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Whitehall Marina, RV Park sold to new owners

By Dan King The Whitehall Marina, restaurant and RV park have new owners. Bill Brina, owner of Dagon Enterprises, said last week he had sold the marina and the restaurant to Robert Lynn Wagemann and the RV park to Sal Paneta. The new owners are “in place” and getting ready for the season, Brina said. […]

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Culligan still wants to coach

By Dan King Despite being terminated as the varsity football coach, Justin Culligan still wants to coach in Whitehall. Culligan has applied to be the varsity track and field coach for the upcoming spring season. The embattled former football coach, who also teaches U.S. history and government, said he applied for the position in December, […]

Winterfest III

Whitehall Winterfest on ice

By Dan King One of Whitehall’s favorite annual events will be on hiatus this year – the Whitehall Winterfest, which traditionally takes place in early February, won’t be happening. In previous years the event has featured activities such as the “Penguin Plunge,” a chili cook-off, snowmobile rides, sledding and more. “It really is unfortunate,” said […]

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Former Granville coaches doubtful move will help

By Derek Liebig Some former Granville sports coaches are skeptical that a move to the Adirondack League will cure what ails the district’s sports programs. Although none of the coaches rejected the idea, they expressed doubts that a league change would make Granville’s teams more competitive. “Any time you look at any concern that is […]

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Adirondack League delays decision

By Derek Liebig Adirondack League officials have postponed a decision on whether to accept Granville’s bid to join the smaller-school league, saying they needed more time and information. “The league determined it needed additional time to further explore its options,” said Andrew Cook, Adirondack League president and Hartford superintendent. “We need to research the idea […]

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Community Heroin discussion at SUNY ADK

Residents of Warren and Washington Counties are invited to learn how heroin affects everyone in the community and discuss ways to create change during a community forum this evening. The Hometown vs. Heroin and Addiction Community Forum will be held on Thursday, Jan. 29, at the SUNY Adirondack Theater, 640 Bay Rd. Queensbury from 6-7:30 […]

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Petitions available to run for village office

Potential candidates interested in running for public office have until Feb. 10 to submit their name for this March’s village elections. Anybody interested in running for village office will need to complete an independent nominating petition. The petition needs to be submitted to Rick Roberts, village clerk, at the village offices by Feb. 10. Petitions […]

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Cop: School district ‘as safe as can be’

By Dan King Despite some parents’ concerns, a Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy says Whitehall Central School is “as safe as it can be.” Deputy Tim Carroll said the district is one of the safest he’s been in and he credits the “behavioral specialist” program that was adopted this school year to deal with disciplinary issues. […]

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DeLorme’s 199 paces rifle club

Young Joe DeLorme has a career night, shooting a near perfect 199, including a 50 in the difficult standing position. DeLorme led all shooters in Whitehall’s 976-968 win over visiting Hartford last Thursday. After cleaning prone and sitting, Joe shot a wide nine on his first kneeling shot for his only slip up of the […]

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Cheerleaders to perform in competition

The Whitehall varsity cheerleaders will be performing in a cheer competition this weekend. Competition will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, at Scotia-Glenville High School. Many different area schools will be competing. This will be the first of a few competitions that the cheerleaders will take part in this year.

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Mayor LaRose to seek reelection

By Derek Liebig Granville Mayor Brian LaRose confirmed last week he will seek a second term in office, saying there are a number of projects he would like to see finished. LaRose outlined an ambitious agenda he hopes to complete if he’s reelected in March, including the completion of the village sidewalk project. The village, […]

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Rotary trivia night this weekend

The community’s brightest minds will compete Saturday to determine who has the greatest knowledge of trivia. The Granville Rotary Club will host its annual trivia contest on Jan. 31 at the Granville Hook and Ladder Fire Company on Quaker Street. The event pits a number of teams against each other and tests knowledge of both […]

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Girls’ upended at Hadley-Luzerne

Hadley-Luzerne (1-10, 2-11) cemented its first league win of the season, downing the Whitehall girls’ basketball team 49-27 last Friday. The Railroaders were doomed by a 22-5 second quarter, which saw the Eagles expand an eight point lead into a 25 point lead. Whitehall hung tough in the second half. The third quarter saw both […]

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Granville falls just short against Warrensburg

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After falling behind, Granville’s wrestling team nearly rallied to defeat Warrensburg. Granville won four of its final five matches, including three by fall, but lost the match 42-39. Granville won six matches by fall. Jody Hermance (220), Austin Reed (285), William Duffy (120), Hank Brill (152), Brad McEachron (170) and Bailey Daigle (182) all pinned […]

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Boys’ rally falls short against Greenwich

The Granville boys basketball team dug itself out of an early hole and nearly rallied to beat Greenwich last Wednesday. After falling behind 17-4 in the first quarter, Granville fought back, cutting Greenwich’s lead to only three points entering the final quarter, but was unable to get any closer as the Witches held on for […]

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Bascue top finisher for U.S.

Sunday wasn’t a great day for the U.S. National Bobsled Team, but Whitehall-native Codie Bascue did pilot his team to […]

Bowling team sweeps Whitehall

Granville’s bowling team swept Whitehall last Tuesday. Two of Granville’s bowlers topped the 500 mark, as Cole McCullen and Ashleigh […]

West Pawlet’s Woodchuck Festival next week

By Linda Ellingsworth For the 12th year, West Pawlet will celebrate its rural heritage with the good-natured annual Woodchuck Festival. […]

Eagles’ size, defense slow Railroaders

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By Dan King Hadley-Luzerne’s defense and size were on full display during its 69-54 win over Whitehall last Thursday. The […]

Horde competitive in loss to Tamarac

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Coming off one of its worst losses of the season, the Granville girls basketball team played one of its best […]

Weighted grading draws support

By Dan King The often-discussed prospect of introducing weighted grading was brought up again last week by the Whitehall Board […]

Wrestlers win exciting contest

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By Dan King In the final home match of the season, the Whitehall/Fort Ann wrestlers defeated Hoosick Falls in  thrilling […]

Whitehall GOP picks candidates

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By Dan King The Whitehall Republican Party has officially endorsed two candidates for positions on the village board, when the […]