Tag Archives: Hudson River

All for a beautiful Hudson River Valley

From “Remembrances of Yesterdays” By William C. Taggart When I was living in Salem, N.Y., my family’s home town, in the early 1960s and teaching high school in Granville, about 20 miles north of Salem, on Friday nights I would have supper with my mom and head off to Saratoga Springs about 30 miles west […]

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When Pete Seeger came to Granville

By Jaime Thomas It was the spring of 1967, and the United States’ involvement in Vietnam was in full swing. Across the nation, protests were breaking out between those who supported it and those who were against it. It was at this time that William Taggart, a local history teacher, thought he would try to […]

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Eagle Watch outing March 9 in Greenwich

The Battenkill Conservancy will once again host its popular “Eagle Watch Outing” lead by local eagle expert, Ron Renoni at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 9 in Greenwich.  Recently retired Life Science teacher in the Shenendehowa school system, Mr. Renoni has been involved in New York State DEC’s Eagle Monitoring Program since its inception in […]

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Washington County reaches agreement with regulating district

The Washington County Board of Supervisors approved a settlement Friday with the Hudson River Black River Regulating District, potentially putting an end to a four-year legal battle. Supervisors agreed to make $299,833 in back payments and $138,238 per year through 2018. The settlement received the unanimous support of the board. In 2009, the regulating district […]

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Finch and Chubb owners buy Champlain Harbor Marina

It may not be on the same level as Manifest Destiny, but the Albany businessmen who purchased Lock 12 Marina earlier this year have focused their gaze west, all the way across Champlain Harbor. Bill Brina and Hillary “Bumper” Wagoner of Dagon Enterprises, announced this week that they finalized an agreement to purchase Champlain Harbor […]

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Joan Margaret Speiser, 71

Joan Margaret (Fadden) Speiser, 71, of Wells, Vermont passed away on November. 30, 2011. She was born on April 14, 1940 in Oswego, New York the daughter of Fremont and Thusa (Martin) Fadden. Joan was a graduate of Oswego High School and Traphagen Art Institute on the Hudson River in New York. She worked at […]

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Edward VanGuilder, 69

Edward VanGuilder, age 69, passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at his home following a long illness. Ed was born on Nov. 25, 1941 in Glens Falls, NY the son of Ernest and Evelyn (Dennison) VanGuilder. Ed was the Chief of the Hudson River Indians. His last employment was working construction for DC Realty. […]

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Edward Van Guilder, 69

Edward VanGuilder, age 69, passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at his home following a long illness. Ed was born on November 25, 1941 in Glens Falls, NY the son of Ernest and Evelyn (Dennison) VanGuilder. Ed was the Chief of the Hudson River Indians. His last employment was working construction for DC Realty. […]

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Lakes to Locks on Geographic web site

By Bill Toscano Whitehall and Granville stand to reap the benefits of new collaboration between Lakes to Locks Passage and National Geographic. Janet Kennedy, executive director of Lakes to Locks, said her group is holding a public event Thursday, March 3 in Albany to unveil the plans for the group’s “Geotraveler MapGuide,” an interactive web […]

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Steamy journey

More than 20 boats made their way out of Whitehall Monday morning, each tooting and steaming their way toward Fort Edward on day one of the Great International Steamboat Flotilla.  

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2014 Washington County Fair Guide

Classifieds 08/20/14

Fire Co. renews search for lost horn

By Dan King Thirty years ago a silver plated presentation horn was stolen from the Whitehall Fire Company and the […]

Town finalizes speed reduction proposal

By Dan King Back in July, the Town of Whitehall drafted a proposal to reduce the speed limits of a […]

Officials weight safety vs. freedom of Amish

By Dan King Just when it seemed that all discrepancies and arguments about how to handle Whitehall’s growing Amish population […]

Superintendent upset with test scores

Whitehall Central School District Superintendent Elizabeth Legault has been analyzing data and researching educational policy in an attempt to turn […]

Increase in traffic hasn’t led to increase in accidents at intersection

By Dan King The intersection of County Routes 18 and 21 in Whitehall has always been a difficult intersection for […]

Enerjazz to conclude concert series

Whitehall’s summer concert series will be coming to a close on Friday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. and to say […]

Cheerleading made an official sport

By Dan King After years of being a club sport and funding all expenditures on their own, Whitehall cheerleaders have […]

State says their own building has code violations

By Dan King New York State Canal Corporation recently stopped by the new location for Friends of the Washington County […]

Storefront undergoes rebirth

A storefront that has stood on West Main Street for more than 100 years has been given new life. When […]

W. Pawlet auction Thursday

The West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual auction this evening at the West Pawlet Firehouse, Route 153, […]