Tag Archives: New York

It’s not too late for the flu vaccine

By Jaime Thomas As the height of winter approaches so does the height of flu season. Though officials say the current number of cases is normal for this time of year, it is still pervasive. “Right now it’s considered widespread throughout the state,” said Patty Hunt, director of public health and patient services for Washington […]

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Robbery mastermind sentenced

A New York City man, who prosecutors described as the “mastermind” behind a robbery at the Hampton Motel last April, was sentenced last Friday to spend the next two decades in prison. Washington County Judge Kelly McKeighan sentenced Tyshen “Nitty” Matthews, 41, of Queens, to a 20-year prison sentence to be followed by 5 years […]

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Three women sentenced in motel robbery

By Derek Liebig Three women who pleaded guilty to their role in a robbery that fueled a shooting last year, were sentenced late last month in Washington County Court. Nichole L. “Crazy Nikki” Lussier, 33, of Whitehall, was sentenced to 3 years in state prison and 2 years on parole for selling cocaine to a […]

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Yvonne LaPlante Chang, Class of 1985

By Michael Emond A turning point in Yvonne LaPlante’s young life happened when she was a junior at GCHS. She entered a beauty pageant in Albany. “I didn’t like to be on stage, but I did it.” For the talent portion of the pageant she did a dance routine. She was declared second runner-up, and […]

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Money on the table

By Jaime Thomas Most area residents could come up with a few good ways to spend $500 dollars. That lump could pay for a fuel-fill up, for example, or buy boxes of presents to go under the tree. It could mean new snow tires, a vacation or a few months of groceries. But a significant […]

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Hampton Motel robbery suspect pleads guilty

By Derek Liebig A New York City man who took part in the robbery of rival drug dealers in Hampton pleaded guilty last week to a felony robbery charge. James L. “Bear” Neal, 41, of Brooklyn pleaded guilty last Wednesday to second-degree robbery and agreed to serve seven years in state prison with another five […]

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Positive Energy spreading solar

By Jaime Thomas Providing a tenth of Green Mountain College’s energy was a significant solar project for Positive Energy, but it wasn’t their first and it won’t be their last. The solar building and contracting company in Granville has expanded its services to the point that solar projects now comprise more than half of the […]

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Mastermind of Hampton robbery convicted

By Derek Liebig A Washington County jury convicted a New York City man last Thursday for his role in a drug-related robbery that fueled an early morning shooting earlier this spring. The jury found Tyshen “Nitty” Matthews, 41, of Queens, guilty of two robbery charges as well as burglary, petit larceny and endangering the welfare […]

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Preparations underway for school year in Granville

The 2013-14 school year begins Wednesday and ushers in some significant change within the Granville Central School District. The district […]

Students build community of trust

Transitioning from elementary school to middle school is easily one of the most difficult processes in an adolescent’s life, but […]

Village approves new parking law

Last Tuesday evening the Whitehall Village Board of Trustees held a public hearing to discuss a potential parking law, which […]

Changes abound as school year begins

With the school year starting next Thursday for Whitehall students, the district has gone through a transformation this summer, one […]

Test scores improve, but continue to lag behind

Granville students showed improvement in both math and English on the state tests but continue to lag behind their peers […]

Youth Center for sale

The Granville Police Benevolent Association has put its youth center up for sale. Sergeant Dave Williams said a lack of […]

Former resident dies in accident

A former Granville resident was killed Saturday night in a motor vehicle accident on I-87 in Albany. Matthew Fiske, 43, […]