Tag Archives: Lake Champlain

Tourist season better but seen as still lagging

A year after spring flooding and a depressed economy put a damper on summer tourism, local business owners say this year has been slightly better. Despite a warm and dry start to the summer and what local officials are describing as an enthusiastic response to the return of electrical services along the mooring wall on […]

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Lecture series features a wide range of topics

The Arts and Recreation Commission of Whitehall has announced its 2012 summer lecture series. The series features weekly talks on topics of local interest. Local author and business owner George T. Kapusinski will speak on “The Huletts Hotel Fire,” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24, at the Cooke’s Island Recreation Center on Lower Main […]

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Waterfowl season meetings slated for next month

Duck and goose hunters from New York and Vermont are encouraged to attend meetings next month on Lake Champlain’s waterfowl hunting season. Under federal regulations, waterfowl seasons, bag limits and shooting hours in the Lake Champlain Zone must be uniform throughout the entire zone. Therefore, waterfowl seasons in New York’s portion of the Lake Champlain […]

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Its 1777 over again at Fort Ti

The climatic summer of 1777 will be experienced anew as Fort Ticonderoga presents its “Defiance and Independence” battle re-enactment this weekend. The event takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, July 21 and 22. The weekend brings to life the surprising American retreat and British capture of Fort Ticonderoga in […]

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Community Calendar 7/5/12

Thursday July 5   Reenactment ORWELL The Retreat from Mount Independence will be reenacted on Thursday and Friday, July 5 and 6, at the Mount Independence State Historic Site, 497 Mount Independence Road in Orwell. Reenactors will go on a 26-mile hike from the Mount to Hubbardton as the soldiers did 235 years ago. Information: […]

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History comes alive at Fort Ticonderoga

                    One of the largest battles staged in North America prior to the Civil War will be discovered anew this weekend as Fort Ticonderoga holds its Battle of Carillon Living History weekend. The event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and […]

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Class is in session, on wreck and under water

The USS Ticonderoga was transformed into a modern-day classroom last week as a group of scientists tried to further its knowledge of nautical archaeology. A half dozen students and their instructors climbed aboard the ship — perhaps the first time in 200 years the schooner has been boarded — to explore how boats were constructed […]

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Big lake fishing derby this weekend

One of the oldest freshwater family fishing events in the country returns to the waters of Lake Champlain this weekend. The 31st annual Lake Champlain International Father’s Day Fishing Derby will be held Saturday, June 16, through Monday, June 18. The derby is also one of the largest freshwater tournaments in the United States and […]

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Business owner relocates to Whitehall for exposure, location

                    It was Whitehall’s proximity to several bodies of water and the opportunity to work in a larger space that motivated Bill Pearo to establish his business in Whitehall. Pearo, recently moved his business, Got It Covered Canvas Products, from Hydeville, Vt., to 196 Broadway. “The […]

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Fort Ticonderoga opens May 18

Fort Ticonderoga opens for the 2012 season on Saturday, May 18, and visitors will have the chance to learn the integral role the fort played in the formation of America. “Fort Ticonderoga is a family destination and a center of learning. A visit is an interactive, multidisciplined experience,” said Beth Hill, executive director. “It’s exploring […]

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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, […]