Tag Archives: Sexual Assault

School promotes peace: Human rights focus of annual peace week

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Students of every grade level gathered Monday inside the gymnasium at Whitehall High School and listened intently as Topher Montville, junior high guidance counselor, challenged students to think beyond themselves. “I dare you to care,” Montville said. “Think about what you can do to make school a better place because in the end what we […]

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Sheriff’s Departments teaches students self defense

Ariel Ayers demonstrates what she would do to a would be attacker.

A group of two dozen young women at Whitehall High School received a lesson last Friday in empowerment and self defense. The students, all seniors, took a break from their normal routine to participate in a Rape Aggression Defense course (R.A.D. for short) offered by the Washington County Sheriff’s Department. The program was the first […]

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Man charged with sexual assault, possession of drugs

By Bill Toscano   A 35-year-old Granville man has been charged with sexually assaulting a child he was related to and has also been arrested on drug charges in an unrelated case that came to light during the sexual assault investigation. His wife has also been charged with two misdeamors. Robert Cann was charged with […]

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Two local brothers, facing sexual abuse charges, among crash victims

  Two local brothers charged last month in a series of sexual assaults on children were injured in an early morning one-car accident on Bentley Road in Kingsbury Sunday morning. Joseph P. Petty, 18, of Hebron, was transported to Albany Medical Center with critical/life-threatening injuries, according to police. Gordon L. Petty, 20, also of Hebron, […]

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Classifieds 12/24/14

Low income grants available

Residents in the Town of Hartford with “very low income” can qualify for Rural Development Grants. The grants are part […]

Decision to arm probation officers shelved

By Derek Liebig A proposal to allow probation officers to carry firearms has been shelved for now by the Washington […]

How to deal with winter weather

Winter weather tips 4

By Dan King With the snowy season starting in the Northeast, there are some helpful guidelines to follow and there […]

Grapplers finish 11th at own tournament

Granville’s wrestling team finished 11th at the Ken Harrison Memorial Lions Tournament. The tournament, held Saturday at Granville High School, […]

Horde falls to Mechanicville

A poor second quarter doomed the Granville boys basketball team in their only game played last week. The Horde was […]

New laws effect seniors, solar power

By Dan King Whitehall has two new laws on the books, one of which helps seniors by raising the income […]

Girls still seeking first win

Salem’s stingy defense kept the Whitehall girls’ basketball team winless. The Railroaders dropped a nail-bitter to the Generals last Wednesday, […]

Wrestlers successful at Granville Lions Tourney

The Whitehall/Fort Ann wrestling team was handed its first league loss last Wednesday. The Salem Generals defeated Whitehall/Fort Ann 54-28 […]

Bowling team picks up first win

Granville’s bowling team picked up its first team wins of the season last week against visiting Corinth and North Warren. […]

Annual Holiday Tournament this weekend

Holiday hoops tournament

By Dan King Holiday joy meets hardwood competition this weekend. The 19th annual Whitehall Holiday Basketball Tournament takes places Tomorrow […]

Dresden officials hope to fix veteran memorial

Dresden Memorial

By Dan King Dresden’s memorial to the town’s veterans is inadequate, officials say, and they want to do something about […]