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

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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

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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

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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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Railroaders trounce Bombers

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By Dan King Whitehall football defeated Section IX’s Pine Plains by a score of 54-6, sparked by 48 first half […]

Soccer team starts season with win

By Dan King Whitehall soccer started the season the right way, with a 2-0 shutout of the Hadley-Luzerne Eagles, last […]

Golf team moves to 4-0

Pereau and Flynn eye up putts on 13

By Dan King Whitehall golf is now 4-0 on the season, after sweeping Corinth last Tuesday and sweeping North Warren […]

Despite councilman’s objections, town approves speed changes

By Dan King Town councilman Farrell Prefountaine returned from a lengthy medical leave at last Wednesday’s board meeting and he […]

Applefest Saturday in Fair Haven

By Dan King Applefest has been conducted annually by Fair Haven School for over 25 years now and the event […]

Rec Center sees rise in unaccompanied children

“We had to fish three little girls out of the canal, no parents were home and there was nobody we […]