Tag Archives: Staff Members

Granville names new principal

By Jaime Thomas Less than three weeks after Granville Principal Jim Donnelly announced his resignation, the board of education found and approved a replacement for him. Camille Harrelson, who is currently serving as director of special education for the district, will be the new junior/senior high school principal effective Aug. 1 of this year with […]

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Firm inks nursing home agreement

The company seeking to acquire Washington County’s public nursing home signed a binding purchase agreement last week. Centers for Specialty Care signed a $2.4 million agreement to purchase Pleasant Valley Infirmary, more than three months after the county Board of Supervisors approved the contract. The agreement ensures that the 122-bed public nursing home, which is […]

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Districting eyeing program cuts

The Whitehall school district could one day face educational insolvency if increases in expenses continue to outpace state aid. According to a survey conducted by the Council of School Superintendents, more than half of New York’s school districts anticipate reaching a point within the next four years where they will be unable to provide students […]

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Christmas activties at Rec. Center

The Whitehall Rec. Center is offering a pair of holiday-inspired activities on select weekdays until Christmas. Children will have the chance to create their own Christmas ornaments on Monday and Wednesday evenings. The program is dubbed the “12 ornaments of Christmas.” Staff members will provide all the necessary materials and instruction to create a unique […]

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Committe seeks uses for Rec. Building

            The town is developing initiatives they hope will increase usage of one of its facilities. Officials are working with members of several civic groups — the Whitehall Youth League, staff members and local senior citizens — to develop programs to encourage greater use of the recreation and senior centers […]

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Happy Birthday Eva Moffitt

Granville resident Eva Moffitt celebrated her 100th birthday at the Holbrook Adult Home Tuesday, as residents and staff members feted her for a full century of life in the Slate Valley. Born in Manchester, Vt., Moffitt said she moved to Granville with older sister Fanny Stockwell and her parents before she was old enough to […]

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Whitehall Police make arrests

  Whitehall police have charged a local woman with fourth-degree grand larceny, first-degree falsifying business records and theft of services after she allegedly used her child’s name to open a National Grid account. Two of the charges against Melissa A. Smith, 34, are felonies. Police said her bill with National Grid was for $1,200. Police […]

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Two teachers gain national board certification

Mrs. Leah Leibacher, high school science teacher, and Mrs. Lori Dufrain, Jr./Sr. high school special education teacher, each received an extra special holiday gift this year:  recognition as nationally board certified teachers.  The process of obtaining national board certification isn’t easy.  There are four portfolio entries that are about 10 pages long with supporting documentation […]

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Fundraisers Halted

Please, don’t ask for anything more. That’s the message that was sent out by Whitehall Central School Superintendent James Watson last week as he announced a “freeze” on school organizations fundraising throughout the rest of the school year.  

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New ‘Label Shopper’ store open

Store open, Grand Opening to follow Big block letters announced the arrival of the much-anticipated new store in Granville. Once a sign for a Laundromat, the roof at the Granville Plaza now glows red and reads: Label Shopper. 

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2014 Washington County Fair Guide

Classifieds 08/20/14

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, […]