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Safka, Prefountaine leading


By Dan King It’s not yet time to declare a winner in the Whitehall Town election. When the results from Tuesday’s election were tallied up, the incumbents, all of whom were Republicans, found themselves in the lead, but there are still 28 absentee ballots out. Incumbent Republican board members Farrell Prefountaine and Stephanie Safka lead […]

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Railroaders down Indians for second straight regular season crown

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By Dan King Early explosiveness led Whitehall to a 29-14 victory over Cambridge and a second straight regular season Section II Class D title Saturday. The first two series were the deciding factors in Cambridge’s first home loss since 2008. “We came out with a lot of enthusiasm today, right from the get go,” Whitehall […]

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Poverty rampant in northern Washington County


By Dan King and Christina Scanlon Poverty is rampant in northern Washington County. Data compiled in 2013 and recently released shows the levels of poverty in Washington County and the 17 towns in the county. The three with the highest percentage of poverty all fell in the northern part: Dresden with a rate at 28.3 […]

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Haff: Legalize, regulate, tax marijuana


By Dan King Bearing his “Vote Hemp” coffee mug at last week’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting, Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff encouraged his colleagues to turn down extra funds in the war against marijuana. “With the looming heroin epidemic, I’m very disappointed that Richard Nixon’s 1970s war on marijuana is still happening,” Haff told […]

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Beat Cambridge: Battle of unbeatens Saturday as Whitehall plays Cambridge

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By Dan King One game separates the Whitehall varsity football team from a perfect regular season. It may be the Railroaders’ toughest foe of all, the Cambridge Indians. For the second time in as many seasons, the matchup between Whitehall (6-0, 4-0) and Cambridge (6-0, 4-0) will determine the regular season champion for Section II […]

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Deal reached with ‘two employees’

Board of Ed 2014

By Dan King The Whitehall Board of Education has reached a legal agreement with “two employees” of the school district but none of the details were disclosed regarding what the board president called “a high profile case.” The board met with attorneys last Thursday for less than an hour behind closed doors, then returned to […]

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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 complete – but we know as little as we did before it began. “The investigation is complete, our attorney gave a verbal summary to the BOE at Monday’s meeting,” said Board of Education president Jeremy […]

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Bridge-walkers beware

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By Dan King We might all be criminals without even knowing it. If you’ve ever strode across the Saunders Street Bridge at a pace “faster than a walk,” you’re lucky it’s not the old days. According to a document found in the photobook “Day Before Yesterday” by former Whitehall town historian Doris Begor Morton, going […]

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Trailers released for Whitehall-based documentary

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By Dan King Bigfoot is coming to the big screen. A documentary filmmaker, who is aiming to tell the stories of various “Small Town Monsters,” has released the trailer for his film about Whitehall’s Sasquatch history. Seth Breedlove and his crew at Small Town Monsters announced Sunday night that they had completed the trailer for […]

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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 he feels will help the district run much smoother, but it will take some time to implement any new or revised school policies. The school board will review the proposed policies, a process that Scott […]

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Weekender – 11/27/15

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Classifieds 11/25/15

Sweeping drug bust nets 11

Drug Bust Press Conference

By Dan King Seven Granville residents were among a group of 11 “mid to high level drug dealers” arrested in […]

Suboxone: A growing scourge in the area


By Dan King Illicit sale and use of Suboxone, a prescription drug used to treat heroin addiction, is a growing […]

McDonald’s future uncertain

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By Dan King The sign along Route 4 telling drivers that a McDonald’s is coming up on the left has […]

Whitehall, Granville close to finalizing chief contract

Whitehall Police

By Dan King and Jamie Norton In September, Granville Police Chief Ernie Bassett was tabbed to take on the same […]

Hampton may use, restore historic cemetery

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By Jamie Norton The town of Hampton is considering an idea that would allow its residents to be buried in […]

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Weekender – 11/20/15

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