Tag Archives: Town Historian

Middle Granville’s mystery man

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By Lisa Dougan Kelly   Some individuals immediately convey a message that one should keep a polite distance and not ask too many – if any – questions. James Waldron Gillespie was such a man. That’s why he was a mystery and continues to be. Born in 1865, at age 21, he bought a 19-room […]

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Colonies reappear in Pember event

GS Colonies Pember Event

By Rob McGuire The calendar said it was Oct. 13, but from the look of things, it could have been a day in the life of a brilliant autumn Saturday in 1772. There were corn huskers and flour grinders, wool spinners and sewers, livestock, harvests of honey, herbs, seeds, and pelts, cooking and baking, music […]

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Bandstand gets new lease on life

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              The Whitehall bandstand is undergoing renovations that will return it to its original grandeur. Work began last week and is expected to be finished in time for the Hartford Community Band’s opening performance of the Whitehall Music in the Park summer concert series on Friday, July 20. The […]

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Marker replaced

It’s back, but not exactly. The marker denoting the end of the Lansingburgh Turnpike, an historic roadway running from Lansingburgh to Granville went missing during the Quaker Street construction project for the Rite Aid next to Price Chopper Plaza in 2007. Some time during the week of Aug. 8 a blindingly bright new white stone […]

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Marker returns to Quaker Street

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In the blink of an eye it was gone. Two centuries of history vanished off of the construction site of the stand-alone Rite Aid in 2007 as a mile marker for the Lansingburgh Turnpike disappeared after it was removed, ironically, for its protection. An investigation by New York State Police failed to produce any leads […]

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Historian’s writings enter digital age

    The Whitehall Historical Society has finished its last presentation to celebrate 250 years of Whitehall.   (more…)

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Weekender – 03/27/15

Northshire Freepress – 03/27/15

Lakes Region Freepress – 03/27/15

North Country Freepress – 03/27/15

Lakes Classifieds – 03/27/15

Classifieds 03/25/14

Search for Sasquatch resumes, forty years later

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By Dan King It’s been 40 years since the first reported Sasquatch sighting in Whitehall and now the quest to […]

Apathy leaves trustee seat vacant

Candidate pic Ken Bartholomew

By Dan King Whitehall’s mayor-elect, Ken Bartholomew was hoping someone would emerge to take his old trustee position, but that […]

Jane O’Shea resigns, cites issues with board

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By Derek Liebig A Granville principal is resigning at the end of the school year because of a disagreement over […]

Whitehall Elks honor three for service

New Elks officers are sworn into office

By Dan King Ken McKee, an old Whitehall Elk, used to tell his kids that the acronym BPOE stood for […]

Reelected, incumbents face challenges

By Derek Liebig Members of the Granville Village Board will be together for at least two more years. Incumbents Dean […]

Keough to plant community garden

Jensen Keough

By Dan King A Whitehall High School student has come up with a creative way to support local charity and […]