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Food drive goes postal Saturday

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By Krystle S. Morey When local mail carriers set out on their regular routes Saturday, their loads will be a bit heavier than normal – cans of soup and boxes of pasta tend to weigh more than letters and postcards. As part of the 25th annual National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food […]

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Schools get good marks from state comptroller

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By Matthew Saari Area schools have received excellent scores for the current fiscal year from the office of state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, which deemed that Whitehall, Granville, and Hartford district schools are not fiscally stressed In fact, two of the districts – Granville and Whitehall – earned perfect scores. Each district received two scores, the […]

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Boil water advisory in effect in Whitehall

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By Matthew Saari The village of Whitehall issued a boil water advisory slated to begin on May 1 at midnight, but complications with the scheduled work caused the advisory to be rescinded 12 hours after it was issued. Village Department of Public Works foreman Steve Brock said the advisory was issued because his team has […]

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Whitehall rifle club is undefeated dynasty

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By Matthew Saari When thinking of strong, dominant sports coming out of Whitehall, many people might think of the high school football team, but there’s another team out there with an amazing achievement that’s intertwined with the very history of the town. The Whitehall Rifle Club finished the 2017 season not only undefeated again but […]

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Comptroller: Granville fiscally stressed, Whitehall not

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By Krystle S. Morey and Matthew Saari Granville is the second-most fiscally stressed village in the state, and trending to get worse unless action is taken, while neighboring Whitehall is one of the least stressed. A report released by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli last week pinpointed Granville as the most fiscally stressed village in the […]

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Haff decries ‘civil forfeiture’

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By Matthew Saari The Washington County Board of supervisors voted Friday to give $64,611 in forfeited funds from legal cases to the District Attorney’s office, despite strong objections by Hartford supervisor Dana Haff. Saying that he had “full faith that the Washington county sheriffs and the district attorney’s office are doing their jobs,” Haff added: […]

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Local schools see state aid increases

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By Krystle S. Morey and Matthew Saari New York State increased education aid for the next fiscal year by $1.1 billion, and local school districts are pleased with the news. Statewide education funding, $25.8 billion, makes up nearly 16 percent of the state’s total budget. Gov. Cuomo struck a deal with legislators earlier this month […]

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Area towns, villages plan clean-up events

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By Krystle S. Morey, Keith Harrington, Matthew Saari Clean up. Clean up. Everybody do your share. Area communities will take advantage of the warm weather and get out to do some spring cleaning. Granville (April 22 at 9 a.m., Veterans Memorial Park) This Saturday, Earth Day, community members and organizations will come together to help […]

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Whitehall hosts ‘cutthroat’ Iron Chef competition

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By Matthew Saari Iron Chef competitions have more than 20 years of rich history, noble tradition, rigorous rivalries and superbly concocted culinary delights. Many chefs may enter an Iron Chef, but only one will emerge with the coveted title, accolades and of course prize money. Of course, with so much fame and fortune on the […]

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7 vying seats on Whitehall school board

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By Matthew Saari In a continuing trend of civic involvement throughout Whitehall, seven individuals have thrown their figurative hats in the ring in the contest for five Board of Education seats in this year’s election. Incumbents Virginia Rivette, Christopher Dudley, and James Brooks will be seeking reelection and will be challenged by newcomers Jason Hoagland, […]

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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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