Tag Archives: Frank Barber

Board extends Whitehall/Fort Ann merger


By Dan King Despite opposition from board member Frank Barber, the Whitehall Board of Education voted Monday to extend a wrestling merger, which reportedly saves the district over $1,100. After hearing some points from head wrestling coach Bob Diekel, Athletic Director Keith Redmond and members of the Whitehall Wrestling Booster Club, the board voted 8-1 […]

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Whitehall/Fort Ann merger in jeopardy?

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By Dan King Members of the Whitehall Board of Education aren’t sure if they want to continue the district’s merger with Fort Ann in the sport of wrestling. After a lengthy discussion, in which board members brought up concerns about the efficacy of the merger, the board decided last week to table any decision and […]

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Karas not concerned about budget

By Dan King Despite fiscal concerns voiced Board of Education member Frank Barber, Whitehall Central School Business Administrator Joe Karas isn’t worried. Barber looked at the monthly budget status report and saw what on the surface appeared to be some alarming deficits in some of the district’s funds, including going over by $140,557.25 in instructional […]

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Whitehall School Board axes costly mower

By Dan King As the spring sports season inches closer, the Whitehall School Board voted Monday to reject a proposal to buy a $57,000 mower to cut the grass on school athletic fields. The board had discussed buying a Jacobsen R-311T lawn mower four times before taking the vote. Ultimately, the board decided to come […]

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Whitehall School Board meets privately

The Whitehall Board of Education discussed district issues in a two-hour closed-door session before its regular meeting Monday and reentered a second executive session afterward. The meeting reportedly involved litigation, personnel issues and contract negotiations. Board member Frank Barber stared at Superintendent Liz Legault with a grin on his face when asking for a second […]

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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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