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

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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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518 Wheels 01/18/17

Three years later, search continues for missing man

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By Krystle S. Morey Nearly three years ago, a man set off walking from a Main Street bar toward the […]

Whitehall boy gets prosthetic

Logan Pease walks again with the help of a prosthetic leg.

By Serena Kovalosky Logan Pease has been waiting a long time for this moment. For this first time since his […]

Locals to attend Trump’s inauguration

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By Krystle S. Morey and Donna Frischknecht On Friday, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the […]

Losing mill would be ‘nail in the coffin’

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By Donna Frischknecht It’s been part of the Whitehall landscape since 1940. Back then, Commonwealth Plywood was supplying birch plywood […]

‘Extensive damage’ gets vacant building demolished

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By Serena Kovalosky For many who drove down Williams Street in Whitehall last week, the pile of rubble next door […]

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