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Three arrested in connection with sexual misconduct

A Whitehall couple was arrested after they allowed a minor to engage in sexual relations with an older teen. Robert A. Valastro and Christine A. Valastro, both 45, of Montcalm Avenue, were each charged with one count of endangering the welfare of a child, a class A misdemeanor. The Valastros allegedly knew and permitted Brittany […]

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Youth held on child endangerment

A local youth was arrested last Tuesday after he allegedly threatened a 10-year-old boy at a residence on Broadway. Steven A. Woodard, 17, of Whitehall was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, a Class A misdemeanor. Police said Woodard become upset with the child and threatened him with physical violence. He was issued […]

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Mother arrested for leaving children unattended in park

A local woman has been accused of leaving her two young children unattended as they played in the park. Jessica L. Hawkins, 22, of Williams Street, was arrested last Wednesday and charged with endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor. At approximately 5 p.m. on July 11, police were dispatched to Riverside Veterans Memorial […]

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Welch pleads guilty to non-criminal offense

The former Whitehall Rec. director who resigned last month amid allegations he shot a child with an air-powered rifle pleaded guilty to a non-criminal charge during a village court hearing last week. Daniel Welch, 52, of Whitehall was charged with second degree harassment and endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor, following the Oct. […]

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Man arrested for DUI with child in car

A local man was arrested Monday in Fair Haven for driving under the influence of drugs with a young child in the car. Gary A. Parker, 42, of Whitehall was arrested Monday afternoon after police pulled him over for swerving onto and off the road several times with a two year old child in the […]

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Man arrested in infant’s injury

Whitehall Police arrested William S. Mitchell, 33, of Whitehall, following an investigation into an injury of an infant that occurred while in his care and charged him with the mesdemeanor crimes of third-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a minor. Police said the incident occurred while the child was in Mitchell’s care in December. Mitchell was […]

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Police arrest corrections officer

Whitehall police have charged a corrections officers with five counts of endangering the welfare of a minor after he allegedly approached several teen-age girls and offered them rides in his car and sex. Police said most of the incidents involving Joshua J. Davison, 25, of West Chazy, occurred while he was commuting to work at […]

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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, […]