Tag Archives: Queensbury

Director pleads case for fixing Whitehall Recreation Center

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By Lee Tugas Whitehall Recreation Director Julie Egan doesn’t care how it’s done, but she feels the Rec. Center needs to be fixed. “This place is used by the broadest spectrum of town and village residents, from children to seniors.” Egan said. “And it is free.” “I would love to get a $400,000 grant, but […]

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Haff: Resources should be spent on Heroin eradication, not marijuana

By Derek Liebig At least one local supervisor believes the county is allocating too many resources to the eradication of marijuana. Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff said the county should devote more funding to the elimination of heroin and not marijuana. “I’m going to be very politically incorrect, but we need to look at our cannabis […]

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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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Supervisors debate support for SUNY Adirondack

A handful of Washington County Supervisors are questioning whether the county should continue to sponsor SUNY Adirondack even as the number of local students attending the institution increases. Warren and Washington Counties sponsor the college and each makes a monetary contribution based on representative student enrollment. SUNY Adirondack’s proposed operational budget would see the county’s […]

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Granville BOE updates cellphone policy

By Jaime Thomas As new technology continues to become more easily available, new rules and regulations must inevitably be created. In school systems, for example, administrators are now fighting a new distraction among their students: cell phones. A recently published study found that 78 percent of teens now have a cellphone, and almost half (47 […]

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Town eyeing improvements to Rec. Center: Public meeting May 14

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The town is exploring ways to make improvements to the Recreation Center and is encouraging residents who use the facility to attend a special public hearing later this month to learn more about the proposed plan. Officials hope to apply for a grant through the New York State Office of Community Renewal to facilitate the […]

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Whitehall students win regional Odyssey of the Mind contest

Whitehall’s Odyssey of the mind team won a regional competition Saturday at Queensbury. The team earned the chance to participate at the state competition in Binghamton on March 23. Pictured are: Jessica Bruce, Courtney Wiskoski, Jazmyn McCall, Morgan O’Dell, Victoria Davis and Logan LaChapelle.

Whitehall’s Odyssey of the Mind team is headed to Binghamton after winning the regional competition Saturday in Queensbury. Whitehall finished first among division II teams in the Pet Project and earned a chance to participate in the state competition on March 23. They are the first team from Whitehall to win a regional Odyssey of […]

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Edith McKee, 85

Edith R. McKee, 85, passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, February 20, 2013, following several weeks in Glens Falls Hospital.   She was born on December 23, 1927 in Whitehall, N.Y., the daughter of the late Martino and Maria (Natale) Gallo.   Edith attended Whitehall High School graduating with […]

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Paul Lyons Miller, 87

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  Paul Lyons Miller, 87, of Park Avenue, died peacefully at the Glens Falls Hospital, with his family by his side on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013.   Born on July 31, 1925 in Haverhill, N.H., he was the youngest child of the late Dr. Clarence and Gladys (Lyons) Miller of Orwell, Vt.   On Oct. […]

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Marathon Man: Granville native conquers 100 mile race

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By Bill Toscano   John Ehntholt stood at the starting line in the dark. It was 4 a.m., July 21, and when the starting gun sounded, Ehntholt would be 100 miles and, as it turned out, 20 hours and 30 minutes from the finish line. Ehntholt, a Granville native who is a certified welder and […]

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‘Finding Bigfoot’ draws large crowd

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By Dan King The green trucker hat atop the mop top head of James ‘Bobo’ Fay read “Keep it Squatchy” […]

Washington County residents smoke more, weigh more

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By Derek Liebig County residents smoke more, weigh more and have limited access to exercise and medical care in Washington […]

Wiskoski wins Distinguished Young Women crown

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By Dan King Haley Wiskoski has become the first junior to win the Distinguished Young Women Program at Whitehall High […]

Family racing to beat cancer

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By Derek Liebig When Frank Hoard Jr. climbs into his race car later this month at Lebanon Valley Speedway, he […]

Whitehall man faces sexual abuse charges

A Whitehall man with an extensive criminal record has been indicted on charges that accuse him of multiple occasions of […]

Village of Whitehall officials honored

By Dan King Bob Dylan once said “the times, they are a changing,” and such is the case in the […]

Eagle Scout to build prayer garden

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By Dan King Garrett Stevens hopes by the time his Eagle Scout project is over that people won’t even recognize […]

Man arrested for growing pot

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A New Hampshire man was charged last week with operating a marijuana growing operation out of a house he owns […]

Whitehall still seeking superintendent

By Dan King Finding a new superintendent of schools, even an interim appointee, is proving to be not a quick […]

State aid unclear for school budget

By Derek Liebig Uncertainty over the distribution of state aid is muddling Granville Central School District’s budget process. The district […]

Village of Whitehall eyes 1.4 percent tax increase

By Dan King The proposed budget for the Village of Whitehall would raise taxes slightly. The Village Board work-shopped its […]

Granville man arrested for fraud

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A Granville man was charged last week with a felony after he tried to use a stolen public benefits card. […]