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Birders may nest but not pay rent in Whitehall Visitor Center

By Lee Tugas A Washington County birding group may nest in the Whitehall Visitor Center, but it’s unlikely they will pay any rent. Supervisor George Armstrong told the town bard that Washington County Grasslands Important Bird Area will nest seven days a week in the Canal Corp Visitor Center. But the expectation that the bird […]

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Booth elected president of Washington County Fair

The Washington County Fair announced last week the election of R. Harry Booth as 2014 President of the New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs. Booth’s presidency was confirmed at the NYSAAF annual convention held at the Rochester Convention Center, in January. Booth has served as the Washington County Fair president. In a letter to […]

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Fleeing suspect reports to work next day at ice plant only to be nabbed by village police

By Lee Tugas A strong work ethic was the downfall of a suspect who fled from Police last week. A man who allegedly stabbed another man with a grilling fork and later fled the village police station into the night, nevertheless dutifully reported to his job the next day. And that’s where he was caught. […]

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Former Washington County man finds a calling in the kitchen

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By Derek Liebig Marty Lyons has never done anything but cook and he wouldn’t have it any other way. The former Washington County and Whitehall resident has worked in the restaurant industry since he was in high school and over the years has become a master of his craft. In fact, he has become so […]

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Hartford residents had large amount of drugs and cash

Two Hartford residents were arrested for possessing large amounts of drugs following an investigation last Thursday. Arrested were 32-year-old Peter G. Holcomb Jr. and 23-year-old Amanda I. Northshield after a search warrant was conducted at their residence. The investigation resulted in the seizure of narcotics, weapons and more than $35,000 in cash. Police recovered one […]

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Whitehall food pantry director reports significant progress in food collection

By Lee Tugas In September, when Donna Gorton was appointed the new director of the Whitehall Food Pantry, she said her goal was to seek out new sources of food. She specifically meant a formal connection with the Albany Food Bank. That hasn’t happened yet, but a lot of other food from other sources has […]

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It’s not too late for the flu vaccine

By Jaime Thomas As the height of winter approaches so does the height of flu season. Though officials say the current number of cases is normal for this time of year, it is still pervasive. “Right now it’s considered widespread throughout the state,” said Patty Hunt, director of public health and patient services for Washington […]

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School to host “sexting” assemblies

By Derek Liebig The Whitehall Central School District will seek to educate students and parents about the repercussions of “sexting” during a pair of forums next Tuesday. Representatives from the FBI, New York state police, Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Washington County Sexual Trauma and Recovery Services (STAR) and the Whitehall Police Department will speak with […]

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Police collect 500 pounds of food, clothing

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By Lee Tugas Whitehall Police Chief Matt Dickinson was so jubilant that for once he forgot his dislike of photographs. Diving through a bag of clothing,” Dickinson crowed, “The nice people of Whitehall donated more than 500 pounds of food. We filled that police car.” Dickinson’s reference was to his department’s goal to fill a […]

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Putorti’s Market named one of county’s best

By Derek Liebig  Family-run business to be honored by LDC Dec. 6 A local store that has been in business for the better part of the last century will be honored by the Washington County Local Development Corporation and the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce during an awards banquet next week. Putorti’s Broadway Market will […]

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North Country Freepress – 06/15/18

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Lakes Region Freepress – 06/15/18

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518 Wheels – 06/14/18

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North Country Freepress – 06/08/18

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518 Wheels – 06/07/18

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Woman, 74, surrenders for January hit-and-run

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By Krystle S. Morey More than five months after a man was hit by a vehicle and left seriously injured […]

Community argues against abolishing police to cut costs

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall village residents have spoken – they want their police department. More than 50 people turned out […]

Inaugural Sasquatch half-marathon Saturday

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By Matthew Saari Runners near and far will converge on Whitehall for the first-ever Sasquatch half-marathon and 5K race this […]

Whitehall wins first trap season

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By Matthew Saari Four thousand three hundred fifty targets, 87 participants, 12 schools and one champion. The fledgling Whitehall trap […]

Hartford reenactors appear in TV episode

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By Keith Harrington A pair of Hartford High School graduates parlayed their passion for Revolutionary War reenactment and acting into […]

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