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Whitehall principal assesses first year

High school principal Jeff Keller

By Matthew Saari While much of the recent focus on Whitehall Central School has revolved around the newest group of graduates, there was also a graduation of another sort – Jeff Keller finished his first year as principal of the high school. Being a principal isn’t solely about punishing misbehaving children, although there is a […]

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Business-scamming ‘candy man’ hits area in broad scheme

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By Krystle S. Morey An alleged scammer claiming to be collecting coins for a children’s cancer charity placed phony donation jars in businesses in Granville and more than 100 businesses in three states, pocketing “more than $100,000 per year, easily,” State Police said, before two Granville business owners tripped him up. Deran Akullian Jr., of […]

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School board denies claim of hiring bias

Patrick Dee

 By Matthew Saari The Whitehall Board of Education held a special meeting last Thursday with the intent of adjourning to executive session but before board president Frank Barber Jr. could do so the board came under fire from a district resident who alleged that school administrators were playing favorites when they hired a teacher for […]

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Chief: Firemen’s morale is low

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By Matthew Saari Even as the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company and the village of Whitehall continue to battle over the village-owned property on which the company’s fire house is situated, the company’s firefighters are fighting a more subtle and elusive foe: dwindling morale. “Morale in the fire service is constantly evolving. It is very temperamental […]

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Fire Company threatens suit

The Whitehall Volunteer Fire Co. owns the Skenesborough Drive firehouse but the village owns the property its built on.

By Matthew Saari The disagreement between the village of Whitehall and the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company continues to heat up and could ignite into a full-blown lawsuit. The latest development came when Mayor Phil Smith delivered the village’s decision on whether it would sign off on a $175,000 loan the fire company is seeking for […]

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Saint-Gobain officials say global cyber attack missed Granville plant

The Saint-Gobain factory in Granville continues work amid cyber attack.

By Matthew Saari Corporations in countries throughout the world were infected last week by a malicious software known as ransomware, including the French-based manufacturer Saint-Gobain, but the Granville branch was not affected. Called NotPetya, because initially it looks like a ransomware named Petya, the ransomware locks down computers, prohibiting all access. In this instance a […]

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Fire company, village at odds over loan

Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company

By Matthew Saari Brian Brooks Sr., president of the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company, asked the village board last week whether the board had decided to sign off on a loan the company is seeking to complete some much-needed repairs in the firehouse on Skenesborough Drive. The response was not the one Brooks was looking for. […]

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52 graduate from Whitehall High School

Whitehall Class of 2017

By Matthew Saari Remembrance and looking forward to new horizons – those were the themes of Whitehall’s graduation last Friday night. The evening opened with a photo montage in the auditorium, followed by the 52 seniors processing in to the traditional “Pomp and Circumstance.” The Select Choir then led the audience in singing the National […]

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‘Legend’ draws folks from far and wide

Andrew Francisco

By Matthew Saari Guinness World Records lists Jeanne Louise Calment as the oldest person ever, having passed away at the remarkable age of 122 years. However, a myth centered on a Whitehall man, “Old” Henry Francisco, may upend the record books. That’s what Andrew Francisco, a Chicago-based documentarian who traces his lineage back to Old […]

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Alumnus tells school board: Whitehall falling short

John Diekel

By Matthew Saari Newly minted Air Force Lieutenant John Diekel made an appearance before the Whitehall Board of Education Monday night and delivered a critical presentation about the shortcomings he perceived in the school district’s education system. As pleasant as it was for board members to see a Whitehall grad go off in the world, […]

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Railroaders roll over Horde, 55-12

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By Matthew Saari An age-old rivalry was revived Friday night when the Whitehall football team traveled to neighboring Granville for […]

Hampton native, wife travel world

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By Matthew Saari When the Whitehall Times last spoke with Hampton native Ethan Atwood, a Whitehall High School graduate, he […]

McEachron ‘made the world a better place’

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By Keith Harrington Before Wednesday night’s game against Warrensburg under the lights, the scoreboard at Granville’s field hockey field was […]

Brooks resigns from fire company

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By Matthew Saari The Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company may have just lost their president. Mayor Phil Smith opened Tuesday’s village […]

Scott trial begins Dec. 19; Defense motions for charge to be thrown out

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By Krystle S. Morey A trial date of Dec. 19 has been set for former Granville mayor Thomas Scott to […]

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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 […]

Act 46: Pawlet-Rupert merger committee votes for choice

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By Krystle S. Morey The seven-member committee tasked with merging Pawlet and Rupert school districts under Vermont’s Act 46 voted […]

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