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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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Whitehall alum served in harm’s way to beat COVID-19

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By PJ Ferguson   While the COVID-19 pandemic has struck Upstate New York and the rest of the nation economically, what does life look like for those in the areas where the virus is currently most prevalent? Rather than working from home, Alex Hyatt, a Whitehall alumnus and former Manchester Media employee, has volunteered his […]

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County COVID cases on the rise

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By PJ Ferguson   The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Washington County has risen exponentially over the past several days. On Saturday, the number of positive cases rose by 22, surpassing the 100-cases milestone. The number rose again on Sunday by another 20 cases, leaving the county with 117 confirmed, after several cases were […]

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Officials quash martial law rumors

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By Matthew Saari Rumors have been spreading faster than the novel coronavirus in recent days, following Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 100% reduction of non-essential workers and Policies Assure Uniform Safety Everyone (PAUSE) executive order. Being spread mostly through social media platforms like Facebook, the rumors range from a simple curfew being enacted to the New York-Vermont […]

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Halloween happenings throughout the area

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Halloween happenings abound throughout the region, with plenty of hair-raising, terrifying, horrifying events for those who like the thrill of this mystical time of the year. Trick or treat? It’s time to adorn costumes, whether they are outlandish, simplistic, or whatever. Do you want to frighten others, or are you living out a dream of […]

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Four years later, search continues for missing man

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By Krystle S. Morey A steady flow of new leads and cooperation from witnesses have kept a 4-year-old missing person case alive. Jonathan Schaff disappeared after leaving a bar on Main Street in Granville on Jan. 18, 2014, but police say they are not giving up efforts to determine what happened to him. “This case […]

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Taxpayers rush to pay, beat deadline

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By Matthew Saari Following the signing of the 2018 Republican tax bill into law by President Donald Trump, many taxpayers – including those in this region – rushed to their local town offices in hopes of paying their taxes early to avoid newly imposed caps. “We’ve had several people come in and pay early,” said […]

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Decades later, a dog tag is found

Paul F. Fish

Editor’s note: Paul F. Fish, a Middle Granville native,  served as a waist gunner in WWII. His dog tag was found in a field in Brandon, South Dakota and reunited with his family. Judy Fish Dennison is the middle daughter of Paul F. Fish. She lives in Landisville, Pennsylvania. By Judy Fish Dennison Readers of the […]

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Poultney Street garage back on tax rolls

The garage at 45 Poultney St. in Whitehall

By Matthew Saari After more than 10 years of being tax exempt, the garage at 45 Poultney St. in Whitehall will be added back on the tax rolls. The events leading up to the decision by Washington County was wholly unexpected and more than a little bizarre. The Washington County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed […]

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Sasquatch calling festival Saturday

A popular part of Whitehall's Sasquatch Festival is the Sasquatch Calling Contest.

By Matthew Saari Area hunters may be familiar with duck calls, turkey calls and geese calls; heck, they may have even used a moose, elk or wild pig call in their day. Well, they better prep their best Sasquatch Call for this Saturday. The second annual Sasquatch Calling Festival is set to kick off at […]

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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 […]

Music in Park canceled

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By Matthew Saari For the first time in more than 30 years, Whitehall will not have a musical summer. Citing […]

Next two concerts canceled

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By Matthew Saari The next two concerts of Granville’s Summer Concert Series have been cancelled. Following the complaints filed locally […]

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

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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 […]

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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 […]

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