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Bigfoot council to promote tourism

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By Darren Marcy With growing interest in Whitehall’s resident Bigfoot population, a group of local business owners and individuals have formed the Bigfoot Tourism Council of Whitehall to better take advantage of tourist interest. Whether it’s to promote an earnest belief in Sasquatch or just a chance to push a little tourism marketing depends upon […]

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County tax sale July 28

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By Matthew Saari One hundred twenty three Washington County properties will be going to auction on Saturday, July 28. Every year the county sends properties to auction which are three years delinquent on paying their respective property taxes. The only way for Washington County property owners to keep their property is to pay their back […]

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Group discusses Catholic ‘school’

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By Matthew Saari To help restore Whitehall to its former glory, one of the ideas floated by a group of residents was the formation of a Catholic school. The group, self-titled Resurrect Whitehall, has been meeting since April, with this particular idea being brought up at its June meeting. “We were thinking of probing the […]

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Bascue qualifies for winter olympics

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall’s Codie Bascue, just 23 years old, has clinched a spot on the U.S. four-man Olympic bobsled team. The news broke Sunday when Team USA posted an article on its website stating that Bascue, 23, had more-or-less guaranteed a ride to PyeongChang, South Korea, by being ranked as the number one four-man […]

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Taxpayers rush to pay, beat deadline

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By Matthew Saari Following the signing of the 2018 Republican tax bill into law by President Donald Trump, many taxpayers – including those in this region – rushed to their local town offices in hopes of paying their taxes early to avoid newly imposed caps. “We’ve had several people come in and pay early,” said […]

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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 building before it collapses. Mayor Phil Smith called a special Village Board meeting last Friday at 1 p.m. where, following a nine-minute public hearing during which no village residents spoke out against applying for the […]

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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 with the village over a sewer line which became compromised on Oct. 2 when a neighbor’s tree roots blocked the line, causing the pipe to burst and discharge raw sewage into Steves’ basement. “When I […]

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Whitehall homecoming this weekend

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  By Matthew Saari The annual homecoming dance is scheduled for this Saturday and students at Whitehall High School have been showing their school spirit all week long. All week the students have been getting in the spirit, dressing in all manner of flamboyant dress and painting their faces. “The kids are super excited all […]

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Whitehall to face Cambridge Saturday

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  By Matthew Saari Whitehall’s football team may boast an undefeated record for the season but the Railroaders’ mettle is going to be put the test on Saturday. The Railroaders are scheduled to square off against the defending New York state Class D champions, the Cambridge Indians, for a 1 p.m. kickoff. On top of […]

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Putorti’s Market turns 90

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By Matthew Saari It’s a name that requires no introduction to anyone who lives in Whitehall. It’s not so much a business or small-town market as it is an institution – a keystone of the foundation of Whitehall’s identity. It is Putorti’s Market on Broadway. In a few days Putorti’s will be celebrating its 90th […]

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North Country Freepress – 09/21/18

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Lakes Region Freepress – 09/21/18

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518 Wheels – 09/20/18

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Bomb squad called to Granville village

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By Krystle S. Morey Mettowee Street was abuzz with law enforcement activity Sunday afternoon. “They found a grenade,” said Granville […]

Class C looms as enrollment jumps

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall athletes may be looking at a future of competing against the likes of Cambridge, Greenwich, Hoosick […]

Safety officers take to school hallways

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By Krystle S. Morey and Matthew Saari   A new school year has begun, and with it comes a new […]

Dresden firemen seek more funds

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By Matthew Saari The firemen in Dresden are seeking a budget increase – potentially the first in 15 years. Members […]

Sasquatch Calling Festival returns Sept. 29

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By Matthew Saari The hills and vales of the bucolic Whitehall countryside will be resonating with the deep, sonorous calls […]

North Country Freepress – 09/14/18

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Lakes Region Freepress – 09/14/18

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518 Wheels – 09/13/18

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Village debates, OKs pig farm

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall trustees had to roll out extra chairs last Thursday to accommodate everyone interested in the proposed […]

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