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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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Torres will coach – again

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By Krystle S. Morey After a months-long process of back-and-forth appointments, rescinded hires and resignations, Mario Torres has been named […]

500 alumni attend Whitehall All-Class Reunion

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By Dan King Alumni from 19 states and two foreign countries made their way to Whitehall for the Whitehall High […]

Local couple to reopen Scotties’

Mark and Edie Pickard of Granville purchased Scotties’, a long-time diner and gift shop on Main Street, last week. The couple plans to preserve the atmosphere of the former Scotties’.

By Krystle S. Morey After about six months of negotiations, Scotties’ has been sold – and to a local couple. […]

Hicks tasked with reuniting school board

School Board President Audrey Hicks was reelected Monday, July 11. She is pictured here being sworn in at the board’s reorganizational meeting.

By Krystle S. Morey Focusing on academics, improving the graduation rate and boosting student participation are just a few things […]

Feature: ‘I’ve had a lot of fun in my life’

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By Dan King Margaret Lloyd Hoey has seen a little bit of everything in her lifetime. The 95-year-old Whitehall High […]

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