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Supervisor questions proposed cost of desks

By Derek Liebig The Washington County Board of Supervisors voted Friday to forge ahead with a plan to construct a new 911 control center, but at least one supervisor expressed outrage over how some of the money would be spent. Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff took umbrage with a proposal to spend up to $100,500 on […]

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Whitehall officials and residents adapt to snowmobiles

By Lee Tugas The population of ATV’s and snowmobiles rises and falls with the snowfall. This year, they are obviously on the rise. Whether or not they are a nuisance or a mechanized delight, very much depends, in Whitehall, at least, on your point of view. Worrisome to police and railroad police To Village Police […]

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Whitehall parking law still retains a full set of teeth

By Lee Tugas A human mouth sports 32 teeth. By an eerie coincidence, so does the new Whitehall Village parking law. So, if you think because the Whitehall Village Board –– by passing a new parking law that eliminates a wintertime parking ban –– will let you park where you please, when you please, even […]

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Village Board rolls back parking ban

By Lee Tugas With only three village residents offering comment, the Whitehall Village Board, in passing a new parking law, eliminated its 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. wintertime parking ban. Since late autumn, the village board members have tried to reduce the wintertime ban from 11 p.m. to 7 am. to a more lenient 3 […]

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Whitehall Town Board weighs fee policy for non and profit groups in town buildings

By Lee Tugas To charge or not to charge, that was the question the Whitehall Town Board considered regarding non-profit and profit groups using space in town buildings. At its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 12, the board agreed that it needed to “formulate a policy,” as Supervisor George Armstrong phrased it, about charging fees […]

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Wager inducted into Wrestling Hall of Fame

By Paul Wager Paul F. Wager, a longtime assistant coach for the Whitehall High School wrestling team, was inducted into the Section V Wrestling Hall of Fame on Dec. 12. Wager, who lost his battle with mantle cell lymphoma on May 20, was honored with five other inductees at Red Fedele’s Brook House during the […]

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Winter carnival this weekend

A family-friendly carnival will break up the doldrums of winter this Saturday, March 1, at Granville High School. The second-annual event, which will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. inside the high school gymnasium, is completely free. Pastor Aaron Brown of Mettowee Valley Church, which is sponsoring the carnival, said last year between 150 […]

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Little progress on Schaff investigation

By Jaime Thomas More than a month after Fair Haven resident Jonathan Schaff went missing in Granville, investigations have revealed nearly nothing. Granville Police Chief Ernie Bassett said local officers are still taking statements from those who interacted with Schaff before his disappearance. Schaff, 23, has not been seen since late January, when he kept […]

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Youth league baseball signups deadline approaching

The Whitehall Youth League is holding sign-ups for its baseball, softball and T-ball seasons on March 4 at the Whitehall Rec. Center. Parents can register their children from 5 p.m. until closing. The absolute deadline for registering is March 15. After that point, league officials will not accept any more applications. The price to participate […]

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Frosty Derby this weekend

By Andrew Muse The annual Frosty Derby is back again for its 31st year and will take place on Lake St. Catherine one day only on March 2. Aspiring fishermen can embark on the ice, as long as they have their derby ticket, as early as 6 a.m. starting at the Lake St. Catherine State […]

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Dresden throws support to medical marijuana facility

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By Dan King The Town of Dresden has joined the growing list of towns throughout Washington County that are throwing […]

Heather Michaud to have art displayed at the Hyde

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By Dan King A Whitehall High School student will have her artwork displayed at one of the region’s greatest art […]

Hampton Firehouse may change hands

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By Derek Liebig The Town of Hampton is considering selling the Hampton Firehouse to the Hampton Volunteer Fire Department, which […]

Granville Science Fair a hit

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Joshua Bassett A dry Christmas tree that emitted melodic sounds when hit was just one of the many exhibits on […]

Baseball routs Corinth, Salem, Bolton

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The Whitehall baseball team bounced back from a non-league loss to Fort Ann by blowing out Corinth, Salem and Bolton. […]

Whitehall not conducting background checks?

By Dan King Whitehall Central School has brought on a substantial amount of staff members, bus drivers and substitutes this […]

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