School district awaits insurance claim

By Jay Mullen Whitehall Central School District is still waiting for the New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal to give them an answer about coverage for the damages sustained from the storms that hit on Aug. 24. School superintendent Patrick Dee spoke to the Board of Education about this issue during its most recent meeting. He […]

‘Car cruise’ to replace car show

By Austin Crosier The consequences of COVID-19 have forced people of all walks of life to change gears and improvise to not only stay safe, but to keep happy. For Jenine Macura, a childhood tradition of going to car shows with her father will not be able to happen in Granville this year. In recent […]

Owner Vicky Hale poses for the camera behind the bar.

Pub on Main Street hires new head chef

By Austin Crosier After being located across the bridge at 1 West Main Street in Granville since 2016, Vicky Hale moved her family business, On The Rocks Pub, in late July to 22 Main Street and is looking to bolster business on the street. “We’re just trying to get people to come back to Main […]

Seated Left to Right: Ashlee Zinn, Granville Central School District Superintendent Thomas McGurl, Granville Central School District Board of Education President Audrey Hicks.

Loss of aid threatens to impact school plans

By Austin Crosier Granville Central School District superintendent Thomas McGurl was bluntly honest in his monthly report to the Board of Education Monday night, as he explained the harsh realities that are consequent of COVID-19. “If the federal government does not provide New York State aid, at least 20 percent reductions continue across all of […]

Village Trustee Dan Brown (left) and Mayor Paul Labas pictured in January after Brown was named interim Trustee.

Brown defeats Tatko for village board seat

By Austin Crosier In a special election for the final Granville Village Board seat on Tuesday Sept. 15, interim trustee Dan Brown defeated challenger Robert (Bob) Tatko, 180-164. However, Tatko had requested a recanvas of the votes by the Washington County Board of Elections on Thursday morning and that was done at 10 a.m. on […]


Town decides not to buy flood insurance

By Jay Mullen The recent flooding caused by storms last month was described as a “freak deal” by highway superintendent Louis Pratt during the Whitehall Town Board meeting on Sept. 16. During town supervisor John Rozell’s report he went over how much the cleanup of the Municipal Center cost, as well as how much it […]


Dresden internet delayed

By Jay Mullen Residents of Dresden are going to have to wait a little longer than previously thought for high-speed internet. Town supervisor Paul Ferguson informed the town board of this during their meeting on Sept. 14. They were expecting to have this done in October, but now it appears that it won’t happen until […]

Whitehall Police

Village police must prepare ‘reform, reinvention’ policy

By Jay Mullen As per Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive order for police reform and reinvention, the Whitehall Village Board discussed forming a committee to move forward with the process on Sept. 15. The executive order states that by April 1, 2021 every municipality in the state that has a police department has to go through […]


Dresden eyes septic inspection law

By Jay Mullen A law requiring septic inspections by a certified septic inspector prior to any conveyance of property that has an on-site wastewater system could be adopted by the town of Dresden. The law would only affect those living within the jurisdiction of the town of Dresden and the Lake George Park. At the […]

Photo courtesy of Hartford Greens Country Club official Facebook page.

New owner to grow Hartford golf club

By Austin Crosier Establishing a relaxing reprieve from the ever-stressful COVID-19 pandemic is what Dylan Faille, 28, is looking to accomplish as the manager of the Hartford Greens Country Club. After acquiring the “200-acre old farm” at 3737 State Route 196 six weeks ago, Faille said business has continued to grow despite limited resources under […]

Granville town board holds open meeting

By Austin Crosier For the first time in six months, the Granville Town Board conducted a public meeting on Thursday at the town clerk’s office and discussed both on-going and breaking developments within the town. Although there were 10 people in attendance, including the four board members, pressing issues were discussed passionately in public discussion. […]

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Under virus’s shadow, schools open again

By Austin Crosier Wednesday marked the anticipated yet nerve-wracking return to scho ol for Granville Central School District during the global COVID-19 pandemic. School superintendent Thomas McGurl’s attitude towards reopening for the 2020-2021 school year was described in two blunt and convincing words. “Very confident,” he said via phone call on Wednesday. After months of […]

Helen Macura smiles for the camera.

Helen Macura celebrates 98 years

By Austin Crosier It’s becoming more and more challenging to celebrate within a community during the age of COVID-19. However, the global pandemic will have no chance of wiping off the always present smile of Helen Macura of Granville, who will be celebrating her 98th birthday on Thursday. She will be having a catered “little […]


Flowers ripped out by vandals

By Jay Mullen Early Sunday morning George Armstrong was on his way over to the Stewart’s on Poultney Street to water the flower beds that have been planted there. What he found was disheartening. He found that someone had smashed a majority of the flowers that were planted at the Stewart’s location. “I saw one […]


Online learning ‘unique and different’

By Jay Mullen It has been a long road back to school for every student attempting to prepare for education in this new COVID-19 world we are all experiencing daily. Hybrid learning was already going to be challenging for students and educators alike. Then with the recent storms forcing the Whitehall junior/senior high school to […]

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Everyone Eats arrives in Poultney

Everyone Eats

The Poultney Rotary Club and Young at Heart Senior Center have teamed up with the Vermont Farmer’s Food Center, the Town of Poultney and local restaurants to bring the Everyone Eats program to the Poultney community. The local program kicks off on Wednesday, Sept. 23, with its first distribution of meals at the Young at […]

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James P. Brooks, Jr.

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Whitehall, New York – On Friday, Sept. 18, at around 9:15 a.m., Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company Second Assistant Chief James P. Brooks. Jr., began his exit of this life as dramatically as he had entered it 45 years before. Jim lived his life on his own terms and was as stubborn as they come. He […]

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Marie Adulia Daly

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Wells, Vermont – Marie Adulia Daly, 88, of Wells, Vermont, died Tuesday, Sept. 15, at the Rutland Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. Born Dec. 7, 1931, in Stamford, Connecticut, Marie (also known as Honey) was the youngest of four children born to Blas and Juanita Olvera. Marie married Arthur Daly in 1950 and […]

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Robert (Bob) J. Cameron

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Whitehall, New York – Robert (Bob) J. Cameron of Neddo Street passed away peacefully on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020 at home surrounded by family. He was 74 years old. Bob was born Aug, 4, 1946, in Rutland, Vermont. After attending Whitehall High School, Bob built a life in the town he loved. While past employers […]

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Peter Maynard Daignault

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Whitehall, New York – Peter Maynard Daignault, 69, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. Born in Schenectady in 1951, he was the son of the late Alfred H. and Ramona Daignault. Pete served in the U.S. Marines from 1969 to 1971. He was a New York State correction officer working at Great Meadow […]

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Richard E. “Rick” Rozell

Whitehall, New York – Richard E. “Rick” Rozell, 63, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 after a brief illness. Rick was born on Aug. 25, 1957, in Glens Falls. He was the son of the late Theodore and Joyce Toben Rozell. He attended Whitehall Central School. After high school, Rick was employed as a […]

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Winfred E. “Tink” Palmer

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Granville, NY – Winfred E. “Tink” Palmer, Sr., 93, passed away at Slate Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. Tink was born on May 5, 1927 in Thurman, New York, the son of the late Ephrem and Elizabeth (Balch) Palmer. He married Gladys Bounds on Aug. 26, 1961. He was a […]

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Poultney Historical Society meets Sunday with lecture on early biking in Vermont

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The Poultney Historical Society will hold its annual meeting this year a bit differently. It’s teaming up with Slate Valley Trails to host a free lecture and slide show titled “Of Wheelmen, the New Woman, and Good Roads: Bicycling in Vermont, 1880-1920.” The lecture will be held on the lawn in front of the East […]

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Police Beat, Sept. 24

Granville Police Department Sept. 10 3:36 p.m. Benje C. Larico of New York City was ticketed for speeding on North […]

Ask Matt – Will there be more episodes of ‘Away’ on Netflix?

Question: My husband and I watched the entire first season of Away on Netflix this past weekend and thought it […]

‘Transplant’ star Hamza Haq is excited to bring the Canadian show south of the border


By Taylor Neumann It’s possible you might have heard of NBC’s new drama Transplant before – it is a hit […]

Rick’s Picks – ‘Falling for Look Lodge’


By Rick Gables Clark Backo and Jonathan Keltz star in Falling for Look Lodge, a new movie premiering Saturday, Sept. […]

ReMIND, ReWIND – Gloria Swanson

Gloria Swanson: courtesy of King Features Syndicate

Silent film’s highest-paid star By Paul Hall, ReMIND Magazine Born Gloria May Josephine Svensson on March 27, 1899, in Chicago […]

Cheers & Jeers – ‘Love It’ to ‘Worst Cooks in America’


by Damian Holbrook Cheers to Love It or List It for always keeping our prime interest. Now in its 16th […]

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Police Beat, Sept. 17

Granville Police Department Sept. 3 11:50 a.m. Randy R. Lizotte, 57, of Poultney, Vermont was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation […]

Hubbard Hall announces new play development project


Hubbard Hall wants to hear stories about life during the pandemic in an end-of-summer playwriting challenge called “Our Stories: Life […]

Obituary: Marion B. Mohan, 88

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Marion Briere Mohan, 88,  died peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Norcross, Georgia. The daughter of Euclide and Alfina […]

Police Beat, Sept. 10

Granville Police Department Aug. 31 3:50 p.m. Karleigh M. Smith, 25, of Granville was ticketed for speeding following a traffic […]