Tag Archives: Whitehall

Local schools see state aid increases

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By Krystle S. Morey and Matthew Saari New York State increased education aid for the next fiscal year by $1.1 billion, and local school districts are pleased with the news. Statewide education funding, $25.8 billion, makes up nearly 16 percent of the state’s total budget. Gov. Cuomo struck a deal with legislators earlier this month […]

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Whitehall-Granville rivalry renewed

Football Rivalry

By Matthew Saari In its heyday, the annual Granville-Whitehall football game was one of the most notable in the entire region. But in recent years the teams have played infrequently and the fabled rivalry has faded to the point of becoming simply a footnote in the pages of local history. Now that Granville has dropped […]

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Whitehall’s finest take stage Saturday

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By Matthew Saari Seven distinguished young women from Whitehall will take the stage this Saturday to showcase their talents, smarts, dedication and commitment in front of an adoring crowd. This year’s Distinguished Young Women competition consists of seven girls, all juniors at Whitehall High School, who not only excel in and out of the classroom […]

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Old church closes doors

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By Dan King A small congregation of Presbyterians is currently without a full-time home. The First Presbyterian Church of Whitehall closed its doors in July, after the Albany Presbytery – which oversees the church – became aware of some code issues at the church, which was built in 1848. “What we were told was that […]

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Shoppers’ ‘points’ can help schools get tools

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville residents can earn free supplies, musical instruments and playground equipment for their school simply by shopping. The Granville Central School District has teamed up with Price Chopper and the Tools for Schools program. Every time customers shop at any Price Chopper with their AdvantEdge Card and mention their school’s code, […]

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Fundraiser for boy injured in ATV accident Saturday

Logan Pease walks again with the help of a prosthetic leg.

By Dan King Since 11-year-old Logan Pease was struck by a vehicle while riding his ATV in May, the community has come together to organize a fundraiser for his medical expenses. The Family Fun Fest to benefit Logan Pease is set to take place this Saturday, Aug. 27, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at […]

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Step ‘N’ Time Dance Studio expands

Sondra Smith displays some of the dance attire that will be sold in the new dance shop.

By Dan King Step ‘N’ Time Dance Studio in Whitehall is expanding. The studio, which was once housed in one room of a large building, has since grown to encompass the entire building. Owner Gretta Hochsprung purchased the building, located on Lower Boardman Street, from the Mt. Carmel Society in December. Since that time Hochsprung […]

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County seeks PILOT for new solar projects

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By Dan King The Washington County Board of Supervisors wants Borrego Solar to pay some money for its solar project on Buckley Road in Whitehall. Supervisors held a special meeting Monday for the sole purpose of voting on a resolution that requires Borrego to enter into a Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) on the […]

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Whitehall’s Brooks wins state DYW crown

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By Dan King Whitehall’s own Lexy Brooks is the most Distinguished Young Woman in New York State. Brooks, who won Whitehall’s Distinguished Young Women program in April, took the state crown last Saturday at Cohoes High School. “It really means a lot, honestly,” Brooks said. “I just wanted to do the best I could and […]

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‘Geekery’ to open in Whitehall

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By Dan King Whitehall’s Main Street has a new business – and “geeks” of all stripes will be delighted by it. The purple and black awning has been erected, and the Freakopolis Geekery will host its grand opening this Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 13 and 14, from 10 a.m. until night time each day. “One […]

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518 Wheels – 05/25/17

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Memorial Day parades, ceremonies on tap

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By Krystle S. Morey, Matthew Saari and Donna Frischknecht Memorial Day will be the focus of area communities throughout New […]

Village: Trailer must go by June 1

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By Matthew Saari “I’m not a mean person. But you came to us back in March. You’ve had ample time.” […]

Granville High School receives national award

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By Krystle S. Morey In recognition of how well it prepares students for college, Granville High School received a “bronze […]

New York trailblazer for free college tuition

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By Matthew Saari Beginning this fall, resident-students young and old will be able to attend New York state colleges and […]

Hartford upsets unbeaten Germantown

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By Keith Harrington As the Hartford softball team practiced on Tuesday, you could almost see the confidence flowing as the […]

North Country Freepress – 05/19/17

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Weekender – 05/19/17

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Northshire Freepress – 05/19/17

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Lakes Region Freepress – 05/19/17

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Lakes Classifieds – 05/19/17

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518 Wheels – 05/18/17

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