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Church Street bridge to be replaced next summer

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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’

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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

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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

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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

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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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A look back at 2018…

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By Matt Saari & Krystle S. Morey   Despite being small, rural communities in upstate New York, Whitehall and Granville certainly kept reporters on their toes. 2018 was quite a newsworthy year for Granville and Whitehall, with eye-catching headlines – both good and bad – being produced almost every week. The Times and Sentinel took […]

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Residents defend Dresden supervisor; Stipins-Gang demands apology

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By Matthew Saari The Dresden Town Board meeting was proving to be uneventful Monday night, with board members tracking to finish town business in under 20 minutes. Then came the public comment period. “Congratulations on surviving your first year,” said Anda Stipins-Gang, wife of former Dresden supervisor George Gang, who applauded supervisor Paul Ferguson for […]

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Fatal fire inspires safety float

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By Krystle S. Morey The fire that claimed the life of a North Granville woman this fall has inspired a local fire company to construct a safety float for the Granville Lighted Tractor Parade that starts Friday at 6:30 p.m. Kim Collins, 57, died of smoke inhalation caused by an Oct. 20 fire in her […]

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Only 122 votes cast for $18.5 million project

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By Matthew Saari The largest building project since Whitehall Central School relocated to Buckley Road garnered little interest from district residents – only 122 turned out to vote Tuesday – but the $18.5 million proposal was approved, 110-12. When asked how busy the polls had been throughout the day, district clerk Kim Manney said: “It […]

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Horde opens with two road wins

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By Keith Harrington Granville opened the basketball season in good fashion last week, winning a pair of Adirondack League games on the road. The Golden Horde dominated Warrensburg, 77-18, on Tuesday and defeated Argyle, 70-57, on Friday. “We played good team defense,” coach Grant Sharrow said. “We are not big but we are athletic and […]

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Obituary: Margaret “Jo” Morris

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Granville, NY – Margaret “Jo” Morris passed away quietly at The Pines of Glens Falls Nursing and Rehabilitation after a […]

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Obituary: Nancy L. Rogoza

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Granville, NY – Nancy Lee Rogoza, age 59, passed away on May 22, 2019 at her home surrounded by her […]

Obituary: Kathleen M. Laiacona

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Whitehall-“Surrounded by family on May 22nd, 2019 at approximately 11:15 am, Kathleen M. Laiacona (McPhee) left this world to meet her […]

Classifieds 05/23/19

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Obituary: Carolyn Patricia Thomas

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GRANVILLE — Carolyn Patricia Thomas, 66, passed away on May 17, 2019 at Glens Falls Hospital, following a long illness. […]

Obituary: Daniel J. Butchino

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Whitehall, N.Y. –  Daniel J. Butchino, 53, passed away on February 19, 2019 the Glens Falls Hospital following a brief […]

Obituary: Margaret P. Fennell

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Margaret (Peggy) Pauquette Fennell passed away at home on Friday May 17, 2019 with her loving family by her side. […]

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