Tag Archives: Three Decades

Watson to retire after 27 years

Whitehall Central School District Superintendent James Watson announced last week he plans to retire from the district he has overseen for nearly three decades. Watson, who is wrapping up his 27th year at the helm of the district, said he will remain on the job until his replacement can begin, likely in the fall. “This […]

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Putorti’s Broadway Market marks 85 years in business

A local store, opened by an Italian immigrant and run for three generations by the same family, is celebrating a significant milestone. Putorti’s Broadway Market, which opened on Sept. 8, 1927, is in its 85th year of operation. “Family has always been involved. It’s been a central gathering place for the family. We always say […]

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$1 million to rebuild track: New York gives grant to Vermont Rail System

By Derek Liebig   A section of rail line in Whitehall, which has been abandoned for three decades, will be replaced thanks to a grant of more than $1 million from the New York Capital Region Economic Development Council. Dave Wulfson, president of Vermont Rail System,  estimated those improvements would result in an 18-minute reduction […]

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SVFC could still dissolve

Despite voting against dissolution of their fire department, members of the Skenesborough Volunteer Fire Company say they will most likely have to dissolve anyways. Jeff Benjamin, who took over as acting chief after Michael Putorti resigned last month, said the department is unlikely to survive without more financial support. “We’re probably going to have to […]

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Town board, clerk positions on ballot in Whitehall

Local voters will head to the polls Tuesday to determine the fate of three contested races. Despite the fact that George Armstrong and Louis Pratt are running unopposed for the positions of town supervisor and highway superintendent, respectively, there is still plenty of intrigue in next week’s town-wide elections. Democrat Jim Putorti and Republicans Stephanie […]

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Halloween in Rutland

Those looking for ways to spend their Halloween weekend should turn their gaze toward Rutland where a variety of events and activities await the region’s residents. From Haunted Houses to a Halloween Parade, you’ll find several frightening ways to spend your holiday weekend. The Rutland area is home to several haunted houses, perhaps none more […]

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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, […]