Tag Archives: New York

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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Quarry still focus in Schaff search

Jonathan Schaff

By Krystle S. Morey The lead investigator in the search for a man who went missing after leaving a Granville bar in 2014 said the probe is still focused on a Vermont slate quarry that divers searched last month. “We did not uncover anything, but we have not completed the search either,” said Vermont State […]

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Lakes Region Freepress – 08/10/18

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North Country Freepress – 08/10/18

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518 Wheels – 08/09/18

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Manchester Wood closes after 42 years

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By Krystle S. Morey After 42 years of manufacturing solid wood furniture, Manchester Wood announced last week that it would […]

Amtrak derails Toys for Tots tradition

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By Matthew Saari One of Whitehall’s most cherished holiday traditions may be at an end. Amtrak announced last week that […]

Whitehall coach accepted into Hall of Fame

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By Matthew Saari Legendary Whitehall football coach Ambrose Gilligan has been memorialized among the region’s greatest football icons. The Capital […]

County tax auction nets record sum

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By Matthew Saari Washington County netted $757,450.65 in this year’s tax sale auction – a record sum. “This would be […]

County Fair begins Aug. 20

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The Washington County Fair, the county’s biggest, most anticipated event of the year, will kick off on Monday, Aug. 20. […]

Lakes Region Freepress – 08/03/18

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North Country Freepress – 08/03/18

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518 Wheels – 08/02/18

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Armed man arrested after 8-hour standoff

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By Matthew Saari An eight-hour standoff came to an end just before midnight Thursday night with police taking a 51-year-old […]

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