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Town proposes solar moratorium

Solar front

By Dan King Whitehall town officials want to figure out some rules and regulations before allowing new solar projects to go forward. The town board voted 4-1, after nearly two hours of discussion last Wednesday, to set a public hearing for June 15 regarding a proposed six-month moratorium on solar farms. Councilman Dave Hollister was […]

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Area communities plan Memorial Day services

Last year's memorial day parade

By Dan King and Krystle S. Morey Memorial Day will be the focus throughout the area this weekend. Various towns will have parades and ceremonies to recognize the men and women who have fought and died for American freedom. Whitehall Two celebrations take place in the Birthplace of U.S. Navy. First, at Whitehall Elementary School, […]

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Local towns take different approaches to animal control

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By Dan King and Krystle S. Morey Dogs, and cows, and horses – oh my. Loose animals are a concern for some local towns, and different towns are taking different approaches to animal control. Whitehall The Whitehall Town Board discussed last Wednesday potentially changing the title of Nancy Quell and Ed Holland from “dog control […]

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Putorti, Gordon elected to Whitehall School Board

School Board

By Dan King Some things will change and some things will stay the same on the Whitehall Board of Education. A record turnout of 602 voters showed up to vote Tuesday night on the candidates for the school board, the school budget, whether to keep the board at nine members or reduce it to seven, […]

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Wrestling merger in jeopardy?

Wrestling Merger

By Dan King The Whitehall/Fort Ann school wrestling merger could be in jeopardy. Whitehall’s Board of Education voted last week to table any decision on continuing the merged program, even though the Fort Ann Board of Education had already voted in favor of continuing the merger. Whitehall board member Frank Barber said he believed Fort […]

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Board in conflict

School Board

By Dan King “That escalated quickly.” The quote from Will Ferrell’s 2004 comedy “Anchorman” certainly summed up the feeling at Monday’s Board of Education meeting, when board members began to shout and holler at each other over the proposed petitions to shrink the board’s size and reduce terms. Mike Rocque is the only member to […]

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Expert to parents: Get involved

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By Dan King There are certainly ways that parents can keep their kids safe online. John Kelly, a community educator for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, has seen the impact that cyber bullying and sexual predators online can have on elementary, middle school and high school students. Kelly, who covers eastern New […]

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Let’s stamp out hunger

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  By Krystle S. Morey and Dan King Local letter carriers will set out on their regular routes Saturday, but their loads will be a bit heavier than normal. That’s because cans of soup and boxes of pasta tend to weigh more than letters and postcards. As part of the 24th annual National Association of […]

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Presentation aims to combat cyber bullying

Cyber Bullying

By Dan King In a world that is always plugged in through social media, it becomes more important to be aware of how to be safe online. Tonight from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Whitehall High School auditorium, there will be a presentation on the current trends of social media use, particularly the issue of cyber […]

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Canal opens four days early; town hopes for economic boon

Canal Open

By Dan King One of Whitehall’s most prominent summer industries opened earlier than expected. The Champlain Canal opened for the season last Wednesday, four days earlier than previously expected. Canal Corporation officials said the early opening was thanks to a mild winter this year. Whitehall town officials turned on the electricity and water at the […]

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Town proposes solar moratorium

Solar front

By Dan King Whitehall town officials want to figure out some rules and regulations before allowing new solar projects to […]

Area communities plan Memorial Day services

Last year's memorial day parade

By Dan King and Krystle S. Morey Memorial Day will be the focus throughout the area this weekend. Various towns […]

Local towns take different approaches to animal control

Chickens

By Dan King and Krystle S. Morey Dogs, and cows, and horses – oh my. Loose animals are a concern […]

Stanley, Van Gelder top Class of 2016

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Valedictorian to study at Georgetown  Three years ago, Granville business teacher Terry Wheeler approached Brooke Stanley and asked her to […]

‘The Quarry’ opening soon

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By Krystle S. Morey Interior walls and the well-known wooden storefront of O’Callahan’s Irish Pub are coming down as owners […]

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