Tag Archives: Orphan

Benefit BBQ Sept. 21

Hartford resident Beth Cook is running a marathon next month in support of Bright Pink, an organization dedicated to supporting young girls predisposed to breast or ovarian cancer. In order to help raise money for the race and the organization, Cook will be doing a barbeque fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 4 to 6 […]

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Man charged with providing teen with drugs

A local man was arrested last month on felony drug charges and sexual misconduct. Allen A. Rice, 17, of Broadway, was charged with criminal sale of marijuana, a felony, and misdemeanor charges of sexual misconduct and endangering the welfare of a child. Police allege that Rice provided an underage girl with marijuana and engaged in […]

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School district approves tax rates

The Whitehall Board of Education approved the 2013-14 tax rates for property owners within the district and nearly everyone can expect to pay a little more on their taxes this year. The tax rate will increase 2.3 percent in Whitehall, 2.2 percent in Dresden and 2.1 percent in Hampton, Fort Ann and Granville. Those increases […]

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Camp focuses on school, life changes

Middle School is about transitions. There’s the transition from the comfortable and strictly-structured world of elementary school to the less-structured and unfamiliar environment of middle school. There are also the mental and physical transitions from childhood to adolescence and the confusion and difficulties that may accompany those changes. In an effort to ease those anxieties […]

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Skeeter Morse to perform Thursday

The forecast is sunny and clear, and village officials are hoping it stays that way through Thursday, so the summer concert series can take place. Concert fans should get to Veterans Park this week as the season is wrapping up, with only two more shows to go. Presenting classics from the 50s and 60s this […]

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LaChapelle seeks cuts in town budget

A member of the Whitehall Town Board has challenged fellow board members to curtail expenses and has proposed an across-the-board reduction in spending. Richard LaChapelle is advocating for sweeping cuts in expenditures as officials begin the process of preparing the town’s 2014 operating budget.  “I’d like to see every department come in with a 5 […]

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Whitehall townwide yard sale set for next weekend

It’s going to be a little easier this year to find specific sales during Whitehall’s Townwide Yard Sale. The Whitehall Chamber of Commerce intends to publish a map indicating the location of specific sales during the annual event, which will be held this year on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. Anyone who would like to […]

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School district receives clean audit

The Whitehall Central School District has adequate internal controls over payroll, according to an audit released last week by the state Comptroller’s Office. Auditors examined payroll reports, time sheets, claims forms and salary notices to determine if employees were paid according to their contracts. “We found the district established adequate internal controls over payroll. District […]

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Four days left to enjoy fair

The turnstiles are spinning, the lights are glowing, the food is cooking and the all the entertainment is ready. It’s time once again for the fair. The 123rd annual Washington County Fair got underway Monday and whether you’ve already made one trip, three trips, or none, there’s still four days left to revel in everything […]

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WHS graduate honored by Red Cross

A 2013 graduate of Whitehall High School has been honored for her work organizing a number of local blood drives. The American Red Cross has announced that Kassi VanGuilder is the recipient of a $4,200 scholarship for sponsoring four separate blood drives in the community. “Blood drives are important to me because it is an […]

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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, […]

State orders town to monitor former landfill

The state has threatened to take legal action against the town if it doesn’t begin submitting monitoring reports of groundwater […]

Silitch named Alumni of Year

A North Granville resident has been named Alumni of the Year at a college recently ranked among the top 100 […]