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CanalFest begins Friday

It’s time for a carnival. Whitehall’s annual Canal Festival returns to the Skenesborough Harbor Park on Friday, July 11 and Saturday, July 12. The Canal Festival has been one of Whitehall’s ways of providing entertainment for residents for over three decades. According to the committee the event was originally planned as a form of entertainment […]

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Pember to host book sale July 11 and 12

The books are piled high, the plants have been potted and the snacks have been baked as the Friends of the Pember Library and the Slate Valley Garden Club prepare to host the annual “Books, Buns and Bouquets” sale this Friday and Saturday, July 11 and 12. The annual book sale, which has been known […]

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Village to work on stricter nuisance laws

By Dan King Nuisance issues have been one of the top priorities for Mayor Peter Telisky and he has done everything within his power to crackdown on these problems. “We’ve gotten very aggressive on these issues; we’re turning off water for ongoing water debts, we’re cutting overrun lawns.” Telisky said. So far that power has […]

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Police to carry Tasers

Whitehall Police Department has released intentions to equip its officers with electronic control devices, more commonly known by their brand name ‘Tasers,’ in order to help deter crime. Village Trustee Ken Bartholomew said, “I met with the guys in the department, they all want to have a Taser.” The department has drafted a four-page, electronic […]

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Museum opens for 55th year

By Dan King Since 1959, the Skenesborough Museum has been a vital part of the Whitehall community and that continues on in 2014. Over the course of last year and now this year, the museum has seen a plethora of different upgrades made to the building, while still preserving its original 1917 structure. Last year […]

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School to hold informational meeting

Whitehall School District Superintendent Elizabeth Legault will be holding an informational meeting for all parents at the elementary and secondary levels on Tuesday, July 15 at 6 p.m. in the high school auditorium. The meeting will cover new initiatives that are being implemented within the district, mainly the transition to block scheduling for the upcoming […]

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Spiny water flea nearing Lake Champlain

By Dan King Spiny water fleas, an invasive species from Europe and Asia, are creeping closer to Lake Champlain. The water fleas have predominately found themselves in the Feeder Canal and have worked their way to the Champlain Canal. Concern looms that they may have already made their way to the Lake as well. “This […]

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Fireworks to launch July 10

If you didn’t get your fill of fireworks last weekend, this evening could be your final chance. The Village of Granville will host its fireworks display tonight following the Harold Ford and the Cash Band performance. Last week’s performance had to be canceled in light of a forecast that was predicting, and later delivered, strong […]

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GCS exploring possibility of offering SUNY classes

Officials from the Granville Central School District and SUNY Adirondack are exploring ways they can strengthen the connection between the two schools. Superintendent Marc Bessen, Principal Camille Harrelson and Kristine Duffy, president of SUNY Adirondack, met last week to discuss how they could better prepare students for college and provide more college level courses at […]

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Scribner elected board president

Eric Scribner is the new president of the Granville Board of Education. Scribner received the unanimous support of his fellow board members during last Monday’s annual organizational meeting. He will replace outgoing president John Shaw, who lost his bid for reelection during May’s general election. Kevin Ely nominated Scribner with John McDermott seconding the nomination. […]

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Weekender 07/18/14

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Lakes Region Freepress 07/18/14

Lakes Classifieds – 07/18/14

Radio controlled air show coming to Fair Haven

The Rutland County RC Flyers will be hosting its annual ‘Fun Fly’ at the Fair Haven Municipal Airport on Saturday, […]

Rec Center busy in June

If the month of June is any indicator, it appears that the Whitehall Recreation Center is in store for a […]

Officials advocate for lower speed limits

By Dan King Currently, in Whitehall any road that does not have a marked speed limit maintains the state limit […]

Scribner named code enforcement officer

By Dan King After weeks of speculation about the position of code enforcement officer in Whitehall, the expected letter of […]

Postal Service to Huletts Landing office hours

By Dan King In the fall of 2012 the United States Postal Service began a two-year nationwide process of notifying […]

Dresden to host townwide sale

The Town of Dresden will be hosting its first-ever town-wide yard sale this weekend. The inaugural yard sale will take […]

Board declines to reappoint Culligan as football coach

By Dan King The Whitehall High School football team has qualified for sectionals for the last four years, including three […]