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School board member resigns, new one sought

School Board

By Catherine Tobin Whitehall Board of Education member Amy Austin has resigned with three years remaining on her term. She cited personal reasons for her exit. Board president Jeremy Putorti expressed his thanks for the time she served the community at a recent board meeting. School superintendent Patrick Dee also thanked Austin, saying: “Her drive, […]

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Local tracker helps hunters find ‘lost’ game


By. Krystle S. Morey It’s tough work trudging through the woods, climbing over rocks and navigating swamps – try doing it while chasing a dog who’s sprinting to the end of his 30-foot leash, following a trail that you can’t see. This is a daily workout for Tim Nichols and his Bavarian Mountain Bloodhounds, Bruno […]

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Rivalry resurrected: Whitehall-Granville crossover game Saturday


By Krystle S. Morey The Granville-Whitehall crossover game is a go! A once-prominent football rivalry between the Golden Horde and the Railroaders is set to resume Saturday after a 10-year hiatus. The Oct. 22 game will be played on Whitehall’s Ambrose Gilligan Field at 2 p.m. Section II held a coin toss at its football […]

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Security enhanced at Whitehall schools

A desk has been set up at the front of the Elementary School for security and tax processing. All visitors must check in at the front desk or office when entering either the high school or elementary school.
This new procedure is designed to improve security at the facilities.

By Catherine L. Tobin Security and safety of students became an issue at all schools across the nation following the attacks in recent years. Schools in inner cities as well as rural areas took action to upgrade safety as a result. In Whitehall, school superintendent Patrick Dee has updated policy and the line of sight […]

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Railroaders secure playoff spot


By Keith Harrington What a difference a week makes. After losing for the first time in an upset by Rensselaer a week earlier, Whitehall used a strong defensive effort and a superior kicking game to dominate the Warrensburg, 16-0, in a key Section II Class D showdown. The victory clinched a playoff spot for the […]

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Cemetery mowing a village concern

Boardman Cemetery

By Catherine L. Tobin Concerns over the adequacy of summer mowing at Boardman Cemetery and the need for future repairs throughout the village dominated the Oct. 4 meeting of the Whitehall Village Board. Marjorie Mohn, councilwoman and commissioner for Waste Water and Cemetery/Parks, noted that on several occasions she had driven by Boardman Cemetery and […]

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Basketball matchup for a good cause


Fort Ann Central School District faculty members will take on Whitehall Central School District faculty members in a friendly game of basketball to raise money for Danny St. Claire and his family. The Whitehall youth was recently diagnosed with a serious illness. “The Route 4 Rumble” will take place at the Whitehall gym on Friday, […]

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School gardeners reap benefits


By Serena Kovalosky It’s harvest time – just ask the kids at the Whitehall Elementary School, who are reaping what they’ve sown. A community garden for students called Gardening Railroaders of Whitehall, or GROW, was established in the spring on the grounds of the Whitehall Elementary School. The project was initiated by Sarah Hart, a […]

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Chief eyes expansion of shared police services


By Dan King and Krystle S. Morey It’s been a year since the Granville and Whitehall police departments have shared a chief, and officials agree that the arrangement has worked out in both municipalities’ favor – so much so, in fact, that expanded shared services are being considered. “I think it’s worked very well the […]

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Sasquatch calling festival Saturday

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By Dan King You’ve heard of hog-calling contests at county fairs, but Whitehallers will be calling a much more exotic creature this weekend. The Whitehall Beautification and Enhancement Committee and the Arts and Recreation Commission of Whitehall are working together to sponsor the inaugural Whitehall Sasquatch Festival, which will kick off Saturday at 10 a.m. […]

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Lakes Region Freepress – 12/09/16

North Country Freepress – 12/09/16

Northshire Freepress – 12/09/16

Lakes Classifieds – 12/09/16

Hooks back in service

Firefighters discovered an issue with the ladder truck’s hydraulic lines during last week’s training.

By Krystle S. Morey After being unable to respond to calls for seven months, the Granville Hook & Ladder Fire […]

Mini-Mall returns Saturday

Mini-Mall - Tree House

By Serena Kovalosky The Whitehall Mini-Mall is back and organizers say it’s going to be better than ever. Sponsored by […]

Carolers to bring joy to village


By Krystle S. Morey Nearly 100 carolers will take to the streets of Granville next Thursday to drum up some […]

Tree lighting event ‘biggest yet’

People of all ages came out to enjoy the tree lighting in 2009.

By Krystle S. Morey Some 2,000 people from across the region ventured to Granville last Friday for the village’s annual […]

Whitehall hosting holiday decorating contest

Christmas Lights

The Whitehall Chamber of Commerce invites all town and village residents and businesses to get out their Christmas lights and […]

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Weekender – 12/02/16

North Country Freepress – 12/02/16

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