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Village: Trailer must go by June 1

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By Matthew Saari “I’m not a mean person. But you came to us back in March. You’ve had ample time.” So spoke Whitehall Village Board member Teresa Austin when Brenda Redford, who has been living in a travel trailer for a year at 4 Skenesborough Drive with her boyfriend, Allan Mears, asked for more time […]

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New York trailblazer for free college tuition

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By Matthew Saari Beginning this fall, resident-students young and old will be able to attend New York state colleges and universities without having to bear the burden of tuition costs. Roberta Reardon, commissioner of the state Department of Labor, outlined the workings of the Excelsior scholarship program at a seminar at SUNY Adirondack last Tuesday, […]

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School budget, board votes are in

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By Krystle S. Morey and Mathew Saari Area voters went to the polls Tuesday to vote on spending plans and officials for their respective school districts. Here’s a look at the results: Granville Suzanne McEachron will keep her seat on the Granville Board of Education – and two first-timers will join her. Nearly 450 district […]

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Granville town-wide sales this weekend

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By Krystle S. Morey After a week of non-stop rain and chilly weather, it looks like the clouds will part and the sun will shine this weekend – just in time for Granville’s town-wide garage sales. Residents have been busy cleaning out their garages, closets, attics and basements, and pruning their lawns, in preparation for […]

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Roadblocks hinder Whitehall’s blight fight

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By Matthew Saari It’s a building that should need no introduction to village residents – it sits but a stone’s throw away from the heart of Whitehall’s government, cordoned off with caution tape as though some horrible crime had been committed there. The windows are boarded up and one brick wall is broken and bowed. […]

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TD Bank to consolidate; close Main Street store

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By Krystle S. Morey Soon, Granville will have just one TD Bank office. The company has decided to consolidate its banking services at its newly renovated Quaker Street location and close its Main Street location. Traffic patterns and store transaction volumes contributed to the New Jersey-based company’s decision, said Lisa Sawicki, TD’s vice president of […]

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Adventurers pause and enjoy Whitehall

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By Matthew Saari Drivers along County Route 12 on Tuesday afternoon probably saw the most unusual sight: More than a dozen young men and women pedaling their bicycles, each fully laden with backpacks and food supplies. No, they’re not post-apocalyptic survivors; they’re students, hailing from as far west as Los Angeles and as far south […]

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School budget votes May 16

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By Krystle S. Morey, Matthew Saari and Keith Harrington Taxpayers across the region will head to the polls Tuesday, May 16 to vote on spending plans for their respective school districts. Locally, Granville, Whitehall and Hartford are among the districts looking to pass multi-million dollar budgets, elect school board officials and approve a number of […]

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Mother’s Day feature: A different kind of mom

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By Matthew Saari In but a few short days it will be Mother’s Day, and everyone will be taking mom out to breakfast or lunch, perhaps gifting her a flower and a present, all for the purpose of celebrating the woman who brought us into this world and cared for us throughout childhood. But what […]

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Untaxed property undergoing renovations

Untaxed property

By Matthew Saari A Whitehall resident questioned the Village Board last week about how improvements can be made on a property at 45 Poultney Street while the owner hasn’t paid taxes on the place since 2005. “They’re making their place nicer and not paying taxes,” said Steve St. Claire. “If any of us made our […]

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Northshire Freepress – 06/23/17

North Country Freepress – 06/23/17

Lakes Region Freepress – 06/23/17

Lakes Classifieds – 06/23/17

518 Wheels – 06/19/17

Alumnus tells school board: Whitehall falling short

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By Matthew Saari Newly minted Air Force Lieutenant John Diekel made an appearance before the Whitehall Board of Education Monday […]

Berke wins Granville School Board runoff

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By Krystle S. Morey Philip A. Berke won the ninth and final seat on the Granville Board of Education Tuesday […]

Waters wins Whitehall School Board runoff

Roxanne Waters won the final seat on the Whitehall School Board in a runoff election June 20.

By Matthew Saari Roxanne Waters claimed the ninth and final Whitehall Board of Education seat Tuesday night, garnering 145 votes […]

After more than a year, state audit ‘still ongoing’

The Hook & Ladder is one of the Granville fire companies being audited by the New York State Comptroller's Office.

By Krystle S. Morey More than a year after the village of Granville asked the state to audit its fire […]

Busty’s causes a stir

The owner of Busty's Brew and BBQ in Whitehall decided to edit his sign after receiving flack from local officials.

By Matthew Saari The provocative mascot with her plunging neckline at Busty’s Brew and Barbecue Pit in Whitehall is at […]

Northshire Freepress – 06/16/17

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Lakes Region Freepress – 06/16/17

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