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Sheriffs run ‘active shooter drill’ in Granville

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By Jaime Thomas A dozen special responders piled inside Mary J. Tanner school on Monday and began methodically checking to see that every door was locked and the hallways were clear. Their goal: to find and debilitate an active shooter and then de-escalate a hostage situation. The SERT (Sheriff Emergency Response Team,) armed and dressed […]

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Hartford school board adopts budget, announces interim principal

By Jaime Thomas The Hartford School Board adopted its new budget Monday night — to the surprise of some members of the public. As Brian Getty, president of the board, made a motion to pass the budget, Town Supervisor Dana Haff asked if there had been any workshops. Members of the board said there had […]

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Boil water notice to be issued

Village residents will need to boil their water during the first half of next week. The Department of Public Works will issue a village-wide boil water notice Monday. The notice is expected to persist until Wednesday. Any water used for consumption will need to be boiled during that time. Don Williams, Superintendent of Public Works, […]

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Village candidates weigh in on issues

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2013 Village Election Questionnaire   Name: Michael H. LaChapelle   Occupation or previous professional experience: Retired from General Electric Co. after 31 years of employment Rutland Vt.   List your previous political experience or community involvement. Eighteen years on the Village Board as a Trustee. I care for our community, and try to do what’s […]

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Village officials: Water insurance legit, but not needed

While it’s not actually a scam, Granville village residents have been receiving a letter prompting them to pay for a service that isn’t really necessary. The mailing, which comes from HomeServe USA, presents daunting potential water line repair costs for those who are uninsured by the company. “Our records indicate that your property does not […]

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Students help Newtown one penny at a time

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Students at Whitehall Elementary School are hoping several thousand pennies will provide some relief for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown, Connecticut. Students recently dedicated the proceeds from this year’s Penny Wars to the grief-stricken community. Over the course of a single week, students raised a total of $1001.01, mostly […]

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Parents Raise Questions at School Board Meeting

By Jaime Thomas A couple of parents recently questioned Granville Central School’s failure to touch base with them about safety procedures and preparedness after the recent school shooting in Connecticut. According to a discussion after the meeting of those in attendance, the two represented a larger group of concerned parents. “I do find it disheartening […]

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Districting eyeing program cuts

The Whitehall school district could one day face educational insolvency if increases in expenses continue to outpace state aid. According to a survey conducted by the Council of School Superintendents, more than half of New York’s school districts anticipate reaching a point within the next four years where they will be unable to provide students […]

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Esteemed District Secretary to Retire

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One important detail Mark Bessen asked about when considering the Granville superintendent position four years ago was the quality of his would-be secretary, Diana Pitts. The answer was encouraging. “She had a good reputation as being very organized and knowing about what needs to get done in the superintendent’s office,” Bessen said. And she has […]

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Negotiations making progress

After a long meeting last Tuesday, the Granville Teachers Association and the Board of Education are one step closer to finalizing a contract. It was the second meeting between the two groups and a mediator. “Progress is being made,” said John Shaw, president of the board. He said the meeting, which started around 4 p.m., […]

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Amanda Peet plays housewife turned murderer

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By Barb Oates One of the most important things about a divorce is learning to pick your battles. For Betty […]

Ask Matt: Why is ‘celebrity’ so overused in show titles?

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By Matt Roush Question: It’s tiring to see the use of “star” and “celebrity” in show titles. I clicked on […]

Obituary: Amy R. Phipps

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Amy R. Phipps 73, passed away at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield Illinois on Tuesday April 28, 2020. Amy was […]

Obituary: James Eli McKeighan

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Rupert-James Eli McKeighan, 89, of Rupert, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2020 at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington. […]

Rick’s Picks: Country at Heart

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By Rick Gables Country at Heart, starring Jessy Schram, Niall Matter and Lucas Bryant, is a new, original movie premiering […]

ReMIND, ReWIND – Lost in TV space

UNDATED, FILE PHOTO:  (FILE PHOTO)  Actors Bill Mumy (L) and Jonathan Harris (R) are seen in a television still in 1966. The 87 year-old Harris, who portrayed Dr. Zachary Smith in the television sci-fi show "Lost In Space", died November 3, 2002 of a blood clot in his heart. He was reportedly receiving therapy for a chronic back problem in a Los Angeles hospital when he died.  (Photo by Getty Images)

A flashback to our favorite sci-fi series of the ’60s By Robert Edelstein, ReMIND Magazine In 1966, the U.S. was […]

Town denies graduation in park

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By PJ Ferguson   The town of Whitehall will not permit use of Skenesborough Park for any graduation ceremonies for […]

Hartford to keep programs, staff with $13.4M budget

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By Matthew Saari The Hartford Central School District is proposing a $13.4 million budget for the 2020-2021 school year, which […]

Obituary: Thomas A. Chaplin

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Whitehall- Thomas A. Chaplin, 82, formerly of Saunders St, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2020, at the Slate Valley Center […]

Parade salutes injured fireman

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By PJ Ferguson   Whitehall is a community that always rises to the occasion when it comes to coming together […]

Obituary: Katherine “Kitty” Matte

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Katherine “Kitty” Matte, 93, of Whitehall, New York, passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by her loving family, on […]

Obituary: Lorraine Rose Prevost

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Granville, NY – Lorraine Rose Prevost passed away at her home early Wednesday, May 20, 2020.  She was surrounded by […]

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