Tag Archives: Orchard

Drastic improvement for apple orchards this year

By Jaime Thomas Dan Wilson is not downplaying that he’s pleased with his apple crop this year. “If it sounds like I’m really happy, it’s because I am,” the owner of Hicks Orchard said Monday. After taking a big hit last fall due to irregular weather, Wilson is glad to be looking at a season […]

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Orchard gives lunch to seniors

By Jaime Thomas Dozens of seniors from Granville, along with a handful from Whitehall, gathered Thursday for a lunch that was hot by any definition. The group gathered at the Granville Senior Center, which was cooled slightly by drawn shades and many fans, but still remained toasty. The meal was provided by the Orchard Nursing […]

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Crews respond to electrical fire at The Orchard

By Jaime Thomas Area firefighters responded to an early morning fire at The Orchard Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre Tuesday morning. North Granville Fire Chief Scott McCullen said the call came in just before 7 a.m. for smoke seeping out of electrical sockets in all of the rooms in two wings of the nursing home. “They […]

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Arthur V. Galloway, 95

Arthur V. Galloway, 95, formerly of County Route 21, passed away on Friday, April 5, 2013, at the Orchard Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Granville. Born on Sept. 15, 1917 in Granville, he was the son the late William and Eva (DeKalb) Galloway. He received an honorable discharge from the United States Army, serving in […]

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Morwenna R. ( Hawke) Briggs, 86

Morwenna R. ( Hawke) Briggs, Ann as she was known, passed into the loving arms of Jesus on March 17, 2013 at the Orchard Nursing Center where she resided the last four years. She was born to parents Percy and Irene Hawke in Devron, England on Jan. 25, 1927, one of nine children. Ann served […]

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Schumer visits Hicks Orchard to talk cider

By Jaime Thomas New York state is the second largest apple producer in the United States, which creates a lot of fodder for hard cider production. However, high taxation and vague regulations have discouraged more apple growers from making cider, Sen. Charles Schumer said, so he’s taking action. The Brooklyn-based senator came to Slyboro CiderHouse […]

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Local Girl Scouts staying busy

By Jaime Thomas It’s cookie season for local girl scouts, but they’ve been keeping busy year round. “We do a lot throughout the year,” said Diane Wescott, Community Chair for the scouts. The local troop consists of girls from four towns including Granville, Whitehall, Hartford and Fort Ann. Wescott said the girls do a lot […]

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Orchardists face difficult harvest

Dan Wilson has been growing apples for nearly 40 years and he’s never seen a season quite like this one. “We’ve been here on the farm since 1974 and it’s the worst season we’ve seen. The only thing that compares was a severe hail storm that occurred right before harvest in the mid 1980’s, and […]

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Burglary ring busted

Four local teens by have been charged by State Police and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in a series of arrests tied to a series of burglaries this past summer. Police arrested two teens Tuesday, Sept. 20 charging each with one count of the Class D Felony third-degree burglary. Charged, and remanded at the time […]

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As snow builds up, roof concerns mount The snowiest winter in many years brings with it a unique set of challenges for residents as a season’s worth of accumulation remains on building roofs across the area, in some cases having dire results. Although no injuries, loss of equipment or livestock occurred, a Middle Granville barn […]

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2014 Washington County Fair Guide

Classifieds 08/20/14

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 […]

Enerjazz to conclude concert series

Whitehall’s summer concert series will be coming to a close on Friday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. and to say […]

Cheerleading made an official sport

By Dan King After years of being a club sport and funding all expenditures on their own, Whitehall cheerleaders have […]

State says their own building has code violations

By Dan King New York State Canal Corporation recently stopped by the new location for Friends of the Washington County […]

Storefront undergoes rebirth

A storefront that has stood on West Main Street for more than 100 years has been given new life. When […]

W. Pawlet auction Thursday

The West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual auction this evening at the West Pawlet Firehouse, Route 153, […]