Tag Archives: Sandy Hook

Sheriff’s dept. run “active shooter” drill at school

A man in a red shirt carrying a rifle and a concealed handgun walked through the doors of Whitehall Elementary School on Monday and took Dorothy Hart’s fourth grade class hostage. A standoff with the Washington County Sheriff’s Department’s Special Emergency Response Team ensued and after several tense moments the gunman was shot and a […]

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Students help Newtown one penny at a time

Students at Whitehall Elementary School are hoping several thousand pennies will provide some relief for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown, Connecticut. Students recently dedicated the proceeds from this year’s Penny Wars to the grief-stricken community. Over the course of a single week, students raised a total of $1001.01, mostly […]

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Outdoors in Whitehall with Gene Terry: Rifle Club teaches kids to treat guns with respect

Did you know, and it’s a sure thing that you didn’t, along with thousands of other residents in New York State, that the shooting in Sandy Hook was not done by an assault rifle. It was done by the nut with four pistols. The assault rifle was found in his trunk unfired. This whole process […]

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Schools examine security

School leaders in northern Washington County are taking a closer look at security procedures following the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut earlier this month. Whitehall Superintendent James Watson said the district’s crisis team was planning to meet and review safety protocols at both the elementary and high schools. “We’re always […]

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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 […]

Increase in traffic hasn’t led to increase in accidents at intersection

By Dan King The intersection of County Routes 18 and 21 in Whitehall has always been a difficult intersection for […]

Enerjazz to conclude concert series

Whitehall’s summer concert series will be coming to a close on Friday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. and to say […]

Cheerleading made an official sport

By Dan King After years of being a club sport and funding all expenditures on their own, Whitehall cheerleaders have […]

State says their own building has code violations

By Dan King New York State Canal Corporation recently stopped by the new location for Friends of the Washington County […]

Storefront undergoes rebirth

A storefront that has stood on West Main Street for more than 100 years has been given new life. When […]

W. Pawlet auction Thursday

The West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual auction this evening at the West Pawlet Firehouse, Route 153, […]

State orders town to monitor former landfill

The state has threatened to take legal action against the town if it doesn’t begin submitting monitoring reports of groundwater […]

Silitch named Alumni of Year

A North Granville resident has been named Alumni of the Year at a college recently ranked among the top 100 […]