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Guild supports local health centers

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By Matthew Saari What is a guild? When someone mentions the term, it conjures images of medieval or early-modern craftsmen and artisans in Europe, fulfilling similar roles to what labor unions do today. Although the era of guilds has come and gone, one guild continues to play an important part in local life. The Whitehall […]

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Putorti’s Market turns 90

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By Matthew Saari It’s a name that requires no introduction to anyone who lives in Whitehall. It’s not so much a business or small-town market as it is an institution – a keystone of the foundation of Whitehall’s identity. It is Putorti’s Market on Broadway. In a few days Putorti’s will be celebrating its 90th […]

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County adds surcharge to pay-as-you-go phones

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By Matthew Saari The Washington County Board of Supervisors has enacted a local law that will add a wireless surcharge to non-contract cellular phones, more commonly known as pay-as-you-go phones. Local Law A of 2017 will take effect on Dec. 1 and will supersede Article Six of the County Law of the State of New […]

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Whitehall romps in season opener

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By Matthew Saari The Whitehall Railroaders’ non-league game to kick off the 2017 football season last Saturday may have appeared, on paper at least, a lopsided matchup with Cohoes, a Class B school, hosting Class D Whitehall. The game did prove to be one-sided: in favor of Whitehall, which won, 54-0. “We knew going in […]

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Food pantry faces eviction

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By Matthew Saari The Whitehall Food Pantry, a not-for-profit effort that has been operating for decades in space provided free by the Whitehall United Methodist Church, has been informed that the church intends to start requiring $1,000 a month in rent for the operation to continue. Volunteers who organize and administer the food pantry received […]

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Village agrees to sell property to firemen

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By Matthew Saari After months of back-and-forth, the village of Whitehall and the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company appears to have ended their disagreement about the land on which the fire company stands. During a special meeting Tuesday night which was attended by members of the fire company, the village trustees and town board members, the […]

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Area schools start Wednesday

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By Krystle S. Morey and Matthew Saari In only a few short days schools throughout the region will reopen their doors to students, class bells will be ringing through the halls and a new school year will commence. Here’s a look at what you need to know before attendance is taken: Granville Students in the […]

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Raceville resident to turn 101

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By Krystle S. Morey “Work hard and have fun.” That’s Florence (Lee) Hall’s advice for living an exciting – and long – life. Hall is set to celebrate her 101st birthday on Sunday, Sept. 3. “I hope I’m here by then,” she joked, during an interview with the Granville Sentinel last Thursday. Hall spends her […]

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Garage steals headlines…again

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By Matthew Saari The garage located at 45 Poultney St. is proving to be akin to a bad penny for the Whitehall Village Board. Once they think they’ve gotten rid of it, it shows back up. Steve St. Clair approached the board last week asking the trustees to revisit enacting a local law that would […]

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Students’ graffiti defended

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By Matthew Saari A Whitehall “tradition” came under heavy fire from an irritated resident at a town board meeting last Wednesday. The meeting opened with resident Catherine Tobin standing before the board asking that action be taken against Whitehall High School students who spray-paint their names on the blacktop of Buckley Road. “Two weekends ago […]

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Northshire Freepress – 12/08/17

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North Country Freepress – 12/08/17

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Weekender – 12/08/17

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Lakes Region Freepress – 12/08/17

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518 Wheels – 12/07/17

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Toys train delivers smiles

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By Matthew Saari Nearly 300 children had their Christmas brightened more than a little Sunday morning when the 2017 Marine […]

County to buy 3 village properties

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By Krystle S. Morey Washington County will purchase three properties in the village of Granville that officials say will provide […]

Former Scotties’ closes its doors

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By Krystle S. Morey The Slate Valley Café, formerly Scotties’, has closed. A sign appeared on the front door of […]

Whitehall solar farm online

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall’s first solar project, an endeavor two years in the making, officially went online last Friday. Local […]

Whitehall tops Granville in inaugural food drive

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By Matthew Saari When the Railroaders met the Golden Horde on the gridiron this fall, Whitehall emerged the clear victors […]

Lakes Region Freepress – 12/01/17

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Northshire Freepress – 12/01/17

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