Tag Archives: COVID-19

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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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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27 to graduate Friday in Hartford ceremony

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By Duncan Campbell Twenty-seven Tanagers will take the next step in their lives as they cap off their high school education Friday. Hartford High School’s 2020 graduation ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. at the high school. The announcement came in light of Gov. Cuomo’s approval for school districts to hold in-person ceremonies with […]

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63 to graduate Friday in double ceremony

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By Matthew Saari After some mulling and reworking, the Granville Central School Class of 2020 will have an in-person graduation Friday. In fact, they’ll have two. “I think the compromise we came up with it perfect,” said Granville school superintendent Tom McGurl. After polling the senior class twice, school officials said the consensus was have […]

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Skene Manor to remain closed


Although it is expected that the Capital Region, including Whitehall, will enter Phase Three of the reopening of businesses following the closures ordered to halt the spread of the novel coronavirus, Skene Manor, the historic home in Whitehall, will not reopen immediately. “We do not believe we have the staff to implement the mandated requirements […]

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Health center may not reopen

Whitehall Health Center

By PJ Ferguson The Whitehall Health Center, which temporarily closed its doors in April, may not reopen at all. When asked of the rumors of the branch owned by Glens Falls Hospital closing permanently, vice president of hospital and community engagement Ray Agnew did not confirm or deny their validity. “We are evaluating all of […]

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Village reopens office


The Granville Village Hall is now open to the public. Village offices reopened late last week but there are some attendance and maintenance restrictions in place. Village clerk Rick Roberts explained that public access is being restricted to the lobby and only two people are allowed in at a given time. “That’s about the most […]

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Graduation will be in real time

Whitehall High School

By PJ Ferguson An “outside, socially distanced” graduation ceremony will now occur in Whitehall, according to interim high school principal John Godfrey. While the district was originally planning a drive-in type ceremony in the parking lot, as long as state officials allowed it, the school has been given more leeway with Governor Cuomo’s announcement on […]

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School planning virtual and in-person graduation ceremonies

High School Front

By Matthew Saari Granville Central School is planning both a virtual graduation as well as a traditional in-person ceremony. The virtual graduation will take place on Thursday, June 25 and will be aired on WRGB at 7:30 p.m. “This is a 26-minute video on television,” said high school principal Lisa Meade. School superintendent Tom McGurl […]

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Seniors parade in Elks event

Whitehall Elks 2020 parade

By PJ Ferguson Lined up for the Whitehall Elks Lodge “Celebration for the Graduates” parade, senior Makayla Gosselin drove her 2001 Subaru, named “Betsy,” her first vehicle that she used to commute to school during her abbreviated senior year on campus. With her classmates lined up in their vehicles behind her, some in their parents’ […]

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Obituary: Tasia Oakman Benson

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Tasia Oakman Benson of Poultney passed away suddenly of a stroke on June 13, 2020.  Born February 2, 1951 to […]

North Country FreePress – July 3, 2020

Lakes Region FreePress – July 3, 2020

Health center to reopen

Whitehall Health Center

By Matthew Saari The Whitehall Health Center will reopen next week. Whitehall town supervisor John Rozell announced Thursday he had […]

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 […]

Whitehall Times 7.2.20

Granville Sentinel 7.2.20

Whitehall school increases its regional ranking


By Matthew Saari Whitehall Central School jumped 15 spots in a ranking of regional schools. Every year, Albany Business Review […]

Granville falls in regional ranking of state’s schools


By Matthew Saari Granville Central School dropped 13 spots in a ranking of regional schools. Every year, Albany Business Review […]

Obituary: Ramon (Ray) George Vaughn, Sr.

Ramon (Ray) George Vaughn, Sr

Ramon (Ray) George Vaughn, Sr., of Moss Beach, CA passed away on June 19, 2020 after a 20 year struggle […]

State travel ban forces Magill out of concert

Magill and Macri 1

By Matthew Saari Granville’s flashiest musician has pulled out of this year’s Summer Concert Series. Daryl Magill announced Tuesday that, […]

Ask Matt: Will another network pick up canceled Single Parents?

Question: Is there any word on Single Parents being picked up by another network? The talented adults and kids were […]

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