Tag Archives: Poultney

Blue Devil cheerleaders state champs

By Derek Liebig The Poultney High School Cheerleading squad is a state champion. The Blue Devils won the Vermont, Division II championships held last Saturday at Vergennes Union High School. The team scored 139 points, beating out Mount St. Joseph (120) and Mill River (103), which finished second and third, respectively. “They were shocked although […]

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Forando reflects on changes in education

By Derek Liebig When Roger Forando wraps up his appointment later this week as dean of students at Whitehall High School, it will culminate an educational career spanning five decades. During that time Forando, who began his career in 1969, has witnessed, firsthand, profound changes in the world around him and in the field of […]

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Annual basketball tournament begins Thursday

By Derek Liebig A local hoops tradition returns to the hard court later this week. The Whitehall Holiday Tournament will be held Thursday, Dec. 26, and Saturday, Dec. 28, at Whitehall High School. The tournament features four varsity teams and four games (eight and eight if you include the junior varsity ranks) over the course […]

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Community Calendar 12/19/13

Thursday, Dec. 19   Project Help RUTLAND Project Help –– a four-decades-old charity in Rutland of Mount Saint Joseph Academy’s students, faculty and staff, parents, alumni and friends ––will be held this year on Thursday, Dec. 19 and Friday, Dec. 20.  On the first day, all of these volunteers will be joined by 8th graders […]

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Community Calendar 12/12/13

Thursday, Dec. 12   Homeless Animals RUTLAND Rutland County Humane Society at 765 Stevens Road in Pittsford reminds everyone to stop by the RCHS shelter to purchase an item that an animal needs, bring it to the shelter and get a Christmas ornament that represents the item. The range of needed items includes dog treats, […]

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Fair Haven CROP Walk Sunday

By Derek Liebig A couple of hundred people will gather this Sunday in Fair Haven to combat hunger in the Lakes Region and beyond. The 13th annual Fair Haven area CROP Walk will be held on Sunday, Sept. 29. Walkers will gather in the town green at 1:30 p.m. and the walk will begin around […]

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Garage sale slows traffic to a crawl

Despite two or three short but dramatic downpours, and a sky that turned from milky white to slate gray to tornado blue and back again, hundreds of true bargain hunters crossing Poultney Street and Route 4 slowed traffic to a crawl at Whitehall’s Labor Day Weekend Garage Sale. Prior to the sale, one of its […]

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Captain Jim Morash: Call me Ishmael

At 19, he worked at an IGA in Poultney.  How did he, 35 years later, come to skipper the Mount Washington II on New Hampshire’s Lake Winnipesaukee and win the state’s top tourism honor?  Jim Morash, better known as Captain Jim, at first seemed to be at a bit of a loss to explain just […]

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Donations sought for family who lost everything in fire

By Jaime Thomas When fire tore through a Hebron family’s home on Big Burch Hill Sunday evening, they escaped with their lives. Unfortunately, they lost everything else. The fire quickly spread through the entire mobile home, destroyed most of everything inside and even melted the refrigerator. “When trailers get on fire, they burn through so […]

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Bridge Theater presents Patsy Cline tribute

Courtney Shayne will appear at the Whitehall Athletic Club at noon on Wednesday, July 17 in a tribute to Patsy Cline, the famed country singer, as a production sponsored by the Bridge Theater in a luncheon cabaret. This is the second such cabaret this season sponsored by the Bridge Theater.  Kathy Beaver, the former producer […]

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Matthew Fiske, 43

Matthew Parker Fiske, 43, passed away Aug. 24 as a result of a tragic automobile accident. One of God’s brightest […]

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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 […]