Tag Archives: Heritage Area

Museums, non-profits face challenges in promoting themselves

By Derek Liebig As Heritage Area director and head of the Skenesborough Museum, Carol Greenough has a firm grasp of Whitehall’s place in New York’s history, but what she can’t understand is why the community is not represented in some of the state’s tourism promotions. Whitehall, the birthplace—albeit disputed—of the U.S. Navy and a strategic […]

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USS Ticonderoga weedy no more

Weeds removed STANDALONE

Supervisor George Armstrong couldn’t justify paying a private company to remove the weeds growing around the U.S.S. Ticonderoga, so he decided to do it himself. Armstrong, with some help from his nephew, Michael Wade, and two local high school students  interning at his farm, removed weeds and other vegetation that had become entangled in the […]

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Town hopes to address weed-choked ship

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Two hundred years ago, the U.S.S. Ticonderoga sailed through the emerald green waters of Lake Champlain. Today it’s trapped in a sea of tangled green vegetation and the town is hoping to do something about it. Carol Greenough, heritage area director and head of the Skenesborough Museum, is trying to initiate an effort to remove […]

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Museum roof to be replaced

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One of Whitehall’s premier cultural attractions will soon undergo renovations that will give the museum a new lease on life. The Skenesborough Museum, which has stood beside the Champlain Canal since 1917, will receive a new roof that members of the historical society say will address and eliminate the degradation of the building’s historic artifacts. […]

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State chops defunct local agency

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has repealed the authorization of the village of Whitehall Urban Renewal Agency. Last Thursday, Cuomo signed two bills repealing the statuary authorization of 28 local public authorities and 95 urban renewal and industrial development agencies around the state that are “either defunct, were never ultimately established by local law, or are no […]

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Busy times ahead for canal area

Heritage Area director Carol Greenough said last week she has been contacted by the state’s Lakes to Locks passage program to establish a Lakes to Locks center at the Skenesborough Museum. She also said that the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is again planning for the Lois McClure, a full-scale replica of an 1862-class sailing canal […]

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Stamping the celebration

    The town of Whitehall will be commemorated by a stamp cancellation this summer.   (more…)

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Sweeping drug bust nets 11

Drug Bust Press Conference

By Dan King Seven Granville residents were among a group of 11 “mid to high level drug dealers” arrested in […]

Suboxone: A growing scourge in the area


By Dan King Illicit sale and use of Suboxone, a prescription drug used to treat heroin addiction, is a growing […]

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 […]

Whitehall, Granville close to finalizing chief contract

Whitehall Police

By Dan King and Jamie Norton In September, Granville Police Chief Ernie Bassett was tabbed to take on the same […]

Hampton may use, restore historic cemetery

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By Jamie Norton The town of Hampton is considering an idea that would allow its residents to be buried in […]

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