From all reports, trout fishing is the best its been in years, mainly because of the low water in the Mettowee River and other trout streams. Some nice ones have been coming out of the Mettowee. Turkey season opener shows that some women out shot the men all to heck. A couple of 22 pound [...]
Super-canine feats of athleticism and agility will be on display next weekend as a newly formed club holds its very first event on the waters of Lake Bomoseen. The Green Mountain Dockdogs will host a “dock-diving fun jump” beginning at noon on Sunday, May 20, at the Lake House Pub and Grill in Castleton. The [...]
Several days after Tropical Storm Irene moved through the area, its effects were still being felt in Whitehall last week and over the weekend, but not by high water and downed trees, but scattered debris that found its way into local water ways causing concern for local business owners. The storm dropped upwards of several [...]
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 [...]
The lights may soon go out for those along the Whitehall – Champlain Canal “free wall.” Whitehall Town Supervisor Richard “Geezer” Gordon said he is now willing to bring the matter of the electricity provided along the wall to a vote at the next board meeting. “I think that we are going to have the [...]
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 [...]
For Bob Elny, the free docking and use of electricity along the Champlain Canal is troubling as he sees business at the Champlain Harbor Marina drop. “Last week, I saw 21 boats docked along the canal,” said Elny, who addressed members of the Whitehall Town Board at their Aug. 11 meeting. “I did some quick [...]
“People used to be able to dive off of their docks, now they can walk off of them,” head of the Poultney Mettowee Conservation District Marli Rupe might be exaggerating just a little bit for comedic effect when talking about Lake St. Catherine, but her point is entirely serious.