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Skene Manor opens for season Saturday

By Matthew Saari For many people spring heralds longer days, chirping birds, greener trees and warmer temperatures. For Whitehallers, it also means the doors of Skene Manor open for another year. The iconic, legendary Castle-on-the-Hill will reopen this Saturday, April 21 at noon and patrons will once again be able to embark on educational tours, […]

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Earth Day activities throughout the region

By Serena Kovalosky Earth Day is Sunday, April 22, and locals are bringing their gloves, rakes and community spirit to their towns and villages in clean-up efforts throughout the region. Art, music, talks, bike rides and fairs will inform and entertain. Here is a listing of where you can rake, clean, learn and enjoy Earth […]

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Granville raises tuition for Vermont students

By Krystle S. Morey The Granville Board of Education, after considering the loss of designation and other changes in Vermont education under Act 46, has voted to increase tuition for Vermont students. Still unknown, though, is if out-of-of state students will be transported to Granville High School. Current Vermont students pay $8,750 in tuition to […]

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Whitehall teen charged for ‘terroristic threat’

By Matthew Saari State Police arrested a 14-year-old Whitehall student last week, charging him with making a “terroristic threat,” a felony. The charge stems from an investigation last Tuesday when Whitehall High School administrators were made aware that the student, whose name was not released due to his age, was talking about “engaging in a […]

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Locals eye board seats in three school districts

By Matthew Saari and Krystle S. Morey Whitehall There will be a bit of a race this year as three individuals have thrown their hats in the ring to contest two Board of Education seats in Whitehall. Current board president Frank Barber Jr. confirmed he will seek reelection and he’ll be challenged by newcomers Stiling […]

Recent News

Whitehall honors champion basketball

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By Matthew Saari The awards dinner for the Whitehall boys’ basketball team proved to be a bittersweet moment for all involved but especially so for coach Keith Redmond. “I don’t know if I can do it,” Redmond said when it came time last Wednesday for him to bid his athletes, many of whom he’s coached […]

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Lakes Region Freepress – 03/30/18

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Teacher charged with DWI at school

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By Krystle S. Morey   A kindergarten teacher at the Mary J. Tanner School in Middle Granville was arrested Tuesday after she allegedly drove to the school drunk. Kim Grover, 47, is charged with driving while intoxicated, first offense, and driving with a blood alcohol content of more than .08 percent, the legal limit in […]

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Changes approved to power line route through Whitehall

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By Matthew Saari An alternative route for a proposed high voltage power line was approved by the Whitehall Town Board following discussion last week. Supervisor John Rozell brought the matter before the board last Wednesday after it was tabled during the February town board meeting. “Where do we stand on that project?” Rozell asked the […]

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Dudley’s victory finds her ‘out of breath’

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By Matthew Saari The Whitehall High School parking lot was jammed with cars and the auditorium was crammed with people last Saturday – but then again that’s to be expected for Whitehall’s annual Distinguished Young Women competition. This year’s competition was a lively nail-biter, and when Mistress of Ceremonies Peggy Sparano announced that Olivia Dudley […]

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Head Start eyes space at school

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By Krystle S. Morey Washington County Economic Opportunity Council is in talks with Granville Central School District to explore transplanting its Head Start services to the Mary J. Tanner School in Middle Granville. “We have a very aging building; it’s no longer meeting our needs,” said Traci Ross, program director. “We are just not funded […]

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State to issue limited Sasquatch hunting permits

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By Matthew Saari It’s no secret that Whitehall has had an elevated level of Sasquatch sightings. The mythical animal is as much a part of the town’s persona as the railroad is. It is exactly because of this heightened level of sightings that the state Department of Environmental Conservation, in an act that is 180 […]

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Lakes Region Freepress – 03/23/18

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Area schools confer with police

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By Matthew Saari School administrators throughout Washington County met with local and county law enforcement officials last week in an ongoing effort to increase school security. Superintendents and police met in Fort Edward last Friday to discuss the feasibility and process of adding school resource officers as well as enrolling in a crisis management system […]

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‘School threat’ teen appears before judge

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By Krystle S. Morey The 17-year-old Granville High School student who allegedly made “threatening and intimidating statements” to several of his school peers appeared in village court Tuesday. Facing child endangerment charges, he sat in the third row, wearing a light blue collared shirt, alternately staring at his phone and the fluorescent lights and rafters […]

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Whitehall school’s infrastructure ‘aging’ engineers say

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By Matthew Saari Some of the Whitehall Central School buildings dates to its original construction 50 years ago. That concern among others was the focus of a presentation delivered by Tetra Tech, an engineering and architectural firm planning Whitehall’s prospective infrastructure upgrade project, at a Board of Education meeting on Monday. “[The high school] was […]

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Hero firemen honored in Hampton

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By Matthew Saari For their heroic actions during a February structure fire, two firemen were honored during the Hampton Town Board meeting last Thursday. State, county and local officials heaped laurels upon the shoulders of Hampton Volunteer Fire Company Chief Matthew Sears and Poultney Fire Department Chief Aaron Kerber, whose quick-thinking and response saved the […]

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Northshire Freepress – 04/20/18

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North Country Freepress – 04/20/18

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Lakes Region Freepress – 04/20/18

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518 Wheels – 04/19/18

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North Country Freepress – 04/13/18

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Lakes Region Freepress – 04/13/18

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Northshire Freepress – 04/13/18

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518 Wheels – 04/12/18

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No tax hike: Village to tap into reserves for budget

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By Matthew Saari In an effort to keep the tax rate flat, the Whitehall Village Board has decided to dip […]

Demolition done, new store to rise

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By Krystle S. Morey Demolition of three homes on Quaker Street to make room for a new Stewart’s Shops store […]

RV Dealer eyes Hampton site

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By Matthew Saari   A Vermont-based recreational vehicle dealership is planning on setting up shop in Hampton. Brandon RV of […]

Running with Sasquatch: Inaugural half-marathon set for June 9

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  By Matthew Saari In an effort to shed the added pounds he tacked on during the winter months, Sasquatch […]