Tag Archives: Orphan

Fire Dept. seeks more funding

Facing what he described as a stark need to replace equipment, Brian Brooks, president of the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company, last week submitted to the Whitehall Town Board a request for a $25,000 increase in the department’s current budget of $104,000. The request, he said, was for replacing equipment essential to battling blazes inside a […]

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A Homecoming seven decades later

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When Henry Gurney returned home after serving in World War II, there was no crowd or parade trumpeting his return. His parents met him at the station and he went home. On Saturday, 68 years after the end of the war, he and six other veterans received the homecoming they missed. Gurney was among a […]

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Railroaders overcome first half woes; defeated Hoosic Valley 35-7

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Head coach Justin Culligan thought there would be moments this season when Whitehall’s football team exceeded expectations and moments when it failed to play the way it was capable of. On Friday, the Railroaders did both. Justin Hoagland scored four touchdowns and Whitehall racked up more than 350 yards on the ground as the team […]

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Four to vie for town justice

There will be a four-person race for Whitehall Town Justice this fall. Virginia Rivette and Robert Putorti Jr. received the Democratic endorsement for this November’s townwide elections. They will oppose Republicans Ken Bartholomew and Tom Nichols for two open spots on the bench. Rivette and Putorti were chosen during their party’s caucus on Saturday. Scott […]

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Man sentenced to prison for burglarizing church

A local man was sentenced to prison for his role in a 2011 burglary of a local church. Christopher Carpenter, 21, was sentenced last month to serve one to three years in prison for a December 2011 burglary of Grace Baptist Church. One Dec. 4, 2011, Carpenter gained broke a basement window at the church […]

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Whitehall village eyes sewer money

The Whitehall Village Board moved closer toward its goal of securing more than $2 million to upgrade its sewer system. At its Sept. 3 meeting, the board agreed to accept a “package,” as Mayor Pete Telisky put it, of grants and loans totaling $2.47 million to upgrade the village’s sewers.  Attorney Erika Sellar Ryan cautioned […]

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Legion seeking names to add to monument

American Legion Post 83 is accepting submissions of names of local war time veterans to be added to the Veteran’s Monument in Riverside Veteran’s Memorial Park. Tony Huntington, post commander and Mike Rocque, monument chairman, has announced that all names must be submitted by Oct. 14 if they are to be dedicated on Veteran’s Day. […]

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Volunteers fix Hartford stream

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Taking time out of a holiday weekend and working in hot, humid and rainy conditions, a handful of volunteers made headway on the Hartford stream project Saturday. Town Supervisor Dana Haff, Highway Superintendent Greg Brown and six other community members of various capacities came out first thing in the morning to begin the work. The […]

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Bids coming in for Hartford land parcel

Bids continue to roll in on a daily basis for the 485-plus Eldridge Lane property in Hartford. This time, Town Supervisor Dana Haff is hoping a sale will actually go through. “I’m hoping when everything closes, the county won’t second guess. It needs to go back on the tax rolls and be on ownership other […]

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USPS eyeing changes at N. Granville Post Office

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As post offices across the country continue to shut their doors or reduce services, residents of North Granville will be the next to see change. As part of its POST Plan, a review process for certain post offices, the postal service sent out a letter to those living with an address in North Granville. Though […]

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Washington County Fair in full swing

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By Linda Ellingsworth There’s still plenty of time to experience the excitement of the Washington County Fair. A celebration of […]

Coin drops hurt by bridge work

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By Dan King Those who volunteer their time to serve the people of Whitehall say their coin drop operations have […]

Working together: town, village fixing waterline

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By Dan King For the past week and a half the town and village of Whitehall have been working together […]

Washington County Board opposes Common Core

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By Dan King The third time was indeed a charm for Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff and activist Bob Schulz. Haff […]

Townwide sale next weekend

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By Dan King Bargain seekers will converge on Whitehall Labor Day Weekend, as they seek the best deals around. The […]

Three vying for public safety position

By Christina Scanlon Washington County supervisors have narrowed the field to three candidates for county public safety director and will […]

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