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Morse’s pizza poised to reopen

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By Jay Mullen Bill Morse worked tirelessly after purchasing property back in November to open the doors of Morse’s Diner and Pizzeria on Feb. 24. Three weeks later, COVID-19 hit hard. “We had thought about closing right at the beginning, but we didn’t. We kind of held on as long as we could,” Morse said. […]

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Storm relief event ‘a success’

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By Jay Mullen The #WhitehallStrong Storm Relief Virtual Benefit Concert with performances from PJ Duo and Hometown was a success. The event went live on Tuesday, Sept. 1. The event was organized to raise money for those affected by the recent storm. Although there were some challenges due to the internet service and the stream […]

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Municipal center cleanup underway

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By Jay Mullen The Whitehall Municipal Center, which the town, village, court and police offices call home, is in the process of being cleaned up after recent storms caused damages to the building. Mayor Phil Smith said the village offices were “pretty much destroyed” after the storms rolled through last Monday. Cleaning crews have been […]

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Virtual benefit concert scheduled to raise money for those affected by recent storms, flooding

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By Jay Mullen A virtual benefit concert to help the recent flood victims after the severe storms in Whitehall on Aug. 24 will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 1.  The event, #WhitehallStrong Storm Relief Virtual Benefit,  is being co-sponsored by the Lakes Region Free Press and the Whitehall Times and will include […]

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Deluge causes flooding in Whitehall

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By Jay Mullen Severe storms and flooding have affected Whitehall and surrounding communities in northern Washington County on Monday, Aug. 24. Mayor Phill Smith said he was told Whitehall experienced four to six inches of rain in an hour span. Many residents experienced flooding in their basements from the high amounts of rain. The Whitehall […]

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Town-wide garage sale will go on in Whitehall

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By Jay Mullen COVID-19 has forced many events to be postponed or canceled this year, making 2020 certainly a year to forget for some, thanks to the virus. But the pandemic won’t stop this year’s town-wide garage sale in Whitehall from going ahead. The event will take place Labor Day weekend, from Friday, Sept. 4 […]

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Gemini Fitness reopening in Granville

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By Jay Mullen Granville’s local fitness center, Gemini Fitness, will be reopening in compliance with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s safety protocols on Monday, Aug. 24 at 5 a.m. The safety protocols include wearing masks at all times. Gov. Cuomo announced on Aug. 17 that gyms and fitness centers will be allowed to reopen at 33% occupancy […]

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Former Budget Inn still draws complaints, board to take action

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By Jay Mullen Four members of the community appeared in front of the Whitehall Town Board to express concerns and frustration with the former Budget Inn turned Whitehall Studios on U.S. Route 4. Appearing at the board meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 19, were Tom Trepanier, his tenant Joanna (last name unknown) and Everett and Vicky […]

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School district to bank locally

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By Jay Mullen Whitehall Central School District is now banking locally. The Board of Education voted unanimously Monday to place its banking business with Community Bank on Main Street. School superintendent Pat Dee and the district’s business manager, Kate Dubois, informed the board members of the proposal, which pleasantly surprised them. “Community Bank came in […]

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Town closer to LED streetlighting

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By Jay Mullen The town of Granville has taken another step closer to LED streetlights which could equate to a 49.5% savings annually. Discussion over the switch to LED streetlights began at the July town board meeting when board member Tom Cosey said that the village of Granville saves more than 30% per year on […]

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Women business owners learning to be successful

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By Austin Crosier Four female business owners in the Granville area sat down at the bar at On The Rocks […]

Poultney makerspace and skills center to open Sept. 26

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A makerspace is a collaborative work space inside a school, library or separate public/private facility for making, learning, exploring and […]

North Country FreePress, September 25, 2020

Lakes Region FreePress, September 25, 2020

Chasin’ Racin’ – Great Race Place

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By Mark Kane It was great to get back to the racing action at the “Great Race Place” Albany Saratoga […]

Granville Sentinel 9.24.20

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 […]

Whitehall Times 9.24.20

Everyone Eats arrives in Poultney

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The Poultney Rotary Club and Young at Heart Senior Center have teamed up with the Vermont Farmer’s Food Center, the […]

School district awaits insurance claim

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By Jay Mullen Whitehall Central School District is still waiting for the New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal to give them […]

‘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 […]

Pub on Main Street hires new head chef

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By Austin Crosier After being located across the bridge at 1 West Main Street in Granville since 2016, Vicky Hale […]

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