Tag Archives: Whitehall

Whitehall student playing for Bayern Munich affiliate

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By Dan King Whitehall High School has never had a boys’ soccer team, but that hasn’t stopped Jake Morales from chasing his dreams. The 15-year-old student is spending his summer playing soccer for an affiliate of one of the world’s best teams – FC Bayern Munich. Morales plays for the 16-U affiliate of the German […]

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Mud boggers, Granville board ‘on same page’

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By Dan King Granville town officials and representatives of Mettowee Off Road Extreme Park say they’re on the same page – sort of. The park’s owner, Ralph Jameson, and engineer Garry Robinson gave a presentation to the town board last Thursday, discussing future plans for the park. Town officials, in the past, have expressed concerns […]

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Canal Festival returns to Whitehall

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By Dan King Skenesborough Park will be happening Friday and Saturday. The annual Whitehall Canal Festival kicks off on Friday at the Skenesborough Park. For more than 30 years, Canal Festival has marked the “unofficial start of summer,” with a variety of activities aimed at people with different interests. “For over 30 years, Festival has […]

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Moratorium OK’d by board

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By Dan King No new solar farms will be going up in the town of Whitehall for the next three months. After more than an hour of discussion last Wednesday, the town board voted 3-2 to accept an amended three-month land use moratorium on solar farms. Councilmembers John Rozell, Stephanie Safka and Farrell Prefountaine voted […]

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Weather excited Winterfest fever

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By Dan King This week has actually felt like winter, and that’s good news for organizers of the Whitehall Winterfest. At 10 a.m. on Saturday, Mayor Ken Bartholomew and Supervisor George Armstrong will give opening remarks, Rev. Jim Peterson will lead a blessing and Bill Jones will sing “God Bless America.” Following that, the event […]

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McDonald’s future uncertain

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By Dan King The sign along Route 4 telling drivers that a McDonald’s is coming up on the left has been replaced with one advising travelers to go to Fair Haven, Vt. if they want McDonald’s. McDonald’s closed its Route 4 location in Whitehall on Aug. 22. At that time, McDonald’s officials said the close […]

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Safka, Prefountaine leading

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By Dan King It’s not yet time to declare a winner in the Whitehall Town election. When the results from Tuesday’s election were tallied up, the incumbents, all of whom were Republicans, found themselves in the lead, but there are still 28 absentee ballots out. Incumbent Republican board members Farrell Prefountaine and Stephanie Safka lead […]

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Search for Sasquatch resumes, forty years later

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By Dan King It’s been 40 years since the first reported Sasquatch sighting in Whitehall and now the quest to find the creature has been reenergized. Unlike 1975, this time around, the quest will include television cameras and crews hoping to reap the reward of finding one of the most heralded mythical creatures in the […]

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Keough to plant community garden

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By Dan King A Whitehall High School student has come up with a creative way to support local charity and the environment. Jensen Keough, a freshman, has decided to establish a community garden at the high school, in which she will grow produce. Keough will take care of the plants and when they are ready […]

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Sasquatch sightings on the rise

By Dan King Officials say the snowy weather has driven local Sasquatches out of the woods and caused them to mill around the village. There is a growing concern that until the weather finally warms up, that Sasquatches will continue to roam around the village, rummaging through trash cans and dumpsters in quest of food. […]

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Torres will coach – again

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By Krystle S. Morey After a months-long process of back-and-forth appointments, rescinded hires and resignations, Mario Torres has been named […]

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 […]

Local couple to reopen Scotties’

Mark and Edie Pickard of Granville purchased Scotties’, a long-time diner and gift shop on Main Street, last week. The couple plans to preserve the atmosphere of the former Scotties’.

By Krystle S. Morey After about six months of negotiations, Scotties’ has been sold – and to a local couple. […]

Hicks tasked with reuniting school board

School Board President Audrey Hicks was reelected Monday, July 11. She is pictured here being sworn in at the board’s reorganizational meeting.

By Krystle S. Morey Focusing on academics, improving the graduation rate and boosting student participation are just a few things […]

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 […]

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