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‘Geekery’ to open in Whitehall

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By Dan King Whitehall’s Main Street has a new business – and “geeks” of all stripes will be delighted by it. The purple and black awning has been erected, and the Freakopolis Geekery will host its grand opening this Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 13 and 14, from 10 a.m. until night time each day. “One […]

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Lowe’s upgrading Rec Center

Volunteers from the Lowe’s in Queensbury paint the interior of the Whitehall Rec Center Monday.

By Dan King Volunteers from the Lowe’s store in Queensbury are investing their time in Whitehall. As part of the company’s Lowe’s Heroes program, volunteers are spending the week at the Whitehall Rec Center, making upgrades to that facility. “It’s really brightening it up and modernizing it,” said Rec Director Julie Eagan. The volunteers are […]

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Whitehall’s 1939 football team joins hall of fame

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By Dan King The unbeaten, untied and unscored upon 1939 Whitehall High School football team will live forever. At the Radisson Turf Inn in Colonie, the team was officially inducted into the Capital District Football Hall of Fame Saturday as part of the hall of fame’s seventh induction class. “They were a great team – […]

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500 alumni attend Whitehall All-Class Reunion

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By Dan King Alumni from 19 states and two foreign countries made their way to Whitehall for the Whitehall High School All-Class Reunion this past weekend. The states represented were Arizona, New Mexico, California, Vermont, New York, New Hampshire, Tennessee, Florida, New Jersey, Connecticut, Georgia, Maine, South Carolina, North Carolina, Montana, Virginia, Texas, Missouri and […]

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Feature: ‘I’ve had a lot of fun in my life’

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By Dan King Margaret Lloyd Hoey has seen a little bit of everything in her lifetime. The 95-year-old Whitehall High School alumni revisited her hometown this weekend for the school’s 2016 All-Class Reunion. “I love my hometown,” she said. “It was such a great place to grow up.” Hoey now lives in Ausable Forks, just […]

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Granville to pursue $30K Rail Trail planning grant

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By Krystle S. Morey The Granville Town Board voted unanimously at its meeting last Thursday to be the lead agency in pursuing a grant to connect two sections of the Delaware and Hudson Rail Trail, a recreation trail along the railroad bed that that was abandoned in the late 1900s. The $30,000 grant, if won, […]

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Armstrong won’t leave GOP

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By Dan King Whitehall Supervisor George Armstrong is no fan of Donald Trump, but he no longer plans to leave the Republican Party because of it. Last December, when Trump first made his controversial proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States, Armstrong said, “I think he’s a bad force. You can quote me […]

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Whitehall to host All-Class Reunion

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By Dan King Organizers are hoping it will be the event of the summer. The Whitehall High School All-Class Reunion is set for this weekend and some 500 alumni of varying ages are expected to pour into the Birthplace of the U.S. Navy for the festivities. “The organizing committee is very excited about the entire […]

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‘Pokemon Go’ app takes village by storm

The Veterans Memorial Park is just one of several Pokestops in the village of Granville where players of the new ‘Pokemon Go’ mobile app can go to earn points and gather props to advance in the game.

By Krystle S. Morey Pokemon are running rampant around town – and so are Pokemon hunters. David McFarren, of Whitehall, has walked several kilometers chasing Pokemon around the region. McFarren, wearing a Pokemon shirt, was on the hunt for a Pikachu last Thursday in the village of Granville. “I’ve walked about 10 kilometers today,” he […]

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Stemstock: More than a concert

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By Dan King It started 20 years ago as a graduation party and grew to be a huge annual festival, but Stemstock is more than that. This year, Stemstock makes its return to Whitehall after a 15-year hiatus. While the location has changed and some of the bands have changed, the overall theme and No. […]

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Excitement continues at the Washington County Fair

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By Dan King and Krystle S. Morey Holy smokes! The final days of the fair are here already! The Washington […]

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 […]

Fundraiser for boy injured in ATV accident Saturday

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By Dan King Since 11-year-old Logan Pease was struck by a vehicle while riding his ATV in May, the community […]

Dirty water plagues users

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By Krystle S. Morey Several North Granville residents were plagued with dirty tap water last week after a local nursing […]

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 […]

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