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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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, […]