Tag Archives: Lake Champlain

Dresden works to eradicate invasive weeds

Water chestnut harvester redit VT DEC

By Dan King The town of Dresden has started its annual effort to remove invasive water chestnuts from Lake Champlain, something officials see as vital to water quality. “We’ve been contracting with DEC on this project for about 10 years now,” said Supervisor George Gang. “We do South Bay, Dresden Station and Ottenburg Ramp, all […]

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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

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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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Hubbardton reenactment this weekend

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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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Putortis discuss LGBTQ issues in the Church


By Dan King Being gay in the Catholic Church is not an easy thing. With Pope Francis making his first-ever […]

Karas leaves


By Dan King Whitehall Central School business manager Joe Karas has left the district, leaving Gregg Chappell, director of special […]

Dry summer takes toll on area water supplies


By Dan King and Christina Scanlon A record-dry summer has taken its toll throughout the country, and Northern Washington County is […]

New Schoony’s owners look to return to general store roots


By Christina Scanlon A 1911 photo of what is today Schoonys Country Store shows a long two-story building with expanded […]

First Friday to be frighteningly good

By Christina Scanlon The rescheduling of First Friday events at the Pember Library and Museum and the Slate Valley Museum […]

A ‘really great student’ sets her sights on goal

By Christina Scanlon Lidia Medrano-Garcia had almost forgotten about a form she’d filled out at the end of her junior […]

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