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Supervisor upset with grant denial

Town officials learned last week that their bid for a $400,000 grant was denied and that decision didn’t sit well with one local official. “It’s hard to believe that when you talk about bringing five entities into one building that it wouldn’t warrant some consideration,” said supervisor George Armstrong. “We never expected full value but […]

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Town weighs pay hikes in 2013 budget

The town board of trustees is weighing whether it should hand out raises to its employees. The board discussed giving its employees a modest increase in pay during its initial budget workshop held last Wednesday at the Canal Corp. Visitors Center. A final determination has not been made, however, and it remains possible that no […]

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Town move finally here

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The long wait for a new town hall is over. Supervisor George Armstrong said the town has received its change of use certificate from the county and will move into the former Skenesborough firehouse next week. “We got the OK to move in from the county and we plan to make the move on the […]

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Board takes first step on transfer stations

A routine procedural vote did more than start the process of possibly eliminating the five Washington County solid waste transfer stations Friday morning. It effectively laid out the opposing sides in what has been a contentious discussion in the past. The resolution to retain an attorney and spend about $3,000 to develop a request for […]

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Town to maintain park

The town has finalized an agreement that will ensure the Skenesborough Canalside Park and Visitor’s Center will remain open. At last week’s monthly meeting the board voted to continue basic maintenance of the building and grounds. “We will continue to operate the park in the same manner we did before we moved in,” said George […]

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Canalside facility in flux as town prepares to move

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The town will explore the possibility of hiring someone to manage the Skenesborough Canalside Park and Visitors Center as it tries to determine how to manage the property going forward. The position would serve as an independent contractor and would oversee maintenance of the park and organize events. Officials want to ensure that the park […]

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Invasive pest found in Lake George

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The small aquatic species that spurred some scientists and Vermont officials to call for the closure of the Champlain Canal has been confirmed in Lake George. The spiny water flea, an aquatic invasive zooplankton native to Eurasia, was discovered by an angler in waters off of Mossy Point Boat Launch in Ticonderoga. “The most frustating […]

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Town could move next month

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Renovations to the former Skenesborough Firehouse continue and town officials anticipate making a move next month. Supervisor George Armstrong said work continues to progress and at least some services could be relocated to the firehouse in the coming weeks. “Things are going along pretty well,” said Armstrong. Sept. 1 has been targeted as the date […]

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Special election for ed. vote Tuesday

The final seat on the Whitehall Board of Education will be determined during a special run-off election next Tuesday. The election will settle a tie between Mark Ives and Joyce Corcoran, each of whom received 13 write-in votes during last month’s Board of Education election. The two candidates will vie for the remaining four years […]

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Whitehall pays tribute

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Henry Gurney stood at the lectern — the emotion audible in his voice — and read aloud a list of names. Holding back tears, he said each name one at a time: Lawrence Lowell, Morgan Parker, Frank Riley, David Rivette, James Ross, Paul Roth, Ray Beckwith, and several dozen others. They were peers and classmates, […]

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Skene Manor opens for season Saturday

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By Matthew Saari For many people spring heralds longer days, chirping birds, greener trees and warmer temperatures. For Whitehallers, it […]

Earth Day activities throughout the region

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By Serena Kovalosky Earth Day is Sunday, April 22, and locals are bringing their gloves, rakes and community spirit to […]

Granville raises tuition for Vermont students

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By Krystle S. Morey The Granville Board of Education, after considering the loss of designation and other changes in Vermont […]

Whitehall teen charged for ‘terroristic threat’

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By Matthew Saari State Police arrested a 14-year-old Whitehall student last week, charging him with making a “terroristic threat,” a […]

Locals eye board seats in three school districts

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By Matthew Saari and Krystle S. Morey Whitehall There will be a bit of a race this year as three […]

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