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Whitehall Town Board mulls over grant chase to fix recreation center


By Lee Tugas The Whitehall Town Board gave itself a month to decide if it wants to spend money to get money. The money it would get, up to $400,000, would be used to rehabilitate the town Recreation Center. The money it would spend would be about $9,500, on a grant application, a feasibility analysis […]

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Garage sale slows traffic to a crawl

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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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Bartholomew to run for town justice

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Village trustee Ken Bartholomew has thrown his hat into the ring for town justice. Bartholomew is one of two candidates to receive the Republican endorsement for this fall’s town wide elections. He and Republican incumbent Tom Nichols will vie for two open seats on the bench and form what is a full slate for the […]

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Town to charge businesses, out-of-towners for use of park

Businesses and out-of-towners will be charged a nominal fee to host events at the Skenesborough Waterfront Community Park. The town board approved last week a resolution to charge those groups for the privilege of holding events at the park. “We’re not charging Whitehall residents any money for use of the park,” Supervisor George Armstrong said. […]

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


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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Grant named new Chamber president

The Whitehall Chamber of Commerce recently selected its officers and a new board of directors. The biggest change comes at the top of the Chamber’s power structure where Dana Grant was chosen as the president. Jim Aiken will be vice president, Stan Woodruff will serve as treasurer and Jane Gendron will be the chamber secretary. […]

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Village, property owners reach compromise on parking

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The village has agreed to make concessions to its winter parking ban in an effort to appease Main Street business owners and landlords who said the law left their patrons and tenants nowhere to park. The board of trustees agreed to permit overnight parking on Fosdick Alley. But whether the concessions prove to be enough […]

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Kids organize caroling


A group of local children spread a little holiday joy this month as they sang holiday melodies to village residents. Over 30 carolers boarded a trailer and were paraded through town to sing holiday favorites to local residents, including tenants at Skenesborough Harbor Apartments. “The songs were lovely and we really appreciated the children singing […]

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Volunteer spearheads cleanup of park on Oct. 6

There will be fall cleanup day at the Skenesborough Canalside Park beginning at noon on Saturday, Oct. 6. A concerned and involved volunteer, who wishes to remain anonymous, is heading up a work force to get the park in better shape. This volunteer has spent many hours cleaning up brush and invasive plants in and […]

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Free lunches at Sr./rec. Center

The Whitehall Recreation Center is offering a free lunch program for children and adults throughout the summer. Organizers will prepare and serve lunch to anyone who is interested. “It’s completely free and open to the public,” said Julie Eagan, who works at the rec. center. “We won’t be checking income levels or anything like that. […]

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Sweeping drug bust nets 11

Drug Bust Press Conference

By Dan King Seven Granville residents were among a group of 11 “mid to high level drug dealers” arrested in […]

Suboxone: A growing scourge in the area


By Dan King Illicit sale and use of Suboxone, a prescription drug used to treat heroin addiction, is a growing […]

McDonald’s future uncertain

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By Dan King The sign along Route 4 telling drivers that a McDonald’s is coming up on the left has […]

Whitehall, Granville close to finalizing chief contract

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By Dan King and Jamie Norton In September, Granville Police Chief Ernie Bassett was tabbed to take on the same […]

Hampton may use, restore historic cemetery

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By Jamie Norton The town of Hampton is considering an idea that would allow its residents to be buried in […]

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