Tag Archives: Champlain Canal

Invasive species on list of topics for lakes conference

An expert on aquatic invasive organisms will discuss the impact of non-native species, such as the spiny water flea, on Lake George and Lake Champlain during an interdisciplinary conference examining the two lakes. Meg Modley, aquatic nuisance species coordinator at the Lake Champlain Basin Program, is one of eight featured speakers at the Conference on […]

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States fight over canal closure

An interstate battle may be brewing after a group of scientists and Vermont officials have asked for the closure of the Champlain Canal to control the spread of a recently discovered invasive species. But officials in New York have said the canal will remain open. Tim Mihuc, director of the Lake Champlain Institute at SUNY […]

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Spiny water flea found in canal

An invasive species, no bigger than the end of a person’s finger, could create big problems in Lake Champlain. Scientists say the spiny water flea has the potential to disrupt the bottom of the food web in Lake Champlain and create a nuisance for recreational pursuits, such as fishing. The tiny creature was spotted earlier […]

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Tourist season better but seen as still lagging

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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Bridge Theater to honor DeGroff

Winifred (Winnie) DeGroff, 79, of Glens Falls who was buried earlier this month in her native Whitehall, will be honored this summer as the Bridge Theater at the Whitehall Armory dedicates its summer season in her honor and memory. DeGroff was among the Whitehall community leaders who helped form the Bridge Theater in 2000. Now […]

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Finch and Chubb owners buy Champlain Harbor Marina

It may not be on the same level as Manifest Destiny, but the Albany businessmen who purchased Lock 12 Marina earlier this year have focused their gaze west, all the way across Champlain Harbor. Bill Brina and Hillary “Bumper” Wagoner of Dagon Enterprises, announced this week that they finalized an agreement to purchase Champlain Harbor […]

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Bridge Theatre moving to Armory: Troupe releases summer schedule

The Bridge Theatre is once again changing its locale, but this time it’s choosing to do so. “The big news this season is the move to the Armory,” said Martin Kelly, artistic director for the Bridge Theatre. The Bridge will stage its upcoming cabaret season in the basement of the newly restored Armory. Kelly said […]

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Town plugs boaters back in

              Boaters will once again be able to access electrical services along the Champlain Canal mooring wall after the town board approved a motion to return power to the pedestals behind the Skenesborough Museum and Whitehall Volunteer Fire House. The resolution received the support of Supervisor George Armstrong and […]

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Canal set to open Tuesday

              Boaters will once again find themselves passing through the waters of Whitehall as the New York State Canal Corp. is tentatively scheduled to open for the 2012 navigation season on Tuesday, May 1. “We’re looking forward to an on-time opening,” said Brian Stratton, director of the Canal Corp. […]

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New village website has all the answers

Do you have a hard time remembering the hours at the transfer station or have an important question to ask your elected official, but don’t know how to get a hold of them? Or maybe you wanted to know more about what’s going on in Whitehall? Now you can find the answers to all these […]

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Preparations underway for school year in Granville

The 2013-14 school year begins Wednesday and ushers in some significant change within the Granville Central School District. The district […]

Students build community of trust

Transitioning from elementary school to middle school is easily one of the most difficult processes in an adolescent’s life, but […]

Village approves new parking law

Last Tuesday evening the Whitehall Village Board of Trustees held a public hearing to discuss a potential parking law, which […]

Changes abound as school year begins

With the school year starting next Thursday for Whitehall students, the district has gone through a transformation this summer, one […]

Test scores improve, but continue to lag behind

Granville students showed improvement in both math and English on the state tests but continue to lag behind their peers […]

Youth Center for sale

The Granville Police Benevolent Association has put its youth center up for sale. Sergeant Dave Williams said a lack of […]

Former resident dies in accident

A former Granville resident was killed Saturday night in a motor vehicle accident on I-87 in Albany. Matthew Fiske, 43, […]