Tag Archives: State Canal

Canal opens May 1

The Champlain Canal will soon be abuzz with activity as the New York State Canal Corp. is tentatively scheduled to open the state’s canal season for the 2013 navigation season on Wednesday, May 1. Operation of the canal system is subject to the latest water and weather conditions but with a normal water levels and […]

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Town move finally here

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The long wait for a new town hall is over. Supervisor George Armstrong said the town has received its change of use certificate from the county and will move into the former Skenesborough firehouse next week. “We got the OK to move in from the county and we plan to make the move on the […]

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Town to maintain park

The town has finalized an agreement that will ensure the Skenesborough Canalside Park and Visitor’s Center will remain open. At last week’s monthly meeting the board voted to continue basic maintenance of the building and grounds. “We will continue to operate the park in the same manner we did before we moved in,” said George […]

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Canalside facility in flux as town prepares to move

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The town will explore the possibility of hiring someone to manage the Skenesborough Canalside Park and Visitors Center as it tries to determine how to manage the property going forward. The position would serve as an independent contractor and would oversee maintenance of the park and organize events. Officials want to ensure that the park […]

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Invasive pest found in Lake George

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The small aquatic species that spurred some scientists and Vermont officials to call for the closure of the Champlain Canal has been confirmed in Lake George. The spiny water flea, an aquatic invasive zooplankton native to Eurasia, was discovered by an angler in waters off of Mossy Point Boat Launch in Ticonderoga. “The most frustating […]

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States fight over canal closure

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An interstate battle may be brewing after a group of scientists and Vermont officials have asked for the closure of the Champlain Canal to control the spread of a recently discovered invasive species. But officials in New York have said the canal will remain open. Tim Mihuc, director of the Lake Champlain Institute at SUNY […]

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Lecture series features a wide range of topics

The Arts and Recreation Commission of Whitehall has announced its 2012 summer lecture series. The series features weekly talks on topics of local interest. Local author and business owner George T. Kapusinski will speak on “The Huletts Hotel Fire,” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24, at the Cooke’s Island Recreation Center on Lower Main […]

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Electric services along wall: Debate balances costs vs. attracting boaters

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Boaters passing through Whitehall this summer may be able to access electrical services along the mooring wall behind the New York State Canal Corp. Visitors Center. Supervisor George Armstrong expressed his desire to see power along the wall restored during a meeting with Canal Corp. officials on Monday morning. “I’m in favor, and always have […]

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Canal set to open Tuesday

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              Boaters will once again find themselves passing through the waters of Whitehall as the New York State Canal Corp. is tentatively scheduled to open for the 2012 navigation season on Tuesday, May 1. “We’re looking forward to an on-time opening,” said Brian Stratton, director of the Canal Corp. […]

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Students get aboard Lois McClure, Urger for lessons

A group of third- and fourth-grade students was given the opportunity last week to learn more about the New York State Canal System and life aboard a 19th century schooner. Several dozen students fromWhitehallandFortAnntook approximately an hour out of their school day on Friday afternoon to visit crews aboard the Urger and Lois McClure, which […]

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Girls fall to Greenwich in opener

A stingy defense was too much for Granville to overcome in season opener Friday night. Granville was held to seven […]

Girls compete with Cougars

The Whitehall girls’ basketball team (0-3) is still seeking its first win of the season. However, the girls stuck with […]

Boys’ hoops handed first loss

After leaping out to a 2-0 start, the Whitehall boys’ basketball team was grounded at North Warren, 65-43. To say […]

Main Street rebounding, says dog salon owner

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By Dan King Malin Shepherd’s new dog salon on Main Street is a sign, she says, that the street is […]

What are you drinking?

Whitehall water

By Dan King If you live in the Village of Whitehall, your drinking water is perfectly healthy. That’s what the […]

Dared by friends, she write a novel

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By Derek Liebig It started with a dare. A few years ago, Granville resident Michele Sargent was having lunch with […]