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Canal to open – but not here, Lock 12 shut down till August

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By PJ Ferguson The New York State Canal Corporation is targeting to open all locks along the Champlain Canal on July 4 – except for Lock 12 in Whitehall. According to a website statement, the last gateway between the Champlain Canal and the open waters of the lake is “forecast to open August 10.” “It […]

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Boat memorial restored

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By PJ Ferguson Members of American Legion Post 83 helped to rebuild the boat memorial that stands on the corner of Poultney Street and Broadway. The monument is named and modeled after the U.S.S. Liberty, Benedict Arnold’s ship that was built in 1775 in the town of Skenesboro on Lake Champlain, giving Whitehall their claim […]

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Village OK sought for power line; hearing on June 16

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By PJ Ferguson   A new project could bring in excess of $200,000 in additional property taxes per year to the village of Whitehall. The Champlain Hudson Power Express is seeking approval to run its 330-mile renewable energy transmission line that runs from Quebec to New York City through the village. The company will be […]

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Town denies graduation in park

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By PJ Ferguson   The town of Whitehall will not permit use of Skenesborough Park for any graduation ceremonies for the class of 2020. Supervisor John Rozell proposed the idea to the town board on Wednesday after receiving inquiries from community members after it was announced that the Whitehall Central School District will be holding […]

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Obituary: Thomas A. Chaplin

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Whitehall- Thomas A. Chaplin, 82, formerly of Saunders St, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2020, at the Slate Valley Center in Granville following a short illness. Born February 2, 1938, in Dresden he was the son of the late Ira and Marion (Neddo) Chaplin. Thomas married Glenda Olson on August 17, 1968 in Glens Falls […]

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Parade salutes injured fireman

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By PJ Ferguson   Whitehall is a community that always rises to the occasion when it comes to coming together to show love and support for one of its members in despair. Despite COVID-19, Saturday morning was no different. More than 25 emergency rescue and fire departments from surrounding towns gathered on Skenesborough Drive to […]

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Obituary: Katherine “Kitty” Matte

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Katherine “Kitty” Matte, 93, of Whitehall, New York, passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday, May 21,  2020 She was born Katherine Elizabeth Kovalosky on September 25, 1926 on Maple Hill Farm, Clark Hollow Road, East Poultney, Vermont, She was the daughter of Jacob Kovalosky of Warsaw, Poland and […]

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Three-year-old struck, injured by car

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A three-year-old girl was injured Thursday evening after being struck by a car in Argyle. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to State Route 40 near Sheridan Street following a report of a pedestrian vs. car accident. Police said witnesses indicated the child had darted into the roadway and was struck. The child’s mother, […]

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Obituary: Leonore “Lee, Chet” Marie Leonbruno

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Leonore “Lee, Chet” Marie Leonbruno June 15, 1933 + April 30, 2020 Leonore fought the good fight, she finished her course, and kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for her a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give her at that day; and not only to her, but unto […]

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County beaches’ opening delayed

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By PJ Ferguson The Washington County beaches will remain closed until June 13, per recommendation of buildings and grounds superintendent Matt Jones. “As a resident I’d like to see them open, but as an operator this is what I have to suggest,” said Jones during Wednesday’s government operations committee meeting. Jones expressed concerns over being […]

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Canal to open – but not here, Lock 12 shut down till August

Canal Open

By PJ Ferguson The New York State Canal Corporation is targeting to open all locks along the Champlain Canal on […]

Boat memorial restored

Boat memorial

By PJ Ferguson Members of American Legion Post 83 helped to rebuild the boat memorial that stands on the corner […]

Tax deadline extended for village residents

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By Matthew Saari Residents of the village of Granville will have an additional three weeks to submit their annual property […]

Village OK sought for power line; hearing on June 16

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By PJ Ferguson   A new project could bring in excess of $200,000 in additional property taxes per year to […]

Amanda Peet plays housewife turned murderer

DIRTY JOHN -- "No Fault" Episode 201 -- Pictured: (l-r) -- (Photo by: Isabella Vosmikova/USA Network)

By Barb Oates One of the most important things about a divorce is learning to pick your battles. For Betty […]

Ask Matt: Why is ‘celebrity’ so overused in show titles?

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By Matt Roush Question: It’s tiring to see the use of “star” and “celebrity” in show titles. I clicked on […]

Obituary: Amy R. Phipps

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Amy R. Phipps 73, passed away at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield Illinois on Tuesday April 28, 2020. Amy was […]

Obituary: James Eli McKeighan

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Rupert-James Eli McKeighan, 89, of Rupert, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2020 at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington. […]

Rick’s Picks: Country at Heart

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By Rick Gables Country at Heart, starring Jessy Schram, Niall Matter and Lucas Bryant, is a new, original movie premiering […]

ReMIND, ReWIND – Lost in TV space

UNDATED, FILE PHOTO:  (FILE PHOTO)  Actors Bill Mumy (L) and Jonathan Harris (R) are seen in a television still in 1966. The 87 year-old Harris, who portrayed Dr. Zachary Smith in the television sci-fi show "Lost In Space", died November 3, 2002 of a blood clot in his heart. He was reportedly receiving therapy for a chronic back problem in a Los Angeles hospital when he died.  (Photo by Getty Images)

A flashback to our favorite sci-fi series of the ’60s By Robert Edelstein, ReMIND Magazine In 1966, the U.S. was […]

Town denies graduation in park

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By PJ Ferguson   The town of Whitehall will not permit use of Skenesborough Park for any graduation ceremonies for […]

Hartford to keep programs, staff with $13.4M budget

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By Matthew Saari The Hartford Central School District is proposing a $13.4 million budget for the 2020-2021 school year, which […]

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