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today is urging New Yorkers to see if any of the $12.5 billion in lost and forgotten money currently being held by his office could be theirs. More than 30 million accounts are unclaimed in New York, some dating back to the 1940s. An interactive map created by […]

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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 […]