Tag Archives: Whitehall

County to recommend Flat Iron demolition

Flat Iron

By Matthew Saari Following an inspection earlier this month, Washington County is going to recommend Whitehall’s Flat Iron building be torn down. Mayor Phil Smith met with Steve Smith of county code enforcement on Nov. 2 at which time Steve braved an inspection of the Flat Iron’s basement. “He just wanted to take a look,” […]

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Santa Sightings: Area holiday events on tap

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Santa Claus Is Coming To Town By Ellen Ricks He’s making a list and he’s checking it twice, and he’s going to find out who’s naughty or nice. Yes, Santa Claus will be coming to a town near you. So get those cameras and lists ready, because here are all the places you can meet […]

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Price is $1: Village agrees to sell land to fire company

WVFC Fire House

By Matthew Saari After eight months of sometimes-heated discussions, the village of Whitehall and the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company are burying the proverbial hatchet. For one dollar, the village has agreed to sell the fire company the land that its firehouse sits on. “Me and the mayor had a pretty good sit-down, I thought,” said […]

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Food pantry moves to Broadway


By Matthew Saari Following a lengthy search, the Whitehall Food Pantry has found a new location to call home. Pantry volunteers conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony last Thursday, commemorating the official grand opening of the pantry at its new location on Broadway in Whitehall. The building, the former Knights of Columbus site at 151 Broadway, was […]

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Free holiday meals offered

thanksgiving dinner stock

By Ellen Ricks Thanksgiving is more than just a parade on TV or an exciting game of football, it’s about coming together and sharing in both food and good cheer. Communities throughout the area will be opening their doors in the holiday spirit next week for folk to enjoy a free meal, especially for those […]

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Whitehall graduate’s robot making news


By Matthew Saari Whitehall High School graduate Zachary Max Diekel is making South Carolina news – and robots. Diekel was part of a team of Clemson University grad students that built and unveiled a robotic shopping companion at the Smithsonian Institute’s Creativity and Innovation Festival, where the students stood shoulder-to-shoulder with other tech innovators. “Going […]

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‘Honor system’ decline dismays local produce vendor

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By Matthew Saari Drivers traveling north along Route 22 in Whitehall have probably noticed a small, Amish-built shed at the corner of Clinton Street, as it’s been a fixture there for several years with its owner, Bill Rathbun, hawking gourds and vegetables, depending on the season. Not for much longer. And it’s not because Rathbun, […]

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Old rivalry inspires food drive

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By Matthew Saari The age old Granville-Whitehall rivalry is spilling over from the gridiron into the local food pantries. John Hoagland, president of Skene Valley Group, and Deb Brosseau, marketing representative for Manchester Newspapers, have been organizing a friendly competition between the communities of Whitehall and Granville in an effort to stock up the food […]

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Halloween Happenings

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By Ellen Ricks   Happy Halloween! Hope you have your costumes all picked out and ready to go because there are so many events to attend. Whether you enjoy a little Halloween fun with your family or prefer to be spooky out of your socks, there’s something for everyone.  NEW YORK Argyle Stiles Haunted House […]

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Boardman Cemetery making helpful friends


By Matthew Saari Whitehall’s Boardman and Smith Street Cemetery has four friends and is looking for more. That’s because Pete Terry has formed the Friends of Boardman Street Cemetery Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to rebuilding and revitalizing the weathered, time-worn Boardman and Smith Street Cemetery. “The main reason for forming this group of concerned […]

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Lakes Region Freepress – 03/23/18


Weekender – 03/23/18

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Area schools confer with police


By Matthew Saari School administrators throughout Washington County met with local and county law enforcement officials last week in an […]

‘School threat’ teen appears before judge

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By Krystle S. Morey The 17-year-old Granville High School student who allegedly made “threatening and intimidating statements” to several of […]

Whitehall school’s infrastructure ‘aging’ engineers say


By Matthew Saari Some of the Whitehall Central School buildings dates to its original construction 50 years ago. That concern […]

Hero firemen honored in Hampton

Hampton fire chief Matthew Sears and family

By Matthew Saari For their heroic actions during a February structure fire, two firemen were honored during the Hampton Town […]

School Board petitions available

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By Matthew Saari and Krystle Morey School board elections will be held in May which means petitions are being made […]

North Country Freepress – 03/16/18


Lakes Region Freepress – 03/16/18


Weekender – 03/16/18

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Northshire Freepress – 03/16/18


518 Wheels – 03/15/18

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