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Chamber plants flowers at intersections

By Derek Liebig If you look closely you may notice a few pleasant changes along Whitehall’s roadways in the next few weeks. The Chamber of Commerce and the Village have been busy planting flowers at a few of the intersections in the community and plans are in place to replace some of the area’s welcome […]

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Volunteers pitch in on flood cleanup

By Derek Liebig After nearly two months of dealing with high water, flood victims received a helping hand as volunteers began clearing debris and mucking houses Saturday. Nearly 30 volunteers from Whitehall and beyond converged on the community wielding chainsaws, gas powered pumps, hammers and even a tractor as crews began to clean up from […]

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Millett replaced

By Derek Liebig The Whitehall Central School varsity football team will have a new coach roaming the sidelines of Ambrose Gilligan Field next fall. The Board of Education voted Monday night to appoint assistant coach Justin Culligan as its next head coach. Culligan received five of seven votes (board members Michael Putorti and Theodore LaRose […]

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Town rejects moving to armory

By Derek Liebig The Armory is off the table. After a few months of discussing the feasibility of relocating the town offices from the Canal Corp Visitor’s Center to the vacant Armory, at least one town official has decided it’s best to consider other options. Supervisor Richard “Geezer” Gordon said Friday he has decided against […]

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Rec Center vandalism causes concern

By Derek Liebig A group of residents expressed concerns about recent vandalism at the Rec Center playground at last Wednesday’s town board meeting. Christina Sumner said she has seen damage to a fence, door and one of the swings over the last several weeks. “There’s been a lot of vandalism at the park recently,” she […]

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Armory committee presents findings

By Derek Liebig The committee charged with examining the costs of the town buying and renovating the Whitehall Amory presented its preliminary findings during the Town Board’s monthly meeting last Wednesday. Betty Newell , a member of the committee, spelled out what the group determined to be the pros and cons of the building and […]

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Ceremony remembers Pollinger, Rocque

By Derek Liebig Two young men whose lives ended too early were remembered during a special ceremony at the Recreation Center fields Thursday evening. In a brief, but emotional ceremony, the Whitehall Youth League honored Cole Rocque and Tommy Pollinger, both of whom died unexpectedly earlier this year. The Rocque family received a plaque featuring […]

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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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Fathers, sons and their firehouses

By Derek Liebig  Terry LaChapelle has been a member of the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company for 33 years. He’s been such a constant presence over the last three decades that he’s been named a lifetime member, a distinction few earn. Throughout most of that time, his son Darrell has been there by his side. Terry […]

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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, […]

State orders town to monitor former landfill

The state has threatened to take legal action against the town if it doesn’t begin submitting monitoring reports of groundwater […]

Silitch named Alumni of Year

A North Granville resident has been named Alumni of the Year at a college recently ranked among the top 100 […]