Tag Archives: Lake Champlain

Invasive plant found in South Bay

A non-native aquatic plant that has the potential to crowd out beneficial plant life and impair recreational pursuits has been found in South Bay. The Department of Environmental Conservation announced last week that more than 20 acres of Variable-leaf watermilfoil (myriophyllum heterophyllum) was found growing in waters up to 6 feet deep in the southern […]

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Canal corp. releases, then cleans flood debris

Several days after Tropical Storm Irene moved through the area, its effects were still being felt in Whitehall last week and over the weekend, but not by high water and downed trees, but scattered debris that found its way into local water ways causing concern for local business owners. The storm dropped upwards of several […]

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Historic Lois McClure visits Whitehall Sept. 6

One of the region’s most historic ships is coming to Whitehall. The schooner Lois McClure will be docked in Whitehall near the Canal Corp Visitor’s Center from 1 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6. The stop is part of the “2011 Farm, Forest and Fishery Tour: Sailing for a Healthy Land and Lake.” The […]

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Flooding survey under way

If your property or home suffered damage from this spring’s flooding, the village would like to hear from you. Village trustee Michael LaChapelle has made up a questionnaire that has been distributed to flood victims throughout the community and any residents who have not received one are urged to contact village officials. “We are trying […]

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‘The boating season has been dismal’

By Derek Liebig   It may be summer, but it doesn’t feel that way for local businesses and organizations that depend on tourism. Despite the passing of the Fourth of July Weekend two weeks ago and Canal Fest this past weekend, local business owners have said business is lagging behind previous years. That lack of […]

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Dresden removing water chestnuts

By Derek Liebig It’s time for a little weed pulling in the waters around Dresden. The town began its annual removal of the invasive species water chestnut on Lake Champlain earlier this week. Town Supervisor Bob Banks said the water chestnuts have just started to become noticeable in the last few weeks meaning it’s the […]

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Fishing tourney this Saturday

By Derek Liebig One of the oldest freshwater fishing tournaments in the country returns to the waters of Lake Champlain this weekend. The 30th annual Lake Champlain International Father’s Day Fishing Derby will be held Saturday, June 18 through Sunday, June 20 on Lake Champlain. The derby is the largest and oldest freshwater tournament in […]

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Flood clean-up Saturday

By Derek Liebig Help is on its way. The Bay Road Presbyterian Church Neighbor to Neighbor Mission Team that met with residents coping with flooding along Lake Champlain and pledged their assistance has scheduled a work day in Whitehall this weekend. Janice Holding, co-leader of the team said volunteers will meet near the Skenesborough Fire […]

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Residents seek help with flooding issues

By Derek Liebig About three dozen residents attended a public hearing Tuesday evening with a single question on their minds: How can you help us? The question was posed by home owners, tenants and land owners who have been affected by flooding along Lake Champlain and was directed at public officials and representatives from local […]

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North end flooding still a concern

By Derek Liebig The state of flooding in the village’s north end has improved since last week, but remains a concern for residents who live along the canal and Lake Champlain. Several residents reported that water levels had dropped about a foot by the end of last week, but had subsequently gone back up with […]

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Northshire Freepress 09/12/14

Lakes Classifieds – 09/12/14

Weekender 09/12/14

Lakes Region Freepress 09/12/14

North Country Freepress – 09/12/14

Classifieds 09/10/14

Police seek grant for vests

By Dan King Bulletproof vests get old and worn out after about five years, so the village of Whitehall is […]

Village requires officers leave near Whitehall

Police forces exist to “serve and protect” the jurisdiction that they serve and village officials think that can be done […]

Officials debate framework of law

By Dan King A contentious discussion about a potential nuisance law led one village trustee to contemplate his role on […]

School years begins with purpose

Vivid maroon banners with the phrase, “Excellence is our standard, not our goal,” are now draped upon all buildings on […]

Village tardy in submitting discharge reports

By Dan King Whitehall is behind on submitting the Discharge Monitoring Report for the wastewater treatment plant, dating back to […]

Boy Scout seeks to revitalize cemetery

By Dan King John Hollister, a tenth grader at Whitehall High School has come up with a unique community service […]