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At Hartford, teachers face biggest changes

By Bill Toscano   When Principal Andrew Cook looks at changes coming up for the new school year, his attention focuses not on his students but on his teachers. “The tough part this year will come with the teachers,” he said, referring to the new state-mandated teacher evaluations, which direct schools to give a test […]

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Hartford townwide sale this weekend

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There’s more than just secondhand bargains in Hartford this weekend. Hartford’s townwide garage sale takes place Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 11 and 12, with more than 50 sales expected, but organizer Bonnie Williamson is quick to point out all the other activities going on. The Tri-County Branch of the Women’s National Farm and Garden Association […]

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Sheriff reaches out to town boards, residents

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By Bill Toscano   The last six months have been a period of quick changes at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Jeff Murphy, who took over in January after Roger Leclaire’s 16 years as sheriff, was ready to make his own mark on the office. While many things have not changed, Murphy figures he […]

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Supervisors generally Ok with prayer at meetings

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Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff, who has been under criticism from some for his prayers at Washington County Board of Selectmen meetings, was not at Friday’s session. Haff, who is on vacation, was also not at Tuesday’s Government Operations Committee meeting. But his allies were at both, and Haff, the Hartford town supervisor, will continue to […]

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Great season comes to a close for softball team

A tremendous regular season didn’t translate into a successful postseason for the girls softball team, which lost in the opening round of the Section II Class C tournament against Waterford 8-0 last Wednesday. Ashley Lefebvre was in control throughout, allowing only a pair of singles and striking out 17 batters in a dominating performance. Carly […]

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Tough loss for softball squad

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              A pair of unearned runs in the seventh inning and a lack of offensive production cost Whitehall’s softball team a chance to take sole possession of second place in the Adirondack League East division. Hartford scored two runs on an error in the top of the seventh inning […]

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Softball squad wins three

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              If Brittney Putorti keeps pitching the way she has, Whitehall will be tough to beat. The Railroaders won their last three games behind the strong pitching of Putorti, who limiting opposing batters to six runs on six hits in three games. On Tuesday, Whitehall defeated previously unbeaten Argyle […]

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Softball wins 6-2 in final at-bats

Whitehall broke open a tie game with a four-run seventh inning as they defeated Fort Edward 6-2 on Monday afternoon. Tied at 2-2 going into the final inning, the Railroaders took advantage of some fielding miscues by the Forts, scoring four runs, three of them unearned. Emily Harker and Olivia Short each doubled, recording the […]

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Big sixth inning sparks baseball team to 17-8 win

A big sixth-inning rally sparked Whitehall’s baseball team to a come-from-behind victory over Fort Edward on Monday night. Trailing 8-1 after four innings of play, Whitehall scored three runs in the fifth and 10 runs in sixth on their way to a 17-8 victory. Codie Bascue led the charge offensively, going 2 for 4 at […]

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Baseball poised to build on success

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              After qualifying for sectional play last year for the first time in several seasons, the boy’s baseball team is looking to return to the postseason again this year. Second-year head coach Jason Hoagland said the team has the potential to build upon last season’s success. “Our goal is […]

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Classifieds 05/27/14

Hampton Firehouse sale looms

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By Joshua Bassett Barring someone petitioning for a public referendum within 30 days of May 20, the Hampton Town Board […]

Whitehall Elementary honors fallen heroes

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By Dan King Although the weather started chilly on Thursday, it turned nice just in time for the annual Whitehall […]

Huge turnout for Whitehall parade

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By Dan King “I didn’t even know there were this many people in Whitehall,” a spectator said as he watched […]

Granville High School honors fallen soldiers

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By Joshua Bassett Granville High School’s gym was quiet Friday afternoon as many gathered there to give thanks to the […]

Hot dog contest next weekend

By Joshua Bassett After a one-year hiatus, the “What’s Up Dawgs Hot Dawg Eating Contest” is back. The event will […]

Hundreds join in Granville parade

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By Joshua Bassett Hundreds gathered Monday on Granville’s Main Street and in Veterans Park to honor and celebrate those lost […]

Car rally to boast more than just cars

According to organizers of the Penrhyn Engine Co. Car Rally in Middle Granville, they’ve seen it all over the years. […]

Beauty will be rewarded

The Slate Valley Garden Club is taking submissions for the organization’s annual beautification awards from now until August. Anyone with […]

Pratts question Hampton coverage

By Joshua Bassett During the public participation portion of a Hampton Town Board meeting last week, Arnie Pratt and his […]

Slate Valley Museum to host ‘spring tasting’

By Laura McCusker The Slate Valley Museum in Granville will host its first-ever Spring Tasting on the Alley on Saturday, […]

Granville FFA goes to convention

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By Tara Cook New York State FFA 2014-2015 vice-president Seth Browe, was elected to be the 2015-2016 District 3 FFA […]

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