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School years begins with purpose

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Vivid maroon banners with the phrase, “Excellence is our standard, not our goal,” are now draped upon all buildings on the Whitehall School District campus. “There is one on the elementary school, one on the high school and one on the bus garage.” Superintendent Elizabeth Legault said. The new banners display a new attitude at […]

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Village tardy in submitting discharge reports

Late Reports

By Dan King Whitehall is behind on submitting the Discharge Monitoring Report for the wastewater treatment plant, dating back to the month of June. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) issues permits to wastewater plants throughout the state, in order to establish an acceptable level of pollutant discharge into state water supplies. […]

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Students build community of trust

Railroader Camp

Transitioning from elementary school to middle school is easily one of the most difficult processes in an adolescent’s life, but faculty and staff at Whitehall School District have helped ease the process for incoming sixth graders. There is a three-phase process for acclimating to the world of middle school; the first phase allows fifth graders […]

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Village approves new parking law

Parking Law

Last Tuesday evening the Whitehall Village Board of Trustees held a public hearing to discuss a potential parking law, which the board approved at the conclusion of the hearing. Mayor Peter Telisky, Trustee Ken Bartholomew and Trustee Michael LaChapelle voted in favor of the law while Trustees Walt Sanford and Marge Mohn opposed the measure. […]

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Changes abound as school year begins

School

With the school year starting next Thursday for Whitehall students, the district has gone through a transformation this summer, one that Superintendent Elizabeth Legault believes will help streamline the district, creating an efficient learning community. Some of the most prominent changes to the district for this upcoming school year include the implementation of block scheduling […]

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Marion M. Watrous Donaldson, 94

OBIT Donaldson

Marion M. Watrous Donaldson, 94, of Adams Street went into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at The Orchard Nursing Home in Granville. Marion was born in Whitehall on July 21, 1920 and was the daughter of the late Clifford and Alice (Huntley) Watrous. She attended school in Clemons, […]

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Fire Co. renews search for lost horn

Quest for lost horn

By Dan King Thirty years ago a silver plated presentation horn was stolen from the Whitehall Fire Company and the search to find this horn continues today. The Fire Company has renewed its efforts to find the stolen horn and is hoping to take advantage of new technology, especially social media, in an attempt to […]

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Town finalizes speed reduction proposal

By Dan King Back in July, the Town of Whitehall drafted a proposal to reduce the speed limits of a few town and county roads and this proposal has now been finalized. Town Supervisor George Armstrong referred to the remaining process as a “long drawn out affair,” before turning it over to Highway Superintendent Louie […]

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Officials weight safety vs. freedom of Amish

By Dan King Just when it seemed that all discrepancies and arguments about how to handle Whitehall’s growing Amish population had screeched to a halt, a short letter from the county got the pot stirred up again. The letter came from former Whitehall Code Enforcement Officer John Ward, who resigned in June, after receiving some […]

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Superintendent upset with test scores

Whitehall Central School District Superintendent Elizabeth Legault has been analyzing data and researching educational policy in an attempt to turn around some disconcerting trends at the district. Legault reported to the board of education on Monday, that she had received data from the state for grades 3-8. Although the students are doing “fantastic” in science, […]

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