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Banner year for Whitehall RailRiders

By Dan King This year has been fantastic for the Whitehall RailRiders snowmobile club, in more ways than one. For starters, the feet of snow and cold weather have made for a banner year for area recreation seekers. “We’ve had three real good years, the last three years, but this year has been the best […]

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Granville MMA fighter to be featured on CNN

By Derek Liebig A Granville woman who has spent two-and-a-half years training in mixed martial arts will have her story chronicled on CNN. Malinda Prieur will be profiled on an upcoming episode of “This is Life with Lisa Ling,” a nationally broadcast investigative series focused on “ordinary people with extraordinary lives.” The story will follow […]

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Students, faculty join to boost school spirit

By Derek Liebig Granville Central School pride was alive and well, at least for one night, as students, faculty and community members came together Friday to bolster school spirit. More than 200 students, a couple dozen faculty members and a hundred or so community members packed the high school gymnasium for the inaugural Spirit Night, […]

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Boy Scout Troop 83 Moving Forward

By Dan King Boy Scout Troop 83 in Whitehall is in a transition, but new scoutmaster Jason Ashline says he’s optimistic about the future. Three Webelos – Timothy Lyons, Zach Parisi and Logan Pease – crossed over to Boy Scouts Wednesday at Whitehall Elementary School. The seven candles of the Arrow of Light were lit, […]

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Legault officially leaving in May

By Dan King Whitehall Central School Superintendent Liz Legault will leave the district in May. Legault was officially introduced as superintendent at East Bridgewater Schools in East Bridgewater, Mass. last week and she will begin that position on May 8. Legault said she took a personal day last Thursday to go meet with officials at […]

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Whitehall golf second in state for GPA

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The fall 2014 season was great for Whitehall athletes on the course and field, and it continues in the classroom. The Whitehall golf team and girls’ soccer team were both selected as New York State Scholar-Athlete Teams for the fall season. The golf team went low on the links and high in the classroom, winning […]

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WHS to host musical Friday and Saturday

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Students at Whitehall High School will be performing a musical this weekend. March 6 and 7 at 7 p.m. each night, Whitehall students will be performing the musical “Little Shop of Horrors,” based on the 1986 movie/musical starring Steve Martin and Rick Moranis. The general plot of the musical is that a goofy, dorky man […]

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Teacup auction

The Wells United Methodist Church will host a Giant Teacup Auction on Friday, March 13, at the Modern Woodman Hall in Wells, Vt. Bidding will begin at 5:30 p.m. and winners will be announced beginning at 6:45 p.m. The auction will features hundreds of collectibles, jewelry, dishes, nick knacks, household items, personal care items, cereals, […]

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Solomon Northup reenactor in Salem

The Salem Courthouse Community Center, 25 East Broadway, continues its March Civil War series at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, as guest speaker Clifford Oliver presents a first-person narrative on Solomon Northup, as portrayed in the recent film “12 Years a Slave.” A professional photographer who is interested in reenactors of historic figures, Oliver […]

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Village of Granville taxes to increase

By Derek Liebig A decrease in revenues will lead to a tax increase for village residents. The Granville Village Board on Monday approved a tentative $1.35 million budget that raises the tax levy nearly 3 percent, from $1,015,924 to $1,046,114. The resulting increase in taxes is projected to be 3.55 percent and the tax rate […]

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Ice fishing clinic at Carter’s Pond

Families who wish to learn the sport of ice fishing are welcome to attend a free ice fishing clinic taking place from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 7 at the Carter’s Pond Wildlife Management Area in the Town of Greenwich. The event is co-sponsored by the Department of Environmental Conservation and the Washington […]

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Granville man arrested for heroin

A Granville man is facing drug charges after he was found in possession of heroin and marijuana. Brian L. James, 45, of Granville, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal use of drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop last week. James was stopped on Quaker Street around 6:30 p.m. on Feb. […]

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Bressette’s comeback falls short at states

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Whitehall/Fort Ann wrestler Josh Bressette was eliminated on day one of the State Wrestling Tournament in Albany last Friday, but he hung tough against some good competition. In his preliminary round at the 132-pound weight class, Bressette fell into an early 2-0 deficit against Jack Chesman of Pearl River (Section I). After trailing 2-1 after […]

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Historic Granville church dates to 1782

Perhaps the oldest building in the Town of Granville, the First Church of Granville has an interesting history. On April 16, 1782, Rev. Hibard of Poultney, on request of the members of the church, preached the first sermon to the assembled body of the Union Religious Society. On April 30, 1782, the church formally announced […]

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Poultney winter carnival this weekend

Poultney winter carnival

By Dan King Fun for the whole family will be on tap next weekend at the Poultney Winter Carnival in Poultney, Vt. The carnival, organized by the Poultney Valley Snowmobile Devils Inc., will take place on Saturday, March 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bob Chestnut’s home on York Street Extension. Carnival-goers are […]

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Robots in action on First Friday

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By Derek Liebig The ingenuity of the community’s youth will be on display tomorrow night during the Pember Library and Museum’s First Friday celebration. “For the second year in a row, the Granville High School Vex Robotics Team is scheduled to have their robots take over the floors of the Pember for a live demonstration,” […]

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Local eateries fare well on state inspection

By Dan King Fifteen food service businesses in Whitehall were among those inspected by the state Department of Health over the course of last year and early this year, and the information released last week shows that, for the most part, the local establishments did well. The data, based on a one-day unannounced inspection by […]

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Under repair, historic church faces new uses

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Larry Carman thought he was buying a vacation home. Instead, he ended up with the oldest church in Washington County. […]

Tree pruning at Merck Forest

Merck Forest and Farmland Center will host an apple tree pruning workshop on Saturday, March 7 from 9 a.m. to […]

Morgan Winters successful at state qualifier

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Whitehall’s Morgan Winters performed well in her two events – the 55 meter and the triple jump – at the […]

Most Whitehall teachers ‘effective’

By Dan King A majority of Whitehall Central School teachers were “effective” in the last school year, a state report […]

Golden Age of Radio in Hudson Falls

The Hudson River Shakespeare Company invites everyone to travel back in time to the golden age of radio with their […]

WCS within state tax cap

According to a report released Feb. 11 by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, Whitehall Central School is within the state’s tax […]

Take part in an Irish Ceili

All are welcome to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with traditional Irish dance at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 6 at […]

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