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New principal hopes to bring ‘stability’

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By Dan King Whitehall Central School has seen significant turnover in administrative roles over the past year, something new elementary school principal Rich Trowbridge hopes to stop. “I’m really excited to be here,” Trowbridge said. “I turned down another position to take this one, because I can see myself staying here for a while, as […]

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New basketball league at Rec Center

By Dan King Sports and recreation can do a lot of good for a community, and the Whitehall Rec Center is highlighting that. Rec director Julie Eagan reported recently that the Rec Center has secured a $1,250 grant to fund a basketball league for at-risk youth. The goal of the program is to give kids […]

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Cameras purchased for town park

By Dan King To combat vandalism that has plagued the town park over the years, the Whitehall Town Board has finalized a deal to buy and install cameras. Town officials considered two bids to equip the park and decided to buy nine cameras from Classic Communications for $6,153, pending a review of the grounds by […]

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School to feed kids in need

By Dan King Whitehall school officials are trying to make sure no kids go to bed hungry in the community. Data from nokidhungry.org shows that some 16.2 million kids in America will go to bed hungry at some point this year. Kim Barber, an elementary teacher at the school, noticed that some of those kids […]

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Promoting Whitehall: museum offers ‘smart advertising

By Dan King Heritage, culture and history are the staples of the Skenesborough Museum, and the museum is acting to use these attributes to market Whitehall to tourists. The museum is now selling bumper stickers, which read “Whitehall, N.Y. Birthplace of the U.S. Navy,” and director Carol Greenough said the stickers have already been a […]

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Common Core, not so telling score

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By Christina Scanlon The results of this year’s Common Core testing are in and a quick glance at Granville may look like students fared worse this year than last. That’s before, however, you take a look at what the data is showing. Organized in a chart comparing the third grade scores last year versus this […]

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Brooks wants town to consider fire district

By Dan King Brian Brooks has been in the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Co. for more than 30 years, and he feels it’s time the town considers a fire district. “It’s been cooking in the back of my brain for years, and I think the time has come,” Brooks said last week. “I think we should […]

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Town wants speed limit reduced near McDonald’s

By Dan King Some residents and town officials in Whitehall are concerned with the speed of vehicles on Route 4 in front of McDonald’s and the town is asking the state to take action. Huletts Landing resident Stiling Knight came down to the board last Wednesday to ask officials to consider some kind of preventative […]

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Code violations could be criminal

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By Dan King Washington County and the municipalities within it have been looking for a way to add more “teeth” when enforcing codes, and they may have found it. From now on, the Washington County District Attorney’s Office will prosecute code violators. The Washington County Code Enforcement Office and the District’s Attorney’s Office met last […]

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One year later, few complaints about hour reduction

Huletts Landing Post Office

By Dan King It’s been a little over a year since the Huletts Landing Post Office cut its weekday lobby hours in half, and officials say they haven’t had too many complaints. “USPS Albany District officials have received no complaints over the last few months after adjusting weekday hours at the Huletts Landing Post Office […]

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Washington County Fair in full swing

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By Linda Ellingsworth There’s still plenty of time to experience the excitement of the Washington County Fair. A celebration of […]

Coin drops hurt by bridge work

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By Dan King Those who volunteer their time to serve the people of Whitehall say their coin drop operations have […]

Working together: town, village fixing waterline

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By Dan King For the past week and a half the town and village of Whitehall have been working together […]

Washington County Board opposes Common Core

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By Dan King The third time was indeed a charm for Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff and activist Bob Schulz. Haff […]

Townwide sale next weekend

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By Dan King Bargain seekers will converge on Whitehall Labor Day Weekend, as they seek the best deals around. The […]

Three vying for public safety position

By Christina Scanlon Washington County supervisors have narrowed the field to three candidates for county public safety director and will […]

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