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Whitehall Rifle Club remains perfect

Over the past two weekends, the Whitehall Rifle Club has shot two impressive rounds. Two weekends ago Whitehall defeated Hartford 984-954 and this weekend the shooters topped Fort Edward by a tally of 983-932. Pete Steffan shot the league’s first perfect score of the season during the Hartford matchup. Steffan had been absent from the […]

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‘Old-fashioned winter’ slows maple season

maple good one

By Derek Liebig and Dan King The region’s maple syrup producers are going with the flow, and the flow so far has been slow. This year’s maple season has gotten off to a late start after a long and frigid winter that delayed the season by about two weeks. Sap began to run last week. […]

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Maple Open House this weekend

Maple 4 grottoli

Over the course of the next two weekends, local maple producers will celebrate the return of the sugaring season. With temperatures finally rising into 40s during the day, Mother Nature is cooperating just in time for the sap to run during the 20th Maple Open House Weekend, March 21 and 22, and next weekend, March […]

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Legault, Huntington resign from positions

Liz Legault

By Dan King Superintendent Liz Legault officially submitted her resignation on Monday. Legault’s resignation is effective May 7, as she will begin her new position as superintendent at East Bridgewater Public Schools in Massachusetts. Legault was hired to that position last month, after the East Bridgewater School Committee conducted several interviews to weed out the […]

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Smoking banned on town property

Smoking ban

By Dan King Smoking has been banned on town property in Whitehall. The Town Board voted unanimously last week to ban “smoking of any kind” on all “real property controlled by the Town of Whitehall.” Town Attorney Erika Sellar-Ryan said the ordinance was originally going to ban smoking “within 50 feet of any town building,” […]

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New assessor working well with Amish

Agriculture tax exemptions are a priority for Whitehall’s new assessor, and that’s benefiting the town’s growing Amish community. Bruce Caza is making sure everyone who qualifies for an Ag exemption gets an Ag exemption on their taxes. The Amish are one group in particular that has benefited immensely from Caza’s focus. “On March 2 (Caza) […]

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Seniors set fundraisers for trip

Whitehall High School’s senior class has two upcoming fundraisers to help pay for a trip to Hershey, Pa. “We knew we needed two fundraisers and they had to be significant, if we wanted to go on an overnight senior trip,” said Topher Montville, class advisor. “We went with a basket party because it worked well […]

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Whitehall may target ‘loose animal’

By Dan King Letting your animals run loose could soon cost you a hefty penalty, if the Whitehall Town Board has any say in the matter. The board has asked Town Attorney Erika Sellar-Ryan to craft a proposal that would make it unlawful to let animals run wild, including horses, cows, goats and more. “We’re […]

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Whitehall School Board axes costly mower

By Dan King As the spring sports season inches closer, the Whitehall School Board voted Monday to reject a proposal to buy a $57,000 mower to cut the grass on school athletic fields. The board had discussed buying a Jacobsen R-311T lawn mower four times before taking the vote. Ultimately, the board decided to come […]

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Washington County eyes more lenient fireworks law

By Derek Liebig The skies over Washington County could be a little brighter this Independence Day. Washington County is considering a law that excludes certain items from the dangerous fireworks definition, thereby allowing the sale and use of “non-aerial sparkling devices and novelties.” A public hearing on the proposed law will be held Friday at […]

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Search for Sasquatch resumes, forty years later

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By Dan King It’s been 40 years since the first reported Sasquatch sighting in Whitehall and now the quest to […]

Apathy leaves trustee seat vacant

Candidate pic Ken Bartholomew

By Dan King Whitehall’s mayor-elect, Ken Bartholomew was hoping someone would emerge to take his old trustee position, but that […]

Jane O’Shea resigns, cites issues with board

Jane O'Shea BW

By Derek Liebig A Granville principal is resigning at the end of the school year because of a disagreement over […]

Whitehall Elks honor three for service

New Elks officers are sworn into office

By Dan King Ken McKee, an old Whitehall Elk, used to tell his kids that the acronym BPOE stood for […]

Reelected, incumbents face challenges

By Derek Liebig Members of the Granville Village Board will be together for at least two more years. Incumbents Dean […]

Keough to plant community garden

Jensen Keough

By Dan King A Whitehall High School student has come up with a creative way to support local charity and […]