Tag Archives: Lake Champlain

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 […]

Read More

330 mile power line receives state approval

The New York State Public Service Commission last week gave the go-ahead for an underground power line that will be submerged beneath the waters of Lake Champlain and pass through Whitehall on its way to New York City. The $2.2 billion Champlain Hudson Power Express is proposed by Albany-based Transmission Developers Inc. and has been […]

Read More

First Friday welcomes spring

By Jaime Thomas It’s finally spring, and April First Friday will celebrate that theme in various ways. As fishing season approaches, the Slate Valley Museum will display Vermont artist Rachael Laundon’s fish relief sculptures. “Being from a long line of ladies who love to fish I too became hooked on the sport as soon as […]

Read More

Outdoors in Whitehall with Gene Terry

Last week’s column on the new gun laws coming down the pike stirred up a lot of phone calls over the weekend. I couldn’t cover all of the laws and questions that were asked that night. For the best information on all of the new laws, contact Sheriff Jeff Murphy or the Washington County Sheriff’s […]

Read More

Crowds enjoy annual Winter Festival

DSC_0027

  People poured into Whitehall on Saturday to enjoy food, music, art and even a dip in Lake Champlain as the community celebrated the season during the 14th annual Winter Festival. Sponsored by the Arts and Recreation Commission of Whitehall and supported by the Whitehall Chamber of Commerce, Main Street was abuzz with activity as […]

Read More

Winter Festival Feb. 16

It’s never too cold for a little fun. The Arts and Recreation Commission of Whitehall in collaboration with the Whitehall Chamber of Commerce will host the 14th annual Winter Festival on Saturday, Feb. 16. This relatively new tradition features a full day of winter-time activities in locations throughout the village. The festival gets off to […]

Read More

Whitehall Elks announce essay contest winners

Essay finalists (D-I)

America’s most recognizable and patriotic song was the topic of the Whitehall Elks’ American Essay contest. Fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grade students from Whitehall and Fair Haven were asked to answer the question, “What the National Anthem Means to Me,” all in 250 words or less. “It was quite a history lesson to read […]

Read More

Down Home Fishing Derby this weekend

getprev

The Down Home Derby and the Kids’ Down Home Derby, the first ice fishing competitions of the season will be held this weekend in a new and revised format. “We have made several changes this year including the date, headquarters location, allowable fishing waters, number of days and prizes,” said Tom Bartholomew, one of the […]

Read More

USS Ticonderoga should be stored in indoors

DSC_0033

An expert on the preservation of maritime archaeology is trying to drum up interest for the construction of a structure that would house and display one of Whitehall’s most enduring and significant historical artifacts. Arthur Cohn, executive director of the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum and director of its Maritime Research Institute, would like to see […]

Read More

Chamber chooses Board of Directors

The Whitehall Chamber of Commerce has announced the results of its elections for the Board of Directors. Bethe Reynolds and James Aiken were both reelected and will be joined on the board by Karen Benjamin of Lake Champlain Coal Company and Andre Hagadorn of Adirondack Natural Stone. More than 12 candidates sought a seat on […]

Read More

Classifieds 08/27/15

Washington County Fair in full swing

407624_345593242132090_322483287_n

By Linda Ellingsworth There’s still plenty of time to experience the excitement of the Washington County Fair. A celebration of […]

Coin drops hurt by bridge work

Bridge

By Dan King Those who volunteer their time to serve the people of Whitehall say their coin drop operations have […]

Working together: town, village fixing waterline

DSC_1921

By Dan King For the past week and a half the town and village of Whitehall have been working together […]

Washington County Board opposes Common Core

Schulz 2

By Dan King The third time was indeed a charm for Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff and activist Bob Schulz. Haff […]

Townwide sale next weekend

Lawn sale 006

By Dan King Bargain seekers will converge on Whitehall Labor Day Weekend, as they seek the best deals around. The […]

Three vying for public safety position

By Christina Scanlon Washington County supervisors have narrowed the field to three candidates for county public safety director and will […]

Recycled teens applauded

By Christina Scanlon Nine honorary members of the Mettowee Valley Senior Citizens were honored last week at a luncheon filled […]

County opposes pregnant inmate restraint changes

By Dan King The state Legislature passed a bill in June that limits the use of restraints on pregnant inmates, […]

Granville, Hartford low opt outs; Whitehall average

By Dan King and Christina Scanlon Students at area school districts opted out of Common Core with less frequency than […]

Eighty-one take part in football camp

By Christina Scanlon Summer football camps for students at Granville are nothing new. Over the years, the players have attended […]

Northshire Freepress – 08/21/15

oter(); ?>