Tag Archives: Boating Season

Tourist season better but seen as still lagging

Boat on Canal (2)

A year after spring flooding and a depressed economy put a damper on summer tourism, local business owners say this year has been slightly better. Despite a warm and dry start to the summer and what local officials are describing as an enthusiastic response to the return of electrical services along the mooring wall on […]

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Electric services along wall: Debate balances costs vs. attracting boaters

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Boaters passing through Whitehall this summer may be able to access electrical services along the mooring wall behind the New York State Canal Corp. Visitors Center. Supervisor George Armstrong expressed his desire to see power along the wall restored during a meeting with Canal Corp. officials on Monday morning. “I’m in favor, and always have […]

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Finch and Chubb, marina to close

A pair of floods, gas prices that refuse to come down substantially, and the continuation of a depressed economy appear to have delivered the final blow to another Whitehall business. Ray Faville, owner of Lock 12 Marina and Finch and Chubb Restaurant, confirmed Monday that he and his wife Linda were closing their doors on […]

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‘The boating season has been dismal’

By Derek Liebig   It may be summer, but it doesn’t feel that way for local businesses and organizations that depend on tourism. Despite the passing of the Fourth of July Weekend two weeks ago and Canal Fest this past weekend, local business owners have said business is lagging behind previous years. That lack of […]

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Whitehall marinas closing their doors

Owners say they can’t compete with free wall, electricity along the canal The end of the boating season may very well be the end of the remaining Whitehall marinas. Champlain Harbor Marina owner Bob Elmy and Lock 12 Marina owner Ray Faville have both said they will not be opening their marinas next summer, citing […]

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Putortis discuss LGBTQ issues in the Church


By Dan King Being gay in the Catholic Church is not an easy thing. With Pope Francis making his first-ever […]

Karas leaves


By Dan King Whitehall Central School business manager Joe Karas has left the district, leaving Gregg Chappell, director of special […]

Dry summer takes toll on area water supplies


By Dan King and Christina Scanlon A record-dry summer has taken its toll throughout the country, and Northern Washington County is […]

New Schoony’s owners look to return to general store roots


By Christina Scanlon A 1911 photo of what is today Schoonys Country Store shows a long two-story building with expanded […]

First Friday to be frighteningly good

By Christina Scanlon The rescheduling of First Friday events at the Pember Library and Museum and the Slate Valley Museum […]

A ‘really great student’ sets her sights on goal

By Christina Scanlon Lidia Medrano-Garcia had almost forgotten about a form she’d filled out at the end of her junior […]

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