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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Crowds enjoy annual Winter Festival


  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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Down Home Fishing Derby this weekend


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 […]

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USS Ticonderoga should be stored in indoors


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 […]

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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 […]

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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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