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By Derek Liebig The granddaddy of local fishing derbies, the Great Benson Derby, returns to the frozen waters of the Lakes Region this week. Sponsored by the Fair Haven Rotary Club, the 42nd annual derby will be held on Feb. 22 and 23 with headquarters at Crystal Beach on Lake Bomoseen. The derby, the oldest […]

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Down Home Fishing Derby this weekend

The Down Home Derby and the Kids’ Down Home Derby, the first ice fishing competitions of the season will be held this weekend in a new and revised format. “We have made several changes this year including the date, headquarters location, allowable fishing waters, number of days and prizes,” said Tom Bartholomew, one of the […]

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Points system will reward area’s top angler

This year’s ice fishing season, which kicks into high gear with this Saturday’s Benson Down Home Derby, will feature an added element of excitement for local anglers. The organizers of the Down Home, Lake Hortonia, Bomoseen and Great Benson Derbies are introducing the first-ever Central Vermont Lakes Region Ice Fishing series. The series will combine […]

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Fair Haven CROP Walk this weekend

Lace up those walking shoes, the Fair Haven area CROP Walk is this weekend. The 12th annual event, which raises money to combat hunger in the Lakes Region and beyond, will be held on Sunday, Sept. 30. Around 200 people are expected to participate. “The CROP Walk benefits local food shelves in Fair Haven, Castleton […]

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Wells constable wins at Benson Derby

By Derek Liebig A day off from work resulted in a big pay day for one local angler. Local resident and Wells Constable Gary Stomski took a day off from fighting crime and patrolling the streets of Wells to get in a little fishing Sunday afternoon and when the day was over he went home […]

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Weather postpones fishing derby

The weather is too cold for Hank Neddo to hold his annual ice-fishing tournament. The Southbay Great Northern fishing contest, known as “Race For The Gold,” has been rescheduled for Saturday, Feb. 28, after heavy snowfall resulted in more than a foot of slush on the ice on South Bay, making it almost impossible for […]

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Fire Co. renews search for lost horn

By Dan King Thirty years ago a silver plated presentation horn was stolen from the Whitehall Fire Company and the […]

Town finalizes speed reduction proposal

By Dan King Back in July, the Town of Whitehall drafted a proposal to reduce the speed limits of a […]

Officials weight safety vs. freedom of Amish

By Dan King Just when it seemed that all discrepancies and arguments about how to handle Whitehall’s growing Amish population […]

Superintendent upset with test scores

Whitehall Central School District Superintendent Elizabeth Legault has been analyzing data and researching educational policy in an attempt to turn […]

Increase in traffic hasn’t led to increase in accidents at intersection

By Dan King The intersection of County Routes 18 and 21 in Whitehall has always been a difficult intersection for […]

Enerjazz to conclude concert series

Whitehall’s summer concert series will be coming to a close on Friday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. and to say […]

Cheerleading made an official sport

By Dan King After years of being a club sport and funding all expenditures on their own, Whitehall cheerleaders have […]

State says their own building has code violations

By Dan King New York State Canal Corporation recently stopped by the new location for Friends of the Washington County […]

Storefront undergoes rebirth

A storefront that has stood on West Main Street for more than 100 years has been given new life. When […]

W. Pawlet auction Thursday

The West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual auction this evening at the West Pawlet Firehouse, Route 153, […]

State orders town to monitor former landfill

The state has threatened to take legal action against the town if it doesn’t begin submitting monitoring reports of groundwater […]

Silitch named Alumni of Year

A North Granville resident has been named Alumni of the Year at a college recently ranked among the top 100 […]