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Sasquatch calling festival Saturday

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By Dan King You’ve heard of hog-calling contests at county fairs, but Whitehallers will be calling a much more exotic creature this weekend. The Whitehall Beautification and Enhancement Committee and the Arts and Recreation Commission of Whitehall are working together to sponsor the inaugural Whitehall Sasquatch Festival, which will kick off Saturday at 10 a.m. […]

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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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Rivette to replace Scrimo on school board

School Board

By Dan King Virginia Rivette wasn’t off the Whitehall Board of Education very long. Rivette, the former board president who lost her reelection bid in May, was appointed by a 6-1 vote to fill the seat vacated by the passing of board member Tony Scrimo. Board member Mike Rocque was the only one opposed and […]

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Police investigating plaque theft

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By Dan King A historic artifact has been vandalized in Whitehall, and village police are looking to get to the bottom of it. The plaque on the log cabin in the Skenesborough Harbor Park, outside of Skenesborough Museum, was stolen recently. The plaque honors Joe Arquette and Marvin Brooks, who built the cabin in 2009, […]

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School complies amidst lawsuit threat

School

By Dan King After being threatened with a lawsuit, Whitehall school officials have complied with a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request from a conservative think tank seeking teacher contracts. The Empire Center threatened to sue Whitehall School District last week before the district turned over the public documents the think tank was seeking. On […]

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Slow down: School zones back in effect

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By Krystle S. Morey and Dan King With area schools back in session, local and state police agencies are reminding drivers to be cautious. “As the school year starts once again, the New York State Police remind motorists to be on the look-out for children boarding buses and walking to and from school,” said State […]

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Gravity-fed water will save village money

Water

By Dan King An upgrade to Whitehall’s water plant is expected to save the village some money. It’s been a long time coming, but the village water plant is now officially on gravity feed, something Mayor Ken Bartholomew and Trustee Pat Norton, the village’s water commissioner, are excited about. “The sustaining valve is good now, […]

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Routes 18, 21 will be ‘much better’ when done

Roadwork

By Dan King If you’ve driven down county Route 18 or 21 recently, you know the road is under repair. Washington County Department of Public Works is working on a project that will almost be an entire reconstruction of county Route 21 between county Route 18 and Route 4; and county Route 18 from its […]

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Trump, Long win Tea Party poll

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By Dan King It was a good week for the Republican Party at the Washington County Fair. Each election year, the Washington County Tea Party Patriots conduct a straw poll at their booth, asking those who stop by who they plan to vote for. This year’s poll was for both the presidential election and the […]

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Defending champs open at Helderberg Valley

Whitehall Football

By Dan King It’s football season, and the Whitehall Railroaders are hoping to build on the momentum from last year’s championship season. The defending Section II Class D champions kick off their season this Saturday against Helderberg Valley at Berne-Knox-Westerlo High School at 1 p.m. Last season, the Railroaders had a perfect regular season record […]

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Torres fired, other coaches resign

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By Krystle S. Morey An incident involving a cover-up of Granville football players smoking marijuana on school property has led […]

Sasquatch calling festival Saturday

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By Dan King You’ve heard of hog-calling contests at county fairs, but Whitehallers will be calling a much more exotic […]

Bessen to retire in January

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By Krystle S. Morey After more than 35 years as an educator, Mark Bessen has decided to put down his […]

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 […]

Zumba event to benefit local girl

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By Krystle S. Morey Like any other 9-year-old, Shaylah Shattuck loves reading books and listening to music, especially “Shoop” by […]

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