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Snowmobile clubs grateful for snow

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Snowmobilers in Hartford are praying for snow. For nearly two years their machinery has sat idle, and club membership dropped due to lack of snow and a slow economy. After a dose of real winter after Christmas, though, anyone with a sled is chomping at the bit to get riding. “Everybody and his brother was […]

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Lady Railroaders beat Hartford

Whitehall’s girls basketball team scored a big win over Hartford last Wednesday. The Railroaders scored 26 points total in the second and third quarters and played tenacious defense in route to a 34-23 win over the Tanagers. Brittney Putorti scored a game high 10 points for Whitehall and Rebecca Lavin added eight points. Morgan Wicks’ […]

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Boys basketball losses pair on road

The Whitehall boys basketball team was on the wrong end of a pair of lopsided games prior to Christmas break. The Railroaders were outscored by a total of 71 points in losses to Hartford and North Warren last week. On Dec. 18, the Railroaders were done in by a lackluster second quarter on the road […]

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What next? Clean-up progresses; no firm plan on future of buildings

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As village employees built a fence around the pile of charred debris on Main Street that was recently two buildings, one of the former owners was already looking to get it cleared up. “The goal is to get that cleaned up and finished very quickly,” said Constance Rojcewicz, owner of the building that housed All […]

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County eyeing sale of transfer stations

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Washington County has agreed to open negotiations with Earth, Waste and Metal, one of two companies that bid to run its five transfer stations. The Public Works Committee agreed last Wednesday to open negotiations with the Rutland, Vt.-based company by a 6-2 vote. Greenwich Supervisor Sara Idleman and Cambridge Supervisor William Watkins voted against the […]

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County schools seek to pool resources

As cuts to funding affect many schools across the country, several local districts are turning towards each other for help. Administrators who say they are left with no other options are looking into combining resources. Along with five other school districts in Washington County, Granville and Hartford have recently undergone a regionalization study, which will […]

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Digital testing plan worries schools

By Derek Liebig and Jaime Thomas   A proposal by the state Education Department to switch to digital test taking by 2014 has local school officials concerned. The state has begun to send out overtures to local districts that it may require students take all state-administered standardized tests on computers, a proposal officials say may […]

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Police warn residents of identify theft

Hartford resident Kelly Clark was surprised and more than just a little skeptical when she received a text message last month telling her that her debit card at Berkshire Bank had been locked. The tipoff: Clark doesn’t have an account with Berkshire Bank. “I thought it was weird. The message said to call this number […]

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Scheduling has parents worried

By Jaime Thomas Parents raised concerns about student involvement in several non-core subjects at a Hartford Board of Education meeting on Oct. 15. In particular, physical education and band requirements were discussed in relation to intense student schedules. Several parents told the board they thought student enrollment in band has decreased because students are reluctant […]

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Bells to ring to Veterans Day

Bells will ring out again throughout Washington County this Veterans Day. At the urging of Dana Haff, Hartford town supervisor, churches throughout the county and one in West Pawlet, Vt., will ring their bells for one minute as a revival of an old tradition to honor veterans. Haff said he started sending out letters to […]

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Charges linger for 10 months, Man in limbo after arresting cop quits

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By Christina Scanlon When former Granville Police Officer Marc D. Morrill resigned abruptly in April, several cases were still to […]

Trump, Cruz, Carson, Sanders top Washington County straw poll

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By Dan King The Washington County Fair met politics last week, as 737 people came out to vote in a […]

Naval Militia volunteers receive award

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By Dan King A group of seven area maritime veterans, including two from Whitehall and one from Granville, will be […]

Friendships formed at fair live on

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By Christina Scanlon Shortly after the gates opened at the Washington County Fair Friday morning, tractors were moving and stirring […]

First Friday this Friday

This month’s First Friday event, hosted by The Slate Valley Museum and Pember Museum and Library will features an unveiling […]

Teens’ summer jobs pay off

By Christina Scanlon As the summer of 2015 winds down and local youth prepare to head back to school, 50 […]

Hampton primary could decide election

By Christina Scanlon November’s election could be decided next week in Hampton, depending how the votes play out at the […]

Back to school in Hartford

By Christina Scanlon Teachers in the Hartford are headed back to school this week, while students across the district will […]

Backpack program, We Care Project join forces

By Dan King Last November the inaugural Mom Prom raised thousands of dollars for the We Care Project, which is […]

Changes everywhere as school begins today

By Dan King As students arrive at Whitehall Central School today, there will be abundant changes around them. Whether at […]

Bus routes honed as school looms

By Christina Scanlon The floors are gleaming with new wax, while outside the leaves are beginning to turn colors and […]

Earth science a challenge

By Christina Scanlon It takes a 65 on the Regents Exam to pass Earth Science, a course mandatory to get […]

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