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Teachers names removed from website


By Dan King Two Whitehall Central School teachers, who did not return to school this year, have had their names removed from the school’s website. It was first reported by this newspaper two weeks ago that math teacher Paul Gould and ELA teacher Sue Ringer had not been to school this year and that both […]

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Big plans for homecoming weekend

By Dan King It’s that time of year again, where the community dons its maroon and white, and vociferously shows its support for the students at Whitehall High School. Tomorrow the students at Whitehall High School will be getting into the spirit to support their sports teams with the annual homecoming festivities. It all kicks […]

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Bassett tabbed to lead Whitehall PD

Whitehall Police

By Dan King and Christina Scanlon After more than a year without an acting police chief, the Whitehall Police Department has a new head honcho – Granville’s police chief. Ernie Bassett was hired by the Whitehall Village Board last week to serve as the new chief of police in Whitehall while continuing to serve Granville. […]

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Hebron on tap: new brewery focused on community


By Dan King For Rich and Kelley Taylor, owning a brewery is about more than brewing beer; it’s about being a part of the community. The couple, who opened R.S. Taylor and Sons Brewery in West Hebron, aim to make their brewery a community-oriented place, focused on local products. “When we were in Albany we […]

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2 games, 2 shutouts, 2 wins


By Dan King There’s been 96 minutes of football played by Whitehall this season and the team hasn’t given up a single point so far. The Railroaders defeated Rensselaer Friday night, 20-0, advancing to 2-0 and outscoring opponents 49-0 in those two games. “This is great group of kids,” said coach Rich Gould. “They’re very […]

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Students learn important life lessons

By Dan King Whitehall Elementary School students got a lesson in respect, responsibility and results last Friday. Principal Rich Trowbridge brought the Whitehall varsity football team and varsity cheerleading team to the elementary school to show how respect and responsibility translate to results. “These kids really look up to the football players and cheerleaders and […]

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One Democrat emerges for November election

By Dan King Five positions will be up for grabs during the general election in the town of Whitehall Tuesday, Nov. 3 and there will be some competition. One Democrat, Phil Smith, will be running for a council seat. He will be running against incumbent Republicans Farrell Prefountaine and Stephanie Safka. Smith was the only […]

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Golf team still perfect

Thus far, early in the season, nothing has been able to slow the Whitehall varsity golf team, Versus Warrensburg Last Tuesday, the Railroaders swept the Warrensburg Burghers in a home match at Skene Valley Country Club. In the No. 1 spot, Whitehall’s Garrett Stevens defeated James Cronin, 5&3. Stevens shot a 43, good enough for […]

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Town to recoup money from Nature Conservancy

By Dan King A mix-up at the Nature Conservancy has led to the group falling behind on agreed payments to the town of Whitehall, but the group has vowed to fix the problem. Whitehall and the tax-exempt Nature Conservancy have a payments-in-lieu-of-taxes agreement (PILOT), which says that the Conservancy will pay the town $10,000 a […]

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Hampton primary decides board

Emily Kelley was one of 125 registered Republicans who voted in last week's Republican Primary.

By Christina Scanlon Unofficial Republican Primary results in Hampton have incumbent Dave O’Brien handily defeating former town supervisor Lenny Reed, 74-51. Similar ballot spreads were seen for the two town council seats, which went to incumbent Tamme Taran, 76 votes, and newcomer Roger Weeden, 72 votes. Doran Pratt with 51 votes and Arthur Pratt with […]

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Classifieds 10/07/15

Scottie’s closing doors ‘for good’


By Christina Scanlon There was no sign on the locked doors Tuesday morning, but everyone in town was already spreading […]

Facebook probe concludes – in private

Board of Ed 2014

By Dan King The investigation into the alleged hacking of Whitehall School District clerk Martha Bascue’s Facebook page is now […]

Bridge-walkers beware

Saunders Street Bridge 1874

By Dan King We might all be criminals without even knowing it. If you’ve ever strode across the Saunders Street […]

Trailers released for Whitehall-based documentary

Bigfoot 2

By Dan King Bigfoot is coming to the big screen. A documentary filmmaker, who is aiming to tell the stories […]

Superintendent introduces policy book

By Dan King Interim school superintendent Bill Scott has given the Whitehall Board of Education an eight-part policy book that […]

Edward’s Market celebrates one year anniversary


By Christina Scanlon It was chilly out Monday morning, as some gathered at the front door of Edwards Market, waiting […]

Budget hearing Oct. 14

By Dan King After two workshops to hash things out, Whitehall Town Board members have put forth a proposed budget […]

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