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Meeting to address coal tar contamination in Granville

The Department of Environmental Conservation has formed a plan to fix a former manufactured gas plant(MGP) site and will welcome public comment next month. A two-year investigation found that subsurface soil and groundwater beneath the 10-acre site have been contaminated by coal tar, which migrated from the former MGP. This contamination migrated through a gravel […]

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Electricity rates skyrocket

By Derek Liebig and Jaime Thomas The effect of this winter’s bone chilling weather goes beyond frost bite and cabin fever. It’s also driving up the price of electricity. Electricity prices jumped 50 percent in January and were expected to increase another 30 percent in February. The hikes are blamed on cold weather and increased […]

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Potter Avenue fire destroys garage, truck

By Jaime Thomas A quick response by local crews stopped a garage fire from spreading to a house early Thursday morning. Firefighters were called to the scene of a structure fire at 6 Potter Ave. just before 1 a.m., and Granville Police were already on scene upon arrival. Granville Fire Chief Ryan Pedone said 20 […]

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No cause for fatal fire in North Granville

By Jaime Thomas Officials still don’t know what caused a fire that killed two people and destroyed their North Granville home early Thursday morning. In the home were 80-year-old Lee and 77-year-old Dema Martin, both of whom would’ve celebrated birthdays during the past week. Autopsy results, released Monday, confirmed the couple died from asphyxia due […]

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Broken insulator causes power outage

By Jaime Thomas A broken insulator caused a power outage throughout the village of Granville that lasted more than two hours Monday afternoon. Clay Ellis, manager of corporate communications at NYSEG, said a crew was working in the Granville substation when an insulator broke. That caused a transformer bank to be interrupted, and the interruption […]

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NYSEG, RG&E offering cash for old refrigerators, freezers

NYSEG and RG&E customers who recycle a working second refrigerator or freezer between June 1 and August 31 will have the chance to win $250 prepaid debit cards. Two prepaid debit cards are being offered to NYSEG customers; one to RG&E customers.   Customers who chose to recycle energy-wasting refrigerators or freezers will automatically be […]

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Flood damages to public property nearly $1 million

Taking into account strictly the damage done to public property, officials are saying initial estimates place the damage close to $1 million. Village clerk Rick Roberts reported touring the village with an insurance adjuster on Labor Day getting preliminary estimates for damage of from $650,000 to around $750,000. No damage estimates for private property have […]

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winner, winner chicken dinner

chicken   There were lines for food at the GV engine and hose chicken BBQ Thursday night. The secret is out. Rain delayed the finish of the birds and patrons were lined up waiting for the finale. I’d suggest a line for "pre paid" and those who have not yet paid. Lots of people seemed […]

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Fire Co. renews search for lost horn

By Dan King Thirty years ago a silver plated presentation horn was stolen from the Whitehall Fire Company and the […]

Town finalizes speed reduction proposal

By Dan King Back in July, the Town of Whitehall drafted a proposal to reduce the speed limits of a […]

Officials weight safety vs. freedom of Amish

By Dan King Just when it seemed that all discrepancies and arguments about how to handle Whitehall’s growing Amish population […]

Superintendent upset with test scores

Whitehall Central School District Superintendent Elizabeth Legault has been analyzing data and researching educational policy in an attempt to turn […]

Increase in traffic hasn’t led to increase in accidents at intersection

By Dan King The intersection of County Routes 18 and 21 in Whitehall has always been a difficult intersection for […]