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Hearing on solar moratorium Wednesday

Solar front

By Dan King A public hearing will be held at 7 p.m. in the Whitehall Municipal Building for the purpose of discussing a proposed six-month moratorium on solar farms in the town of Whitehall. The town board voted 4-1 last month to propose the land-use solar moratorium and set a public hearing for Wednesday. Only […]

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Dunkin’ Donuts eyes September opening

Dunkin design

By Krystle S. Morey Construction on the Dunkin’ Donuts shop that’s poised to be built on Quaker Street will begin any day now, officials said. Doors will open by the middle of September, said David Shelburne, general manager of Donuts of Rutland, the company that’s building the franchise. The colonial-style building, which will rise on […]

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Two recognized for historic preservation

Log Cabin

By Dan King Two Whitehall residents were recognized Monday for their dedication to historical preservation. In 2009, Joe Arquette and the late Marvin Brooks constructed a 1700s replica log cabin and an adjacent herb garden. That log cabin is still nestled along the banks of the Champlain Canal near the Skenesborough Museum. The Whitehall Historical […]

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Board of Education tables decision to appoint Torres


By Krystle S. Morey The Granville Board of Education voted Tuesday to table the appointment of head varsity football coach Mario Torres. “A slate of football coaches were approved, so we can get the season started,” said Superintendent Mark Bessen. Bessen said more work will be done by the athletic director and the principal, who […]

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Whitehall honors 48 fallen heroes


By Dan King The voice of World War II veteran Henry Gurney was solemn and quivering as he read the names of 48 Whitehallers who had paid the ultimate price. Gurney’s reading of the roll call is an emotional annual tradition at the Whitehall Memorial Day Ceremony. “No matter how many times I do this, […]

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Granville honors those who served


By Krystle S. Morey The rain ended and the sky cleared Monday, just in time for the annual Memorial Day Parade. More than 100 veterans, scouts and first responders marched in the parade, while a couple of hundred others watched from the sidewalks, cheering on the marchers as they walked by. “There are a lot […]

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It’s a ‘winn-winn’


By Krystle S. Morey When Robert and Janet Winn move to the village of Granville this summer, they’ll be able to bring their chickens with them after all. Well, sort of. The Winns’ new Westview Drive home lies in the village, where chickens are not permitted, but it’s pretty close to the town line, where […]

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Elementary students honor heroes


By Dan King Hundreds of students, parents and community members – decked out in red, white and blue – packed the front lawn of the Whitehall Elementary School last Thursday. Their objective? To honor those who have paid the ultimate price serving the United States of America. The 43rd annual Whitehall Elementary School Memorial Day […]

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Town proposes solar moratorium

Solar front

By Dan King Whitehall town officials want to figure out some rules and regulations before allowing new solar projects to go forward. The town board voted 4-1, after nearly two hours of discussion last Wednesday, to set a public hearing for June 15 regarding a proposed six-month moratorium on solar farms. Councilman Dave Hollister was […]

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Area communities plan Memorial Day services

Last year's memorial day parade

By Dan King and Krystle S. Morey Memorial Day will be the focus throughout the area this weekend. Various towns will have parades and ceremonies to recognize the men and women who have fought and died for American freedom. Whitehall Two celebrations take place in the Birthplace of U.S. Navy. First, at Whitehall Elementary School, […]

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Lakes Classifieds – 09/20/19

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Classifieds 09/18/19

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518 Wheels – 09/19/19

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50 Trump supporters attend rally

trump group

By Matthew Saari Dozens of ardent fans of President Donald Trump, some sporting the iconic red “Make America Great Again” […]

Rocque resigns from school board

Mike Rocque

By PJ Ferguson In a surprise move, Whitehall Board of Education president Mike Rocque resigned Monday night. While September school […]

Scotties sold?

scotties and main

By Matthew Saari A bit of good news may be coming to Granville’s Main Street. The parcel at 20 Main […]

‘Frugal Pig’ is on a mission


By PJ Ferguson The Frugal Pig is not your average thrift shop. With a giant sign spread above the inside […]

Applefest this weekend


By Jared Stamm It’s been a Fair Haven tradition for 30 years and it’s returning this weekend. Fair Haven Grade […]

Obituary: Lucretia M. Ballard

Granville, NY – Lucretia M. Ballard passed away on August 19, 2019 at Glens Falls Hospital following a long illness. […]

Lakes Classifieds – 09/13/19

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