Tag Archives: Whitehall Times

Grievances spark highway work law reform

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By Matthew Saari In a bid to assuage constituents, the Whitehall Town Board is rethinking its proposed highway work law. Several board members announced at the board’s November meeting that many townsfolk have contacted them, voicing discontent over the measure. “I’ll tell you I’ve gotten several calls from people,” said board member Tim Kingsley. “They’re […]

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Santa Claus is coming to town

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Santa Claus is coming to town He’s making a list and he’s checking it twice and he’s going to find out who’s been naughty or nice. Yes, Santa Clause will be coming to a town near you. So, get those cameras and lists ready because here are all of the places you can meet Father […]

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He crawled through the tunnels of Vietnam

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By Matthew Saari Tunnel rats. That was the unofficial moniker given to volunteer soldiers and Marines during the Vietnam War who were tasked with crawling through the often cramped and uncharted tunnels the Viet Cong dug throughout their country to fight first the French and then American armed forces. Ed Hayes, 69, was a tunnel […]

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Thousands of voters turnout for mid-term election

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By Matthew Saari and Krystle S. Morey Whitehall More than 1,170 Whitehallers went out into the cold and rain so they might have their voices heard in this year’s mid-term election on Tuesday. Voters were lined up at the Whitehall Recreation Center by 5:45 a.m. – 15 minutes prior to polls opening – anxiously awaiting […]

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School struggles with state ‘meal shaming’ mandate

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By Matthew Saari A new state policy banning “meal shaming” is causing the Whitehall Central School to incur increased costs in the cafeteria. Last week Whitehall cafeteria manager Deb Mackey mailed a notice home as well as posting it on the school’s website, reminding district residents that ala carte charges are not allowed. “The New […]

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Hampton residents question tax hike

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By Matthew Saari Nearly two dozen Hamptonites turned out Monday evening to learn about and argue the need for the town to exceed the state-imposed tax cap. Hampton supervisor Dave O’Brien opened the meeting by establishing expected conduct for public participation and then, for nearly an hour, residents grilled the town board on what they […]

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Factory, bank for sale

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By Krystle S. Morey $1,399,000 – that’s the asking price for the factory that Manchester Wood called home for 27 years. The furniture manufacturer announced this summer that it was going out of business, with plans to sell off inventory and close its Granville location. The news of Manchester Wood’s closing came as a shock […]

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Rozell proposes new law for roadside work

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall town supervisor John Rozell has proposed a new law which would require any franchises seeking to do work along Whitehall’s roads to gain the highway superintendent’s approval beforehand. Rozell pitched the new law – calling it a Highway Work Permit Law – at the town board’s October meeting and town attorney […]

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Saint-Gobain workers build prosthetic hands

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By Krystle S. Morey Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp. suspended operations at its Granville plant last Tuesday to lend a helping hand to others. Split into groups, employees spent about an hour building 30 plastic prosthetic hands, which will be distributed to land mine victims, people in third-world countries and more. “We are going to take […]

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Sasquatch fete in jeopardy

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By Matthew Saari After only three years, Whitehall’s annual Sasquatch Calling Festival may be no more. Event organizer David Molenaar told The Times last week that he doesn’t intend to be the primary organizer for future festivals, citing health concerns. “I’m too old and feeble,” said Molenaar, 66. “Somebody else has to be the head […]

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Lakes Region Freepress – 12/14/18

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518 Wheels – 12/13/18

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North Country Freepress – 12/14/18

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Residents defend Dresden supervisor; Stipins-Gang demands apology

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By Matthew Saari The Dresden Town Board meeting was proving to be uneventful Monday night, with board members tracking to […]

Fatal fire inspires safety float

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By Krystle S. Morey The fire that claimed the life of a North Granville woman this fall has inspired a […]

Only 122 votes cast for $18.5 million project

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By Matthew Saari The largest building project since Whitehall Central School relocated to Buckley Road garnered little interest from district […]

Horde opens with two road wins

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By Keith Harrington Granville opened the basketball season in good fashion last week, winning a pair of Adirondack League games […]

Santa visits Whitehall

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By Krystle S. Morey “It’s coming!” Children and adults alike cheered and waved as Amtrak train #69 rolled into Whitehall […]

Obituary: Barbara Jane Flack

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Granville, NY – Barbara Jane Flack, age 87, passed away Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Slate Valley Center in Granville. […]

Obituary: Michael Augustus Tuttle

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Whitehall/Colorado Springs- Michael Augustus Tuttle, 31 of Colorado Springs, Colorado, passed away on November 30, 2018 at his home.  Michael […]

North Country Freepress – 12/07/18

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Lakes Region Freepress – 12/07/18

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