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Skene Manor opens for season Saturday

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By Matthew Saari For many people spring heralds longer days, chirping birds, greener trees and warmer temperatures. For Whitehallers, it also means the doors of Skene Manor open for another year. The iconic, legendary Castle-on-the-Hill will reopen this Saturday, April 21 at noon and patrons will once again be able to embark on educational tours, […]

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Earth Day activities throughout the region

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By Serena Kovalosky Earth Day is Sunday, April 22, and locals are bringing their gloves, rakes and community spirit to their towns and villages in clean-up efforts throughout the region. Art, music, talks, bike rides and fairs will inform and entertain. Here is a listing of where you can rake, clean, learn and enjoy Earth […]

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Whitehall teen charged for ‘terroristic threat’

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By Matthew Saari State Police arrested a 14-year-old Whitehall student last week, charging him with making a “terroristic threat,” a felony. The charge stems from an investigation last Tuesday when Whitehall High School administrators were made aware that the student, whose name was not released due to his age, was talking about “engaging in a […]

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Locals eye board seats in three school districts

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By Matthew Saari and Krystle S. Morey Whitehall There will be a bit of a race this year as three individuals have thrown their hats in the ring to contest two Board of Education seats in Whitehall. Current board president Frank Barber Jr. confirmed he will seek reelection and he’ll be challenged by newcomers Stiling […]

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No tax hike: Village to tap into reserves for budget

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By Matthew Saari In an effort to keep the tax rate flat, the Whitehall Village Board has decided to dip into the fund balance for some of the new budget’s funding. The board met Tuesday night and debated for nearly 90 minutes different avenues which would allow them to pay the village’s bills but not […]

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Running with Sasquatch: Inaugural half-marathon set for June 9

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  By Matthew Saari In an effort to shed the added pounds he tacked on during the winter months, Sasquatch will be hosting – and running in – a half-marathon on Saturday, June 9. Race director Heather Pauquette said she was inspired to begin planning a Sasquatch-themed race because of the dearth of road races […]

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Discount store to open in former Aubuchon’s

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By Matthew Saari The former Aubuchon’s hardware store which has long stood vacant on State Route 4 in Whitehall has new owners and will reopen this month as Upstate Discount Warehouse. For the better part of a month Greg Knapp and Mohammad Bilal have been shipping goods into the store in preparation for an April […]

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State: Granville fiscally stressed, Whitehall not

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By Matthew Saari & Krystle S. Morey Granville A state report rates Granville the third-most fiscally stressed village in New York. The municipality earned a “moderate fiscal stress” rating with a score of 59.6 percent in the study completed recently by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office. “We assumed that was going to be,” said Mayor […]

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Whitehall honors champion basketball

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By Matthew Saari The awards dinner for the Whitehall boys’ basketball team proved to be a bittersweet moment for all involved but especially so for coach Keith Redmond. “I don’t know if I can do it,” Redmond said when it came time last Wednesday for him to bid his athletes, many of whom he’s coached […]

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Changes approved to power line route through Whitehall

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By Matthew Saari An alternative route for a proposed high voltage power line was approved by the Whitehall Town Board following discussion last week. Supervisor John Rozell brought the matter before the board last Wednesday after it was tabled during the February town board meeting. “Where do we stand on that project?” Rozell asked the […]

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Hartford schools on alert after ‘not specific’ threats

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By Krystle S. Morey Hartford Central School District officials are on high alert following the discovery of two threats against […]

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 […]

Granville school wrestles with new logo

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By Krystle S. Morey After gracing sports uniforms and yearbooks of the Granville Golden Horde for decades, the infamous Mongolian […]

Police proponents, opponents survey

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By Matthew Saari If there’s a strong push to disband the Whitehall Police Department to reduce village taxes, there’s an […]

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 […]

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Should Whitehall retain its police department?

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By Matthew Saari Should the village of Whitehall continue having its own police department? It’s a controversial question that has […]

DWI-charged teacher will return to her job

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By Krystle S. Morey The kindergarten teacher who was arrested after she allegedly drove to Mary J. Tanner School drunk […]

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 […]

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