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Funding elimination forces closure of early warning flood gauges: One site in Granville, one in Lake Champlain

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By Derek Liebig   Two flood gauges which served as early-warning systems during this year’s heavy flooding will be turned off in March, because there is no more funding available for them. One of the gauges is located on the Mettowee River, 110 feet downstream from the bridge on County Route 21 in Middle Granville, […]

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$1 million to rebuild track: New York gives grant to Vermont Rail System

By Derek Liebig   A section of rail line in Whitehall, which has been abandoned for three decades, will be replaced thanks to a grant of more than $1 million from the New York Capital Region Economic Development Council. Dave Wulfson, president of Vermont Rail System,  estimated those improvements would result in an 18-minute reduction […]

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Orange you impressed with her ingenuity? Third-graders donates doll beds made out of clementine boxes

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  By Derek Liebig   Kylie Touchette loves clementines. She eats several of the small citrus fruits every day and she’s been known to bring three or four to bed with her as late night snacks. And the craving appears to be genetic, because her younger brother loves them as well. And while the inclusion […]

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Whitehall native pens books about daughter’s first day of school

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By Derek Liebig   Casey Nicole enjoys the first day of school, but it wasn’t always that way The 2003 graduate of Whitehall High is in the process of completing her Master’s Degree at Russell Sage, meaning she’s experienced around 22 first days of school. However, it’s her very first day of school and the […]

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Young Whitehall off to slow start, but starting to come together

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By Derek Liebig       The Whitehall girl’s basketball game lost a hard-fought game to a more experienced Lake George squad in an Adirondack League game played Friday night. Lake George rode strong first and third quarter s to pull out a 33-25 victory over the Railroaders on their home court. Despite the loss, […]

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Top teams prove tough for Railroaders

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  By Derek Liebig     The Whitehall boy’s basketball team faced off against three of the league’s top teams over last week and although the effort was there, the results were not. Whitehall dropped contests to Argyle, Fort Ann and Lake George. Despite the start, head coach Keith Redmond said the team has played […]

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Gendron, Ferguson lead way for track team

Sports-Winter Track Preview

  By Derek Liebig     The Whitehall varsity indoor track and field team hopes a near record turnout will help them overcome the loss of several top performers from last year’s squad. “We have more kids out than we’ve ever had,” said head coach Mike Collier. “We have a lot of newcomers trying out.” […]

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Deep, experienced team should do well

Bowling Team

By Derek Liebig   The Whitehall varsity bowling squad has more depth and experience than it’s had in years. Head coach Martha Beayon said that with 14 kids turning out this year, it’s one of the biggest teams she’s ever had. The team also boasts plenty of experience. “We’re an older squad. We have six […]

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Elks remember those they have lost: Emotional annual memorial service focuses on nine members gone in last year

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By Derek Liebig   Members of Whitehall Elks Lodge No. 1491 paid tribute to their former members during an emotionally touching ceremony held at the lodge on Sunday afternoon. Members were joined by friends, family, members of the youth Antlers group, Boy Scout Troop 83, Girl Scout Troop 3435, and local dignitaries in honoring nine […]

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Little Impact from opening of new bridge

Lake Champlain Bridge

By Derek Liebig   Last month, theLake ChamplainBridge, commonly known as theCrown PointBridgelocally, opened to the public for the first time in two years. While the opening was a momentous occasion for the communities near the bridge it has had little impact in Whitehall, business owners say. When the bridge closed in Oct. of 2009, […]

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Classifieds 05/27/14

Hampton Firehouse sale looms

Hampton firehouse

By Joshua Bassett Barring someone petitioning for a public referendum within 30 days of May 20, the Hampton Town Board […]

Whitehall Elementary honors fallen heroes

Winners of the citizenship awards

By Dan King Although the weather started chilly on Thursday, it turned nice just in time for the annual Whitehall […]

Huge turnout for Whitehall parade

Charles Austin and Henry Gurney escort Cathy Aiken to place the wreath

By Dan King “I didn’t even know there were this many people in Whitehall,” a spectator said as he watched […]

Granville High School honors fallen soldiers

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By Joshua Bassett Granville High School’s gym was quiet Friday afternoon as many gathered there to give thanks to the […]

Hot dog contest next weekend

By Joshua Bassett After a one-year hiatus, the “What’s Up Dawgs Hot Dawg Eating Contest” is back. The event will […]

Hundreds join in Granville parade

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By Joshua Bassett Hundreds gathered Monday on Granville’s Main Street and in Veterans Park to honor and celebrate those lost […]

Car rally to boast more than just cars

According to organizers of the Penrhyn Engine Co. Car Rally in Middle Granville, they’ve seen it all over the years. […]

Beauty will be rewarded

The Slate Valley Garden Club is taking submissions for the organization’s annual beautification awards from now until August. Anyone with […]

Pratts question Hampton coverage

By Joshua Bassett During the public participation portion of a Hampton Town Board meeting last week, Arnie Pratt and his […]

Slate Valley Museum to host ‘spring tasting’

By Laura McCusker The Slate Valley Museum in Granville will host its first-ever Spring Tasting on the Alley on Saturday, […]

Granville FFA goes to convention

Granville FFA Convention pic

By Tara Cook New York State FFA 2014-2015 vice-president Seth Browe, was elected to be the 2015-2016 District 3 FFA […]

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