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Holiday Train rolls into town Friday

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The familiar rumble of a train passing through the village will be joined by the sounds of joyous children, the ho-ho-ho of Santa Claus, and the melodic strumming of acoustic guitars as the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train returns to the community to support the Whitehall Food Pantry. The train has hit the rails to raise […]

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Holiday Train to stop in Whitehall next Friday

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The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will roll through town next Friday. The train is scheduled to stop at the Whitehall Amtrak Station at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30. Canadian Pacific’s Holiday Train program is considered the longest fundraising program in North America. Each year, the train travels approximately 6,000 miles through Canada and the […]

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Toys for Tots facing uncertain year

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A charitable endeavor that provided more than 200 children with gifts last December is facing an uncertain future. The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve which has for years delivered toys to children in need is no longer participating in the Toys for Tots program because of budget cuts and increased combat deployments. And while the program […]

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Holiday Train coming to Whitehall

Several days after Thanksgiving, the Canadian Pacific railroad will ring in the holiday season as the company’s Holiday Train makes its annual visit to Whitehall. This year’s train is expected to arrive at the Amtrak station on Main Street at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30. Canadian Pacific’s Holiday Train program is considered the longest […]

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Record turnout for Toys for Tots: Volunteers sent scurrying for more toys

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Jim Lafayette is always prepared for a few extra kids when the Marine Corps Reserve Dunkin Donuts Toys for Tots Train pulls into town, but even he was unprepared for what he saw on Sunday. As families began to arrive at the Amtrak Station on Sunday morning, Lafayette realized that his projection of 160 kids […]

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Holiday Train leaves joy behind

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Whitehall received an early dose of holiday cheer as the Holiday Train made its annual pilgrimage to the Amtrak Station on Monday afternoon. The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is the North America’s longest-running rolling food fundraiser and raises awareness of local hunger along its tour of Canada and the United States. Each year the train […]

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Holiday food train pulls in Monday

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On Monday, the familiar click-clack of a train rolling through Whitehall will fill the air around Main Street, but if you stop and listen closely you’ll also be able to hear the laughter of children, the harmonies of country musicians and a warm welcome from Santa Claus. The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train of Lights is […]

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Annual Holiday Train will pull in Nov. 28

North America’s longest-running rolling food bank will once again return to Whitehall to help those in need this holiday season. The Canadian Pacific Railroad Holiday Train will stop at the Amtrak Station in Whitehall at 2:20 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28. The annual holiday train is expected to include entertainers Willy Porter and Sydney Grigg. […]

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Holiday trains return

  On Monday, children of all ages can welcome Santa Claus as he pulls into the Whitehall Amtrak Station.       (more…)

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Train brings cheer, donations

  As the band started to play, the snow began to fall. The feel of the holidays was in the air as hundreds of residents came out to the Amtrak Station to meet the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train on Sunday, Nov. 30. (more…)

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Police seek grant for vests

By Dan King Bulletproof vests get old and worn out after about five years, so the village of Whitehall is […]

Village requires officers leave near Whitehall

Police forces exist to “serve and protect” the jurisdiction that they serve and village officials think that can be done […]

Officials debate framework of law

By Dan King A contentious discussion about a potential nuisance law led one village trustee to contemplate his role on […]

School years begins with purpose

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Vivid maroon banners with the phrase, “Excellence is our standard, not our goal,” are now draped upon all buildings on […]

Village tardy in submitting discharge reports

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By Dan King Whitehall is behind on submitting the Discharge Monitoring Report for the wastewater treatment plant, dating back to […]

Boy Scout seeks to revitalize cemetery

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By Dan King John Hollister, a tenth grader at Whitehall High School has come up with a unique community service […]