Tag Archives: Prescription Drugs

Prescription drug abuse a local problem

By Jaime Thomas It gives a whole new meaning to basket party, but not in a good way. Teenagers dump various prescription medications into a bin, pick one at random and take it to get high. It has been dubbed ‘pharming,’ and it’s a serious trend that’s sweeping the nation and hitting hard locally, too. […]

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Man charged with stealing prescription drugs

A Glens Falls man was arrested after he allegedly stole prescription medication from a School Street home. Matthew J. Belden, 30, of Glens Falls, was charged with seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and petit larceny, both misdemeanors. Police say Belden was at the School Street home of a family member when he […]

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Women pleads guilty to drug sale

AWhitehallwoman was sentenced to a two year prison term after pleading guilty earlier this month to selling prescription drugs. Stacey Ross, 43, was arrested in June for selling the prescription painkiller hydrocodone. Earlier this month she pleaded guilty to selling the drug with the understanding that she would serve two years in a state prison, […]

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Four students suspended for drugs

Four Whitehall Central School students were suspended for drug-related incidents Jan. 25, and at least one has been arrested. “It’s scary, and it’s sad. It’s a huge blow,” said Principal Kelly McHugh, who was open about the incident. “I think it has had a huge impact on the students and the faculty,” she said. “Some […]

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Police seek grant for vests

By Dan King Bulletproof vests get old and worn out after about five years, so the village of Whitehall is […]

Village requires officers leave near Whitehall

Police forces exist to “serve and protect” the jurisdiction that they serve and village officials think that can be done […]

Officials debate framework of law

By Dan King A contentious discussion about a potential nuisance law led one village trustee to contemplate his role on […]

School years begins with purpose

Vivid maroon banners with the phrase, “Excellence is our standard, not our goal,” are now draped upon all buildings on […]

Village tardy in submitting discharge reports

By Dan King Whitehall is behind on submitting the Discharge Monitoring Report for the wastewater treatment plant, dating back to […]

Boy Scout seeks to revitalize cemetery

By Dan King John Hollister, a tenth grader at Whitehall High School has come up with a unique community service […]