Tag Archives: Whitehall

Boy Scout Troop 83 Moving Forward

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By Dan King Boy Scout Troop 83 in Whitehall is in a transition, but new scoutmaster Jason Ashline says he’s optimistic about the future. Three Webelos – Timothy Lyons, Zach Parisi and Logan Pease – crossed over to Boy Scouts Wednesday at Whitehall Elementary School. The seven candles of the Arrow of Light were lit, […]

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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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Excitement continues at the Washington County Fair

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By Dan King and Krystle S. Morey Holy smokes! The final days of the fair are here already! The Washington […]

Shoppers’ ‘points’ can help schools get tools

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville residents can earn free supplies, musical instruments and playground equipment for their school simply by […]

Fundraiser for boy injured in ATV accident Saturday

Logan Pease

By Dan King Since 11-year-old Logan Pease was struck by a vehicle while riding his ATV in May, the community […]

Dirty water plagues users

The Orchard in North Granville

By Krystle S. Morey Several North Granville residents were plagued with dirty tap water last week after a local nursing […]

Step ‘N’ Time Dance Studio expands

Sondra Smith displays some of the dance attire that will be sold in the new dance shop.

By Dan King Step ‘N’ Time Dance Studio in Whitehall is expanding. The studio, which was once housed in one […]

Classifieds 08/24/16

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Washington County Fair Aug. 22-28

Jaxon Beebe, of Granville (2)

By Dan King and Krystle S. Morey Holy smokes! It’s fair time! With an attendance of 120,000 annually, the Washington […]

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