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Veterans Park founders to be honored

By Jaime Thomas Granville will thank a group of men who took up an important idea many decades ago, after the Veterans Day parade on Sunday, Nov. 11, which starts at 1 p.m. on Main Street. The village will unveil a new memorial during a ceremony to recognize the 11 members of the Veterans Park […]

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Scout’s project to honor soldier

A local Boy Scout will honor a Whitehall native who has been missing in action for more than 60 years during a special ceremony held at American Legion Post 83 on Veterans Day. Michael Mattison, a senior at Whitehall High School and a member of Boy Scout Troop 83, erected a pair of flagpoles outside […]

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Veteran’s Day memories

Stephen Martin wrote the following about 20 years ago for a young niece. Her class project was to interview a family member who has served in World War II. Steve was a Whitehall native. He returned from the war, got a job on the railroad, and he and his wife, Betty (Snody) raised their twins, […]

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New book salutes local WWII veterans

Former Granville resident Michelle Yauger will return in mid-October, and she will be bringing an important piece of Granville history with her. The town has always been proud of its veterans, especially the 32 Granville men who died in World War II. The Main Street clock stands in memory of the town’s veterans, and the […]

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WWII Monument dedicated

By Bill Toscano   Air Force Col. Jeffrey McEachron stood in front of the entire Granville High School student body and recalled what happened the first time his father Robert saw him and other youngsters running through the World War II memorial trees behind the high school. “My dad grabbed me and said, ‘Do you […]

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Irish artist to be featured at Pember event

By Bo Young I’ve been teasing out the next First Friday and now I’m going to come right out with it and tell you everything I know. First things first: the first Friday of September is the 7th and, as always both the Pember and the Slate Valley will be open for the event. At […]

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Robert Randall Daring, 87

PAWLET, VT — Robert (Bob) Randall Daring passed away on Friday, June 22, 2012, at his home. Bob Daring was born Aug. 29, 1924, in Schenectady, NY. In World War II, he served as a corporal in the 78th “Lightning” Division of the U.S. Army, where he participated in the Battle for the Remagen Bridge, […]

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Whitehall pays tribute

Henry Gurney stood at the lectern — the emotion audible in his voice — and read aloud a list of names. Holding back tears, he said each name one at a time: Lawrence Lowell, Morgan Parker, Frank Riley, David Rivette, James Ross, Paul Roth, Ray Beckwith, and several dozen others. They were peers and classmates, […]

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John Putorti to lead Memorial Day parade

A lifelong resident of Whitehall and World War II veteran will lead this year’s Memorial Day procession. John Putorti, a US Navy veteran, has been selected as this year’s grand marshal. Putorti was born in his parents’ home on Mountain Street in Whitehall, on Feb. 18, 1925. He was the middle son of Caroline and […]

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Memorial Day is busy in Whitehall

Whitehall will honor its fallen heroes this weekend with a series of events throughout the community. American Legion Post 83 will conduct traditional Memorial Day services on Monday, May 28, beginning with an outdoor Catholic Mass at Our Lady of Angels cemetery at 8 a.m. The Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Michael Flannery, […]

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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, […]