Tag Archives: Whitehall High School

Whitehall graduate’s robot making news

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall High School graduate Zachary Max Diekel is making South Carolina news – and robots. Diekel was part of a team of Clemson University grad students that built and unveiled a robotic shopping companion at the Smithsonian Institute’s Creativity and Innovation Festival, where the students stood shoulder-to-shoulder with other tech innovators. “Going […]

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Whitehall romps in season opener

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By Matthew Saari The Whitehall Railroaders’ non-league game to kick off the 2017 football season last Saturday may have appeared, on paper at least, a lopsided matchup with Cohoes, a Class B school, hosting Class D Whitehall. The game did prove to be one-sided: in favor of Whitehall, which won, 54-0. “We knew going in […]

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Area schools start Wednesday

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By Krystle S. Morey and Matthew Saari In only a few short days schools throughout the region will reopen their doors to students, class bells will be ringing through the halls and a new school year will commence. Here’s a look at what you need to know before attendance is taken: Granville Students in the […]

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Students’ graffiti defended

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By Matthew Saari A Whitehall “tradition” came under heavy fire from an irritated resident at a town board meeting last Wednesday. The meeting opened with resident Catherine Tobin standing before the board asking that action be taken against Whitehall High School students who spray-paint their names on the blacktop of Buckley Road. “Two weekends ago […]

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RAMPAGE: ‘Bored,’ two men vandalize school

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By Matthew Saari In a fit of boredom, two young men broke into Whitehall High School and caused tens of thousands of dollars in damage during the early morning hours last Wednesday, police said. At 1 a.m. Alan M. Dufresne Jr., 20, and Skye Rice, 16, broke into the high school by smashing the glass […]

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Whitehall principal assesses first year

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By Matthew Saari While much of the recent focus on Whitehall Central School has revolved around the newest group of graduates, there was also a graduation of another sort – Jeff Keller finished his first year as principal of the high school. Being a principal isn’t solely about punishing misbehaving children, although there is a […]

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School board denies claim of hiring bias

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 By Matthew Saari The Whitehall Board of Education held a special meeting last Thursday with the intent of adjourning to executive session but before board president Frank Barber Jr. could do so the board came under fire from a district resident who alleged that school administrators were playing favorites when they hired a teacher for […]

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Whitehall’s 1939 football team joins hall of fame

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By Dan King The unbeaten, untied and unscored upon 1939 Whitehall High School football team will live forever. At the Radisson Turf Inn in Colonie, the team was officially inducted into the Capital District Football Hall of Fame Saturday as part of the hall of fame’s seventh induction class. “They were a great team – […]

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500 alumni attend Whitehall All-Class Reunion

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By Dan King Alumni from 19 states and two foreign countries made their way to Whitehall for the Whitehall High School All-Class Reunion this past weekend. The states represented were Arizona, New Mexico, California, Vermont, New York, New Hampshire, Tennessee, Florida, New Jersey, Connecticut, Georgia, Maine, South Carolina, North Carolina, Montana, Virginia, Texas, Missouri and […]

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Feature: ‘I’ve had a lot of fun in my life’

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By Dan King Margaret Lloyd Hoey has seen a little bit of everything in her lifetime. The 95-year-old Whitehall High School alumni revisited her hometown this weekend for the school’s 2016 All-Class Reunion. “I love my hometown,” she said. “It was such a great place to grow up.” Hoey now lives in Ausable Forks, just […]

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Weekender – 12/15/17

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Lakes Region Freepress – 12/15/17

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Northshire Freepress – 12/15/17

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518 Wheels – 12/14/17

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Granville’s first-ever lighted tractor parade Friday

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By Krystle S. Morey and Amber Stewart “The more lights the merrier.” This is the strategy the Granville Future Farmers […]

Village seeks funds for Flat Iron demo

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall village officials are seeking a state grant to fund the demolition of the notorious Flat Iron […]

Resident, village battle over sewage spill

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By Matthew Saari Something stinks in the village of Whitehall. For more than two months resident Christina Steves has battled […]

Quarrymen call proposed zoning a business ‘killer’

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  By Krystle S. Morey More than 40 slate quarry owners and industry workers turned out at Poultney’s Select Board […]

Kitten-thrower pleads guilty

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By Krystle S. Morey Justice has been served on behalf of a small orange kitten that was thrown out of […]

Northshire Freepress – 12/08/17

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