Tag Archives: Argyle

Storm causes widespread damage, power outages

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By Jaime Thomas It’s not often a storm causes Gary Seitz to consider taking refuge in his basement, but last Wednesday’s squall had him thinking about it. Not only did two, large 150-foot pine trees fall down in his yard, but the strong wind even made its way into his house on Route 149 in […]

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Firefigher completes course

Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company member Tim Hawk recently completed the 12-hour course Firefighter Survival which was held in Argyle on Thursday July 25 and completed on Saturday July 27.  The course is based on Chief John Salka’s “Get Out Alive” program, this program is designed for self-rescue and rescue of trapped firefighters. Course content will […]

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Hartford to have distance classroom

By Jaime Thomas Hartford students will soon have the opportunity to learn alongside students from Fort Ann, Salem, Argyle and other nearby districts. School Superintendent Andrew Cook announced the district’s plan to open a distance learning classroom this fall during a board meeting last Monday. Come September, students throughout Washington County will be able to […]

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Softball picks up first win; errors doom team against Argyle, Bolton

 Whitehall’s softball team broke out of its early season slump in a big way picking up its first win of the season last Wednesday against Salem. After being held to a total of three runs in its first two games, Whitehall pounded out 10 hits in a 14-0 romp over the Generals. Victoria Christian had […]

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Tennis team wins again

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The Granville tennis team kept up a strong season start with a 5-2 win over Argyle on Monday. The singles left no room for error, while the doubles couldn’t quite keep up during the mild spring match. For the boys singles, Matthew Bixby had the biggest win with a 10-2 match against Michael Miller. Joey […]

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County reaches agreement to lease transfer stations

Washington County is getting out of the trash business. The county Board of Supervisor agreed Friday to hand over control of its five transfer stations to Vermont-based Earth Waste and Metal. The company, which operates more than a half dozen transfer stations in the Green Mountain State, will the lease the facilities under a five […]

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Firm inks nursing home agreement

The company seeking to acquire Washington County’s public nursing home signed a binding purchase agreement last week. Centers for Specialty Care signed a $2.4 million agreement to purchase Pleasant Valley Infirmary, more than three months after the county Board of Supervisors approved the contract. The agreement ensures that the 122-bed public nursing home, which is […]

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Putorti’s return sparks Railroaders

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The Whitehall girls basketball team is happy to have Brittany Putorti back in its lineup. In her first game back from an injury, the senior and emotional leader of the team, scored 21 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, and blocked fours shots to lead Whitehall past Salem 42-27. Rebecca Lavin added 12 points and Victoria Christian […]

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Late rally sinks Railroaders

A furious fourth quarter rally by Salem sent Whitehall to its ninth loss of the season. Trailing by six points, Salem outscored Whitehall 25-8 in the fourth quarter to pull out a 57-46 win. Salem’s P.H. LaPorte, who missed most of the first and second quarters with an injury, returned in the second half and […]

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Snowmobile clubs grateful for snow

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Snowmobilers in Hartford are praying for snow. For nearly two years their machinery has sat idle, and club membership dropped due to lack of snow and a slow economy. After a dose of real winter after Christmas, though, anyone with a sled is chomping at the bit to get riding. “Everybody and his brother was […]

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Excitement continues at the Washington County Fair

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By Dan King and Krystle S. Morey Holy smokes! The final days of the fair are here already! The Washington […]

Shoppers’ ‘points’ can help schools get tools

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville residents can earn free supplies, musical instruments and playground equipment for their school simply by […]

Fundraiser for boy injured in ATV accident Saturday

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By Dan King Since 11-year-old Logan Pease was struck by a vehicle while riding his ATV in May, the community […]

Dirty water plagues users

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By Krystle S. Morey Several North Granville residents were plagued with dirty tap water last week after a local nursing […]

Step ‘N’ Time Dance Studio expands

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By Dan King Step ‘N’ Time Dance Studio in Whitehall is expanding. The studio, which was once housed in one […]

Washington County Fair Aug. 22-28

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By Dan King and Krystle S. Morey Holy smokes! It’s fair time! With an attendance of 120,000 annually, the Washington […]

County seeks PILOT for new solar projects

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By Dan King The Washington County Board of Supervisors wants Borrego Solar to pay some money for its solar project […]

Granville ends solar tax breaks

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville has opted out of the state’s solar tax exemption, which means solar installations being built […]

‘Go Horde’ signs paint town blue, gold

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By Krystle S. Morey Many may have noticed the dozens of “Go Horde” banners that have popped up around Granville […]

Whitehall man corresponds with former president

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By Dan King It’s not every day you get a note from a former president. However, a Whitehall man received […]

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