Tag Archives: Three Decades

Watson to retire after 27 years

James Watson

Whitehall Central School District Superintendent James Watson announced last week he plans to retire from the district he has overseen for nearly three decades. Watson, who is wrapping up his 27th year at the helm of the district, said he will remain on the job until his replacement can begin, likely in the fall. “This […]

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Putorti’s Broadway Market marks 85 years in business

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A local store, opened by an Italian immigrant and run for three generations by the same family, is celebrating a significant milestone. Putorti’s Broadway Market, which opened on Sept. 8, 1927, is in its 85th year of operation. “Family has always been involved. It’s been a central gathering place for the family. We always say […]

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$1 million to rebuild track: New York gives grant to Vermont Rail System

By Derek Liebig   A section of rail line in Whitehall, which has been abandoned for three decades, will be replaced thanks to a grant of more than $1 million from the New York Capital Region Economic Development Council. Dave Wulfson, president of Vermont Rail System,  estimated those improvements would result in an 18-minute reduction […]

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SVFC could still dissolve

Despite voting against dissolution of their fire department, members of the Skenesborough Volunteer Fire Company say they will most likely have to dissolve anyways. Jeff Benjamin, who took over as acting chief after Michael Putorti resigned last month, said the department is unlikely to survive without more financial support. “We’re probably going to have to […]

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Town board, clerk positions on ballot in Whitehall

Local voters will head to the polls Tuesday to determine the fate of three contested races. Despite the fact that George Armstrong and Louis Pratt are running unopposed for the positions of town supervisor and highway superintendent, respectively, there is still plenty of intrigue in next week’s town-wide elections. Democrat Jim Putorti and Republicans Stephanie […]

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Halloween in Rutland

Those looking for ways to spend their Halloween weekend should turn their gaze toward Rutland where a variety of events and activities await the region’s residents. From Haunted Houses to a Halloween Parade, you’ll find several frightening ways to spend your holiday weekend. The Rutland area is home to several haunted houses, perhaps none more […]

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Town proposes solar moratorium

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By Dan King Whitehall town officials want to figure out some rules and regulations before allowing new solar projects to […]

Area communities plan Memorial Day services

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By Dan King and Krystle S. Morey Memorial Day will be the focus throughout the area this weekend. Various towns […]

Local towns take different approaches to animal control

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By Dan King and Krystle S. Morey Dogs, and cows, and horses – oh my. Loose animals are a concern […]

Stanley, Van Gelder top Class of 2016

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Valedictorian to study at Georgetown  Three years ago, Granville business teacher Terry Wheeler approached Brooke Stanley and asked her to […]

‘The Quarry’ opening soon

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By Krystle S. Morey Interior walls and the well-known wooden storefront of O’Callahan’s Irish Pub are coming down as owners […]

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