Tag Archives: Prescription Drugs

Prescription drug abuse a local problem

By Jaime Thomas It gives a whole new meaning to basket party, but not in a good way. Teenagers dump various prescription medications into a bin, pick one at random and take it to get high. It has been dubbed ‘pharming,’ and it’s a serious trend that’s sweeping the nation and hitting hard locally, too. […]

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Man charged with stealing prescription drugs

A Glens Falls man was arrested after he allegedly stole prescription medication from a School Street home. Matthew J. Belden, 30, of Glens Falls, was charged with seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and petit larceny, both misdemeanors. Police say Belden was at the School Street home of a family member when he […]

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Women pleads guilty to drug sale

AWhitehallwoman was sentenced to a two year prison term after pleading guilty earlier this month to selling prescription drugs. Stacey Ross, 43, was arrested in June for selling the prescription painkiller hydrocodone. Earlier this month she pleaded guilty to selling the drug with the understanding that she would serve two years in a state prison, […]

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Four students suspended for drugs

Four Whitehall Central School students were suspended for drug-related incidents Jan. 25, and at least one has been arrested. “It’s scary, and it’s sad. It’s a huge blow,” said Principal Kelly McHugh, who was open about the incident. “I think it has had a huge impact on the students and the faculty,” she said. “Some […]

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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, […]