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Church Street bridge to be replaced next summer

By Krystle S. Morey The bridge on Granville’s Church Street is slated for replacement next summer – and with minimal impact on traffic. Bids were accepted by Washington County’s Department of Public Works last December and awarded the lead on the project was McFarland Johnson, of Saratoga. “The main reason we selected them was because […]

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Floating phenomenon: Mettawee River currents create ‘ice disk’

By Krystle S. Morey Is it aliens? Hooligans? Nope, just science. Several Granville residents were mystified by a floating ice disk that appeared recently in the Mettowee River. “At first I thought someone was crazy enough to go out there with a snow machine – doing doughnuts,” said Gregory Fleming, trying to explain how the […]

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East Bay Road trashed

By Matthew Saari Whitehall police are assisting an investigation by the state Department of Environmental Conservation of an illegal dumping incident that apparently occurred during the night of Saturday, Dec. 29 or early morning of Sunday, Dec. 30, on Whitehall’s East Bay Road. Village Department of Public Works foreman happened to be driving by the […]

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McGurl’s pay ranks 10th in county

By Krystle S. Morey   “It is often said the most important role of the Board of Education is to hire its superintendent.” So wrote William L. Sharp and James K. Walter in their book “The School Superintendent: The Profession and the Person.” With job duties that include supervising a school district’s academics, oversight of […]

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Fire calls, accidents keep firemen busy

By Matthew Saari It’s been a busy time for the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company, which has been called to numerous fires and accidents in recent days. “We’ve definitely had an uptick in calls the past couple of weeks,” said deputy chief Jim Brooks. Since Dec. 19, firemen have been called to 10 reported fires or […]

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Obituary: Allan E. Golden

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North Granville – Allan E. Golden, 70, of State Route 22, passed away on July 17, 2019 at his home.  Allan was born on  January 1, 1949, the son of the late Joseph and Eleanore (Ingleston) Golden. He joined the US army of Feb 13 1969 and was sent to serve in Germany where he […]

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Lakes Classifieds – 07/19/19

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Obituary: Linda J. Beckwith

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Whitehall-Linda J. Beckwith, 75, passed away unexpectedly Monday July 15, 2019 at Rutland Regional Medical Center.  Born on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Jeanne and John Simmons. Linda  grew up in the Glens Falls area and graduated from Fort Edward High School and worked at General Electric for […]

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Obituary: Robert Egil Olsen

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Robert Egil Olsen, 87, formerly of Salem, New York and most recently a resident of the Home of the Good Shepherd in Gansevoort, New York, passed away peacefully early Tuesday morning, July 16, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Sally (Koivisto) Olsen; his son Bruce (Dale) Olsen of Hebron, New York; […]

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Obituary: Earl F. Carswell

ALBANY-Earl F. Carswell, 71 of Albany, passed away on Friday, July 5, 2019, at St. Peter’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born on November 27, 1947, in Whitehall, NY, Earl was the eldest son of Watson and Connie Carswell. Earl attended Whitehall Central Schools and was honorably discharged from the US Navy. He was employed in the […]

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Obituary: Richard Morey

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Richard Morey, age 72, passed away following a four-wheeler accident on Thursday, July 11, 2019. Richard was born September 26, 1946, in Granville, New York, the son of the late Ivan and Flossie (Clark) Morey. Rick was an avid deer hunter and loved the outdoors. He also was a big fan of WWE wrestling and […]

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Lakes Region Freepress – 07/12/19

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Obituary: Florence L. Hall

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Florence L. Hall of Raceville passed away peacefully at home on Friday July 5th, 2019 at the age of 102 years young.  She was born September 3rd , 1916 in the “1880 House” at North Bend to Harold A. and Anna R. (Hannibal) Lee. Florence spent her formative years in one room school houses, later […]

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Obituary: Betty J. Braymer

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Betty J Braymer North Granville, NY – Betty J Braymer, age 61, went home to be with the Lord July 3, 2019 at the Albany Medical Center after complications from heart surgery with her family by her side. Betty grew up in the Granville area and graduated from Granville High School. She worked in the same […]

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Obituary: Joel Perkins

Whitehall-Joel Perkins, 49, passed away accidentally doing what he loved, kayaking on the Mettowee River on July 4, 2019. Born January 6, 1970 in Glens Falls, he was the loving son of the late James and Karin Perkins, and younger brother of the late James (Jimmy) Perkins Jr. Joel was a very proud father of […]

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