Tag Archives: Opportunity

Police collect 500 pounds of food, clothing

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By Lee Tugas Whitehall Police Chief Matt Dickinson was so jubilant that for once he forgot his dislike of photographs. Diving through a bag of clothing,” Dickinson crowed, “The nice people of Whitehall donated more than 500 pounds of food. We filled that police car.” Dickinson’s reference was to his department’s goal to fill a […]

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Hartford announces new principal

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By Jaime Thomas The search is over for a new principal at Hartford Central School. District Superintendent Andrew Cook announced at a meeting last week that Brian George will take the position of Junior/ Senior High School principal effective July 1. “He had the personality the board felt really would work well with our staff […]

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Diekel receives appointment to Air Force Academy

John Diekel Action Shot

The biggest decision of John Diekel’s life had little to do with wrestling. Diekel, a senior at Whitehall High School, has amassed more than 200 career wins and on Saturday claimed his fifth consecutive Class D championship. The wiry 138 pound wrestler has received interest from several Division I colleges, including Duke and Maryland, but […]

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Family swim events scheduled at WHS

Whitehall High School will host a series of family swim events in the upcoming weeks. The events are an opportunity for families to be active and enjoy some off-season swimming. The events will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3, 10 and 17. The cost is $1 per person or $5 […]

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Community Thanksgiving dinner

A local organization is once again reaching out to those in need to ensure everyone has an opportunity to celebrate Thanksgiving. The Companions in Christ Fellowship Committee will be hosting its ninth annual Thanksgiving dinner from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22, at the Whitehall United Methodist Church at 56 Greenmount Cemetery Lane. […]

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Quicks to receive honorary degrees from FFA

Two Granville natives will receive honorary American FFA degrees this week. The National FFA Organization will honor Ken Quick Sr. and Diane Quick with the awards, given to those who advance agricultural education and FFA through outstanding personal commitment, according to a press release. The Quicks will travel to the 85th National FFA Convention & […]

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Soccer girls fall to Fort Ann

Sports-Soccer Ariel Ayers

Fort Ann rode a first half surge to defeat Whitehall in an Adirondack League game played on Oct. 16. The Cardinals scored three goals in the first half to open a 4-1 lead at the half and went on to defeat the Railroaders 4-2. Kara White led Fort Ann with three goals and goalie Kayla […]

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ARCW to host benefit dinners

A series of regular dinners are being scheduled by the Arts and Recreation Commission of Whitehall to benefit its summer theater programs for general audiences and youth education. The first of these dinners will be held from4to7 p.m.on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at Our Lady of Hope Church Hall (the corner of Skene and Wheeler Streets). […]

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Methodist Church to host Christmas Bazaar

The Whitehall United Methodist Church will host their annual Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12 at the church, located at 56 Greenmount Cemetery Lane in Whitehall. Patrons will have the opportunity to shop for a variety of crafts, baked goods, Christmas decorations, toys, books, kitchen utensils and more. There […]

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LaFlamme plans to move to former Aubuchon site

A little more than a month after Aubuchon Hardware closed its doors, the empty store is being given new life by an existing Whitehall business. Christopher LaFlamme confirmed Tuesday that he is moving his store from its current location at 120 Main Street to the Aubuchon store on Broadway. Besides a more visible location, the […]

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Low income grants available

Residents in the Town of Hartford with “very low income” can qualify for Rural Development Grants. The grants are part […]

Decision to arm probation officers shelved

By Derek Liebig A proposal to allow probation officers to carry firearms has been shelved for now by the Washington […]

How to deal with winter weather

Winter weather tips 4

By Dan King With the snowy season starting in the Northeast, there are some helpful guidelines to follow and there […]

Grapplers finish 11th at own tournament

Granville’s wrestling team finished 11th at the Ken Harrison Memorial Lions Tournament. The tournament, held Saturday at Granville High School, […]

Horde falls to Mechanicville

A poor second quarter doomed the Granville boys basketball team in their only game played last week. The Horde was […]

New laws effect seniors, solar power

By Dan King Whitehall has two new laws on the books, one of which helps seniors by raising the income […]

Girls still seeking first win

Salem’s stingy defense kept the Whitehall girls’ basketball team winless. The Railroaders dropped a nail-bitter to the Generals last Wednesday, […]

Wrestlers successful at Granville Lions Tourney

The Whitehall/Fort Ann wrestling team was handed its first league loss last Wednesday. The Salem Generals defeated Whitehall/Fort Ann 54-28 […]

Bowling team picks up first win

Granville’s bowling team picked up its first team wins of the season last week against visiting Corinth and North Warren. […]

Annual Holiday Tournament this weekend

Holiday hoops tournament

By Dan King Holiday joy meets hardwood competition this weekend. The 19th annual Whitehall Holiday Basketball Tournament takes places Tomorrow […]

Dresden officials hope to fix veteran memorial

Dresden Memorial

By Dan King Dresden’s memorial to the town’s veterans is inadequate, officials say, and they want to do something about […]

Hampton sets drug-testing policy

By Derek Liebig The town of Hampton formally adopted an employee drug-testing policy last week to bring the town into […]