Tag Archives: Whitehall

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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Cold war vets to keep tax breaks

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By Krystle S. Morey and Matthew Saari Following a brief public hearing, the Granville Town Board voted to extend tax exemptions for Cold War veterans indefinitely. New York offered the tax break to Cold War veterans for the last decade. The exemption, which offered discounted property taxes for eligible veterans, is set to expire after […]

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Village slapped with warning for sewage spill

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By Matthew Saari For failing to report a sewage spill in October, Whitehall received a notice from the state Department of Environmental Conservation warning the village had violated state law. Mayor Phil Smith presented the notice at the December village meeting. “This is from the DEC,” Smith said. “This is the first slap on the […]

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Bobsledder awaits word of his selection to team

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall’s own Codie Bascue stole national headlines in November when he grabbed a gold medal during a World Cup bobsled race in Lake Placid. The day proved monumental not only for Bascue, as this was his first World Cup gold, but also for the U.S. bobsled team, which hadn’t won a two-man […]

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Power project may ease taxes in local towns

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By Matthew Saari A monumental clean-energy project may shift some of the tax burden from Washington County taxpayers. Details about the Champlain Hudson Power Express, including routing and impact upon the local area, were presented at a Putnam town meeting last Thursday by Josh Bagnato, vice president of project development for Transmission Developers Inc., the […]

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Country Cupboard open for business

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By Matthew Saari Walking into the Whitehall High School cafeteria, past the eating room tables and past the gleaming stainless-steel ovens you’ll find a bright red locker, or cupboard, fully stocked with all manner of food items, personal hygiene products and winter apparel. That red cabinet, the Country Cupboard, is the brainchild of cafeteria manager […]

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Toys train delivers smiles

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By Matthew Saari Nearly 300 children had their Christmas brightened more than a little Sunday morning when the 2017 Marine Corps Reserve Dunkin Donuts Amtrak Norfolk Southern Holiday Train pulled into the Whitehall Amtrak station, with much fanfare. “Just the train itself is a nice thing to witness,” said American Legion adjutant Jim Lafayette. “With […]

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Whitehall tops Granville in inaugural food drive

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By Matthew Saari When the Railroaders met the Golden Horde on the gridiron this fall, Whitehall emerged the clear victors by a margin of 55-12. The momentum has continued with Whitehallers again beating out Granvillians in the inaugural Great Granville Whitehall Food Drive. Whitehall residents rallied behind their food pantry donating more than 1,500 food […]

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Whitehallers get in festive spirit

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By Matthew Saari It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas throughout the village of Whitehall. Volunteers and Christmas enthusiasts have been hitting the streets, arms loaded with lights, bows and garland to ensure their community reflects their holiday spirit. “I’ve noticed a lot of houses are decorated already,” said town board member Stephanie Safka. […]

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Elks to host huge benefit Saturday

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By Matthew Saari Perhaps the largest charity raffle of the year will be held this Saturday, courtesy of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 1491 at the Whitehall Athletic Club. Doors open at 6 p.m. with a delectable dinner being served and catered by local Elks members at 7 p.m. The main event […]

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518 Wheels – 01/15/18

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Flat Iron: Village misses grant deadline

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By Matthew Saari A Restore New York grant that could’ve potentially funded the demolition of the blighted Flat Iron building […]

Codie made the team!

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By Matthew Saari It’s official – Whitehall’s Codie Bascue will be competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. […]

Four years later, search continues for missing man

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By Krystle S. Morey A steady flow of new leads and cooperation from witnesses have kept a 4-year-old missing person […]

Armstrong to run for village trustee

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By Matthew Saari “Everything is on the table; nothing is off the table when looking to cut costs.” That’s former […]

Freezing, flood wreak havoc

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By Matthew Saari and Krystle Morey Only in the Northeast can communities have 50-degree weather and torrential rains one day, […]

Weekender – 01/12/18

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North Country Freepress – 01/12/18

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Lakes Region Freepress – 01/12/18

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Northshire Freepress – 01/12/18

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518 Wheels – 01/08/18

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Time to move veterans clock?

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By Krystle S. Morey Hung on Main Street, it has been a topic of discussion and an aesthetic staple in […]

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