Tag Archives: Whitehall

State rates towns’ fiscal health

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By Krystle Morey & Matthew Saari The state Comptroller’s office recently released a series of reports detailing the fiscal health of towns across the state. Granville State officials say Granville is on the right track fiscally but is susceptible to environmental stress. A report released by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s Office indicated that the town […]

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Annual Hollerin’ Festival draws Sasquatch fans

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By Matthew Saari “Oh wow, it’s a lot busier than last year.” That was what one attendee of Whitehall’s third annual Sasquatch Calling Festival had to say upon seeing the cars lining Skenesborough Drive. “It’s far busier,” agreed Bob Parker. “Busier than even two years ago.” It was impossible not to notice the scope of […]

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Barge strikes bridge; road closed 4 hours

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By Matthew Saari A section of Saunders Street was shut down by police after a barge traveling the Champlain Canal struck the street’s bridge Saturday evening. While the Sasquatch Calling Contest was happening not 100 yards away, Whitehall police were called to Saunders Street after a construction barge became lodged on the underbelly of the […]

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Sasquatch Festival this Saturday

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By Matthew Saari The hills and vales of the bucolic Whitehall countryside will be resonating with the deep, sonorous calls of Bigfoot this weekend. The third annual Sasquatch Calling Festival is set to kick off Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Skenesborough Park in Whitehall. There is no cost to attend. “I’m shocked at how […]

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Village to charge resident $445+ for mowing lawn

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By Matthew Saari Do you find yourself just too busy to mow your lawn? Wait long enough and the village of Whitehall will mow it for you for the low, low sum of $445. This was just the case at 45 Saunders St. as Mayor Phil Smith explained during a village board meeting on Tuesday. […]

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Class C looms as enrollment jumps

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall athletes may be looking at a future of competing against the likes of Cambridge, Greenwich, Hoosick Falls and other Class C schools. The change in designation is driven by a jump in enrollment the district has recently realized. “We had 18 new kids this year,” said Whitehall athletic director Keith Redmond. […]

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Safety officers take to school hallways

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By Krystle S. Morey and Matthew Saari   A new school year has begun, and with it comes a new round of measures to keep kids safe. Amidst a time when schools and law enforcement officials must be cognizant of threats including school shootings, given recent incidences in Parkland, Florida and even closer to home […]

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Sasquatch Calling Festival returns Sept. 29

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By Matthew Saari The hills and vales of the bucolic Whitehall countryside will be resonating with the deep, sonorous calls of Bigfoot next weekend. The third annual Sasquatch Calling Festival is set to kick off at 10 a.m. in the Skenesborough Park in Whitehall. There is no cost to attend. “I’m shocked at how many […]

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Village debates, OKs pig farm

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall trustees had to roll out extra chairs last Thursday to accommodate everyone interested in the proposed pig farm on State Route 22 at the former Lane Farm, and after the sometimes-heated discussion the pig farm was approved. Mayor Phil Smith opened the special meeting, providing a little background for village residents […]

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Town, village, firemen discuss joint fire district

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By Matthew Saari Officials from the town and village of Whitehall met with the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company last Tuesday to discuss the possibility of forming a joint fire district. Mayor Phil Smith and trustee Dave Chaplin represented the village while board members Tim Kingsley and Chris Dudley were in attendance for the town. Conducting […]

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Former church being transformed

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By Adam Cook   The Middle Granville Presbyterian Church on Route 22A has stood empty for the better part of […]

School bus passer ticketed

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By Krystle S. Morey A driver who claims she was “not paying attention” is facing legal ramifications after she drove […]

Dresden rushes to pass budget

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By Matthew Saari The Town of Dresden is attempting to fine-tune a budget, hold a public hearing and approve its […]

$100K to be returned to state

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By Krystle S. Morey The village of Granville will reluctantly return about $100,000 in grant money to the State of […]

Holiday meals to be offered

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Thanksgiving is coming soon and many churches and community organizations will open their doors to the public for a holiday […]

Obituary: Patricia W. Folger

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Patricia W. Folger, 75,  passed away on Sunday, November 4, 2018 after a long illness and a short stay at […]

Obituary: Faith S. Pitlak

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Faith S. Pitlak Poultney, VT – Faith Sarah Pitlak, passed away at her home on Lake St. Catherine, a place […]

Obituary: Emmi E. Loomis

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Emmi E. Loomis Granville, NY – Emmi E. Loomis, age 82, passed away peacefully at Granville Center, following a brief […]

North Country Freepress – 11/09/18

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Lakes Region Freepress – 11/09/18

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Obituary: Donald Levesque

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Donald “Don” Levesque went peacefully to his home in Heaven on Sunday, October 28, 2018 with his loving wife Barbara […]

Obituary: Robert J. Rozell

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Robert J. Rozell, 57 of Hampton passed away peacefully October 31, 2018 at home after a short battle with Pancreatic […]

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