Tag Archives: Memorial Day

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

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

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?

  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 in […]

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Sen. Betty Little with some Memorial Day words at GHS

This speech was given at Granville High School by state senator Betty Little at the Memorial Day assembly.

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Legion responds after coin drop stop

Four days after members of the Whitehall American Legion were cited for disorderly conduct over being in a state road conducting a coin drop, the Legion responded to the situation at the end of its annual Veterans Day ceremonies. “We are sworn to uphold the Constitution, which gives the right to the complainant or complainants […]

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2014 Washington County Fair Guide

Classifieds 08/20/14

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, […]