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Summer swim program starts July 7

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By Matthew Saari Children will have the opportunity to learn safe swimming techniques from certified instructors this summer as part of the Granville Youth Commission’s Summer Swim Program. The program begins July 7 and runs through the end of the month. Registration is on Monday, July 6. “Granville is the only area that is doing […]

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Whitehall school increases its regional ranking

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall Central School jumped 15 spots in a ranking of regional schools. Every year, Albany Business Review publishes a ranking of Capital Region public school districts. The publication collates data from the state Education Department’s School Report Card data and uses a weighted system to determine rankings. “The overall score…is a weighted […]

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Granville falls in regional ranking of state’s schools

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By Matthew Saari Granville Central School dropped 13 spots in a ranking of regional schools. Every year, Albany Business Review publishes a ranking of Capitol Region public school districts. The publication collates data from the state Education Department’s School Report Card data and uses a weighted system to determine rankings. “The overall score…is a weighted […]

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State travel ban forces Magill out of concert

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By Matthew Saari Granville’s flashiest musician has pulled out of this year’s Summer Concert Series. Daryl Magill announced Tuesday that, because of New York’s travel ban on COVID-19 hotspots, he will be unable to make an appearance in the Colored Slate Capital of the World. “Because of the recent New York quarantine requirement of Florida […]

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Upstart Bigfoot fest proposed

The top three adult winners of the Sasquatch Calling Contest.

By PJ Ferguson   COVID-19 or not, Whitehall will not rest on celebrating their beloved mascot. While the Sasquatch Calling Festival has been canceled this year because of the pandemic, an event celebrating the mythical creature may still occur on Sept. 26, provided the town permits it. Paul Thompson, owner of Vermont Marble, Granite, Slate […]

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Summer concert abruptly canceled

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By Matthew Saari Granville’s first concert of its Summer Concert Series has been canceled. Mayor Paul Labas made the announcement Monday afternoon. “Right now it’s just the first concert,” Labas said. “I haven’t made a decision about the rest…we’ll wait and see what happens next week.” The decision was made, Labas said, after several complaints […]

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Section II’s greatest basketball players

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By Keith Harrington EDITOR’S NOTE: The writer has been a part of Section II athletics for more than 40 years as a team manager, player, coach, broadcaster and sportswriter. He has seen nearly every one of the area’s best basketball players in person. This week he is recognizing a group of the best players ever […]

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Teen hit by car

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A Whitehall teen was sent to the hospital Wednesday evening after being struck by a car. Whitehall police and EMS were dispatched to the intersection of Poultney Street and South Williams Street Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. for a reported car v. pedestrian accident. Police found a 13-year-old girl being attended by  EMS personnel. Police said […]

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Two teens charged for breaking into Mary J. Tanner School

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By Matthew Saari A bout of curiosity resulted in felony charges for two local teens. On Monday morning at 5:30 a.m., State Police were dispatched to Mary J. Tanner School to investigate a security alarm activation. “We had two 16-year-olds break into Mary J. Tanner,” said Granville school resource officer Ryan Pedone. However, a sweep […]

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Village may go to court over canal wall ownership

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By PJ Ferguson   The Whitehall Village Board is pursuing taking the New York State Canal Corporation to court over ownership of the damaged canal wall. “To go down that path and sort out who actually owns it is kind of a long-term thing,” cautioned Mayor Phil Smith. Since the damage to the canal wall […]

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Obituary: Donald Herman Herbst

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Whitehall-Donald Herman Herbst, 81, of Champlain Ave., passed away peacefully at the Glens Falls Hospital, after a valiant fight with […]

Man shot after hitting cop with car

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Two Rutland, Vermont men were sent to the hospital Wednesday after a shootout and chase with police. Just after midnight […]

Obituary: Jason C. Thomas

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Jason C. Thomas, 44, of Willow Spring, NC (formerly of Granville, NY) passed away peacefully with family by his side […]

Backpack program marks 14 years

Skyler (left) and Melody Schinski, Ann Schinski’s grandchildren, show off some of the gear that will be given away at Saturday’s backpack drive.

By Matthew Saari School is scheduled to start in a little more than a month, so it’s time to think […]

Man shot by Rutland police

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Two men were sent to the hospital Wednesday following a shootout and chase with police in Rutland, Vermont. Just after […]

Local businesses get big money from feds

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By Matthew Saari Many of the region’s leading employers were the leading recipients of federal coronavirus stimulus money. The U.S […]

Village, town order cuts in water usage

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By Matthew Saari The village and town of Granville both are restricting water usage in their respective municipalities due to […]

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Poultney man charged with arson

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A Poultney, Vermont man has been arrested in connection with a May fire in Middletown Springs, Vermont. On Monday, Vermont […]

Magill to host virtual concert

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By Matthew Saari The show must go on. Despite all of the COVID-19 social-distancing guidelines in place, Daryl Magill is […]

Chasin’ Racin’: Fonda welcomes ‘Jeffer,’ Jeff Heotzler

By Mark Kane Who would have ever thought when you looked out the window early Saturday morning or right up […]

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