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Sandford, Bartholomew unopposed in village elections

By Derek Liebig Voters will head to the polls Tuesday with very little to decide. Village elections will be held on March 18, but barring the unforeseen, the village board of trustees will be together for at least another year. Incumbents Walter Sandford and Ken Bartholomew are the only candidates who will appear on Tuesday’s […]

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Whitehall Village Board trims budget, sets meeting dates, discusses court loiterers

By Lee Tugas The Whitehall Village Board, at its most recent meeting, trimmed about $28,000 from its forthcoming budget. The board also set meeting dates for both March and April, and discussed ways and means to stop court loiters from smoking and loitering outside the village courtrooms once it moves into the town-village municipal center. […]

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Whitehall Town Board to hold public hearing on first law of 2014

By Lee Tugas Weather permitting, the Whitehall Town Board will soon put up for public hearing its first law of 2014. “Local Law Number 1 of 2014” would establish an “alternative date for meetings of the Board of Assessment Review.” The town board hopes to have met this Wednesday, March 12 at 7. If the […]

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Students named as scholar athletes

For all they achieved on the field, three of Whitehall’s winter sports team achieved even more in the classroom. Three teams—girls basketball, girls indoor track and boys indoor track—earned distinction as scholar athlete teams. The girls basketball team had the highest cumulative grade point average of any Whitehall sports team with a 95.95. Although that […]

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Maple season coming, but off to slow start

By Derek Liebig Spring can’t arrive soon enough for the area’s maple producers. Unlike the past two seasons, when sap began trickling into sugar houses by late February, the persistence of cold weather has delayed the start of this year’s sugaring season. “I just finished tapping today (Monday) and gathered some sap tonight, but it’s […]

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Village okays private cemetery repairs

By Lee Tugas The Whitehall Village Board will let a village resident stand up fallen stones at the small cemetery called Boardman Cemetery, but at his own risk. Mayor Peter Telisky, at the recent meeting of the village board, said that he had received a request from Peter Terry. Terry, Telisky said, had asked for […]

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Fort Ti to host living history weekend

March of 1776 will be experienced anew as Fort Ticonderoga host its living history weekend on Saturday and Sunday, March 15 and 16. Guests will discover the remarkable story of how a fledging army fought for independence and see how New York soldiers used British military drills to put their muskets and fowlers to use […]

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The “Senior Supervisors”

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By Jaime Thomas Everybody’s seen them. Drive by Scotties’ on any given summer day and they’re sitting out front, chewing the fat. Stop in for lunch in the cold weather and they’re gathered, ribbing each other and watching the goings-on. Among themselves they’re the “sidewalk supervisors,” the “senior debate team” or “just the guys I […]

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Taking aim and learning safety

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Whitehall Jr. Rifle Program teaches marksmanship, safety By Derek Liebig Jacob Gosselin wrapped the sling around his forearm, laid down on the piece of carpet barely longer than he is tall, chambered a shell, held the gun firmly against his right shoulder and gently squeezed the trigger. A fraction of a second later, the .22 […]

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Cold season makes sluggist start for maple producers

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By Jaime Thomas Slowly, but not-so-surely, the sap is beginning to flow. A long, cold winter has left maple evaporators dry and producers wondering if they’ll have any season at all. As of Monday, most area maple producers had not yet started boiling and only some were running their lines. “We’re all ready, the evaporator’s […]

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Washington County Fair Aug. 22-28

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By Dan King and Krystle S. Morey Holy smokes! It’s fair time! With an attendance of 120,000 annually, the Washington […]

County seeks PILOT for new solar projects

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By Dan King The Washington County Board of Supervisors wants Borrego Solar to pay some money for its solar project […]

Granville ends solar tax breaks

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville has opted out of the state’s solar tax exemption, which means solar installations being built […]

‘Go Horde’ signs paint town blue, gold

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By Krystle S. Morey Many may have noticed the dozens of “Go Horde” banners that have popped up around Granville […]

Whitehall man corresponds with former president

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By Dan King It’s not every day you get a note from a former president. However, a Whitehall man received […]

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Whitehall, Granville seek crossover game

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By Dan King After a 10-year hiatus, the Whitehall-Granville football rivalry could make a comeback this year. Whitehall athletic director […]

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