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Eagles’ size, defense slow Railroaders

Brian McLaughlin defends Hadley's Jesse DeMarsh

By Dan King Hadley-Luzerne’s defense and size were on full display during its 69-54 win over Whitehall last Thursday. The Eagles’ defense stifled the prolific outside shooting of Whitehall for a majority of the first half. “When you’re playing a team that relies on the outside shot, it was to our advantage that they were […]

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Weighted grading draws support

By Dan King The often-discussed prospect of introducing weighted grading was brought up again last week by the Whitehall Board of Education. Although the board didn’t make any decisions, officials say they are very open to the idea. “This seems to come up every couple of board meetings, so I think we need to address […]

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Wrestlers win exciting contest

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By Dan King In the final home match of the season, the Whitehall/Fort Ann wrestlers defeated Hoosick Falls in  thrilling fashion. Prior to the match, Head Coach Bob Diekel honored the team’s four seniors; two from Fort Ann, Caleb Bush and Wes Bell, and two from Whitehall Julian Barber and Zach Rozell. With the match […]

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Whitehall GOP picks candidates

Candidate pic Ken Bartholomew

By Dan King The Whitehall Republican Party has officially endorsed two candidates for positions on the village board, when the March 18 election comes around. GOP Chairwoman Stephanie Safka said the party endorsed Ken Bartholomew for mayor and Pat Norton for trustee, during its caucus on Jan. 24. Bartholomew currently sits on the board as […]

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Rivals speak on sports’ success


By Derek Liebig When the Granville Board of Education decided last week to abandon the school district’s 30-year affiliation with the Wasaren League and seek admission to the Adirondack League, among the reasons given for the change was the desire to make Granville’s athletic programs more competitive. Matt Hicks, who presented the case for moving […]

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Landlord says he is remedying properties

S Williams Street

By Dan King A Queensbury man, who owns multiple properties in Whitehall, says he has been working on getting all of them into compliance. John Daly, Jr., owns 17 properties in the Village of Whitehall and last week it was reported that nine of those 17 properties had been cited by Washington County for code […]

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District to reevaluate schedule


By Dan King Whitehall School District Superintendent Liz Legault said the district will begin working toward a new block schedule for the 2015-16 school year. In November, the school board voted to repeal a Legault-backed 5-block schedule that was implemented in the beginning of the year, and go back to a modified version of the […]

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Probation officers to carry firearms

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By Derek Liebig In a split vote, the Washington County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution last week authorizing probation officers to carry firearms. The resolution is contingent on a firearms policy that will be drafted by Sheriff Jeff Murphy and the board’s Public Safety Committee. Once that policy has been finalized, all 13 county […]

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Two close losses for boys’ hoops

The Whitehall boys’ basketball team lost two games by a combined nine points last week. On Friday evening, the Railroaders traveled to Corinth to do battle with a talented Tomahawks team. Despite getting off to a very slow start and a 21-5 deficit, the Railroaders came storming back to narrow the gap to 52-51. Unfortunately, […]

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Town appointees confirmed by board

By Dan King The Whitehall Town Board finalized its appointments for 2015 during its annual organizational meeting last week, reappointing Dave Hollister as deputy supervisor, Carol Senecal as town historian and Joel Carpenter as budget officer. James Shattuck was reappointed as working foreman by Highway Superintendent Louie Pratt. Elaine Jones was retained as deputy town […]

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Whitehall Marina, RV Park sold to new owners


By Dan King The Whitehall Marina, restaurant and RV park have new owners. Bill Brina, owner of Dagon Enterprises, said […]

Culligan still wants to coach

Justin Culligan

By Dan King Despite being terminated as the varsity football coach, Justin Culligan still wants to coach in Whitehall. Culligan […]

Whitehall Winterfest on ice

Winterfest III

By Dan King One of Whitehall’s favorite annual events will be on hiatus this year – the Whitehall Winterfest, which […]

Former Granville coaches doubtful move will help


By Derek Liebig Some former Granville sports coaches are skeptical that a move to the Adirondack League will cure what […]

Community Heroin discussion at SUNY ADK

Residents of Warren and Washington Counties are invited to learn how heroin affects everyone in the community and discuss ways […]

Petitions available to run for village office

Potential candidates interested in running for public office have until Feb. 10 to submit their name for this March’s village […]