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Whitehall test scores lag behind state, county averages

Test Score Chart

Students in the Whitehall Central School District continue to lag behind their peers across the state and county on standardized state tests. According to test results released by the state last week, the percentage of Whitehall students in grades three through eight who achieved proficiency on English Language Arts and math exams was below state […]

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Gang to challenge Banks for Supervisor

Dresden Supervisor Robert Banks will be challenged for another term by a longtime resident of the community. George Gang, who has lived in Dresden for three-and-a-half decades, will oppose Banks for supervisor in this fall’s election. Gang received the Democratic nomination during that party’s caucus on Aug. 6. A part-time tax preparer for H&R Block, […]

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Warren Tire officially opens for business

Warren Tire Service Center officially opened the doors to its Whitehall location on Monday after weeks of extensive renovations. “We’re very happy to be in the area. Everyone who stopped said they were very happy to have us here,” said Don Villa, who is general manager of the company and has worked for Warren Tire […]

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New shop in Whitehall caters to families

New cosignment shop

One of Whitehall’s newest businesses is a family affair. Evie Dean, owner of Once Upon a Time Consignment Shop, describes the venture “as a family-run business reaching out to families.” “I feel there is a real need for affordable clothing, especially for families,” Evie said. “We’re offering clothing at very affordable prices.” The shop, which […]

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Small business program to begin September

The Washington County Local Development Corporation, Warren County LDC along with SUNY Adirondack Continuing Education, will be conducting the Fall 2013 series of the Microenterprise Assistance Small Business Program beginning Sept. 9, at the SUNY Adirondack campus in Washington Hall. The Course is held Monday nights from 6 to 8 p.m. This 10-week course is […]

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Familiar face, new business on Route 4

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A familiar face has opened a new business. Orson Kingsley, a lifetime resident of Whitehall, recently opened Kingsley’s Sales and Service, an automotive sales and repair business located at 10148 State Route 4, just east of the village. “I just opened two weeks ago,” said Kingsley. “This is just the start of it.” Although the […]

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Enerjazz to perform Friday

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The sounds of Benny Goodman, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, and others will fill the air in Riverside Veterans Memorial Park at 7 p.m. on Friday evening, Aug. 16, as Enerjazz performs as part of the Music in the Park summer concert series. The group, which describes itself as Vermont’s high-energy big band, performs […]

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Local actors to perform Aug. 24

Nine Whitehall actors will appear with professional performers in the “Civil War Celebration — 1863″ to be staged by the Bridge Theater at the Whitehall Athletic Center beginning at noon on Saturday, Aug. 24, in a “19th century picnic atmosphere” that comes with lunch for guests. Veteran local performers Susan Ingerson, Colin Thompson, Lucretia Ingerson, […]

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Skene Manor to raffle quilt

Skene Manor Quilt

The Skene Manor is offering folks the chance to win a hand-stitched quilt. The manor is selling raffle tickets for a queen-sized quilt and will announce the winner at the organizations annual basket party in November. Tickets can be purchased at the Skene Manor and cost $5. The quilt will be on display in the […]

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Bow hunting safety courses offered

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Washington County is offering two Home Study Bow Hunter Safety Education Courses next month. One course will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Hudson Falls Fish and Game Club. Anybody interested in taking the course must pre-register and pick up a manual from […]

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Classifieds 05/27/14

Hampton Firehouse sale looms

Hampton firehouse

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 […]

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