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McDonald’s future uncertain

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By Dan King The sign along Route 4 telling drivers that a McDonald’s is coming up on the left has been replaced with one advising travelers to go to Fair Haven, Vt. if they want McDonald’s. McDonald’s closed its Route 4 location in Whitehall on Aug. 22. At that time, McDonald’s officials said the close […]

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Poverty rampant in northern Washington County


By Dan King and Christina Scanlon Poverty is rampant in northern Washington County. Data compiled in 2013 and recently released shows the levels of poverty in Washington County and the 17 towns in the county. The three with the highest percentage of poverty all fell in the northern part: Dresden with a rate at 28.3 […]

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Whitehall solar panels to power Gore Mountain


By Dan King If there isn’t a lot of natural snow on Gore Mountain this year, skiers and snowboarders may be thanking Whitehall residents for the artificial powder. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced in July that three state-owned ski resorts – Gore Mountain, Whiteface Mountain and Belleayre Ski Center – will use solar power to run […]

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Town to recoup money from Nature Conservancy

By Dan King A mix-up at the Nature Conservancy has led to the group falling behind on agreed payments to the town of Whitehall, but the group has vowed to fix the problem. Whitehall and the tax-exempt Nature Conservancy have a payments-in-lieu-of-taxes agreement (PILOT), which says that the Conservancy will pay the town $10,000 a […]

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Whitehall proposes 1.15 percent levy increase

By Dan King Whitehall town officials have proposed a preliminary spending plan that would increase the tax levy by $10,000, or 1.15 percent. “The tentative budget stays within the cap,” said Supervisor George Armstrong. The amount to be raised by taxes is set to increase from $869,266 this year to $879,266 for next year. Meanwhile, […]

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Town, village to pledge support for bike trail

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By Dan King A multi-use trail from Waterford to Whitehall is expected to receive letters of support from both the town and village of Whitehall – all that’s left is for officials to vote on signing them. Both Supervisor George Armstrong and Mayor Ken Bartholomew say they favor the trail, which is being spearheaded on […]

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Area activist hunger strikes against unconstitutionality of Common Core

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By Dan King and Christina Scanlon An area man who believes Common Core testing is unconstitutional and who’s frustrated by Washington County’s lack of support for his view has begun a hunger strike to show his opposition – and one area supervisor has pledged to join him, sort of. Bob Schulz, an engineer by training, […]

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Town, village join county efficiency plan

By Dan King Both the town and village of Whitehall have joined Washington County in a plan that aims to make local municipalities more efficient with taxpayer money. County administrator Kevin Hayes visited the Village Board last Wednesday and sent a letter to the Town Board earlier this month. Both municipalities passed formal resolutions to […]

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Whitehall pledges support for medical marijuana facility

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By Dan King The number of Washington County municipalities pledging support for a medical marijuana growing facility in the county continues to grow. Last week, the town of Whitehall joined the towns of Hartford, Dresden and Jackson in supporting the proposed growing facility at a former mushroom-growing location in the town of Jackson. The Washington […]

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Town of Whitehall targets loose animals

By Dan King Whitehall town officials are looking to crack down on those who let their animals run loose. Officials said they were concerned with animals getting off their owners’ property and running around the town, so the board asked town attorney Erika Sellar-Ryan to draft a proposed law to stop the practice. The law […]

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Sweeping drug bust nets 11

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By Dan King Seven Granville residents were among a group of 11 “mid to high level drug dealers” arrested in […]

Suboxone: A growing scourge in the area


By Dan King Illicit sale and use of Suboxone, a prescription drug used to treat heroin addiction, is a growing […]

McDonald’s future uncertain

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By Dan King The sign along Route 4 telling drivers that a McDonald’s is coming up on the left has […]

Whitehall, Granville close to finalizing chief contract

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By Dan King and Jamie Norton In September, Granville Police Chief Ernie Bassett was tabbed to take on the same […]

Hampton may use, restore historic cemetery

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By Jamie Norton The town of Hampton is considering an idea that would allow its residents to be buried in […]

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