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Fire Co. renews search for lost horn

By Dan King Thirty years ago a silver plated presentation horn was stolen from the Whitehall Fire Company and the search to find this horn continues today. The Fire Company has renewed its efforts to find the stolen horn and is hoping to take advantage of new technology, especially social media, in an attempt to […]

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Town finalizes speed reduction proposal

By Dan King Back in July, the Town of Whitehall drafted a proposal to reduce the speed limits of a few town and county roads and this proposal has now been finalized. Town Supervisor George Armstrong referred to the remaining process as a “long drawn out affair,” before turning it over to Highway Superintendent Louie […]

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Officials weight safety vs. freedom of Amish

By Dan King Just when it seemed that all discrepancies and arguments about how to handle Whitehall’s growing Amish population had screeched to a halt, a short letter from the county got the pot stirred up again. The letter came from former Whitehall Code Enforcement Officer John Ward, who resigned in June, after receiving some […]

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Superintendent upset with test scores

Whitehall Central School District Superintendent Elizabeth Legault has been analyzing data and researching educational policy in an attempt to turn around some disconcerting trends at the district. Legault reported to the board of education on Monday, that she had received data from the state for grades 3-8. Although the students are doing “fantastic” in science, […]

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Increase in traffic hasn’t led to increase in accidents at intersection

By Dan King The intersection of County Routes 18 and 21 in Whitehall has always been a difficult intersection for many to maneuver, between the grassy island in the middle and the lack of visibility. Currently, a two-way stop sign slows down the traffic travelling along route 21; however the traffic coming down route 18 […]

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Enerjazz to conclude concert series

Whitehall’s summer concert series will be coming to a close on Friday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. and to say it will be going out ‘big’ might be an understatement. The final band of the summer concert series, known as Ener Jazz, is an 18 member ‘big band.’ The Poultney, Vt.-based group will be the […]

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Cheerleading made an official sport

By Dan King After years of being a club sport and funding all expenditures on their own, Whitehall cheerleaders have returned to the ranks of a school sanctioned sport. Cheerleaders, to the surprise of some board members, had been funding their own uniforms and trips every year. “I had no idea that you guys were […]

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State says their own building has code violations

By Dan King New York State Canal Corporation recently stopped by the new location for Friends of the Washington County IBA, on Skenesborough Drive and explained that it is still in the process of making some of the needed upgrades and repairs to the facility. Canal Corp representatives spoke with Town Supervisor George Armstrong and […]

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Storefront undergoes rebirth

A storefront that has stood on West Main Street for more than 100 years has been given new life. When Edwards Market opens this fall it will culminate more than three years of laborious renovations and serve as a rebirth of sorts for a building that has been a center of commerce in the local […]

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W. Pawlet auction Thursday

The West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual auction this evening at the West Pawlet Firehouse, Route 153, in West Pawlet. The auction event begins at 6 p.m. and it does not end until all items are gone. Auctioneer for the event will be Chriss Mars, son of the late Vermont auctioneer Bus […]

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Preparations underway for school year in Granville

The 2013-14 school year begins Wednesday and ushers in some significant change within the Granville Central School District. The district […]

Students build community of trust

Transitioning from elementary school to middle school is easily one of the most difficult processes in an adolescent’s life, but […]

Village approves new parking law

Last Tuesday evening the Whitehall Village Board of Trustees held a public hearing to discuss a potential parking law, which […]

Changes abound as school year begins

With the school year starting next Thursday for Whitehall students, the district has gone through a transformation this summer, one […]

Test scores improve, but continue to lag behind

Granville students showed improvement in both math and English on the state tests but continue to lag behind their peers […]

Youth Center for sale

The Granville Police Benevolent Association has put its youth center up for sale. Sergeant Dave Williams said a lack of […]

Former resident dies in accident

A former Granville resident was killed Saturday night in a motor vehicle accident on I-87 in Albany. Matthew Fiske, 43, […]