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Cheerleading made an official sport

By Dan King After years of being a club sport and funding all expenditures on their own, Whitehall cheerleaders have returned to the ranks of a school sanctioned sport. Cheerleaders, to the surprise of some board members, had been funding their own uniforms and trips every year. “I had no idea that you guys were […]

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State says their own building has code violations

By Dan King New York State Canal Corporation recently stopped by the new location for Friends of the Washington County IBA, on Skenesborough Drive and explained that it is still in the process of making some of the needed upgrades and repairs to the facility. Canal Corp representatives spoke with Town Supervisor George Armstrong and […]

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Hearing office sustains town’s charges in Hampton wood case

A Hampton town employee could face disciplinary action after a hearing officer ruled in favor of the town during a civil service hearing last week. Bob Henke, a section 75 hearing officer, ruled that the evidence presented during the hearing sustained the town’s charges that Malcolm Pratt, a longtime employee of the town’s highway department, […]

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Frank E. Holman, Sr., 82

Frank E. Holman, Sr., 82, of Maple Street, passed away on Sunday, August 17, 2014 peacefully at his home of natural causes. He was born July 7, 1932 in Clemons, New York and graduated from Whitehall Central School in 1949. He married the love of his life, Shirley Brace, and was married for 59 years […]

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Brick church to host annual service

The East Whitehall Brick Church has been closed for many years now, but annually the church holds a summer service. This year’s summer service will take place on Sunday, Aug. 17 at 2 p.m. at the church’s location on County Route 18. Reverend John Greenough will be conducting a sermon, with bagpipe playing supplied by […]

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Church to host music festival

Out of the Box Worship Center will be holding a free Christian music concert at Skenesborough Parkon Saturday, Aug. 16 from 3 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. There will be four Christian bands/musicians present at the event, including The Angel Band, Nate Fiorino, Agape Blues Company, and Mike and Michelle and Bright Star. The Graceful Dancers […]

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Airtight to perform Friday in Whitehall

The four-part classic rock band, Airtight, will be next to perform for the Whitehall crowd at the summer concert series. Airtight is comprised of Art Schult, Bob Tressler, Paul Finch and Billi Jones. The group focuses predominately on classic rock, but performs anything from the 19050s through the present, including some country/pop crossover music. Art […]

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Village to hold hearing on proposed parking changes

During a special meeting on August 4, the Whitehall Village Board introduced a potential new parking law and scheduled a public hearing for August 19 at 6 p.m. to discuss the proposed legislation. The public hearing will allow residents the opportunity to discuss the board’s proposal for a new parking law, aimed at deterring people […]

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Village receives figures in repairs

The Whitehall Wastewater Treatment Plant and the Riverside Veteran’s Memorial Park both have some fixtures that need to be refurbished for safety purposes and the village recently received estimates on the costs of fixing these structures. The list of estimates that the village board received for potential upgrades was ranked based on the urgency of […]

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Water line estimates lower than expected

Some faulty waterlines in the village may soon seem some necessary repairs. A water line spanning the Poultney Street Bridge and a second running along Buckley Road are in need of repair and the village may receive state funding to see that they are. The initial estimate for the waterline issues on the Poultney Street […]

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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, […]