Tag Archives: Memorial Day

Area communities plan Memorial Day services

Last year's memorial day parade

By Dan King and Krystle S. Morey Memorial Day will be the focus throughout the area this weekend. Various towns will have parades and ceremonies to recognize the men and women who have fought and died for American freedom. Whitehall Two celebrations take place in the Birthplace of U.S. Navy. First, at Whitehall Elementary School, […]

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Memorial Day ceremonies planned in Whitehall

Last year's memorial day parade

By Dan King Two great Memorial Day traditions in Whitehall will be taking place in the next week and a half. First, Whitehall’s youngest students will be getting patriotic next Thursday as the elementary school hosts its 42nd annual Memorial Day Ceremony outside the elementary school at 10 a.m. Ordinarily the event is held outside, […]

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Hartford prepares to look at budget

By Jaime Thomas Memorial Day is a long way off, but Hartford Parade Directors Jennifer Livingston and Lori Fleming are already planning for it. As budget season approaches for area municipalities, town officials have started to discuss upcoming expenses. One such item in Hartford is the parade budget, which currently stands at $1,000. Town Supervisor […]

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Local students, faculty observe Memorial Day

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The student and faculty at Whitehall Elementary School paid tribute last Thursday to one of the community’s fallen heroes during its annual Memorial Day Ceremony. More than a hundred parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles and a dozen Legionnaires looked on as students recited poems, sang songs and received awards. But the most touching moment was […]

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Bedlam Corners general store rises from the ashes

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By Jaime Thomas After months of work through the winter, Virginia Curran is nearly ready to open the newly renovated Bedlam Corners general store in West Hebron. Curran purchased the store, which was severely damaged in a fire more than two years ago, in August and has been rebuilding it ever since. She had repainted […]

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Poultney car show to debut Sept. 8

The region’s newest car show is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 8, at American Legion Post No. 39 on Granville Street in Poultney. Registration is from 8 to 10 a.m., and spectator viewing begins at 10 a.m. Awards will go out at 3 p.m. “We’ve got a lot of guys who are interested in a show, […]

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Skene Manor events coming

The 2012 season at the Skene Manor is starting to take off and the historic estate will hold two of its most popular events in the coming weeks. Its first special dinner will be held on Wednesday, May 23. Social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. appetizers will be served. Dinner will be served beginning […]

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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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Hartford appoints interim councilman

The Hartford Town Board appointed former board member Kevin McCarthy as an interim member to fill a vacancy on the board created by a resignation. McCarthy is currently the President of the Hartford Volunteer Fire Company. The measure passed unanimously with Supervisor Dana Haff, and council members Barbara Beecher and Robert Miller voting in favor; […]

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Chugging for charity or Milk… it does a body good?

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KgnMyuyQ_8&feature=related[/youtube]   Students from Granville took a little time out of the Memorial Day holiday to do some seriously unique volunteer work. Known as the “Gallon Challenge” this bizarre test of man, or woman, pits the pit of the stomach against one gallon of milk. The rules, and thus the trick of the feat, lies […]

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Torres will coach – again

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By Krystle S. Morey After a months-long process of back-and-forth appointments, rescinded hires and resignations, Mario Torres has been named […]

500 alumni attend Whitehall All-Class Reunion

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By Dan King Alumni from 19 states and two foreign countries made their way to Whitehall for the Whitehall High […]

Local couple to reopen Scotties’

Mark and Edie Pickard of Granville purchased Scotties’, a long-time diner and gift shop on Main Street, last week. The couple plans to preserve the atmosphere of the former Scotties’.

By Krystle S. Morey After about six months of negotiations, Scotties’ has been sold – and to a local couple. […]

Hicks tasked with reuniting school board

School Board President Audrey Hicks was reelected Monday, July 11. She is pictured here being sworn in at the board’s reorganizational meeting.

By Krystle S. Morey Focusing on academics, improving the graduation rate and boosting student participation are just a few things […]

Feature: ‘I’ve had a lot of fun in my life’

Margaret Lloyd Hoey

By Dan King Margaret Lloyd Hoey has seen a little bit of everything in her lifetime. The 95-year-old Whitehall High […]

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