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Whitehall’s Brooks wins state DYW crown

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By Dan King Whitehall’s own Lexy Brooks is the most Distinguished Young Woman in New York State. Brooks, who won Whitehall’s Distinguished Young Women program in April, took the state crown last Saturday at Cohoes High School. “It really means a lot, honestly,” Brooks said. “I just wanted to do the best I could and […]

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‘Geekery’ to open in Whitehall

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By Dan King Whitehall’s Main Street has a new business – and “geeks” of all stripes will be delighted by it. The purple and black awning has been erected, and the Freakopolis Geekery will host its grand opening this Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 13 and 14, from 10 a.m. until night time each day. “One […]

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Lowe’s upgrading Rec Center

Volunteers from the Lowe’s in Queensbury paint the interior of the Whitehall Rec Center Monday.

By Dan King Volunteers from the Lowe’s store in Queensbury are investing their time in Whitehall. As part of the company’s Lowe’s Heroes program, volunteers are spending the week at the Whitehall Rec Center, making upgrades to that facility. “It’s really brightening it up and modernizing it,” said Rec Director Julie Eagan. The volunteers are […]

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Whitehall’s 1939 football team joins hall of fame

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By Dan King The unbeaten, untied and unscored upon 1939 Whitehall High School football team will live forever. At the Radisson Turf Inn in Colonie, the team was officially inducted into the Capital District Football Hall of Fame Saturday as part of the hall of fame’s seventh induction class. “They were a great team – […]

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500 alumni attend Whitehall All-Class Reunion

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By Dan King Alumni from 19 states and two foreign countries made their way to Whitehall for the Whitehall High School All-Class Reunion this past weekend. The states represented were Arizona, New Mexico, California, Vermont, New York, New Hampshire, Tennessee, Florida, New Jersey, Connecticut, Georgia, Maine, South Carolina, North Carolina, Montana, Virginia, Texas, Missouri and […]

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Feature: ‘I’ve had a lot of fun in my life’

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By Dan King Margaret Lloyd Hoey has seen a little bit of everything in her lifetime. The 95-year-old Whitehall High School alumni revisited her hometown this weekend for the school’s 2016 All-Class Reunion. “I love my hometown,” she said. “It was such a great place to grow up.” Hoey now lives in Ausable Forks, just […]

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Granville to pursue $30K Rail Trail planning grant

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By Krystle S. Morey The Granville Town Board voted unanimously at its meeting last Thursday to be the lead agency in pursuing a grant to connect two sections of the Delaware and Hudson Rail Trail, a recreation trail along the railroad bed that that was abandoned in the late 1900s. The $30,000 grant, if won, […]

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Armstrong won’t leave GOP

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By Dan King Whitehall Supervisor George Armstrong is no fan of Donald Trump, but he no longer plans to leave the Republican Party because of it. Last December, when Trump first made his controversial proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States, Armstrong said, “I think he’s a bad force. You can quote me […]

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Whitehall to host All-Class Reunion

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By Dan King Organizers are hoping it will be the event of the summer. The Whitehall High School All-Class Reunion is set for this weekend and some 500 alumni of varying ages are expected to pour into the Birthplace of the U.S. Navy for the festivities. “The organizing committee is very excited about the entire […]

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‘Pokemon Go’ app takes village by storm

The Veterans Memorial Park is just one of several Pokestops in the village of Granville where players of the new ‘Pokemon Go’ mobile app can go to earn points and gather props to advance in the game.

By Krystle S. Morey Pokemon are running rampant around town – and so are Pokemon hunters. David McFarren, of Whitehall, has walked several kilometers chasing Pokemon around the region. McFarren, wearing a Pokemon shirt, was on the hunt for a Pikachu last Thursday in the village of Granville. “I’ve walked about 10 kilometers today,” he […]

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Probe supports Torres’ firing

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By Krystle S. Morey An investigation by the Granville Central School District that led to the firing of varsity football […]

Granville begins superintendent search

Only three board members showed up to last week's meeting, which is not enough to hold a meeting.

By Krystle S. Morey The Granville Board of Education has started its search for a new superintendent as the district’s […]

Whitehall Fire Co. seeks new contract

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By Dan King Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company is looking for a three-year fire protection contract that would increase its budget […]

Chief eyes expansion of shared police services

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By Dan King and Krystle S. Morey It’s been a year since the Granville and Whitehall police departments have shared […]

Car Show draws hundreds

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By Krystle S. Morey Ward Woodruff remembers Sunday drives as a kid with his father in their family’s ‘67 Dodge […]

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Torres fired, other coaches resign

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By Krystle S. Morey An incident involving a cover-up of Granville football players smoking marijuana on school property has led […]

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