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Whitehall fire eyes training, facility upgrades


By Matthew Saari An outdated electrical system, rotting floor and mold are just a few of the problems facing the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company. That’s why the department is working to obtain a $175,000 loan to fund some much-needed updates to its 104-year-old building. Many of the prospective projects are to repair and update systems […]

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Three years later, search continues for missing man

Jonathan Schaff

By Krystle S. Morey Nearly three years ago, a man set off walking from a Main Street bar toward the New York-Vermont border. Jonathan Schaff, who was 23 at the time, hasn’t been seen since, but police say they are not giving up efforts to determine what happened to him. The Vermont State Police and […]

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Whitehall boy gets prosthetic

Logan Pease walks again with the help of a prosthetic leg.

By Serena Kovalosky Logan Pease has been waiting a long time for this moment. For this first time since his leg was amputated below the knee from an ATV accident last May, the 11-year-old from Whitehall took his first steps with a prosthetic mold. Pease had several setbacks since the accident as his leg wasn’t […]

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Locals to attend Trump’s inauguration

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By Krystle S. Morey and Donna Frischknecht On Friday, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States – and Granville native Brooke Stanley will be there to witness it. Trump, who won the presidency in November with 306 Electoral College votes, will take the oath of office at the Capitol […]

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Losing mill would be ‘nail in the coffin’


By Donna Frischknecht It’s been part of the Whitehall landscape since 1940. Back then, Commonwealth Plywood was supplying birch plywood for the Royal Air Force in the making of its mosquito bombers during World War II. Today, 77 years later, the mill still stands off Route 4, providing those who pass by with a glimpse […]

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‘Extensive damage’ gets vacant building demolished

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By Serena Kovalosky For many who drove down Williams Street in Whitehall last week, the pile of rubble next door to the library was a surprise. It was all that was left of a long-vacant building situated between the library and the Tarantino building, formerly Marion’s Dress Shop. “You could see the dust from Historic […]

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‘Zombie Law’ takes effect

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By Donna Frischknecht Abandoned residential homes have crept onto Washington County’s landscape over the years, becoming as much a part of the scenery as its weathered barns and grazing cows. Boarded up windows and overgrown yards with weeds and garbage, though, are not what town and village officials want to be known for. “We have […]

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Girl, 11, purchases toys for sick children

Toys for Kids

By Serena Kovalosky While most kids were making out their lists of what they wanted for Christmas, eleven-year-old Melanie Vandenburgh of Whitehall was thinking of others. With the help of family and friends, Vandenburgh raised money to purchase toys and gifts that were delivered just before Christmas to children in Bernard and Millie Duker Children’s […]

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Interest in military cultivated at school


By Donna Frischknecht What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s a question that can be greeted with an eye roll or an indecisive shrug from a teen still not sure about the next step after high school graduation. For teens interested in serving one’s country, though, the question becomes not “what […]

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Loomis case delayed again

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By Donna Frischknecht There will be no closure this year for the family of Elizabeth Gibson, who was killed in a vehicle collision caused by a drunk driver last year. On Thursday morning, Dec. 15, men and women bearing jury duty slips filed into Whitehall Village Court to be vetted in the case against Melvin […]

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Comptroller: Granville fiscally stressed, Whitehall not


By Krystle S. Morey and Matthew Saari Granville is the second-most fiscally stressed village in the state, and trending to […]

School budget, board votes May 16

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By Krystle S. Morey   The Granville Board of Education is proposing a $26.7 million budget for the next school […]

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 […]

Little League coin drop, clean-up Saturday

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By Krystle S. Morey Members of the Granville Little League will take to the streets this weekend to raise money […]

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 […]

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