Tag Archives: Whitehall

Whitehall golf second in state for GPA

Whitehall Soccer

The fall 2014 season was great for Whitehall athletes on the course and field, and it continues in the classroom. The Whitehall golf team and girls’ soccer team were both selected as New York State Scholar-Athlete Teams for the fall season. The golf team went low on the links and high in the classroom, winning […]

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Legault officially leaving in May

Liz Legault

By Dan King Whitehall Central School Superintendent Liz Legault will leave the district in May. Legault was officially introduced as superintendent at East Bridgewater Schools in East Bridgewater, Mass. last week and she will begin that position on May 8. Legault said she took a personal day last Thursday to go meet with officials at […]

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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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Sweeping drug bust nets 11

Drug Bust Press Conference

By Dan King Seven Granville residents were among a group of 11 “mid to high level drug dealers” arrested in […]

Suboxone: A growing scourge in the area


By Dan King Illicit sale and use of Suboxone, a prescription drug used to treat heroin addiction, is a growing […]

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 […]

Whitehall, Granville close to finalizing chief contract

Whitehall Police

By Dan King and Jamie Norton In September, Granville Police Chief Ernie Bassett was tabbed to take on the same […]

Hampton may use, restore historic cemetery

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By Jamie Norton The town of Hampton is considering an idea that would allow its residents to be buried in […]

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