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He gets paid to drive, so he’s ‘Uber’ excited

Tracey Cook is an Uber/Lyft driver from Granville, New York.

By Krystle S. Morey Since ridesharing services including Uber and Lyft became legal in upstate New York, locals are trying their hand at riding and driving, but a local Uber/Lyft driver said it’s not very popular in this area – yet. “There really isn’t that much money around here,” said Tracey Cook, of Granville. Cook […]

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Three women sentenced in motel robbery

By Derek Liebig Three women who pleaded guilty to their role in a robbery that fueled a shooting last year, were sentenced late last month in Washington County Court. Nichole L. “Crazy Nikki” Lussier, 33, of Whitehall, was sentenced to 3 years in state prison and 2 years on parole for selling cocaine to a […]

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Yvonne LaPlante Chang, Class of 1985

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By Michael Emond A turning point in Yvonne LaPlante’s young life happened when she was a junior at GCHS. She entered a beauty pageant in Albany. “I didn’t like to be on stage, but I did it.” For the talent portion of the pageant she did a dance routine. She was declared second runner-up, and […]

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Mastermind of Hampton robbery convicted

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By Derek Liebig A Washington County jury convicted a New York City man last Thursday for his role in a drug-related robbery that fueled an early morning shooting earlier this spring. The jury found Tyshen “Nitty” Matthews, 41, of Queens, guilty of two robbery charges as well as burglary, petit larceny and endangering the welfare […]

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WHS Drama Club to stage “Thoroughly Modern Millie”

The Whitehall Drama Club is preparing to stage its annual production and the show will grace the Whitehall stage next weekend. This year’s production, “Thoroughly Modern Millie” will be staged on March 22 and 23 in the Whitehall High School auditorium and is under the direction of Whitehall choral director Chris Palmer. The musical, which […]

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Acclaimed singers return to area

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  A pair of internationally acclaimed performers who have twice performed on the Whitehall High School stage are returning to the area for two performances at the Wood Theatre in Glens Falls. Will and Anthony Nunziata will perform on Sunday and Monday, Aug. 19 and 20. Both performances will be held at 8 p.m. The […]

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Power line may help region, concerns linger

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              A proposed underground power line that would run from Canada and pass through Whitehall on its way to New York City has the potential to generate tax revenue for the town and village, but there are concerns that it could interfere with the village’s water system. The 330-mile, […]

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Mickey Rapkin by Linda Nye Knowlton

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“Take a leap of faith” is what  Mickey Rapkin, keyote speaker at the Horace Greeley Writers’ Conference told the group on Saturday! Having a job as Senior Editor of GQ Magazine was prestigious, but did not totally fulfill his dream as a successful writer. Mickey, who is from New York City, graduated cum laude from […]

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GCS awaits aid numbers

As the smoke clears from a weekend of intense budget negotiations in Albany it remains unclear if rural high-needs school districts like Granville will see much restoration in state aid in the $132.5 billion state spending plan. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state leaders announced Sunday March 27 they had a budget agreement that restored some […]

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Lillian E. Tressler, 84

Lillian E. Tressler, age 84, passed away on Dec. 12, 2010, at Indian River Nursing Home. Lillian was born on June 6, 1921, in New York City, the daughter of Joseph and Judith (Calleja) Zahra. She moved to Granville when her son and his family moved here in 2004. She loved her family dearly. Lillian […]

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Williams Street snow dilemma

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By PJ Ferguson If you would like to catch a glimpse of what the roads would look like if snow […]

School board gives merger go-ahead

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By Matthew Saari Following much discussion, the Granville Board of Education granted school superintendent Tom McGurl the ability to contact […]

Village hires new attorney

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By PJ Ferguson The village of Whitehall has parted ways with its attorney, Erika Sellar Ryan of Keller & Sellar […]

Crowd delights in tree-lighting, Grinch

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By Matthew Saari “Christmas is over, Granville!” So shouted the Grinch as he kicked presents and dragged an uprooted Christmas […]

Whitehall rings in the holidays

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By Matthew Saari Below freezing temperatures did little to deter more than 300 Whitehallers from converging on Skenesborough Park and […]

Obituary: Robert S. Banks

Dresden-Robert S. Banks, 71, of Blue Goose passed away unexpectedly, after a long illness. Bob was born in the Bronx, […]

North Country Freepress – 12/06/19

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