Tag Archives: Whitehall

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


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


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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Hampton fire destroys home

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By Dan King A home on County Route 18 home was consumed by fire on Monday morning. “It’s a total loss,” said Hampton Fire Chief Joe Mead. “One of our residents, the Briggs Family (Scott & Karrie) suffered a complete loss of house and possessions today during a fire this morning,” said Hampton Town Supervisor […]

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Missing dog found after 23 days

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By Derek Liebig David Adams had resigned himself to the worst. On Feb. 7, Adams, of West Haven, Vt., let his two dogs, Gus and Casey, out. Although the dogs rarely left the property when alone, they had on a few occasions run off when they were together, usually in search of mice. But they […]

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Codie Bascue 19th at World Championship event

Codie Bascue was on a new team for the four-person bobsled championship this past weekend. Teamed with Casey Wickline, David Cremion and Adrian Adams, Bascue found himself in 19th place when things were all said and done. It was a very competitive day at the Winterberg, Germany track, as the top 17 sleds all clocked […]

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Halloween events on tap around the region

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As the days get shorter, there’s a spine-tingling chill in the air. Everywhere you look, there’s a questionable-looking character. Halloween […]

School board member resigns, new one sought

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By Catherine Tobin Whitehall Board of Education member Amy Austin has resigned with three years remaining on her term. She […]

LaFlamme’s to close Granville store


By Krystle S. Morey After nearly 15 years in Granville, LaFlamme’s will close its doors. “It’s sad, but kind of […]

Dunkin’ Donuts to open Nov. 3


By Krystle S. Morey Coolatas, fresh-baked bagels and croissants, donuts, breakfast sandwiches and more will be available on Quaker Street […]

Local tracker helps hunters find ‘lost’ game


By. Krystle S. Morey It’s tough work trudging through the woods, climbing over rocks and navigating swamps – try doing […]

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Rivalry resurrected: Whitehall-Granville crossover game Saturday


By Krystle S. Morey The Granville-Whitehall crossover game is a go! A once-prominent football rivalry between the Golden Horde and […]

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