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Granville, Hartford expect growth after low test scores

By Jaime Thomas Local results of statewide English language arts and mathematic assessment tests, which were released last week, are grim. Only 10.3 percent of Granville third-graders, for example, were found to be proficient at math, compared to 11.4 percent of eighth-grade students. In Hartford those numbers were 16.1 and 4.5, respectively. But these shocking […]

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Declining participation threatens sports

By Jaime Thomas The Granville soccer team has only four experienced players returning this fall. The field hockey team might be limited to varsity only. Pee wee wrestling enrollment dropped by a third, and Little League was wont for players as well. Across the region, schools are looking at combining their athletic programs to stay […]

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Faith and friendship the key

By Jaime Thomas For almost 65 years, Burt and Christine Thompson have enjoyed each other’s company. The two attended Hartford Central School together, and Burt, who is six years her senior, worked on Christine’s father’s farm. But it wasn’t until he returned from serving with the army in the South Pacific during World War II […]

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Winter Festival Feb. 16

It’s never too cold for a little fun. The Arts and Recreation Commission of Whitehall in collaboration with the Whitehall Chamber of Commerce will host the 14th annual Winter Festival on Saturday, Feb. 16. This relatively new tradition features a full day of winter-time activities in locations throughout the village. The festival gets off to […]

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Baseball and softball signups

South Bay may be covered under a sheet of ice and no one is ready to put away their snow blower, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t time to start thinking about the baseball and softball seasons. The Whitehall Youth League will hold mandatory sign-ups for boys and girls ages four through 15 who are […]

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Individuals fare well at Lansingburgh Tournament

Four members of Whitehall’s wrestling team recorded at least seven wins at the Lansingburgh Duals last weekend. John Diekel (138) was undefeated, finishing with an 8-0 record, including five wins by pin. He also picked up his 200th varsity win. Al Aubin (120/126) went 7-1, as did Austin Rich (106), and Chad Amerio (113). Dominic […]

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Village OKs new water bill

The village unanimously approved a new water law on Oct. 15 that delineates the rights and responsibilities of individuals and business that use municipal water. The law clarifies and updates a previous ordinance that has been in place since 1967. Village Trustee Ken Bartholomew said the new law expands on the previous one, more clearly […]

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Village gets new water law: Proposed change would update 1967 ordinance

The village has taken steps to clarify and update a 45-year-old law governing its water system. The Village of Whitehall Water System Local Law delineates the rights and responsibilities of any person or business that uses municipal water, and gives the village authority to shut off a person’s water for noncompliance. If approved, the law […]

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Youth soccer sign-ups next week

Granville Youth Soccer will kick off its 20th season on Aug. 16 with a sign-up at the Granville Little League complex. The sign-up will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Any child entering grades 1-6 this fall is eligible to play. The registration fee for playing is $15 for all players. Fifth and sixth grade […]

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Peewee football, cheerleading sign-ups

The Whitehall Youth League will be holding sign-ups this week for its peewee football and cheerleading programs. Children can sign up at the Recreation Center from 5:30 to 7:30 today through Friday, Aug. 10. The program is open to any children in grades three through six.  

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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, […]