Rivals speak on sports’ success

By Derek Liebig When the Granville Board of Education decided last week to abandon the school district’s 30-year affiliation with the Wasaren League and seek admission to the Adirondack League, among the reasons given for the change was the desire to make Granville’s athletic programs more competitive. Matt Hicks, who presented the case for moving […]

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Landlord says he is remedying properties

By Dan King A Queensbury man, who owns multiple properties in Whitehall, says he has been working on getting all of them into compliance. John Daly, Jr., owns 17 properties in the Village of Whitehall and last week it was reported that nine of those 17 properties had been cited by Washington County for code […]


District to reevaluate schedule

By Dan King Whitehall School District Superintendent Liz Legault said the district will begin working toward a new block schedule for the 2015-16 school year. In November, the school board voted to repeal a Legault-backed 5-block schedule that was implemented in the beginning of the year, and go back to a modified version of the […]

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Probation officers to carry firearms

By Derek Liebig In a split vote, the Washington County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution last week authorizing probation officers to carry firearms. The resolution is contingent on a firearms policy that will be drafted by Sheriff Jeff Murphy and the board’s Public Safety Committee. Once that policy has been finalized, all 13 county […]

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Lady Long Rider

A woman in the midst of an 8,000 mile transcontinental journey astride a horse will present a slide show on her trip next week at the Orchard Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The presentation will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 28. Bernice Ende is a teacher who decided to spend her retirement traveling […]

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No new leads in case of missing man

By Derek Liebig It’s been a year since Jonathan Schaff was last seen walking from a Main Street bar toward the Vermont border and police are no closer to finding him today than they were a year ago. Vermont State Police, the lead agency on the case, said earlier this week there no new updates. […]

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Two close losses for boys’ hoops

The Whitehall boys’ basketball team lost two games by a combined nine points last week. On Friday evening, the Railroaders traveled to Corinth to do battle with a talented Tomahawks team. Despite getting off to a very slow start and a 21-5 deficit, the Railroaders came storming back to narrow the gap to 52-51. Unfortunately, […]

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Boys’ basketball downed by Hoosick Falls

Granville’s boys’ basketball team played one of its best halves of basketball but was unable to contain an undefeated Hoosick Falls team in the second half. The Panthers outscored Granville 31-16 in the second half on their way to a 57-40 victory. Connor McCart led Hoosick Falls with 26 points. Jacob Young led Granville with […]

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Hebron seeks to abandon roads

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By Derek Liebig The Town of Hebron is considering abandoning four seldom-used roads to reduce its liability. Hebron Supervisor Brian Campbell said the roads are Oak Hill Road, Pfitzie Road, West Campbell Lane and Wilson Lane. In each instance, the roads see very little traffic, and some, such as Wilson Lane, have essentially become private […]

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Hartford eyes money use policies

By Dan King The Hartford Town Board is looking into developing three new policies regarding the use of town money. Town Supervisor Dana Haff said the goal was to avoid confusion and fraud. A debit card policy would require that both Haff and Town Clerk Denise Petteys be informed before any purchases are made with […]

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Town mulls buying Camp Hebron

By Derek Liebig The Town of Hebron is exploring the feasibility of acquiring a portion of Camp Hebron. Supervisor Brian Campbell said the town has been approached about the possibility of purchasing 70 acres of the 427-acre camp, owned by the Presbytery of Albany. Once a children’s camp, it has been for sale for a […]

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Bascue 15th in two-man World Cup event

On Saturday, Whitehall’s Codie Bascue finished 15th in the two-man bobsled race at a World Cup event in Koenigssee, Germany. Bascue was paired with Aaron Victorian and the pair recorded times of 51.92 and 51.85 for a total of 1:43.77. The top U.S. pair was Steven Holcomb and Justin Olsen, who raced to times of […]

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Town appointees confirmed by board

By Dan King The Whitehall Town Board finalized its appointments for 2015 during its annual organizational meeting last week, reappointing Dave Hollister as deputy supervisor, Carol Senecal as town historian and Joel Carpenter as budget officer. James Shattuck was reappointed as working foreman by Highway Superintendent Louie Pratt. Elaine Jones was retained as deputy town […]

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Track team continues to improve

On Jan. 10 the girls’ indoor track team finished fourth out of eight schools and the boys finished sixth out of eight. Head Coach Amanda Mazza said she was impressed by the teams, as they competed against many schools that are larger in size. Morgan Winters recorded 18 of the girls’ 46 total points, with […]

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Wi-Fi coming to Rec Center

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By Dan King Those who want to be connected to the Internet while enjoying recreational activities will soon get their wish. The Whitehall Rec Center has decided to install Wi-Fi as well as cable television at the facility this year. Julie Eagan, the Rec Center’s director, said that Time Warner Cable had done a site […]

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Wrestling team second at Tartan Duals


Granville’s wrestling team capped a successful week by going 3-2 at the Tartan Duals in Scotia. The Horde defeated Albany […]

Wrestlers successful at Vermont tourney

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The Whitehall/Fort Ann wrestling team had a very good weekend at the Essex Tournament in Essex Junction, Vt. last weekend. […]

Hartford Town Board approved appointees

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By Dan King The Hartford Town Board appointed personnel and renewed policies last Tuesday during its organizational meeting. Resolutions were […]

Girls’ beat by undefeated Panthers


Granville’s girls basketball team fell to undefeated Hoosick Falls 65-22 Friday night. The Panthers held Granville to single digit scoring […]

Festival will receive double funding this year

Festival gets double funding

By Dan King Committee members will have a little extra help in funding Whitehall’s summer music and fireworks series. Heritage […]

Sandford consistent despite losses

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The Whitehall girls’ basketball team dropped two games last week, but received consistent play from senior forward Caity Sandford. Friday […]

Hartford food pantry reports busy month

Hartford Town Historian Mike Armstrong reported that in 2014 the Hartford Food Pantry served 2,350 people in 650 households. “That […]

County seeks to increase mortgage tax

By Derek Liebig The cost of buying a home in Washington County may get more expensive. The Washington County Board […]