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Navy Chief, ‘ a history buff,’ picks Whitehall to retire

Senior Chief Petty Officer Daniel Brouillard and child

By Matthew Saari The Birthplace of the U.S. Navy has become a suitable career terminus for one US. Navy Chief. On Saturday, July 15 the Skenesborough Museum hosted the retirement ceremony for Senior Chief Petty Officer Daniel Brouillard, who decided to finish more than two decades of service at the site where his chosen branch […]

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Book sale celebrates 50 years

Pawlet Book Sale

By Krystle S. Morey “They line up before we’re open like it’s Black Friday at Walmart. Then, there’s a mad dash.” That’s how Adelle Seamans, assistant librarian, described the Pawlet Public Library’s annual book sale. Bibliophiles of all ages travel from all over Vermont, New York, Massachusetts and New Hampshire to peruse the library’s collection […]

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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

Fire House

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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Village now owns River Valley Drive

Washington County transferred ownership of the parcel containing River Valley Drive to the village last week.

By Krystle S. Morey The village of Granville now owns 2.1 acres of the former Mettowee Fields subdivision off North […]

Students’ graffiti defended

Buckley Avenue graffiti

By Matthew Saari A Whitehall “tradition” came under heavy fire from an irritated resident at a town board meeting last […]

Attendance at summer concerts ‘good’

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By Krystle S. Morey The 2017 Granville Summer Concert Series will come to a close tonight with a performance by […]

Firefighter to run 5K in full gear

Firefighter USE FIRST

By Matthew Saari In an effort fueled by a devotion to fitness, one Whitehall firefighter is hoping to inspire others […]

Lakes Region Freepress – 08/18/17

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Northshire Freepress – 08/18/17

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North Country Freepress – 08/18/17

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Lakes Classifieds – 08/18/17

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Weekender – 08/18/17

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518 Wheels – 08/16/17

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Fire Company, village resolving their quarrel

Fire House

By Matthew Saari The months-long feud between the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company and the village of Whitehall may soon come […]

Absentee landlords not abiding by law

Whitehall Mayor Phil Smith

By Matthew Saari Last Aug. 30, the Whitehall Village Board passed a law requiring “absentee” landlords – Individuals who own […]

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