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County reaches agreement to lease transfer stations

Washington County is getting out of the trash business. The county Board of Supervisor agreed Friday to hand over control of its five transfer stations to Vermont-based Earth Waste and Metal. The company, which operates more than a half dozen transfer stations in the Green Mountain State, will the lease the facilities under a five […]

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Fish leads rifle club

Junior shooters Malia DeLorme, Jay Lawrence (Hartford), and Joe DeLorme competed in last week’s Tri County Rifle League match between Hartford and Whitehall.

Scott Fish knows how to listen. That is a good thing when you are listening to the top shooter in the Tri-County Rifle League. Scott was next to John Hollister in last week’s match at Hartford. He was having trouble seeing with the mirage near the targets. John advised him to take his time and […]

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Area towns look at flood plain management

By Jaime Thomas Years ago, the idea of worrying about flooding in Granville and its surrounds was a non-issue. Since Tropical Storm Irene came in and wreaked havoc, things have changed. Various towns throughout Washington County, including Hartford and the town and village of Granville, are now looking into hiring a flood plain manager. “They […]

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Local maple producers optimistic as sap starts to flow

Jeff Cornell taps a tree earlier this week at his farm in Hartford.

Take a walk through the woods of Jeff Cornell’s Holley Hill Farm and you’ll see the signs: Miles and miles of green plastic tubes strung together between hundreds of trees. The sap has begun to run, ushering in the start of this year’s maple syrup season. Over the last few weekends, Cornell, his wife Linda, […]

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Girls falls to Warrensburg, Fort Edward; defeat Hartford

The Whitehall girls basketball team was unable to overcome a slow start against Warrensburg Monday night. The Railroaders were outscored 15-4 in the first quarter and fell to the Burgers by a final score of 30-23. Erin Langworthy scored a game high 20 points for Warrensburg. Brittney Putorti scored a team high 10 points for […]

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Putorti’s return sparks Railroaders


The Whitehall girls basketball team is happy to have Brittany Putorti back in its lineup. In her first game back from an injury, the senior and emotional leader of the team, scored 21 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, and blocked fours shots to lead Whitehall past Salem 42-27. Rebecca Lavin added 12 points and Victoria Christian […]

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Late rally sinks Railroaders

A furious fourth quarter rally by Salem sent Whitehall to its ninth loss of the season. Trailing by six points, Salem outscored Whitehall 25-8 in the fourth quarter to pull out a 57-46 win. Salem’s P.H. LaPorte, who missed most of the first and second quarters with an injury, returned in the second half and […]

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Abraham: No new tests needed

More testing — for teachers, that is. It’s one of a few initiatives Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently mentioned in his State of the State address. Thomas Abraham, Hartford Superintendent, expressed his hesitancy toward Cuomo’s suggestions during a school board meeting Monday night. One of Cuomo’s ideas would require teachers to pass a bar-type exam in […]

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Jones out as budget officer: Supervisor cites cost savings as reason

Kathy Jones was replaced last week as the Town of Whitehall’s budget officer in a cost-cutting move Supervisor George Armstrong said will save the town tens of thousands of dollars. Armstrong chose last Wednesday not to reappoint Jones who has served as budget officer, Supervisor’s clerk, and the town highway superintendent’s clerk for the past […]

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Rifle Club loses to Galway

Once again, the Whitehall Rifle Club suffered a tough road loss to a young Galway team.  This is the third consecutive year the combination of a long drive and the good shooting of a youthful Galway team has given Whitehall fits.   Whitehall didn’t shoot bad–978 is a good score–but Galway’s 980 was better.  Galway’s […]

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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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