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Granville-Whitehall face off Friday night

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By Keith Harrington An event that was once billed as “one of New York’s longest-running high school football rivalries” will be revived Friday night when the Whitehall Railroaders visit Sam Eppolito Field to battle the Granville Golden Horde. “In Granville, on a Friday night, it’s going to be pretty wild,” said Whitehall coach Rich Gould. […]

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Towns crunching budgets

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By Krystle S. Morey and Matthew Saari Granville Town Supervisor Matt Hicks said it best about budget season: “Every year you are trying to sharpen your pencil to try to target the number as best you can. A lot of them are still a bit of a moving target, but in general, it’s pretty straight […]

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‘Haunted house’ creepy

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By Matthew Saari The drive up to Skene Manor is normally a pleasant one. The manor and its drive offers an unparalleled view of the village and surely some epic sunsets. During the fall, however, at twilight, with skeletal tree branches reaching out over the road, when on the way to a ghost hunt, the […]

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Village barricades ‘Flat Iron’ building

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By Matthew Saari If you were to pull onto Skenesborough Drive from Route 4, you would pass the picturesque Skenesborough Park and Skenesborough EMS building followed by the Whitehall Municipal Center on the left and Skenesborough Museum on the right. Just beyond this, however, you’ll find a scene more reminiscent of the Baghdad Green Zone […]

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Kitten tossed from truck has new home

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By Krystle S. Morey A Dresden man allegedly threw a kitten out of his pickup truck window on Route 22 in Granville last week and two Granville men driving by him were credited with leading to his arrest on animal cruelty charges. Christopher J. Normile, 21, was arrested last Friday, three days after the incident. […]

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Crack down on junk in yards, trustee says

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall trustee Mike LaChapelle told the Village Board at its September meeting that the community should take a firmer stance with yards housing a preponderance of junk. LaChapelle said he drove around the village and saw all manner of detritus in yards with alarming frequency. “I took a ride around the village […]

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North Granville fire deemed ‘suspicious’

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By Krystle S. Morey A fire that gutted a home on Holcombville Road in North Granville and left three homeless on Sunday has been deemed suspicious. “It’s under investigation and suspicious,” said Scott McCullen, North Granville fire chief. He said the Washington County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the cause of the fire. “Nothing has been […]

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Poultney Street garage back on tax rolls

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By Matthew Saari After more than 10 years of being tax exempt, the garage at 45 Poultney St. in Whitehall will be added back on the tax rolls. The events leading up to the decision by Washington County was wholly unexpected and more than a little bizarre. The Washington County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed […]

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Sasquatch calling festival Saturday

A popular part of Whitehall's Sasquatch Festival is the Sasquatch Calling Contest.

By Matthew Saari Area hunters may be familiar with duck calls, turkey calls and geese calls; heck, they may have even used a moose, elk or wild pig call in their day. Well, they better prep their best Sasquatch Call for this Saturday. The second annual Sasquatch Calling Festival is set to kick off at […]

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Local churches to bless pets

Father Joe Arockiasamy has blessed local animals at St. Mary’s for the past seven years.

By Krystle S. Morey Local churches, this weekend and next, will host ceremonies to bless animals. Each year, millions of pets are blessed by priests to celebrate the feast day (Oct. 4) of Saint Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals and the environment. St. Francis reportedly loved all of God’s creatures, treating them with […]

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Weekender – 12/15/17

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Lakes Region Freepress – 12/15/17

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Northshire Freepress – 12/15/17

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North Country Freepress – 12/15/17

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518 Wheels – 12/14/17

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Granville’s first-ever lighted tractor parade Friday

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By Krystle S. Morey and Amber Stewart “The more lights the merrier.” This is the strategy the Granville Future Farmers […]

Village seeks funds for Flat Iron demo

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall village officials are seeking a state grant to fund the demolition of the notorious Flat Iron […]

Resident, village battle over sewage spill

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By Matthew Saari Something stinks in the village of Whitehall. For more than two months resident Christina Steves has battled […]

Quarrymen call proposed zoning a business ‘killer’

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  By Krystle S. Morey More than 40 slate quarry owners and industry workers turned out at Poultney’s Select Board […]

Kitten-thrower pleads guilty

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By Krystle S. Morey Justice has been served on behalf of a small orange kitten that was thrown out of […]

Northshire Freepress – 12/08/17

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North Country Freepress – 12/08/17

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