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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 for a public hearing regarding the future of the Whitehall Police Department – so many that village officials moved the hearing to the Whitehall courtroom to accommodate everyone. Village and town residents were joined by […]

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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 Saturday, June 9. Both events are scheduled to step off in front of the Whitehall Armory on Poultney Street at 8 a.m. sharp. Prospective participants who have yet to register will have the opportunity to […]

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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 team defeated all comers at the regional Foothills Challenge on Sunday. Twelve teams competed against one another at the Hudson Falls Fish and Game Club, with only one team walking away champions. “Isn’t that crazy? […]

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Meet your Local Butcher Shop

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By Matthew Saari In addition to being the birthplace of the U.S. Navy, Whitehall can now proudly say it is home to the region’s only butcher shop. The Local Butcher Shop opened at its U.S. Route 4 location last Friday after much anticipation and in preparation for the Memorial Day weekend – the unofficial start […]

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Dresden resident remembers World War II

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By Matthew Saari In preparation for Memorial Day, The Times sat down with 91-year-old Dresden resident and World War II veteran Stiling “Ty” Knight. In so doing, Knight provided an increasingly rare, first-hand account of his involvement in one of the most significant wars in America’s history. Knight was but 16 years old when the […]

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Flat Iron falls

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By Matthew Saari As the Whitehall Village Board was proceeding with steps to demolish the decrepit building at 160 Main treet – known as the Flat Iron  –  the structure collapsed on its own about noon last Sunday. The board met last Tuesday to address the question of asbestos as part of the process of […]

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Police proponents, opponents survey

The entrance to the Whitehall Police Station.

By Matthew Saari If there’s a strong push to disband the Whitehall Police Department to reduce village taxes, there’s an equally strong movement to keep the local force in place. When David Molenaar sent the Times a letter outlining “the debilitating cost” of maintaining the village police department last April, former mayor Ken Bartholomew responded […]

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Parades, ceremonies to mark Memorial Day

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Communities large and small throughout the region will host parades and ceremonies to honor the men and women who fought and died in service to our United States of America. Argyle The Argyle American Legion will host a Memorial Day parade at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 28 which will begin at the laundromat on […]

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Should Whitehall retain its police department?

The entrance to the Whitehall Police Station.

By Matthew Saari Should the village of Whitehall continue having its own police department? It’s a controversial question that has quickly become a hot topic for residents after trustee George Armstrong broached the topic following his taking office. Now residents will have the opportunity of having their opinions heard on the matter as resident David […]

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Village seeks ‘input on future of police department’

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By Matthew Saari Village trustees are “seeking input on the future of the police department,” and to that end have scheduled a special public hearing for Thursday, May 31. Mayor Phil Smith brought the matter before village trustees at a board meeting Tuesday. “I heard today…there’s a petition going around to get rid of the […]

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Lions’ ‘kids’ day’ returning July 4

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The Granville Lions Club’s annual Kids Day returns on July 4 for another year, bringing with it the long jump, […]

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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

Whitehall PD meeting

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

Whitehall trap

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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