Tag Archives: Lake Champlain

Winterfest in Whitehall

Dozens of residents turned out for Saturday’s Winterfest in Whitehall and watched five brave swimmers dip into the frigid waters of Lake Champlain.

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Outdoors in Whitehall with Gene Terry: Waterfowl season discussed

On Aug. 6 the Whitehall Fish and Game Club hosted a joint Waterfowl meeting at the Skenesborough Rescue Squad between Vermont and New York to set the 2013 season for duck hunters on Lake Champlain. This is one of two meetings held every year to get hunters’ suggestions on the upcoming duck season. The other […]

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Benson Family Days and Burdock Festival

By Lee Tugas No one has submitted Benson’s Aug. 11 Burdock Festival for submission to the Guinness Book of World Records, but the town will consider it. “I’ll bring up the idea at the next meeting of the select board,” said Sue Jansen, one of many festival organizers and a select board member. The full […]

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Ourdoors in Whitehall with Gene Terry: Hope for Walleye

In the past, residents of Whitehall and surrounding communities couldn’t wait for first ice on South Bay to go ice fishing for Saugers and walleyes. It was in everyone’s blood as it was for past generations. You couldn’t wait for the ice to form. Heck, back before TV and all those other electrical gadgets they […]

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Town hopes to address weed-choked ship

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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Hubbardton reenactment this weekend

A pair of historical events that helped pave the way for American independence will be portrayed by reenactors this weekend at the region’s historical sites. The withdrawal of American troops from Mount Independence in July of 1777 and the subsequent battle at Hubbardton will be relived by local residents at the Mount Independence and Hubbardton […]

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Outdoors in Whitehall with Gene Terry: Senate passes bill to make crossbow legal

Outdoors in Whitehall with Gene Terry Did you know that the state purchased all the land around what we call “Chubbs Dock” in Dresden and is open to small top boat carriers? You knew this: I told you earlier. Did you know the state purchased the “Saddles area,” 2200 acres along the east side of […]

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Outdoors in Whitehall with Gene Terry: Trout in Mettowee

If it ever stops raining we might have a decent summer. Haven’t found time to go fishing, have too much lawn to mow. The Lake Champlain Invitational fishing derby last weekend had thousands of fishermen entered from all over the country. I didn’t notice any big winners from Whitehall. There are numerous categories to fish […]

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19th century schooner to visit next month

A replica of a 19th century schooner will visit Whitehall next month and detail the events of the War of 1812. The Lois McClure will tie up in Whitehall on Saturday, June 8, as part of ambitious 2013 schedule that will see the ship make dozens of stops in Vermont, New York and Canada. During […]

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New York State purchases 3,200 acres in Whitehall

New York State finalized last week the purchase of 9,300 acres of the former Finch Pruyn lands in the Adirondacks, including more than 3,200 acres in Whitehall. The acquisition of the properties, announced last August, ensures their continued protection and an expansion of tourism opportunities in the region. “With these newest acquisitions, we are building […]

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Preparations underway for school year in Granville

The 2013-14 school year begins Wednesday and ushers in some significant change within the Granville Central School District. The district […]

Students build community of trust

Transitioning from elementary school to middle school is easily one of the most difficult processes in an adolescent’s life, but […]

Village approves new parking law

Last Tuesday evening the Whitehall Village Board of Trustees held a public hearing to discuss a potential parking law, which […]

Changes abound as school year begins

With the school year starting next Thursday for Whitehall students, the district has gone through a transformation this summer, one […]

Test scores improve, but continue to lag behind

Granville students showed improvement in both math and English on the state tests but continue to lag behind their peers […]

Youth Center for sale

The Granville Police Benevolent Association has put its youth center up for sale. Sergeant Dave Williams said a lack of […]

Former resident dies in accident

A former Granville resident was killed Saturday night in a motor vehicle accident on I-87 in Albany. Matthew Fiske, 43, […]