Tag Archives: Lake Champlain

Community Calendar 9/6/12

  Thursday September 6   Ladies Derby WHITEHALL Registrations are requested no later than 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7, for a Ladies Fishing Derby that will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 8 and 9, at Lake Champlain. The derby will run from 12:01 a.m. Saturday through 3 p.m. Sunday and bait or […]

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Village asks firm to study power line

  The village has asked an engineering firm to study the possible impact a power line stretching from Canada to New York City could have on its water system. The Champlain Hudson Power Express, a proposed 333-mile power line stretching from Canada to New York City, would see two five-inch thick cables run south under […]

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State of Lake Champlain report released

A report released last week by the Lake Champlain Basin Program on the state of Lake Champlain is a bit of a mixed bag. The organization released the 2012 State of the Lake and Ecosystem Indicators Report was released last Wednesday. The report, which is produced every three to four years, informs citizens and resource […]

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Invasive species on list of topics for lakes conference

An expert on aquatic invasive organisms will discuss the impact of non-native species, such as the spiny water flea, on Lake George and Lake Champlain during an interdisciplinary conference examining the two lakes. Meg Modley, aquatic nuisance species coordinator at the Lake Champlain Basin Program, is one of eight featured speakers at the Conference on […]

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Organizer: Rick’s Ride a success

Despite a poor weather forecast and a smaller-than usual turnout, LuAnn Vogel-Stanley said Saturday’s eighth annual Rick’s Ride was still a success. “We made $2,700, and that’s pretty good, especially considering the weather forecast,” said Stanley-Vogel, who had been particularly concerned 45 minutes before the ride when the number of motorcycles at the Granville Knights […]

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States fight over canal closure

An interstate battle may be brewing after a group of scientists and Vermont officials have asked for the closure of the Champlain Canal to control the spread of a recently discovered invasive species. But officials in New York have said the canal will remain open. Tim Mihuc, director of the Lake Champlain Institute at SUNY […]

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Spiny water flea found in canal

An invasive species, no bigger than the end of a person’s finger, could create big problems in Lake Champlain. Scientists say the spiny water flea has the potential to disrupt the bottom of the food web in Lake Champlain and create a nuisance for recreational pursuits, such as fishing. The tiny creature was spotted earlier […]

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State adds Dresden land to forest preserve

A sizable tract of land in Dresden has been given to the state by The Nature Conservancy. Joe Martens, commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Conservation, announced Tuesday that 156 acres on southern Lake Champlain will be added to the forest preserve. Known as the Chubbs Dock property, the land features 2,140 feet of […]

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Nature Conservancy up next in lecture series

The Nature Conservancy’s conservation activities will be the subject of a lecture next week at the Cooke’s Island Recreation Center in Whitehall. The lecture, “Plant, animal, and water conservation in the Southern Lake Champlain Valley” will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7. Cherie Mosher, a member of Americorps program working with the […]

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Historians offer tours of Lake Champlain

The history of the crossing which the Lake Champlain Bridge spans is the subject of a new series of historian-led guided tours. Elsa Gilbertson and Tom Hughes, state historic site managers at Chimney Point in Vermont and Crown Point in New York, will lead guided, round-trip walking tours on the last Sunday of July, August […]

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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, […]