Tag Archives: New York State

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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GCS gets $211k back in state aid

By Jaime Thomas Local and statewide lobbying for increased educational funding yielded results last week as Cathy Somich, Granville School District’s business manager, received some good news. The district found out it will see an increase of $211,000 in state aid, which officials were initially not sure they would receive. “Legislature had a lot of […]

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Hebron to see upgraded courtroom

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By Jaime Thomas It’s hard to maintain order in a court when everyone from the defendants to the judge is overwhelmed by stifling heat. While this has previously been the case in Hebron, new funds will soon bring improvement. Court Clerk Virginia Curran recently received notification from New York state that her grant application was […]

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Schumer visits Hicks Orchard to talk cider

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By Jaime Thomas New York state is the second largest apple producer in the United States, which creates a lot of fodder for hard cider production. However, high taxation and vague regulations have discouraged more apple growers from making cider, Sen. Charles Schumer said, so he’s taking action. The Brooklyn-based senator came to Slyboro CiderHouse […]

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Poucher named New York’s Asst. Principal of the Year

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By Jaime Thomas Out all the school districts in New York State, Granville High School’s own Dan Poucher was recently named Assistant Principal of the year. High School Principal Jim Donnelly, along with various department heads and union and school leaders, signed a nomination to get Poucher in the spot because he believes he took […]

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Whitehall Police Department participates in tweet-a-thon

The Whitehall Police Department joined its counterparts around the world Friday in participating in the first ever, 24 hour global police tweet-a-thon. The event, which was organized by LAwS Communication, aimed to create awareness about police work and issues, as well as promote the use of social media by law enforcement agencies. Whitehall Patrolman Tim […]

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Events at Sr. meal center announced

A representative from the American Cancer Society will speak to Whitehall area seniors next week. Audrey Shaw of the American Cancer Society will speak about the Road to Recovery Program, which is a service that drives cancer patients to their treatments if they do not have transportation, The service is free and volunteer driven. She […]

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Lavin attends state DYW program

Cutline: Rebecca Lavin, back row, far left, recently participated in the New York State Distinguished Young Women program in Albany. Others who participated were: Back Row (L to R): Lavin, Veronica Schuver, Lakewood; Maria Ostafew, Albion; Alaina Bevilacqua, Ticonderoga; and Taylor Booth, Crown Point.
Front Row (L to R): Samantha Bowers, Williamsville, Distinguished Young Women of New York 2013; Brittany Egnot, Albany; and Angelyn Brown, Alden.

Rebecca Lavin, a senior at Whitehall High School and winner of last fall’s local Distinguished Young Women program, recently competed at the state program in Albany. Eight young women from around the state participated in the program, which was held Feb. 23 in Albany, the first time it’s been held in the state’s capital. The […]

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Eagle Watch outing March 9 in Greenwich

The Battenkill Conservancy will once again host its popular “Eagle Watch Outing” lead by local eagle expert, Ron Renoni at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 9 in Greenwich.  Recently retired Life Science teacher in the Shenendehowa school system, Mr. Renoni has been involved in New York State DEC’s Eagle Monitoring Program since its inception in […]

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North Country Freepress – 06/15/18

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Lakes Region Freepress – 06/15/18

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518 Wheels – 06/14/18

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North Country Freepress – 06/08/18

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518 Wheels – 06/07/18

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Woman, 74, surrenders for January hit-and-run

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By Krystle S. Morey More than five months after a man was hit by a vehicle and left seriously injured […]

Community argues against abolishing police to cut costs

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall village residents have spoken – they want their police department. More than 50 people turned out […]

Inaugural Sasquatch half-marathon Saturday

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By Matthew Saari Runners near and far will converge on Whitehall for the first-ever Sasquatch half-marathon and 5K race this […]

Whitehall wins first trap season

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By Matthew Saari Four thousand three hundred fifty targets, 87 participants, 12 schools and one champion. The fledgling Whitehall trap […]

Hartford reenactors appear in TV episode

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By Keith Harrington A pair of Hartford High School graduates parlayed their passion for Revolutionary War reenactment and acting into […]

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