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School district approves tax rates

The Whitehall Board of Education approved the 2013-14 tax rates for property owners within the district and nearly everyone can expect to pay a little more on their taxes this year. The tax rate will increase 2.3 percent in Whitehall, 2.2 percent in Dresden and 2.1 percent in Hampton, Fort Ann and Granville. Those increases […]

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Camp focuses on school, life changes

Sixth grade students participate in a team-building exercise called “one-timer” as Heidi Terry from the Office for Prevention looks on.

Middle School is about transitions. There’s the transition from the comfortable and strictly-structured world of elementary school to the less-structured and unfamiliar environment of middle school. There are also the mental and physical transitions from childhood to adolescence and the confusion and difficulties that may accompany those changes. In an effort to ease those anxieties […]

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Whitehall opens season Friday night

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The Whitehall varsity football team opens defense of the Class D, North Division Championship tomorrow night as the Railroaders host the Hoosic Valley Indians on Friday, Sept. 5. The game is a rematch of last year’s lopsided contest, that saw Whitehall trounce the Indians 56-0 behind Josh Hoagland’s 240-yard, 44-point effort. But the teams that […]

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Registration open for 21st Race for the Cure

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Twenty-first birthdays are special, and this one is no different. The 21st Annual Vermont Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure kicks off in Manchester, Vt., on Saturday, Sept. 21. That’s just over a month away, and there’s still plenty of time to register, pledge, volunteer, or form or join a team by going to […]

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Skeeter Morse to perform Thursday

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The forecast is sunny and clear, and village officials are hoping it stays that way through Thursday, so the summer concert series can take place. Concert fans should get to Veterans Park this week as the season is wrapping up, with only two more shows to go. Presenting classics from the 50s and 60s this […]

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Captain Jim Morash: Call me Ishmael

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At 19, he worked at an IGA in Poultney.  How did he, 35 years later, come to skipper the Mount Washington II on New Hampshire’s Lake Winnipesaukee and win the state’s top tourism honor?  Jim Morash, better known as Captain Jim, at first seemed to be at a bit of a loss to explain just […]

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Eclectic auction benefits W. Pawlet VFD

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By Jaime Thomas   Antiques, tools, furniture and food—all of it will be for sale next week at the West Pawlet Volunteer Department Auction. On Thursday, Aug. 29 starting at 6 p.m., members of the community will gather under a tent to bid on a wide variety of goods. Among other bargains will be tables, […]

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911 center staff seek help, higher pay

By Jaime Thomas Emergency communicators in Washington County are handling a higher volume of calls with less help. Jack Rogers, a labor relations representative for the county’s 911 communication center, addressed the county board of supervisors at a monthly meeting Friday morning. “Please consider this issue of the lack of employees in this stressful and […]

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LaChapelle seeks cuts in town budget

A member of the Whitehall Town Board has challenged fellow board members to curtail expenses and has proposed an across-the-board reduction in spending. Richard LaChapelle is advocating for sweeping cuts in expenditures as officials begin the process of preparing the town’s 2014 operating budget.  “I’d like to see every department come in with a 5 […]

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Whitehall townwide yard sale set for next weekend

It’s going to be a little easier this year to find specific sales during Whitehall’s Townwide Yard Sale. The Whitehall Chamber of Commerce intends to publish a map indicating the location of specific sales during the annual event, which will be held this year on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. Anyone who would like to […]

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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

Granville FFA Convention pic

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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