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Culligan, board meet privately

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By Dan King The Whitehall Board of Education invited fired head football coach Justin Culligan to a closed-door meeting Monday. After a half hour of talk, a school official who asked for anonymity said Culligan was “told no to coaching in the future.” Board President Virginia Rivette refuted that claim, saying that the board “just […]

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County cracking down on derelict properties

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By Dan King Derelict and dilapidated properties have been a large concern for village officials and the village is now getting some much need support in halting these properties. Last week, Mayor Peter Telisky reported that Washington County Code Enforcement had begun cracking down on repeat offenders within the village limits; this comes after a […]

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Village sells property

It was a rather slow day for the Whitehall Village Board of Trustees last Tuesday, but the group did discuss a few issues. The board accepted a bid to sell a piece of surplus property on Williams Street, which officials had recently found out belonged to the Village. A bid of $1,114 for the 136-by-37 […]

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Boys’ hoops starts season with two wins

Brian McLaughlin passes out of a double team

By Dan King Because of a power outage, the Whitehall boys’ basketball team had to wait an extra day to play at Hartford last week, but the Railroaders were ready to go on Wednesday night. The Railroaders started the season with a confidence boosting win, on the road against an Adirondack League foe; a game […]

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Track events will be strong point for indoor team

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By Dan King Head Coach Amanda Mazza enters her first season as Whitehall’s Indoor Track coach with a group of talented athletes, particularly in field events. “The field events are going to be our thing this year,” Mazza explained. She narrowed it down to five main athletes who she feels will excel most at the […]

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Resident want sewer issues addressed

Some residents in the Village of Whitehall may not have full access to the village’s sewer lines, but that is something that officials are working to fix. Resident Randy Martell came into last Tuesday’s board meeting to address the board about concerns he had regarding his sewer line at his property on Blinn Street. He […]

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Bowling team shutout to start season

The Hadley-Luzerne bowling team swept Whitehall at the Elks Lodge last Wednesday. Not a single Eagle shot worse than a 400 combined score, while no Railroaders eclipsed the 400 mark. Adrien Hollister led the way for Whitehall with rounds of 134, 147 and 94, good for a total of 375. Adam Hayes shot a 372 […]

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‘Toys for Tots’ train draws huge crowd

Santa Claus and Mrs. Claud give out gifts to kids

By Dan King The chilly weather and piercing wind chill on Sunday afternoon didn’t dampen the moods of anyone at the Whitehall Toys for Tots Train stop. The American Legion-operated event got underway right on time, as the train arrived at the Whitehall Amtrak station at 11:30 a.m. on the dot. By the time the […]

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Young team looking to build foundation

Bowling Preview

By Dan King The Whitehall bowling team is looking to learn as the season progresses. First year Coach Sheri Wescott said that her rather young team is looking to learn with her as they work toward some common goals this season. “There is not a lot of experience on this team,” Wescott said, “I’m a […]

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Elks honor deceased members

The family of each person who was being remembered was given a plaque and flowers.

By Dan King The mood was solemn at the Whitehall Elks Lodge 1491 on Sunday, as the Elks took time to honor members that had passed away in the past year. “It’s a tradition that every year we use the first Sunday of December to honor our members who have passed away in the past […]

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Girls fall to Greenwich in opener

A stingy defense was too much for Granville to overcome in season opener Friday night. Granville was held to seven […]

Girls compete with Cougars

The Whitehall girls’ basketball team (0-3) is still seeking its first win of the season. However, the girls stuck with […]

Boys’ hoops handed first loss

After leaping out to a 2-0 start, the Whitehall boys’ basketball team was grounded at North Warren, 65-43. To say […]

Main Street rebounding, says dog salon owner

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By Dan King Malin Shepherd’s new dog salon on Main Street is a sign, she says, that the street is […]

What are you drinking?

Whitehall water

By Dan King If you live in the Village of Whitehall, your drinking water is perfectly healthy. That’s what the […]

Dared by friends, she write a novel


By Derek Liebig It started with a dare. A few years ago, Granville resident Michele Sargent was having lunch with […]