Tag Archives: Liebig

Fire report praises effort

By Derek Liebig The Whitehall Police Department and the local fire departments have released their official reports on a fire last month that claimed the life of a local woman and injured a man on Broadway. Police have positively identified the victim as Tina Green, 45, of 120 Broadway. Medical examiners determined the death as […]

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Traps are set out for Emerald Ash Borer

By Derek Liebig If you’ve drove down some of the areas’ back roads you may have noticed purple triangular boxes hanging from area trees. These aren’t the remains of an ill-fated kite flight gone wrong, but instead are traps used to track the progress of the Emerald Ash Borer. The U.S. Forest Service, in collaboration […]

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Whitehall Remembers toll of Wars

By Derek Liebig Scottie Stream, 39, and Tyler Parten, 24, aren’t from Whitehall and almost certainly never stepped foot in the community, but it didn’t stop Lieutenant Colonel Paul Somersall from evoking their names during Monday’s Memorial Day Ceremony. Both were exemplary soldiers stationed in Afghanistan. And both lost their lives serving their country. Stream, […]

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Local bus drivers second in rodeo

By Derek Liebig A trio of local bus drivers traveled to Saratoga Springs last month to test their skills, and when it was all over, one of Whitehall’s own emerged with a second place finish. Leda Palmer, who has been a bus driver in the Whitehall School District for 11 years, placed second in the […]

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Questions answered on Armory

By Derek Liebig Handicapped accessibility, heating costs, roof repairs and the presence of mold were just a few of the questions local residents raised at last month’s town board meeting regarding the potential purchase of the Amory. In response, Supervisor Richard “Geezer” Gordon proposed the creation of a committee to explore those issues and more. […]

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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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Local mailman becomes a “46er”

By Derek Liebig By morning Dave Senecal is a rural mail carrier. By afternoon he is an accomplished hiker who has conquered some of the most challenging peaks in the Adirondacks. For the past three years the Fair Haven resident and Whitehall native has spent mornings delivering mail and afternoons trekking through the High Peaks […]

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Police educate residents on risks of distracted driving

By Derek Liebig The Whitehall Police Department wants to make sure you aren’t distracted. The department is in the midst of an effort to educate local citizens of the dangers of distracted driving. Patrol officer and department Information Technology Administrator Timothy Hardy has posted information on the dangers of distracted driving on the departments’ website […]

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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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Voters approve small school-tax increase

By Derek Liebig Voters in the Whitehall Central School District overwhelmingly passed the 2011-12 budget earlier this week. Tuesday’s final tally saw 175 residents of the school district vote in favor of the budget, while 58 residents voted against the spending plan. Voters also returned incumbents Virginia Rivette and George Armstrong to the Board of […]

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Classifieds 03/25/14

Search for Sasquatch resumes, forty years later

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By Dan King It’s been 40 years since the first reported Sasquatch sighting in Whitehall and now the quest to […]

Apathy leaves trustee seat vacant

Candidate pic Ken Bartholomew

By Dan King Whitehall’s mayor-elect, Ken Bartholomew was hoping someone would emerge to take his old trustee position, but that […]

Jane O’Shea resigns, cites issues with board

Jane O'Shea BW

By Derek Liebig A Granville principal is resigning at the end of the school year because of a disagreement over […]

Whitehall Elks honor three for service

New Elks officers are sworn into office

By Dan King Ken McKee, an old Whitehall Elk, used to tell his kids that the acronym BPOE stood for […]

Reelected, incumbents face challenges

By Derek Liebig Members of the Granville Village Board will be together for at least two more years. Incumbents Dean […]

Keough to plant community garden

Jensen Keough

By Dan King A Whitehall High School student has come up with a creative way to support local charity and […]

Whitehall school officials want bobsled club back

By Dan King Until this year, Whitehall High School was the only school in the country with a bobsled club, […]

District, school administrators reach pact

By Derek Liebig The Granville Central School District and the Granville Administrators’ Association, with five members, reached agreement last week […]

Karas not concerned about budget

By Dan King Despite fiscal concerns voiced Board of Education member Frank Barber, Whitehall Central School Business Administrator Joe Karas […]

Whitehall/Fort Ann wrestlers raise $600 for cancer research

Julian Barber

Senior wrestler Julian Barber’s charity wrestling idea caught on with his teammates during the season, to the tune of $600. […]

Sasquatch sightings on the rise

By Dan King Officials say the snowy weather has driven local Sasquatches out of the woods and caused them to […]