Tag Archives: New York

Halloween happenings throughout the area

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Halloween happenings abound throughout the region, with plenty of hair-raising, terrifying, horrifying events for those who like the thrill of this mystical time of the year. Trick or treat? It’s time to adorn costumes, whether they are outlandish, simplistic, or whatever. Do you want to frighten others, or are you living out a dream of […]

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Four years later, search continues for missing man

Jonathan Schaff

By Krystle S. Morey A steady flow of new leads and cooperation from witnesses have kept a 4-year-old missing person case alive. Jonathan Schaff disappeared after leaving a bar on Main Street in Granville on Jan. 18, 2014, but police say they are not giving up efforts to determine what happened to him. “This case […]

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Taxpayers rush to pay, beat deadline

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By Matthew Saari Following the signing of the 2018 Republican tax bill into law by President Donald Trump, many taxpayers – including those in this region – rushed to their local town offices in hopes of paying their taxes early to avoid newly imposed caps. “We’ve had several people come in and pay early,” said […]

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Decades later, a dog tag is found

Paul F. Fish

Editor’s note: Paul F. Fish, a Middle Granville native,  served as a waist gunner in WWII. His dog tag was found in a field in Brandon, South Dakota and reunited with his family. Judy Fish Dennison is the middle daughter of Paul F. Fish. She lives in Landisville, Pennsylvania. By Judy Fish Dennison Readers of the […]

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Poultney Street garage back on tax rolls

The garage at 45 Poultney St. in Whitehall

By Matthew Saari After more than 10 years of being tax exempt, the garage at 45 Poultney St. in Whitehall will be added back on the tax rolls. The events leading up to the decision by Washington County was wholly unexpected and more than a little bizarre. The Washington County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed […]

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Sasquatch calling festival Saturday

A popular part of Whitehall's Sasquatch Festival is the Sasquatch Calling Contest.

By Matthew Saari Area hunters may be familiar with duck calls, turkey calls and geese calls; heck, they may have even used a moose, elk or wild pig call in their day. Well, they better prep their best Sasquatch Call for this Saturday. The second annual Sasquatch Calling Festival is set to kick off at […]

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Local churches to bless pets

Father Joe Arockiasamy has blessed local animals at St. Mary’s for the past seven years.

By Krystle S. Morey Local churches, this weekend and next, will host ceremonies to bless animals. Each year, millions of pets are blessed by priests to celebrate the feast day (Oct. 4) of Saint Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals and the environment. St. Francis reportedly loved all of God’s creatures, treating them with […]

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Whitehall romps in season opener

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By Matthew Saari The Whitehall Railroaders’ non-league game to kick off the 2017 football season last Saturday may have appeared, on paper at least, a lopsided matchup with Cohoes, a Class B school, hosting Class D Whitehall. The game did prove to be one-sided: in favor of Whitehall, which won, 54-0. “We knew going in […]

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He gets paid to drive, so he’s ‘Uber’ excited

Tracey Cook is an Uber/Lyft driver from Granville, New York.

By Krystle S. Morey Since ridesharing services including Uber and Lyft became legal in upstate New York, locals are trying their hand at riding and driving, but a local Uber/Lyft driver said it’s not very popular in this area – yet. “There really isn’t that much money around here,” said Tracey Cook, of Granville. Cook […]

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Raceville resident to turn 101

Florence (Lee) Hall

By Krystle S. Morey “Work hard and have fun.” That’s Florence (Lee) Hall’s advice for living an exciting – and long – life. Hall is set to celebrate her 101st birthday on Sunday, Sept. 3. “I hope I’m here by then,” she joked, during an interview with the Granville Sentinel last Thursday. Hall spends her […]

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Residents defend Dresden supervisor; Stipins-Gang demands apology

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By Matthew Saari The Dresden Town Board meeting was proving to be uneventful Monday night, with board members tracking to […]

Fatal fire inspires safety float

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By Krystle S. Morey The fire that claimed the life of a North Granville woman this fall has inspired a […]

Only 122 votes cast for $18.5 million project

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By Matthew Saari The largest building project since Whitehall Central School relocated to Buckley Road garnered little interest from district […]

Horde opens with two road wins

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By Keith Harrington Granville opened the basketball season in good fashion last week, winning a pair of Adirondack League games […]

Santa visits Whitehall

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By Krystle S. Morey “It’s coming!” Children and adults alike cheered and waved as Amtrak train #69 rolled into Whitehall […]

Obituary: Barbara Jane Flack

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Granville, NY – Barbara Jane Flack, age 87, passed away Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Slate Valley Center in Granville. […]

Obituary: Michael Augustus Tuttle

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Whitehall/Colorado Springs- Michael Augustus Tuttle, 31 of Colorado Springs, Colorado, passed away on November 30, 2018 at his home.  Michael […]

North Country Freepress – 12/07/18

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Lakes Region Freepress – 12/07/18

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518 Wheels – 12/06/18

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Obituary: Dominic Felix Valastro

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Whitehall, NY – Dominic Felix Valastro (Dom), 90 of Whitehall, NY passed away on Sunday, December 2nd at the Slate […]

Village home found ‘unfit for occupancy’

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By Krystle S. Morey   The Lincoln Street residence that was found to be infested with cockroaches, mold, trash and […]

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