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Common Core, not so common

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By Dan King and Derek Liebig A growing number of area parents are choosing to have their children opt out of the Common Core assessments in English and Math. The numbers vary by school district, but one common theme – no pun intended – is that parents are choosing to opt out at relatively large […]

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Whitehall/Fort Ann merger in jeopardy?

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By Dan King Members of the Whitehall Board of Education aren’t sure if they want to continue the district’s merger with Fort Ann in the sport of wrestling. After a lengthy discussion, in which board members brought up concerns about the efficacy of the merger, the board decided last week to table any decision and […]

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Cameras considered for park vandalism


By Dan King Whitehall officials are concerned about a perceived rise in vandalism at both the town and village parks. “The amphitheatre is totally being destroyed,” said Village Trustee Marge Mohn, who serves as commissioner of parks and recreation for the village. Mohn said she has seen kids removing stones and bricks from the amphitheatre. […]

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School budget OK’d; vote set for May 19

By Dan King The Whitehall Board of Education last week adopted a budget of slightly more than $15 million for the next school year, although some expressed concern that staffing issues remain uncertain depending on the schedule the district adopts. The $15,044,343 spending plan will raise $5.27 million more in taxes than this year, which […]

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Tennis downed by Lake George

The Whitehall varsity tennis team did battle with the Adirondack League’s best team this week, and the Lake George Warriors showed why they are the league’s top team. Whitehall was ultimately defeated 7-0 managing points in only the No. 5 spot for singles and then both doubles matches. In the No. 1 spot, Joel Wincowski […]

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Telisky thriving as code officer


By Dan King Former Whitehall Mayor Peter Telisky has always been passionate about cleaning up Whitehall’s dilapidated properties, and now he’s able to focus all of his attention on it. Telisky was appointed village code officer earlier this month. “It’s allowed me to focus on one thing, instead of being scattered like shotgun fire, as […]

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On to middle school: program helps fifth graders to sixth

By Dan King Transitioning from elementary school to middle school can be one of the toughest challenges for young kids, but guidance counselor Topher Montville’s plan deals with that. A few years ago, Montville established a three-part program to help elementary kids transition to the middle school and phase one of this year’s program has […]

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Sandford, Winters place at Luciano Meet

Two Whitehall varsity track athletes came in the top six in the triple jump at the Luciano Meet this past weekend and both broke their previous personal records. Caity Sandford came in fourth place, while Morgan Winters came in sixth place at the Luciano Meet, which features 35 different schools. Sandford jumped 32-feet 10-inches and […]

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Softball splits four close games

In the past week, the Whitehall varsity softball team split four close games, defeating North Warren and Lake George, while losing to Hartford and Granville. Last Thursday, the Railroaders topped the North Warren Cougars in a 15-14 slugfest. The Railroaders scored nine runs in the first inning and two in the last inning to secure […]

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Transmission line may benefit Whitehall

Developers have received the final okay to build a 333-mile underwater power transmission line from Canada to New York City, part of which will run through Whitehall. The plan calls for a line that will run along the bottom of Lake Champlain and the Hudson River, connecting New York City with power from Quebec’s hydroelectric […]

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Norton, Rocque, Scrimo elected

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By Dan King The results are in and the three new faces on the Whitehall Board of Education will be […]

Celani, Bartholomew, McDermott, Torres win seats

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By Joshua Bassett The Granville CSD Board of Education faced a lot of possible changes Tuesday night, as four seats […]

Whitehall pledges support for medical marijuana facility

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By Dan King The number of Washington County municipalities pledging support for a medical marijuana growing facility in the county […]

Communities prepare for Memorial Day

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Patriotism will be the epicenter of life in the greater Washington County and Lakes Region Area next week. Many towns […]

Roads in Hartford to change hands, names

By Dan King “Old-timers” in Hartford will soon have to adjust to some street name changes in the town. The […]

Smith leads Horde youth movement

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By Laura McCusker The Granville High School tennis team played to a 6-2 record this spring. To help it achieve […]

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