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Town proposes solar moratorium

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By Dan King Whitehall town officials want to figure out some rules and regulations before allowing new solar projects to go forward. The town board voted 4-1, after nearly two hours of discussion last Wednesday, to set a public hearing for June 15 regarding a proposed six-month moratorium on solar farms. Councilman Dave Hollister was […]

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McDonald’s ‘not reopening’

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By Dan King When McDonald’s in Whitehall closed last August, representatives said it would be “temporary” – but that’s no longer the case. The business will not be reopening at its Route 4 location McDonald’s corporate officials confirmed last week. “McDonald’s will not be re-opening the restaurant that had been located on Route 4 in […]

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Man circulating petition, wants ‘incentives’ for supermarkets

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By Dan King David Molenaar has lived in Whitehall for only about two years, but he’s taking an active role in the community. The North Williams Street resident is going door-to-door around the village with a petition to bring a supermarket to Whitehall. He said he already has about 300 signatures. “People have responded very […]

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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

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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

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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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Search for missing Granville man continues

Police agencies in both New York and Vermont have recently ramped up efforts in the search for Jonathan Schaff, a Granville man who went missing in January 2014. Their investigation includes scuba diving in local quarries and questioning more than 30 witnesses. Police are looking into all tips in an effort to solve the case that started nearly 3 years ago.

By Krystle S. Morey Vermont State Police have been busy questioning potential witnesses in a local missing person case. Jonathan […]

Local bus garages fare well in state inspection

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By Dan King Local school districts are among the state’s best in keeping their buses up and running. The state […]

Whitehall graduates 46

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By Dan King “The easy part of our lives is over.” That was the message from Whitehall High School’s salutatorian […]

Fireworks for sale, for a good cause

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By Krystle S. Morey Granvillians can start summer off with a bang now that fireworks are for sale in the […]

Class of 2016 grads bid Granville farewell

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  By Krystle S. Morey Jonathan Fisher has always lived a life of service and helping others. Fisher walked across […]

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88 to graduate Granville High School Friday

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By Krystle S. Morey Eighty-eight “pretty remarkable” young men and women will walk across the stage tomorrow, ending their days […]

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