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Culligan, board meet privately

By Dan King The Whitehall Board of Education invited fired head football coach Justin Culligan to a closed-door meeting Monday. After a half hour of talk, a school official who asked for anonymity said Culligan was “told no to coaching in the future.” Board President Virginia Rivette refuted that claim, saying that the board “just […]

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County cracking down on derelict properties

By Dan King Derelict and dilapidated properties have been a large concern for village officials and the village is now getting some much need support in halting these properties. Last week, Mayor Peter Telisky reported that Washington County Code Enforcement had begun cracking down on repeat offenders within the village limits; this comes after a […]

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‘Toys for Tots’ train draws huge crowd

By Dan King The chilly weather and piercing wind chill on Sunday afternoon didn’t dampen the moods of anyone at the Whitehall Toys for Tots Train stop. The American Legion-operated event got underway right on time, as the train arrived at the Whitehall Amtrak station at 11:30 a.m. on the dot. By the time the […]


Granville ushers in Christmas season

By Derek Liebig The snow held off just long enough Friday for residents to usher in the holidays and witness Granville’s annual tree lighting ceremony. Hundreds gathered in Veterans Park shortly after dark, clutching cups of hot chocolate and huddling together for warmth. Village trustee Dean Hyatt led a procession down Main Street to the […]

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Students set for holiday classic with a twist

By Derek Liebig Students in Granville are putting a twist on a holiday classic stage show. The Quaker Street Community Players, recently re-branded from the Granville High School Drama Club, will stage a “Seussified Christmas Carol” on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12 and 13, at 7 p.m. It will be the first production under the […]

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Village sells property

It was a rather slow day for the Whitehall Village Board of Trustees last Tuesday, but the group did discuss a few issues. The board accepted a bid to sell a piece of surplus property on Williams Street, which officials had recently found out belonged to the Village. A bid of $1,114 for the 136-by-37 […]

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Boys’ hoops starts season with two wins

Brian McLaughlin passes out of a double team

By Dan King Because of a power outage, the Whitehall boys’ basketball team had to wait an extra day to play at Hartford last week, but the Railroaders were ready to go on Wednesday night. The Railroaders started the season with a confidence boosting win, on the road against an Adirondack League foe; a game […]

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Large bowling team needs to believe in itself


By Derek Liebig Over the past decade, bowling has been one of the fastest growing high school sports in the country and nowhere is that trend more evident than in Granville. This year’s bowling team boasts a roster that goes 17 deep, including 10 members who are in their first year on the team. “We’ve […]

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Resident want sewer issues addressed

Some residents in the Village of Whitehall may not have full access to the village’s sewer lines, but that is something that officials are working to fix. Resident Randy Martell came into last Tuesday’s board meeting to address the board about concerns he had regarding his sewer line at his property on Blinn Street. He […]

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Track events will be strong point for indoor team

Indoor Track

By Dan King Head Coach Amanda Mazza enters her first season as Whitehall’s Indoor Track coach with a group of talented athletes, particularly in field events. “The field events are going to be our thing this year,” Mazza explained. She narrowed it down to five main athletes who she feels will excel most at the […]

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Young team will rely on speed, athleticism

Girls Basketball

By Derek Liebig This is a season of change for the Granville girls varsity basketball team. The father-daughter tandem of Bob and Rachel Schoonmaker take over for Mary Legnard and plan to put their own mark on this year’s team. “We’re hoping to bring in a different style of basketball,” said Bob Schoonmaker, who has […]

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Bowling team shutout to start season

The Hadley-Luzerne bowling team swept Whitehall at the Elks Lodge last Wednesday. Not a single Eagle shot worse than a 400 combined score, while no Railroaders eclipsed the 400 mark. Adrien Hollister led the way for Whitehall with rounds of 134, 147 and 94, good for a total of 375. Adam Hayes shot a 372 […]

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Elks honor deceased members

The family of each person who was being remembered was given a plaque and flowers.

By Dan King The mood was solemn at the Whitehall Elks Lodge 1491 on Sunday, as the Elks took time to honor members that had passed away in the past year. “It’s a tradition that every year we use the first Sunday of December to honor our members who have passed away in the past […]

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Young team looking to build foundation

Bowling Preview

By Dan King The Whitehall bowling team is looking to learn as the season progresses. First year Coach Sheri Wescott said that her rather young team is looking to learn with her as they work toward some common goals this season. “There is not a lot of experience on this team,” Wescott said, “I’m a […]

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Team will be led by shooters

Boys Basketball

By Derek Liebig First year head coach Grant Sharrow is optimistic this year’s boys basketball team can compete in a […]

Clinton Avenue Bridge to be torn down

The Village of Whitehall received confirmation last week that the Clinton Avenue Bridge, which previously played host to the Bridge […]

Granville bands join for winter concert

Granville High School’s instrumental students will stage their winter concert next week. On Wednesday, Dec. 17, the Instrumental Music Department […]

Wrestlers should be competitive

Wrestling preview

By Dan King Although the Whitehall wrestling team has nobody in the weight classes of 99 or 106, the team […]

Sell-out crowd cheers battle of the bands


By Derek Liebig Saturday’s wintry weather did not dampen the enthusiasm of local music fans who turned out in droves […]

Mach’s General Store closes

By Linda Ellingsworth After four years of trying to keep Pawlet’s iconic Mach’s General Store going, owner J.J. Kaveny has […]

Granville has a “yellow brick road”

By Derek Liebig Decades before Judy Garland immortalized the “yellow brick road” in the Wizard of Oz, Granville had its […]

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