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Granville music students keeping in pace

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By Jaime Thomas Music students in Granville are keeping sharp with a number of events in the next few weeks. Along with the band’s most popular event—jazz café—the instrumentalists will celebrate Music in Our Schools Month by participating in a festival, performing in Albany and holding a fundraiser. Jazz café, the jazz ensemble’s annual fundraiser, […]

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Basket party to benefit WCS playground fund

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By Derek Liebig A fundraiser organizers hope will lead to the construction of a new playground will be held Saturday at Whitehall High School. A basket party, to benefit the Whitehall Elementary School, will be held at noon on Saturday, March 15 inside the high school gymnasium. Last spring, First Grade Teacher Holly Pelkey applied […]

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Wesner announces retirement

By Jaime Thomas After more than 20 years of service to the Pember Library and Museum, Executive Director Pat Wesner sent in a letter of retirement effective April 1. She has worked at the library for about 24 years and has served as executive director since 2003. Wesner, who turned 55 on Sunday, said she […]

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Coal tar cleanup to affect Mettowee, Little League

By Jaime Thomas In two years, parts of the Granville Little League fields might be a bit wetter. The Mettowee River will be rerouted to flow through part of the lot in the 2016 season, limiting the amount of playing fields. At least, that’s part of a tentative plan to cleanup coal tar from the […]

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Village eyeing 1.88 percent tax increase

By Jaime Thomas Village officials approved a tentative $1,347,000 budget for the 2014-2015 year Monday night. Mayor Brian LaRose said the village is looking at a 1.91 percent tax levy increase, which would mean a 1.88 percent increase in taxes. This keeps the village under the state’s 2 percent tax cap. In order to achieve […]

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Eldridge Lane property closes

By Jaime Thomas Nearly ending a long dispute between the town of Hartford and Washington County, the closing of the Eldridge Lane landfill property took place Wednesday afternoon. Following years of litigation between the two entities, during which the town sued the county over money it felt it was owed for the county-owned spot, Argyle […]

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Perry goes to championships

By Andrew Muse Brad Perry’s senior wrestling campaign came to an end after a valiant effort at the NYSPHSAA Wrestling Championships at the Times Union Center in Albany this past weekend. Perry made it to the quarterfinals at 170 pounds and went 2-2 overall at the championship. “This tournament was definitely the marquee event of […]

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Students to ride snowmobiles to school

By Derek Liebig Forget the bus; a group of students at Whitehall High School is considered an alternate means of getting to school: by snowmobile. The Board of Education last week gave the thumbs up to a “Ride a snowmobile to school” day and students and faculty alike will arrive at school Friday morning astride […]

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District to use WAC for practices, training

By Derek Liebig Whitehall’s student athletes are expected to receive a leg up on their competition. The Board of Education voted last week to enter into an agreement with the Whitehall Athletic Club that will allow students to train at the fitness center. Students will be able to use the club’s weight-training facility and teams […]

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Weight Watchers nix town offer but birders closer to perching in visitor center

By Lee Tugas Several weeks after the town requested a $100 monthly donation, the Whitehall Weight Watchers group has chosen the Whitehall High School library as its meeting site over the town Senior Citizen Center. The for-profit group was asked last month a make a monthly donation of $100 for using the senior citizen wing […]

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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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