• High school won’t open till March - Flood-damaged Whitehall High School will not open again for in-person instruction until March, according to a letter sent out to the community by school superintendent Patrick Dee. Dee said the district has been working with Service Master, a water remediation company, to evacuate water from the building and to dry out the inside as best […]
  • High school won’t open till March Flood-damaged Whitehall High School will not open again for in-person instruction until March, according to a letter sent out to the community by school superintendent Patrick Dee. Dee said the district has been working with Service Master, a water remediation company, to evacuate water from the building and to dry out the inside as best […]
  • Eggleston taking part in state competition Whitehall senior Zoë Eggleston is participating in this year’s Distinguished Young Women of New York competition. The Distinguished Young Women of New York is a part of the national scholarship program which promotes and rewards scholarship, leadership and talent in young women. Eggleston wasn’t able to compete in the local competition because of the COVID-19 […]
  • Sewer, water work-funding facing hoops in Whitehall Whitehall has a chance to get $3,760,000 to renovate the sewer system and reduce storm water entering the sanitary sewer system, but there are still hoops to go through. In the words of Whitehall mayor Phil Smith, “nothing is free.” The funding that was secured by Rep. Elise Stefanik comes in the form of a […]
  • ‘Vermont situation’ tests Whitehall dance studio Vermont has started to crack down on inter-state leisure travel with the state’s Agency of Commerce and Community Development creating a map using raw data from Johns Hopkins University. The map uses this data and other factors to determine how many cases are in each county within the Vermont travel region. The map, which is […]
  • McGurl: ‘We have been very lucky…’ An overwhelming sense of “not if, but when” was felt in Granville Central School District superintendent Thomas McGurl’s voice as the Board of Education discussed protocol regarding COVID-19 at its meeting Tuesday. “We have been very lucky so far,” said McGurl as he knocked multiple times on the wooden table, referencing the fact that Granville […]
  • Desks being made for virtual learning What started as a neighborhood of dads in Gaithersburg, Maryland, crafting desks for needy students participating in virtual learning has started a movement making its way to Granville. The “Desks by Dads” trend mentioned by Good Morning America! has provided children doing school work from home desks to work on and study. “The intention of […]
  • Stec, Davis vie for Little’s seat With former New York State Senator Betty Little’s recent retirement, it’s up to Dan Stec (R) or Kimberly Davis (D) to fill the void as the voice in Albany for the North Country’s 45th District. Stec, the 114th District assemblyman for the last eight years, said his life’s work of public service, including being stationed […]
  • Man, woman OD in front of child Brad M. Gordon, 36, and Connie L. Lord, 42, of Whitehall were charged with endangering the welfare of a child on Thursday for allegedly overdosing in front of a child. State Police report that Gordon was arrested at 4:54 p.m. and Love was arrested at 5:26 p.m. The arrests came after troopers responded to a […]
  • Tatko hires investigators to probe village election Two private investigators have been hired by Bob Tatko to interview Granville voters who had voted absentee for the Sept. 15 Village Board election, which Tatko lost. “I am not trying to change the results. Dan Brown is the winner,” Tatko said via written statement. “I am concerned about the fairness and integrity of the […]
  • Hartford to buy fuel control system Hartford has decided to accept a bid from Dalrymple Company, Inc., for $29,379.85 to install a new fuel control system for the town. The decision was made during a Hartford Town Board meeting on Oct. 13 and is contingent upon the bid still being valid. The price of the bid is subject to change after […]
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  • Craig J. Kelly Granville, New York – Craig Joseph Kelly, 90, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, at Glens Falls Hospital. Born on Dec. 22, 1929, he was the son of Patrick and Mary (Fennell) Kelly. Craig attended Granville High School where he met and later married his high school sweetheart Eleanor (Woodell) Kelly. He was employed […]
  • Judith Ann Williams Granville, New York – On Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, heaven welcomed another angel. Judy Williams took her place among her fellow departed friends and family and her beloved husband Jack to begin her next adventure. Judy was born in the summer of 1940, the daughter of Richard “Jiggy” and Doris (Jay) Caruso. Judy took her […]
  • James A. Stanley Granville, New York – James Albert Stanley, 88, passed away at his home following a short illness. Jim was born on Aug. 10, 1932 in Clinton, Massachusetts, the son of the late James and Irene (Cassels) Stanley. Jim was a proud veteran serving during the Korean War and a member of the American Legion and […]
  • Angela Carroll Whitehall, New York – Angela (Siraco) Carroll, 97, passed away from natural causes in Simsbury, Connecticut, on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. She was born on Aug. 23, 1923, in Whitehall, New York, the daughter of Anthony and Madeline (Rimola) Siraco. Angela graduated from Whitehall High School in 1940 and New York State College for Teachers […]
  • James P. Brooks, Jr. Whitehall-On Friday, September 18th around 9:15am, Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company Second Assistant Chief, James P. Brooks Jr., began his exit of this life as dramatically as he had entered it 45 years before. Jim lived his life on his own terms and was as stubborn as they came. He loved to be in charge and […]
  • Marie Adulia Daly Wells, VT – Marie Adulia Daly, 88, of Wells, Vermont, died September 15th at the Rutland Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. Born December 7th, 1931 in Stamford, CT, Marie (also known as Honey) was the youngest of four children born to Blas and Juanita Olvera. Marie married Arthur Daly in 1950 and together […]
  • Robert (Bob) J. Cameron Whitehall-Robert (Bob) J. Cameron of Neddo Street passed away peacefully September 18, 2020 at home surrounded by family. He was 74 years old, Bob was born August 4, 1946 in Rutland, VT. After attending Whitehall High School, Bob built a life in a town he loved. While past employment includes Frandino Funeral Home and Native […]
  • Peter Maynard Daignault Whitehall-Peter Maynard Daignault, 69, passed away unexpectedly on Friday September 18, 2020.  Born in Schenectady in 1951, he was the son of the late Alfred H. and Ramona Daignault. Pete served in the US Marines from 1969-1971.  He was a New York State Correction Officer working at Great Meadow Correctional Facility from 1983 to 2007, […]
  • Richard E. “Rick” Rozell Granville-Richard E. “Rick” Rozell passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 after a brief illness. Rick was born on August 25, 1957 in Glens Falls.  He was the son of the late Theodore and Joyce Toben Rozell. He attended Whitehall Central School.  After high school, Rick was employed as a farmhand then went to work […]
  • Winfred E. “Tink” Palmer Granville, NY – Winfred E. “Tink” Palmer Sr.  age 93, passed away at Slate Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Monday, September 14, 2020. Tink was born on May 5, 1927 in Thurman, NY the son of the late Ephrem and Elizabeth (Balch) Palmer. He married Gladys Bounds on August 26, 1961. He was a […]

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  • Ask Matt – Will there be more episodes of ‘Away’ on Netflix? Question: My husband and I watched the entire first season of Away on Netflix this past weekend and thought it was terrific. Are there plans for Season 2? If so, when might that become available? Thanks for all that you do to point us to worthwhile television. –Gwen Matt Roush: My pleasure, especially when it […]
  • ‘Transplant’ star Hamza Haq is excited to bring the Canadian show south of the border By Taylor Neumann It’s possible you might have heard of NBC’s new drama Transplant before – it is a hit in its native Canada and is now making its way to the United States. The series follows Dr. Bashir “Bash” Hamed (Hamza Haq), a refugee from Syria looking to rebuild his life and continue practicing […]
  • Rick’s Picks – ‘Falling for Look Lodge’ By Rick Gables Clark Backo and Jonathan Keltz star in Falling for Look Lodge, a new movie premiering Saturday, Sept. 26, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel, as part of the network’s annual Fall Harvest programming event. When the activities director at Look Lodge quits, Lily (Backo) seizes the opportunity for a promotion and […]
  • ReMIND, ReWIND – Gloria Swanson Silent film’s highest-paid star By Paul Hall, ReMIND Magazine Born Gloria May Josephine Svensson on March 27, 1899, in Chicago to Adelaide and Joseph, Gloria Swanson was an only child. But she wouldn’t stay in Chicago long, as her father was in the U.S. Army and the family frequently moved. Swanson spent much of her […]
  • Cheers & Jeers – ‘Love It’ to ‘Worst Cooks in America’ by Damian Holbrook Cheers to Love It or List It for always keeping our prime interest. Now in its 16th season, HGTV’s renovate-versus-relocate gem still has us sold on the hilariously competitive chemistry between designer Hilary Farr and real estate agent David Visentin as they try to win over homeowners. Guess you could say (sorry, […]
  • Ask Matt – Why is Disney+ charging so much for ‘Mulan’? Question: What the h-e-double-hockey-sticks is Disney thinking when they decided to release the movie Mulan on Disney+ for 30 bucks? –Justin Matt Roush: My initial thoughts when this was announced were: That’s a big ask, and you’d probably have to really want to see it NOW – now being the new launch date of Sept. […]
  • Impractical Jokers talk Ed Harris, tattoos, and how they cope with self-quarantine By Barb Oates We’ve been enjoying bellyaching laughter for almost 10 years now as we tune in to the hidden-camera antics and improv banter of Joe Gatto, James “Murr” Murray, Brian “Q” Quinn and Sal Vulcano of truTV’s Impractical Jokers and TBS’s The Misery Index. The hilarious foursome are Staten Island high school buddies who’ve […]
  • Rick’s Picks – Our cartoon president By Rick Gables SHOWTIME’s animated series Our Cartoon President hits the home stretch on the most consequential election starting Sunday, Sept. 13 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT. Can cartoon Joe Biden unseat cartoon President Trump struggling to win re-election? Season three, on hiatus since March, concludes with the final nine half-hour episodes tied to the 2020 […]
  • ReMIND, ReWIND – Kirk and Ann Their 65-year marriage was much more than just a Hollywood love story. By Jeff Pfeiffer, ReMIND Magazine Over his seven-decade film career, Kirk Douglas shared the big screen with a multitude of lovely leading ladies. But in his personal life offscreen, only one woman truly shared top billing with the actor. He didn’t find her […]
  • Cheers & Jeers – ‘The Dog House: UK’ to Major League Baseball By Damian Holbrook Cheers to The Dog House: UK for leaving paw prints on our hearts. A love letter to our four-legged best friends, HBO Max’s docuseries about the staff at a British shelter playing matchmaker for abandoned canines and hopeful pet owners is an uplifting, tail-wagging treat that should be pup-ular even with cat […]

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  • Police Beat, Oct. 15 Whitehall resident charged with promoting prison contraband According to Sheriff Jeffrey J. Murphy, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office arrested Morgan Harris, 27, of Whitehall for promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a class D felony. The investigation indicated that Harris was in possession of a hypodermic needle containing a liquid substance while being processed […]
  • Police Beat, Oct. 8 Granville Police Department Sept. 24 5 a.m. Following a reported disturbance of criminal mischief, Benjamin M. Ploski, 22, of Granville was charged with criminal mischief in the fourth degree, a Class A misdemeanor, and possession of marijuana, a violation, after ripping flags off light poles on Main Street. The 63-year-old woman who came running across […]
  • Police Beat, Oct. 1 Granville Police Department Sept. 18 12:10 a.m. Police were dispatched to a house on South Street for a barking dog complaint. The 61-year-old man who called the police said this has been an ongoing issue. The officer advised the complainant the animal control officer would need to be notified, which upset the complainant. The officer […]
  • Police Beat, Sept. 24 Granville Police Department Sept. 10 3:36 p.m. Benje C. Larico of New York City was ticketed for speeding on North Street following a traffic stop. Sept. 11 12:50 a.m. Police were dispatched to the area of Rathbun Avenue behind Edwards Market for a report of two suspicious people walking around with flashlights searching through the […]
  • Police Beat, Sept. 17 Granville Police Department Sept. 3 11:50 a.m. Randy R. Lizotte, 57, of Poultney, Vermont was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle and circumventing an interlock device, both misdemeanors, as well as driving without a seat belt and throwing refuse on the roadway, both infractions, following a traffic stop on Mettowee Street. 2:20 p.m. […]
  • Police Beat, Sept. 10 Granville Police Department Aug. 31 3:50 p.m. Karleigh M. Smith, 25, of Granville was ticketed for speeding following a traffic stop on Pine Street. Sept. 1 1:30 a.m. While on patrol, police saw a 19-year-old woman walking through Veterans Memorial Park. The woman explained she was new to the area and just out for a […]

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