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Mayor fills vacant trustee seat

Village trustee Mike LaChapelle

By Matthew Saari A new face sat where former deputy mayor and village trustee Walt Sandford sat at the Whitehall Village Board meeting Tuesday night. The face was new to the board, but not new to the village. Mayor Phil Smith announced that he had appointed Mike LaChapelle to the trustee seat left vacant by […]

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Whitehall principal assesses first year

High school principal Jeff Keller

By Matthew Saari While much of the recent focus on Whitehall Central School has revolved around the newest group of graduates, there was also a graduation of another sort – Jeff Keller finished his first year as principal of the high school. Being a principal isn’t solely about punishing misbehaving children, although there is a […]

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Business-scamming ‘candy man’ hits area in broad scheme

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By Krystle S. Morey An alleged scammer claiming to be collecting coins for a children’s cancer charity placed phony donation jars in businesses in Granville and more than 100 businesses in three states, pocketing “more than $100,000 per year, easily,” State Police said, before two Granville business owners tripped him up. Deran Akullian Jr., of […]

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School board denies claim of hiring bias

Patrick Dee

 By Matthew Saari The Whitehall Board of Education held a special meeting last Thursday with the intent of adjourning to executive session but before board president Frank Barber Jr. could do so the board came under fire from a district resident who alleged that school administrators were playing favorites when they hired a teacher for […]

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Chief: Firemen’s morale is low

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By Matthew Saari Even as the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company and the village of Whitehall continue to battle over the village-owned property on which the company’s fire house is situated, the company’s firefighters are fighting a more subtle and elusive foe: dwindling morale. “Morale in the fire service is constantly evolving. It is very temperamental […]

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Fire Company threatens suit

The Whitehall Volunteer Fire Co. owns the Skenesborough Drive firehouse but the village owns the property its built on.

By Matthew Saari The disagreement between the village of Whitehall and the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company continues to heat up and could ignite into a full-blown lawsuit. The latest development came when Mayor Phil Smith delivered the village’s decision on whether it would sign off on a $175,000 loan the fire company is seeking for […]

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Saint-Gobain officials say global cyber attack missed Granville plant

The Saint-Gobain factory in Granville continues work amid cyber attack.

By Matthew Saari Corporations in countries throughout the world were infected last week by a malicious software known as ransomware, including the French-based manufacturer Saint-Gobain, but the Granville branch was not affected. Called NotPetya, because initially it looks like a ransomware named Petya, the ransomware locks down computers, prohibiting all access. In this instance a […]

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Fire company, village at odds over loan

Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company

By Matthew Saari Brian Brooks Sr., president of the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company, asked the village board last week whether the board had decided to sign off on a loan the company is seeking to complete some much-needed repairs in the firehouse on Skenesborough Drive. The response was not the one Brooks was looking for. […]

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52 graduate from Whitehall High School

Whitehall Class of 2017

By Matthew Saari Remembrance and looking forward to new horizons – those were the themes of Whitehall’s graduation last Friday night. The evening opened with a photo montage in the auditorium, followed by the 52 seniors processing in to the traditional “Pomp and Circumstance.” The Select Choir then led the audience in singing the National […]

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‘Legend’ draws folks from far and wide

Andrew Francisco

By Matthew Saari Guinness World Records lists Jeanne Louise Calment as the oldest person ever, having passed away at the remarkable age of 122 years. However, a myth centered on a Whitehall man, “Old” Henry Francisco, may upend the record books. That’s what Andrew Francisco, a Chicago-based documentarian who traces his lineage back to Old […]

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Weekender – 07/21/17

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Lakes Classifieds – 07/21/17

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Lakes Region Freepress – 07/21/17

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Northshire Freepress – 07/21/17

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518 Wheels – 07/20/17

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Scott refuses plea deal; case heading to trial

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By Krystle S. Morey Tom Scott is headed to trial. The former Granville mayor declined Tuesday to accept a misdemeanor […]

Mayor fills vacant trustee seat

Village trustee Mike LaChapelle

By Matthew Saari A new face sat where former deputy mayor and village trustee Walt Sandford sat at the Whitehall […]

Scotties’ for sale – again

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By Krystle S. Morey Less than a year after being purchased and reopened, the mainstay of Granville’s Main Street – […]

VFW searching for veteran’s family

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By Krystle S. Morey A Granville veteran organization is attempting to return a Purple Heart, Bronze Star and other memorabilia […]

Whitehall principal assesses first year

High school principal Jeff Keller

By Matthew Saari While much of the recent focus on Whitehall Central School has revolved around the newest group of […]

Weekender – 07/14/17

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