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Village: Canal wall ‘our problem’

By PJ Ferguson The New York State Canal Corporation has completed its analysis of the damage to the canal wall in front of North Williams Street in Whitehall and it’s bad news for the village. The village of Whitehall will assume full responsibility for repairing the canal wall. The village board held a special meeting […]

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Muddy Water plagues North Granville

By Matthew Saari Residents of the North Granville water district suffered an unpleasant surprise last week. During the evening last Wednesday, when residents turned on their faucets and showers – anything hooked to the water system – they were met with rust-colored, muddy water. “What’s up with the water in North Granville tonight? This is […]

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Waste-to-energy plant may come to Whitehall

By PJ Ferguson A new waste-to-energy plant may be coming to the former EB Metals property on Poultney Street in Whitehall. The company, Airgid Global, uses a chemical process to convert hazardous waste into reusable products such as metals, oil and fuel. “They are not a burn plant,” said Mayor Phil Smith, calming fears of […]

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Main Street businesses given grants

By Matthew Saari Two budding Main Street businesses have been awarded “microenterprise grants” by the Village of Granville. Nelson’s 22 Main and Morse’s Diner and Pizzeria – at 22 Main St. and 20 Main St., respectively – were each awarded $2,000 by village officials during the village board’s monthly meeting. “Just the village’s way of […]

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Granville forms ‘unified’ basketball team

By Matthew Saari Unified basketball has been added to the Granville varsity sports roster. The Granville Board of Education voted unanimously last Monday to form a unified basketball team following a joint presentation by athletic director Justin Nassivera and high school principal Lisa Meade. “Basically it’s taking students with disabilities and placing them with students […]

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Obituary: Harold Thomas Craig

Harold Thomas Craig North Hebron, NY – Harold Craig passed away in Glens Falls Hospital on November 13, 2019. “He labored long in the vineyard of the Lord and was ripe for the harvest.” He was born at his family home in North Hebron on January 29, 1931, the son of the late Arch and […]

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Lakes Region Freepress – 11/15/19

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Lakes Classifieds – 11/15/19

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Obituary: Kimberly Sue Wever

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Saratoga Springs, NY – Kimberly Sue Wever, age 50, of 188 Ruggles Road went to the arms of her heavenly father on Thursday , November 7, 2019. Born on December 2, 1968, she was the daughter of Craig and Marjorie (Mercure) Wever. Kimmy attended the Day Program at Saratoga Bridges in Wilton. Her favorite thing […]

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Obituary: Frank Arthur Daly

Frank Arthur Daly, Rochester, NY passed away on Saturday, November 2, 2019 after a brief but valiant fight. He will be dearly missed by his wife of 68 years, Ruth, five children, thirteen grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.  Frank was born in Pawlet, Vermont and grew up at 10 Lincoln […]

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Lakes Classifieds – 11/08/19

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Obituary: David A. Bean

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David A. Bean Granville, NY – On Tuesday evening, November 5th, David passed away peacefully at home.  Born in Albany NY as the son of the late Wilbur and Stephanie Bean, he was a graduate of Christian Brothers Academy in Albany and Dean College in Franklin MA, where he met his sweet bride Eleanor.  Dave […]

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Sports merger shelved

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By Matthew Saari The Granville-Whitehall merger of school football and other athletics came to a screeching halt Monday, just hours before the Granville Board of Education was set to hear a presentation on the proposal. The reason: Whitehall Board of Education members feel they haven’t been given enough time to make an “informed decision.” “I […]

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A hero is bid farewell

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By PJ Ferguson Community members gathered at the Whitehall Athletic Club Wednesday evening to mourn the death of John “The Captain” Francis Hoague-Rivette, 11, after his long battle with brain cancer.   Clouds consumed the sky as members of the New York State Police, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the Whitehall Police Department gathered […]

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Rifle with silencer found on suspect during traffic stop

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By Matthew Saari A 26-year-old Vermont man faces a felony weapons charge after Granville police discovered he was toting a rifle equipped with a silencer. John L. Carter, of Middletown Springs, was arrested and charged with third degree criminal possession of a weapon, a felony; criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor; unlawful possession […]

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Wrestling merger may unravel

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By PJ Ferguson The future of Whitehall and Fort Ann’s merged wrestling team is up in the air. While discussing the Granville-Whitehall football merger during the Board of Education’s October meeting, board vice president Frank Barber questioned the status of the wrestling merger with Fort Ann. School superintendent Patrick Dee confirmed that the merger stands […]

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North Country Freepress – 11/15/19

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518 Wheels – 11/14/19

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518 Wheels – 11/07/19

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Man eggs cop cars then flees on bike

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By Matthew Saari A Granville man faces two misdemeanor charges and one violation for allegedly bombarding a Granville police car […]

Obituary: Joyce Molinero

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Whitehall-Joyce Molinero, 89, a lifelong resident of Whitehall, passed away Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, at her home, surrounded by her […]

Obituary: Hiram C. Fiske

Granville, NY – Hiram C.  Fiske, age 71, passed away at Granville Center on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 following a […]