Tag Archives: Town Historian

Middle Granville’s mystery man


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


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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Sweeping drug bust nets 11

Drug Bust Press Conference

By Dan King Seven Granville residents were among a group of 11 “mid to high level drug dealers” arrested in […]

Suboxone: A growing scourge in the area


By Dan King Illicit sale and use of Suboxone, a prescription drug used to treat heroin addiction, is a growing […]

McDonald’s future uncertain

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By Dan King The sign along Route 4 telling drivers that a McDonald’s is coming up on the left has […]

Whitehall, Granville close to finalizing chief contract

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By Dan King and Jamie Norton In September, Granville Police Chief Ernie Bassett was tabbed to take on the same […]

Hampton may use, restore historic cemetery

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By Jamie Norton The town of Hampton is considering an idea that would allow its residents to be buried in […]

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