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Mom Prom to benefit students in need

“I see it every day at the store, teachers see it every day at the school, we all see it around the community.” Cheryl Putorti, co-owner of Putorti’s Market said. What Putorti is referring to is children and teens who are in need, around the Whitehall community. Instead of just talking about it, Putorti and […]

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Officials discuss rail safety

In a town where the high school sports teams are called the “Railroaders” one can assume that trains and railroads play a prominent role in the community. The importance of railroads is quite evident for Whitehall, as well as many other towns and villages in the area. With trains playing an important role in Whitehall, […]

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Bird group settling into Whitehall

By Dan King Friends of the Washington County Grasslands Important Birding Area, or Friends of the IBA for short, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, recently relocated its office to the former Canal Corporation welcome center on Skenesborough Drive. Now that the organization is settling into its new Whitehall location, it is looking to begin filling […]

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Joseph Prefontaine, 65

Joseph Prefontaine, age 65, passed away on July 28, 2014 at the Pines at Glens Falls Nursing Home following a short illness. Born in Granville on December 16, 1948, he was the son of the late Robert Joseph and Ruth (Rovelli) Prefontaine. He graduated from Whitehall High School. He joined the U.S. Navy after graduation […]

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Harold F. “Huzzy” Martell

Harold F. “Huzzy” Martell, 88, of Boardman Street, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at the Haynes House of Hope in Granville, with his loving family by his side. Huzzy dedicated his life to the community of Whitehall and to Washington County. He was a […]

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Rec Center busy in June

If the month of June is any indicator, it appears that the Whitehall Recreation Center is in store for a successful summer and potentially a busy fall as well. Julie Eagan, the recreation center’s director called June a “busy month” and that was even before the summer program got started last Monday. “We had 18 […]

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Officials advocate for lower speed limits

By Dan King Currently, in Whitehall any road that does not have a marked speed limit maintains the state limit of 55 miles per hour, but that could be changing soon. With a growing population and an increase in what town board members referred to as “slow moving vehicles,” the Town of Whitehall is hoping […]

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Scribner named code enforcement officer

By Dan King After weeks of speculation about the position of code enforcement officer in Whitehall, the expected letter of resignation from John Ward officially made its way to Town Supervisor George Armstrong. “I have received the letter of resignation from John Ward Jr. and I would like to entertain a motion to accept it.” […]

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Dresden to host townwide sale

The Town of Dresden will be hosting its first-ever town-wide yard sale this weekend. The inaugural yard sale will take place on Saturday and Sunday, running from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. each day. “This is the first one ever, so we are kind of new at organizing it,” Kathy Huntington, who helped organize the […]

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Board declines to reappoint Culligan as football coach

By Dan King The Whitehall High School football team has qualified for sectionals for the last four years, including three under head coach Justin Culligan, but on Monday the Board of Education declined to appoint Culligan for the upcoming season. After the vote on Culligan, speculation grew about the potential of a return by longtime […]

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Matthew Fiske, 43

Matthew Parker Fiske, 43, passed away Aug. 24 as a result of a tragic automobile accident. One of God’s brightest […]

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Fire Co. renews search for lost horn

By Dan King Thirty years ago a silver plated presentation horn was stolen from the Whitehall Fire Company and the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]