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Poultney Earth Fair Wednesday, April 22

7th graders choose Earth Fair theme By Joshua Bassett The eighth annual Poultney Earth Fair is going to be different this year because Poultney Elementary School’s seventh grade class has chosen the theme. The student’s chosen theme is “Global Changes, Our Actions.” “Together we’ll explore how small changes in our daily behavior can evolve into […]

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Golden Horde teams to grace hall of fame

By Derek Liebig A pair of fabled gridiron teams from Granville’s past will be enshrined in the Capital Region Football Hall of Fame. The 1930 and 1933 Granville High School football teams will be inducted in August. “We decided this year to add teams,” said Nick Fitzgerald, a member of the hall of fame committee. […]

Board of Ed 2014

Eleven petitions out for Whitehall Board of Education

By Dan King A tumultuous school year has prompted a record number of candidates to seek seats on the Whitehall Board of Education. Eleven people have thrown their hats into the ring as candidates for the three seats on the board that will be open in the May election. Of those, seven have returned fully […]

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Fans fawn over Mick Foley

By Dan King While his act in the ring may have been barbaric, the mood of Mick Foley’s meet-and-greet in Whitehall was much lighter. The WWE Hall of Famer welcomed fans at the Whitehall Athletic Club Friday prior to a World of Hurt wrestling event. Fans decked out in wrestling shirts and shirts of circa […]

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Hope Ludwig to have photo in Hyde Collection

By Derek Liebig An aspiring young photographer from Granville is among a select group of high school students who will have some of their work displayed at the region’s premier art museum. Hope Ludwig, a senior at Granville High School, will have one of her photographs displayed in the Hyde Collection’s 24th annual Regional Juried […]

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Granville tennis opens with win

Granville’s tennis team opened its season Monday afternoon with a win over Whitehall. The Horde swept both doubles matches and won four of the singles matches in the 6-1 victory. Alexis Smith got Granville rolling early defeating Alex Wood 10-6 in a matchup of both teams’ number ones. Matt Bixby was dominant in his match, […]

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New beverage store taking shape

Beverage Store Photo

By Joshua Bassett Lori Linendoll, a co-owner of The Beverage Warehouse, walked through the building, stepping around paint canisters and construction equipment. Linendoll described the beverage store layout, noting that when someone walks in they will see the check-out counter on the left, with tobacco products, and a “beer cave” to the right that will […]

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Suzannah VanGelder to showcase talents in Europe

Van Gelder at Battle of Bands (1)

By Derek Liebig Granville’s Suzannah VanGelder is taking her talents to Europe. The junior is among a select group of high school students who will showcase their musical talents during a two-week tour across the pond this summer. “I’m very excited,” Van Gelder said. “It will be my first trip to Europe. I’ve never been […]

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Granville baseball splits at tournament

Granville’s varsity baseball team split its annual Ken Burch Memorial Tournament. The tournament, which was mired by unseasonably cold weather—it snowed—was held last Tuesday at Wednesday on the Golden Horde’s home field. Granville defeated Warrensburg in the opening game of the tournament, earning a 5-4 win. The Horde scored three runs in the bottom of […]

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Whitehall school board selects interim superintendent

By Dan King Early Monday morning, the Whitehall Board of Education officially appointed an interim superintendent to replace outgoing Superintendent Liz Legault. Bill Scott will take over for Legault in the interim and into next school year, according to the WSWHE BOCES. Legault, who accepted a job as superintendent in East Bridgewater, Mass., leaves after […]

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Eight petitions out for Granville Board of Education

By Derek Liebig Voters in the Granville school district could have plenty of choices for the Board of Education when they enter the polls next month. According to district officials eight potential candidates have acquired petitions to be included on May’s ballot. The candidacy of those eight individuals isn’t official, however, until the petitions have […]

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Public silent at budget hearing

By Dan King Plenty of people attended the public hearing on the proposed Whitehall village budget last Monday, but nobody voiced an opinion. The budget, passed unanimously by the Board of Trustees, will increase taxes by 1.4 percent. The village will raise $1,670,526.24 in taxes, $27,123.53 more than last year. That raises the tax rate […]

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Baseball team beat in ‘slugfest’

By Dan King Head Coach Jason Hoagland referred to Tuesday’s baseball game as a ‘slugfest’ and indeed it was. The Railroaders would ultimately drop a non-league contest to Fort Ann by a final of 16-9, and the offensive fireworks were on display right from the first inning. In the top half of the first, the […]

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Granville softball team optimistic

Granville High School softball head coach Cathy Kilby is optimistic about her team’s chances this year after last year’s one-win season. “My goal for this year is to have a .500 or better record this season,” said Kilby, who is in her second year as head coach. The team has 12 players, with eight returning […]

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Rifle Club ends season undefeated

With the championship already in the bag, you have to be concerned with a letdown for the last match of the season, but it was anything but that. The Whitehall Rifle Club out shot visiting Moreau 984-872 last Thursday night. Pete Steffan and Jason Pratt had identical scores of 198 to lead the way. Lou […]

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Tennis team downed by Horde

The Whitehall tennis team started its season on Monday, with a non-league home game against Granville. The Golden Horde defeated […]

Bascue’s no-hitter paces softball team

The Whitehall softball team started its season the right way on Monday evening, with a 2-0 shutout win over Argyle. […]

Tenth annual Canal Clean Sweep Friday

Tomorrow is your chance to help cleanup Whitehall. In recognition of Earth Day 2015 and in preparation for the upcoming […]

Geology lecture at Slate Valley Museum

Geology Lecture

The Slate Valley Museum will welcome Helen Mango, Professor of Geology and Chemistry at Castleton State College, to present “700 […]

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