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Whitehall teacher eyes new playground

Holly Pelky, a first-grade teacher at Whitehall Elementary School, is hoping to build a new playground behind the school. Pelky told the Board of Education that she has applied to KaBOOM! for a $15,000 grant to build a new playground. KaBOOM! is a national non-profit organization that helps build playgrounds. The grant would provide $9,000 […]

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Tae Kwon Do begins Monday

The Whitehall Tae Kwon Do Association begins its 33rd year on Monday, Sept. 23. Classes are held in the Whitehall Elementary School gymnasium on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Classes concluded approximately the third week in May. Students of all ages are welcome, although students under age 6 are accepted on […]

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Whitehall avoids worst of storm

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Whitehall emerged relatively unscathed from a violent storm that uprooted trees and left thousands without power last Wednesday. Louie Pratt, Whitehall Highway Superintendent, said a half dozen or so trees were toppled in the southeast part of town near Hatch Hill and Tanner Hill Roads. On Hatch Hill Road, a telephone pole was snapped in […]

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Man pleads guilty in trailer park shooting

A Connecticut man who fired shots into a mobile home park in April pleaded guilty to a felony last week. Jose Febus, 40, of Hartford, Conn., pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal possession of a weapon, for his part in the April 12 shooting that left two homes in the Whitehall Mobile Home Park riddled with […]

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Museum director: It’s been an encouraging year

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The Skenesborough Museum has become an international travel destination this summer. Carol Greenough, director, said the museum has enjoyed an encouraging year, fueled in part by an influx of foreign tourists. “We’ve had a terrific number of people from out state and out of the country,” Greenough said last week. “I was really surprised to […]

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Fire Dept. seeks more funding

Facing what he described as a stark need to replace equipment, Brian Brooks, president of the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company, last week submitted to the Whitehall Town Board a request for a $25,000 increase in the department’s current budget of $104,000. The request, he said, was for replacing equipment essential to battling blazes inside a […]

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A Homecoming seven decades later

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When Henry Gurney returned home after serving in World War II, there was no crowd or parade trumpeting his return. His parents met him at the station and he went home. On Saturday, 68 years after the end of the war, he and six other veterans received the homecoming they missed. Gurney was among a […]

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Golf team starts season 2-1

Whitehall’s golf team suffered its first loss of the season on Monday after starting the season with two straight wins. FortAnn defeated Whitehall 3-2 in a match played at Pole Valley Player’s Club. The Cardinals top three golfers led the way, winning all their matches. Cody Holmes edged Robby Pereau 4-3; Brandon Nassivera defeated Cullen […]

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Railroaders overcome first half woes; defeated Hoosic Valley 35-7

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Head coach Justin Culligan thought there would be moments this season when Whitehall’s football team exceeded expectations and moments when it failed to play the way it was capable of. On Friday, the Railroaders did both. Justin Hoagland scored four touchdowns and Whitehall racked up more than 350 yards on the ground as the team […]

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Whitehall fences with fence laws

The Whitehall Village Board last Tuesday night found itself a bit fenced in by contradictory fence laws. Mayor Peter Telisky said that when a village resident planned to put up a normal fence, he should simply be able to contact Code Enforcement Officer Gary Bennett for an informal okay. Telisky said he saw no reason […]

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Hampton Firehouse sale looms

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By Joshua Bassett Barring someone petitioning for a public referendum within 30 days of May 20, the Hampton Town Board […]

Whitehall Elementary honors fallen heroes

Winners of the citizenship awards

By Dan King Although the weather started chilly on Thursday, it turned nice just in time for the annual Whitehall […]

Huge turnout for Whitehall parade

Charles Austin and Henry Gurney escort Cathy Aiken to place the wreath

By Dan King “I didn’t even know there were this many people in Whitehall,” a spectator said as he watched […]

Granville High School honors fallen soldiers

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By Joshua Bassett Granville High School’s gym was quiet Friday afternoon as many gathered there to give thanks to the […]

Hot dog contest next weekend

By Joshua Bassett After a one-year hiatus, the “What’s Up Dawgs Hot Dawg Eating Contest” is back. The event will […]

Hundreds join in Granville parade

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By Joshua Bassett Hundreds gathered Monday on Granville’s Main Street and in Veterans Park to honor and celebrate those lost […]

Car rally to boast more than just cars

According to organizers of the Penrhyn Engine Co. Car Rally in Middle Granville, they’ve seen it all over the years. […]

Beauty will be rewarded

The Slate Valley Garden Club is taking submissions for the organization’s annual beautification awards from now until August. Anyone with […]

Pratts question Hampton coverage

By Joshua Bassett During the public participation portion of a Hampton Town Board meeting last week, Arnie Pratt and his […]

Slate Valley Museum to host ‘spring tasting’

By Laura McCusker The Slate Valley Museum in Granville will host its first-ever Spring Tasting on the Alley on Saturday, […]

Granville FFA goes to convention

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By Tara Cook New York State FFA 2014-2015 vice-president Seth Browe, was elected to be the 2015-2016 District 3 FFA […]

Rail Trail 5K this weekend

By Joshua Bassett The sixth annual Rail Trail 5K race takes place this Saturday, May 30. The race/walk begins at […]

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