Tag Archives: Whitehall

Morgan Winters successful at state qualifier

Indoor track

Whitehall’s Morgan Winters performed well in her two events – the 55 meter and the triple jump – at the New York State Qualifier meet last Thursday. The sophomore had jumps of 31-feet 10.5-inches and 31-feet 5.75-inches in the triple jump, finishing 14th at the State Qualifier. She also finished tied for 27th in the […]

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Most Whitehall teachers ‘effective’

By Dan King A majority of Whitehall Central School teachers were “effective” in the last school year, a state report shows. The state Department of Education report breaks down teachers into four categories of evaluation: Ineffective, developing, effective and highly effective. The report says 87 percent of WCS teachers were effective, while 12 percent were […]

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Snail Mail gets slower

Whitehall Post Office

By Dan King People in New York’s rural municipalities, including Whitehall, may have to wait an extra day for delivery of First Class mail. In January the US. Postal Service amended its delivery service standards for single-piece First Class mail, to better fit the ever-changing world. That means people sending or receiving First Class mail […]

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Birds could draw tourists to Whitehall

By Dan King Birding is an increasing phenomenon along the Champlain Canal, and Whitehall officials hope that phenomenon can help drive tourism to the town. To make Whitehall a destination, Friends of the Washington County IBA, Lakes to Locks Passage and the Town of Whitehall are working together. Friends president Laurie LaFond reported that a […]

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Town of Whitehall to buy new excavator

By Dan King After two lengthy discussions, the Whitehall Town Board decided last week to purchase a new excavator, at a price of $92,105. “I believe by buying a new one, with a three-year warranty, the way we take care of our equipment, it’s a good investment for the town,” said Highway Superintendent Louie Pratt. […]

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Free throws doom Railroaders in nail-bitter loss

Evan St. Claire is guarded by Brandon Drollette, as he drives the lane

By Dan King The Whitehall boys’ basketball team concluded its regular season with a barnburner of a cross-over game against the Corinth Tomahawks. The Tomahawks were able to top the Railroaders 63-60 in a back and forth affair. Whitehall jumped out to a 14-7 lead at the end of the first quarter, but the Tomahawks […]

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Village officials unhappy with road closure

Williams Street closure

By Dan King The State Department of Transportation and contractors at Harrison and Burrowes are moving forward to close part of Williams Street – but village officials aren’t happy with the parameters. The DOT recently informed the village that it would be closing the portion of Williams Street near Clinton Avenue to tear down the […]

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Whitehall couple, nearly seven decades together


By Dan King Love will be in the air this weekend, for Valentine’s Day, but for one couple in Whitehall, love has been in the air for nearly 70 years. On Tuesday, Grace and Tom Cuomo celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary. To put that length in context, their marriage has spanned across 12 American presidencies, […]

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Girls get first win

Rachel Lavin shoots a floater

By Dan King The Whitehall girls’ basketball team has battled through injuries and has had its fair share of struggles this season, but on Thursday the Railroaders sealed their first win of the season. Whitehall hosted Salem (1-13, 1-15) and came out on top of a 32-31 nail bitter. When the two teams played earlier […]

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Boys stop losing skid

Robby Pereau guards Argyle's Jake Horton

By Dan King Taking on the last place Salem Generals (1-12, 1-14) was just what the doctor ordered for the Whitehall boys’ basketball team. In the midst of a five game losing streak the Railroaders traveled to Salem and were able to snap that skid with a 58-50 win, thanks in large part to the […]

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Lakes Region Freepress – 10/02/15

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Classifieds 09/30/15

Putortis discuss LGBTQ issues in the Church


By Dan King Being gay in the Catholic Church is not an easy thing. With Pope Francis making his first-ever […]

Karas leaves


By Dan King Whitehall Central School business manager Joe Karas has left the district, leaving Gregg Chappell, director of special […]

Dry summer takes toll on area water supplies


By Dan King and Christina Scanlon A record-dry summer has taken its toll throughout the country, and Northern Washington County is […]

New Schoony’s owners look to return to general store roots


By Christina Scanlon A 1911 photo of what is today Schoonys Country Store shows a long two-story building with expanded […]

First Friday to be frighteningly good

By Christina Scanlon The rescheduling of First Friday events at the Pember Library and Museum and the Slate Valley Museum […]

A ‘really great student’ sets her sights on goal

By Christina Scanlon Lidia Medrano-Garcia had almost forgotten about a form she’d filled out at the end of her junior […]

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