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Board agrees to hire lobbyist

The Granville Board of Education is hoping a little advocacy will help get its voice heard in Albany. On Monday, the board authorized the district to join the Stand Up for Upstate School Advocacy Campaign, a consortium of schools in the Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES that seeks to raise awareness of issues facing schools in the local […]

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Police seek grant for vests

By Dan King Bulletproof vests get old and worn out after about five years, so the village of Whitehall is hoping to equip police officers with the ideal protection. The village applied for a grant to help fund new bulletproof vests for the Police Department, Village Trustee and Police Commissioner Ken Bartholomew said that the […]

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Village requires officers leave near Whitehall

Police forces exist to “serve and protect” the jurisdiction that they serve and village officials think that can be done even better when the officers live near the community. The Whitehall Village Board of Trustees, last Tuesday, passed a new resolution requiring police officers to reside within 10 miles of the village. The resolution that […]

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Officials debate framework of law

By Dan King A contentious discussion about a potential nuisance law led one village trustee to contemplate his role on the board. Village Trustee Ken Bartholomew was none too pleased with the manner in which the discussion at the Sept. 2 board meeting was conducted and has decided to slow his role within the board. […]

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School years begins with purpose

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Vivid maroon banners with the phrase, “Excellence is our standard, not our goal,” are now draped upon all buildings on the Whitehall School District campus. “There is one on the elementary school, one on the high school and one on the bus garage.” Superintendent Elizabeth Legault said. The new banners display a new attitude at […]

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Village tardy in submitting discharge reports

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By Dan King Whitehall is behind on submitting the Discharge Monitoring Report for the wastewater treatment plant, dating back to the month of June. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) issues permits to wastewater plants throughout the state, in order to establish an acceptable level of pollutant discharge into state water supplies. […]

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Boy Scout seeks to revitalize cemetery

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By Dan King John Hollister, a tenth grader at Whitehall High School has come up with a unique community service project. In order to achieve Eagle Scout status, Hollister must complete a community service project and he chose to revitalize the Boardman Street and Smith Street cemeteries. Last week, Hollister had to present a rather […]

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Concert to benefit troops

A local musician will host a benefit concert that will support a local organization that provides care packages to soldiers stationed overseas. Phil Hoyt’s third annual Operation Adopt a Soldier benefit concert will be held from 12 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 14, at Veterans Memorial Park on Quaker Street. The event will feature […]

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Fundraiser to benefit girl with CF

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Tiffany Carrera will celebrate her 18th birthday tomorrow. It’s an occasion that until recently was in doubt. The Granville resident has had anything but a typical childhood. Born on Sept. 12, 1996, at Rutland Regional Medical Center, doctors soon determined there was something wrong with Tiffany, the youngest of Bruce and Bernadette Carrera’s three children. […]

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LaFlamme’s moving to plaza

Only weeks after the Yankee Dollar store closed, a local business has announced its intention to move into the Quaker Street storefront. Christopher LaFlamme said earlier this week that he is moving the local LaFlamme’s store from its current location on State Route 22 into the plaza. He anticipates an Oct. 1 opening. “It’s a […]

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Washington County Fair in full swing

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By Linda Ellingsworth There’s still plenty of time to experience the excitement of the Washington County Fair. A celebration of […]

Coin drops hurt by bridge work

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By Dan King Those who volunteer their time to serve the people of Whitehall say their coin drop operations have […]

Working together: town, village fixing waterline

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By Dan King For the past week and a half the town and village of Whitehall have been working together […]

Washington County Board opposes Common Core

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By Dan King The third time was indeed a charm for Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff and activist Bob Schulz. Haff […]

Townwide sale next weekend

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By Dan King Bargain seekers will converge on Whitehall Labor Day Weekend, as they seek the best deals around. The […]

Three vying for public safety position

By Christina Scanlon Washington County supervisors have narrowed the field to three candidates for county public safety director and will […]

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