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Poultney Earth Fair Wednesday, April 22

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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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Railroaders trounce Bombers

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By Dan King Whitehall football defeated Section IX’s Pine Plains by a score of 54-6, sparked by 48 first half points. The game was never in doubt for the Railroaders, right from the opening kickoff. Whitehall kicked off to start the game and Pine Plains muffed the kick, which was pounced on and recovered by […]

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Soccer team starts season with win

By Dan King Whitehall soccer started the season the right way, with a 2-0 shutout of the Hadley-Luzerne Eagles, last Thursday. The Railroaders dominated possession and racked up over 25 shots on goal during the course of the 90 minutes. Although Whitehall controlled possession in the first half, the Railroaders were unable to put one […]

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Golf team moves to 4-0

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By Dan King Whitehall golf is now 4-0 on the season, after sweeping Corinth last Tuesday and sweeping North Warren on Monday. Both matches were home matches for the Railroaders. Whitehall had three golfers shoot sectional qualifying rounds in both matches. A sectional qualifying round is any round eight over par or better, over the […]

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Despite councilman’s objections, town approves speed changes

By Dan King Town councilman Farrell Prefountaine returned from a lengthy medical leave at last Wednesday’s board meeting and he wasted no time jumping right into the thick of things. The first vote after Prefountaine’s return seemed like it would be a pretty simple one; his fellow council members had proposed a speed limit reduction […]

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Applefest Saturday in Fair Haven

By Dan King Applefest has been conducted annually by Fair Haven School for over 25 years now and the event helps raise funds for the grade school’s extracurricular activities. This year’s Applefest takes place this Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Fair Haven Park. There will be a farmers’ market, flea market, […]

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Rec Center sees rise in unaccompanied children

“We had to fish three little girls out of the canal, no parents were home and there was nobody we could contact,” Rec Center Director Julie Eagan said. Eagan was referring to three children who attempted to swim in the canal on the opposite side of the Rec Center. However, with a growing number of […]

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Officials concerned with property

By Dan King “My son was riding his bike and almost got hit by a car, because he could not see around that property,” Amy Michaud, a Whitehall resident, told town board members last Wednesday. The property she is referring to is located at the intersection of County Route 12 and Greenmount Cemetery Lane. Michaud […]

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WIC finds new home

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By Dan King The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program in Whitehall will now be hosted in the Rec Center. After the Skenesborough Rescue Squad announced intentions to not renew the contract with WIC, much was made about finding a new home for the program. Churches and some community organizations rose to the forefront, but […]

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100 years of Whitehall football

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By Dan King Whitehall High School has been fielding an interscholastic varsity football team since before the start of World War I and this marks the 100th season of play for the Whitehall squad. The Railroaders are off to a good start in season 100; on Sept. 5, they defeated the Canajoharie Cougars by a […]

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Police working break-in cases

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By Matthew Saari More than a week after a man attempted to forcibly gain access to six village homes, no […]

Saint-Gobain workers build prosthetic hands

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By Krystle S. Morey Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp. suspended operations at its Granville plant last Tuesday to lend a helping […]

Sasquatch fete in jeopardy

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By Matthew Saari After only three years, Whitehall’s annual Sasquatch Calling Festival may be no more. Event organizer David Molenaar […]

Mother Nature solves dam problem

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville town highway superintendent Eric Towne thanked Mother Nature last weekend for helping to clear a […]

Food rivalry returns for 2nd year

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By Matthew Saari The age-old Granville-Whitehall rivalry returns – not on the gridiron but rather between food pantries. The Great […]

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Police investigating home invasions in village

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall police are investigating a bizarre series of home invasions that occurred over the weekend. On Sunday, […]

Village OK’s policy to fix budget shortcomings

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By Krystle S. Morey After being faulted by the state regarding an audit of its finances, the village of Granville […]

Hampton ’roundtable’ group formed

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By Krystle S. Morey   A group of Hampton residents has started a committee to facilitate relationships between neighbors and […]

State rates towns’ fiscal health

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By Krystle Morey & Matthew Saari The state Comptroller’s office recently released a series of reports detailing the fiscal health […]

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