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Nature Conservancy offers Whitehall village $200K

Whitehall Mayor Phil Smith predicts the Flat Iron will fall this winter.

By Matthew Saari Whitehall Mayor Phil Smith announced at the July Village Board meeting that he had received a letter from the Nature Conservancy offering the village $200,000 for “forest carbon credits.” This payment program is a part of the Nature Conservancy’s Working Woodlands program which began in Pennsylvania in 2011 and has since expanded […]

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Mayor fills vacant trustee seat

Village trustee Mike LaChapelle

By Matthew Saari A new face sat where former deputy mayor and village trustee Walt Sandford sat at the Whitehall Village Board meeting Tuesday night. The face was new to the board, but not new to the village. Mayor Phil Smith announced that he had appointed Mike LaChapelle to the trustee seat left vacant by […]

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Local schools see state aid increases

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By Krystle S. Morey and Matthew Saari New York State increased education aid for the next fiscal year by $1.1 billion, and local school districts are pleased with the news. Statewide education funding, $25.8 billion, makes up nearly 16 percent of the state’s total budget. Gov. Cuomo struck a deal with legislators earlier this month […]

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Whitehall-Granville rivalry renewed

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By Matthew Saari In its heyday, the annual Granville-Whitehall football game was one of the most notable in the entire region. But in recent years the teams have played infrequently and the fabled rivalry has faded to the point of becoming simply a footnote in the pages of local history. Now that Granville has dropped […]

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Whitehall’s finest take stage Saturday

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By Matthew Saari Seven distinguished young women from Whitehall will take the stage this Saturday to showcase their talents, smarts, dedication and commitment in front of an adoring crowd. This year’s Distinguished Young Women competition consists of seven girls, all juniors at Whitehall High School, who not only excel in and out of the classroom […]

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Old church closes doors

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By Dan King A small congregation of Presbyterians is currently without a full-time home. The First Presbyterian Church of Whitehall closed its doors in July, after the Albany Presbytery – which oversees the church – became aware of some code issues at the church, which was built in 1848. “What we were told was that […]

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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 shopping. The Granville Central School District has teamed up with Price Chopper and the Tools for Schools program. Every time customers shop at any Price Chopper with their AdvantEdge Card and mention their school’s code, […]

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Fundraiser for boy injured in ATV accident Saturday

Logan Pease walks again with the help of a prosthetic leg.

By Dan King Since 11-year-old Logan Pease was struck by a vehicle while riding his ATV in May, the community has come together to organize a fundraiser for his medical expenses. The Family Fun Fest to benefit Logan Pease is set to take place this Saturday, Aug. 27, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at […]

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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 room of a large building, has since grown to encompass the entire building. Owner Gretta Hochsprung purchased the building, located on Lower Boardman Street, from the Mt. Carmel Society in December. Since that time Hochsprung […]

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County seeks PILOT for new solar projects

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By Dan King The Washington County Board of Supervisors wants Borrego Solar to pay some money for its solar project on Buckley Road in Whitehall. Supervisors held a special meeting Monday for the sole purpose of voting on a resolution that requires Borrego to enter into a Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) on the […]

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Weekender – 10/13/17

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Granville-Whitehall face off Friday night

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By Keith Harrington An event that was once billed as “one of New York’s longest-running high school football rivalries” will […]

Act 46: Pawlet-Rupert merger committee votes for choice

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By Krystle S. Morey The seven-member committee tasked with merging Pawlet and Rupert school districts under Vermont’s Act 46 voted […]

Braymer monument to get facelift

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By Krystle S. Morey It was during a quiet family hike when Dan Williams realized the poor shape the Braymer […]

Towns crunching budgets

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By Krystle S. Morey and Matthew Saari Granville Town Supervisor Matt Hicks said it best about budget season: “Every year […]

‘Haunted house’ creepy

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By Matthew Saari The drive up to Skene Manor is normally a pleasant one. The manor and its drive offers […]

Northshire Freepress – 10/06/17

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