Tag Archives: New York State

Haff optimistic about future of hemp

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By Dan King Long a proponent of industrial hemp, Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff says he is optimistic about the future of the crop. New York State released its final regulations for a hemp pilot program last month and will issue 10 licenses to universities to grow and research the crop. A press release from the […]

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Haines, Shaw to perform overseas

By Jaime Thomas When Natalie Haines and Josh Shaw got acceptance letters in the mail to play music in Europe next summer, they couldn’t believe it. Neither had even applied yet to a program. But unbeknownst to them, their elementary music teache,r Sean Boyd, had sent in a letter recommending them to American Music Abroad. […]

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Police nab 13-year old speeding at 2 a.m.

A Vermont man was arrested Friday morning after he was found to be a passenger in a vehicle driven by a 13-year old boy. Michael R. Mullady, 21, of West Rutland, Vt., was charged with first degree reckless endangerment, a felony, after a vehicle he and the boy were in was stopped around 2 a.m. […]

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After delay LARAC releases funds for local concert series

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Organizers of area concert series’ are breathing a sigh of relief after the New York State Council on the Arts made a partial disbursement of grant money that makes summer concert series’ possible in a number of local communities. Ellen Butz, executive director of the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council (LARAC) said NYSCA released last […]

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Cleanup of fire pile to begin soon

The owner of the company slated to clean up the pile of rubble on Main Street said Thursday that work should begin within thirty days. “The start date is truly now close; a month is a fair comment,” said Paul Pinkans, the owner of Edgeco Environmental, Inc., of when work will begin. That would mean […]

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Hebron holds off on revaluation

By Jaime Thomas Several weeks after a special meeting addressing Hebron residents’ concerns about revaluation, the town board did not vote on the issue at a monthly meeting last Monday. On Friday, Town Supervisor Brian Campbell said there was not even a resolution raised to go ahead with a revaluation, let alone a vote. “It […]

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Enrollment decline continues at WCS

Enrollment continues to decline within the Whitehall Central School District, reflecting what has become a countywide trend. The New York State Education Department released its district report cards for the 2011-12 school year and the number of students who attended school in the district dropped for the seventh straight year. There were 742 students enrolled […]

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Four candidates compete for three slots on school board

By Jaime Thomas Four candidates are vying and only three slots are open on the Granville Board of Education as elections swiftly approach. In addition to incumbent candidates Kevin Ely, Dale Olsen and Eric Scribner, Audrey Hicks is now on the bid for the position. She said she is running for several reasons; primarily, she […]

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Canal opens May 1

The Champlain Canal will soon be abuzz with activity as the New York State Canal Corp. is tentatively scheduled to open the state’s canal season for the 2013 navigation season on Wednesday, May 1. Operation of the canal system is subject to the latest water and weather conditions but with a normal water levels and […]

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Large turnout at Hebron assessment meeting

By Jaime Thomas Nearly 50 people showed up to an informational meeting in Hebron last Wednesday about the possibility of a revaluation. And while several residents expressed disapproval of undergoing another assessment after only five years, Vicki Hayner, the town’s new assessor, said the timing was appropriate. She said New York state generally recommends revaluation […]

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Torres fired, other coaches resign

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By Krystle S. Morey An incident involving a cover-up of Granville football players smoking marijuana on school property has led […]

Sasquatch calling festival Saturday

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By Dan King You’ve heard of hog-calling contests at county fairs, but Whitehallers will be calling a much more exotic […]

Bessen to retire in January

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By Krystle S. Morey After more than 35 years as an educator, Mark Bessen has decided to put down his […]

Old church closes doors

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By Dan King A small congregation of Presbyterians is currently without a full-time home. The First Presbyterian Church of Whitehall […]

Zumba event to benefit local girl

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By Krystle S. Morey Like any other 9-year-old, Shaylah Shattuck loves reading books and listening to music, especially “Shoop” by […]

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