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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Search for Sasquatch resumes, forty years later

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By Dan King It’s been 40 years since the first reported Sasquatch sighting in Whitehall and now the quest to […]

Apathy leaves trustee seat vacant

Candidate pic Ken Bartholomew

By Dan King Whitehall’s mayor-elect, Ken Bartholomew was hoping someone would emerge to take his old trustee position, but that […]

Jane O’Shea resigns, cites issues with board

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By Derek Liebig A Granville principal is resigning at the end of the school year because of a disagreement over […]

Whitehall Elks honor three for service

New Elks officers are sworn into office

By Dan King Ken McKee, an old Whitehall Elk, used to tell his kids that the acronym BPOE stood for […]

Reelected, incumbents face challenges

By Derek Liebig Members of the Granville Village Board will be together for at least two more years. Incumbents Dean […]

Keough to plant community garden

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By Dan King A Whitehall High School student has come up with a creative way to support local charity and […]