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Small business class offered

The Washington County Local Development Corporation, Warren County LDC along with SUNY Adirondack Continuing Education will be conducting the spring 2014 series of the Microenterprise Assistance Small Business Program beginning March, 17, at the SUNY Adirondack campus in Washington Hall. The course is held Monday nights from 6 to 8 p.m. This ten-week course is […]

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Scribner, Suchan place at state qualifiers

By Andrew Muse and Jaime Thomas At a recent state qualifier, two Granville sprinters ran their fastest times of the year. A week after a successful sectional meet, Taylor Scribner and Kyle Suchan were the only two Horde runners to move on to the qualifier meet. “They peaked at the perfect time,” Coach Adam Burr […]

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Perry prepares for championships

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By Andrew Muse Brad Perry is preparing for the biggest wrestling tournament of his life after he received an at-large bid for the NYSPHSAA Wrestling Championships to be held at the Times Union Center in Albany. “It means everything to me; wrestling is the only sport I do,” Perry said. “I practice year round and […]

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Food shelf seeks assistance

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By Jaime Thomas The decorations and the Christmas trees have (hopefully) been put away, and with them, the season’s spirit of giving has disappeared as well. Our Neighbor’s Table food bank in Wells knows this too well. Director Michelle Bates said between January and April is the worst time of the year for donations, which […]

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Director pleads case for fixing Whitehall Recreation Center

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By Lee Tugas Whitehall Recreation Director Julie Egan doesn’t care how it’s done, but she feels the Rec. Center needs to be fixed. “This place is used by the broadest spectrum of town and village residents, from children to seniors.” Egan said. “And it is free.” “I would love to get a $400,000 grant, but […]

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Blue Devil cheerleaders state champs

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By Derek Liebig The Poultney High School Cheerleading squad is a state champion. The Blue Devils won the Vermont, Division II championships held last Saturday at Vergennes Union High School. The team scored 139 points, beating out Mount St. Joseph (120) and Mill River (103), which finished second and third, respectively. “They were shocked although […]

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Dog offers alternative form of therapy

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By Jaime Thomas A new furry face has been making the rounds at both the Pember Library and Museum and Indian River Nursing and Rehabilitation Center lately. Lilly, a 4-year-old golden retriever, has been working as a therapy dog on the weekends along with her handler, Michelle Parbus. The two went for training with Therapy […]

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New directors take over drama club

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By Derek Liebig Avery Babson and Melissa Clark may be in their first-year as co-directors of the Whitehall Drama Club, but the duo has plenty of experience on the stage. Babson and Clark, both teachers at Whitehall High School, have worked in a number of local productions, including shows at the Wood Theater in Glens […]

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School officials: Don’t be surprised by depleted fund balance

By Jaime Thomas Granville school officials are sounding the alarm. If state aid doesn’t increase, the district will run out of money in two or three years. Fiscal insolvency is a serious possibility, and Superintendent Mark Bessen and Business Manager Cathy Somich want the public to know. “We don’t want anyone surprised. We’re telling you […]

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Quick response by Hartford highway super saves house

By Jaime Thomas Conditions couldn’t have been worse at 4 a.m. Thursday morning when a barn caught fire in Fort Ann. Snow had been accumulating throughout the previous afternoon and night and was thundering down at an estimated rate of 1 to 3 inches per hour. Fortunately for everyone involved, Hartford Highway Superintendent Greg Brown […]

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Classifieds 09/17/14

Railroaders trounce Bombers

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By Dan King Whitehall football defeated Section IX’s Pine Plains by a score of 54-6, sparked by 48 first half […]

Soccer team starts season with win

By Dan King Whitehall soccer started the season the right way, with a 2-0 shutout of the Hadley-Luzerne Eagles, last […]

Golf team moves to 4-0

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By Dan King Whitehall golf is now 4-0 on the season, after sweeping Corinth last Tuesday and sweeping North Warren […]

Despite councilman’s objections, town approves speed changes

By Dan King Town councilman Farrell Prefountaine returned from a lengthy medical leave at last Wednesday’s board meeting and he […]

Applefest Saturday in Fair Haven

By Dan King Applefest has been conducted annually by Fair Haven School for over 25 years now and the event […]

Rec Center sees rise in unaccompanied children

“We had to fish three little girls out of the canal, no parents were home and there was nobody we […]

Officials concerned with property

By Dan King “My son was riding his bike and almost got hit by a car, because he could not […]

WIC finds new home

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By Dan King The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program in Whitehall will now be hosted in the Rec Center. […]

100 years of Whitehall football

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By Dan King Whitehall High School has been fielding an interscholastic varsity football team since before the start of World […]

Volleyball team beats Glens Falls

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Granville’s volleyball team picked up a big non-league win over Glens Falls on Monday. After winning the first two games, […]

Soccer coach pleased with effort

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Girls soccer coach Jane Havens may not have been happy with the final score but she was pleased with her […]