Tag Archives: Whitehall

Mud boggers, Granville board ‘on same page’

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By Dan King Granville town officials and representatives of Mettowee Off Road Extreme Park say they’re on the same page – sort of. The park’s owner, Ralph Jameson, and engineer Garry Robinson gave a presentation to the town board last Thursday, discussing future plans for the park. Town officials, in the past, have expressed concerns […]

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Canal Festival returns to Whitehall

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By Dan King Skenesborough Park will be happening Friday and Saturday. The annual Whitehall Canal Festival kicks off on Friday at the Skenesborough Park. For more than 30 years, Canal Festival has marked the “unofficial start of summer,” with a variety of activities aimed at people with different interests. “For over 30 years, Festival has […]

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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

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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

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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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Garage steals headlines…again

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By Matthew Saari The garage located at 45 Poultney St. is proving to be akin to a bad penny for […]

Village now owns River Valley Drive

Washington County transferred ownership of the parcel containing River Valley Drive to the village last week.

By Krystle S. Morey The village of Granville now owns 2.1 acres of the former Mettowee Fields subdivision off North […]

Students’ graffiti defended

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By Matthew Saari A Whitehall “tradition” came under heavy fire from an irritated resident at a town board meeting last […]

Attendance at summer concerts ‘good’

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By Krystle S. Morey The 2017 Granville Summer Concert Series will come to a close tonight with a performance by […]

Firefighter to run 5K in full gear

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By Matthew Saari In an effort fueled by a devotion to fitness, one Whitehall firefighter is hoping to inspire others […]

Lakes Region Freepress – 08/18/17

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Northshire Freepress – 08/18/17

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North Country Freepress – 08/18/17

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Lakes Classifieds – 08/18/17

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Weekender – 08/18/17

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518 Wheels – 08/16/17

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Fire Company, village resolving their quarrel

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By Matthew Saari The months-long feud between the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company and the village of Whitehall may soon come […]

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