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Bascue qualifies for winter olympics

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall’s Codie Bascue, just 23 years old, has clinched a spot on the U.S. four-man Olympic bobsled team. The news broke Sunday when Team USA posted an article on its website stating that Bascue, 23, had more-or-less guaranteed a ride to PyeongChang, South Korea, by being ranked as the number one four-man […]

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Cold war vets to keep tax breaks

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By Krystle S. Morey and Matthew Saari Following a brief public hearing, the Granville Town Board voted to extend tax exemptions for Cold War veterans indefinitely. New York offered the tax break to Cold War veterans for the last decade. The exemption, which offered discounted property taxes for eligible veterans, is set to expire after […]

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Village slapped with warning for sewage spill

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By Matthew Saari For failing to report a sewage spill in October, Whitehall received a notice from the state Department of Environmental Conservation warning the village had violated state law. Mayor Phil Smith presented the notice at the December village meeting. “This is from the DEC,” Smith said. “This is the first slap on the […]

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Bobsledder awaits word of his selection to team

Codie Bascue

By Matthew Saari Whitehall’s own Codie Bascue stole national headlines in November when he grabbed a gold medal during a World Cup bobsled race in Lake Placid. The day proved monumental not only for Bascue, as this was his first World Cup gold, but also for the U.S. bobsled team, which hadn’t won a two-man […]

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Power project may ease taxes in local towns


By Matthew Saari A monumental clean-energy project may shift some of the tax burden from Washington County taxpayers. Details about the Champlain Hudson Power Express, including routing and impact upon the local area, were presented at a Putnam town meeting last Thursday by Josh Bagnato, vice president of project development for Transmission Developers Inc., the […]

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Country Cupboard open for business


By Matthew Saari Walking into the Whitehall High School cafeteria, past the eating room tables and past the gleaming stainless-steel ovens you’ll find a bright red locker, or cupboard, fully stocked with all manner of food items, personal hygiene products and winter apparel. That red cabinet, the Country Cupboard, is the brainchild of cafeteria manager […]

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Toys train delivers smiles

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By Matthew Saari Nearly 300 children had their Christmas brightened more than a little Sunday morning when the 2017 Marine Corps Reserve Dunkin Donuts Amtrak Norfolk Southern Holiday Train pulled into the Whitehall Amtrak station, with much fanfare. “Just the train itself is a nice thing to witness,” said American Legion adjutant Jim Lafayette. “With […]

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Whitehall tops Granville in inaugural food drive

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By Matthew Saari When the Railroaders met the Golden Horde on the gridiron this fall, Whitehall emerged the clear victors by a margin of 55-12. The momentum has continued with Whitehallers again beating out Granvillians in the inaugural Great Granville Whitehall Food Drive. Whitehall residents rallied behind their food pantry donating more than 1,500 food […]

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Whitehallers get in festive spirit


By Matthew Saari It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas throughout the village of Whitehall. Volunteers and Christmas enthusiasts have been hitting the streets, arms loaded with lights, bows and garland to ensure their community reflects their holiday spirit. “I’ve noticed a lot of houses are decorated already,” said town board member Stephanie Safka. […]

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Elks to host huge benefit Saturday

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By Matthew Saari Perhaps the largest charity raffle of the year will be held this Saturday, courtesy of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 1491 at the Whitehall Athletic Club. Doors open at 6 p.m. with a delectable dinner being served and catered by local Elks members at 7 p.m. The main event […]

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On the road with the Railroaders


By Matthew Saari With the Whitehall boys’ basketball team facing a lengthy road trip to Plattsburgh, the Times was faced […]

Still no camping for ‘mudboggers’


By Krystle S. Morey As the mudboggers prepare their off-road extreme park for their annual Spring Fling, Granville town officials […]

$34K solar PILOT negotiated


By Matthew Saari After nearly a year of negotiations, the final payment in lieu of taxes may be finalized. Assessor […]

Granville school to review testing procedures

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By Krystle S. Morey To ensure its staff members are “all on the same page” when it comes to testing […]

A different kind of artist

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By Krystle S. Morey Tom Veilleux is a different kind of artist. He draws with his feet and his canvas, […]

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