Tag Archives: Recreation Center

Whitehall Town Board weighs fee policy for non and profit groups in town buildings

By Lee Tugas To charge or not to charge, that was the question the Whitehall Town Board considered regarding non-profit and profit groups using space in town buildings. At its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 12, the board agreed that it needed to “formulate a policy,” as Supervisor George Armstrong phrased it, about charging fees […]

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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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Town puts in place background check policy

The Town of Whitehall has put in place a policy that requires all Recreation Center employees undergo full criminal background checks. Officials believe the policy will safeguard against the hiring of convicted felons and sex offenders. The Town of Moreau instituted a similar policy in earlier this year after a convicted sex offender lied on […]

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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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Boy Scout Troop 83 completing service project

Boy Scouts

April is National Community Service month and Boy Scout Troop 83, sponsored by Whitehall American Legion Post 83 is taking it seriously. Three of the scouts are striving for the rank of Star Scout and each must complete a six hour service project. The options around Whitehall are many, however they decided to each take on a […]

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Baseball and softball signups

South Bay may be covered under a sheet of ice and no one is ready to put away their snow blower, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t time to start thinking about the baseball and softball seasons. The Whitehall Youth League will hold mandatory sign-ups for boys and girls ages four through 15 who are […]

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Town approves final budget

Hoping to avoid future tax spikes, the Whitehall Town Council ratified its 2013 budget at last Wednesday’s regularly scheduled board meeting. The $1.03 million spending plan calls for a 2.01 percent increase in the tax levy and a corresponding increase in the tax rate. The town was eyeing a 1.99 percent increase but the final […]

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Town raises budget by 2 percent

Two weeks after approving a preliminary budget that called for a minimal tax increase, the town council made a number of adjustments last week to its 2013 fiscal plan that will push the tax rate much closer to the state-mandated 2 percent cap. The current budget, including the adjustments made last Wednesday, is now projected […]

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Benefit basket party Sept. 8

A group of friends and family are organizing a benefit basket party to help one of their own. “Paul’s Pin to Win,” a benefit group for Whitehall resident Paul Wager, are hosting a basket party on Saturday, Sept. 8, at Whitehall High School. Proceeds from the event will benefit Wager and his family. Wager, who […]

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Nature Conservancy up next in lecture series

The Nature Conservancy’s conservation activities will be the subject of a lecture next week at the Cooke’s Island Recreation Center in Whitehall. The lecture, “Plant, animal, and water conservation in the Southern Lake Champlain Valley” will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7. Cherie Mosher, a member of Americorps program working with the […]

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95 graduate from Granville High School

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By Krystle S. Morey Ninety-five Granville High School students capped off their high school careers with a ceremony last Friday […]

Developers discuss future of subdivision

Properties that were part of the former Mettowee Fields LLC subdivision were auctioned off at a Washington County tax sale June 10, 2017.

By Krystle S. Morey The two buyers of a majority of the unfinished former Mettowee Fields subdivision in Granville have […]

Fire company, village at odds over loan

Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company

By Matthew Saari Brian Brooks Sr., president of the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company, asked the village board last week whether […]

52 graduate from Whitehall High School

Whitehall Class of 2017

By Matthew Saari Remembrance and looking forward to new horizons – those were the themes of Whitehall’s graduation last Friday […]

‘Legend’ draws folks from far and wide

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By Matthew Saari Guinness World Records lists Jeanne Louise Calment as the oldest person ever, having passed away at the […]

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Alumnus tells school board: Whitehall falling short

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By Matthew Saari Newly minted Air Force Lieutenant John Diekel made an appearance before the Whitehall Board of Education Monday […]

Berke wins Granville School Board runoff

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By Krystle S. Morey Philip A. Berke won the ninth and final seat on the Granville Board of Education Tuesday […]

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