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Budget hearing Oct. 14

By Dan King After two workshops to hash things out, Whitehall Town Board members have put forth a proposed budget for 2016. The budget would raise taxes by .02 percent, from 4.75 percent this year to 4.77 percent. The overall tax levy, or amount to be raised by taxes town-wide, would increase by $10,000 from […]

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Putortis discuss LGBTQ issues in the Church


By Dan King Being gay in the Catholic Church is not an easy thing. With Pope Francis making his first-ever visit to the U.S., the focus of many is on the Pontiff and his move toward a more socially progressive Church agenda on such things as same-sex marriage. That focus is of particular interest to […]

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Karas leaves


By Dan King Whitehall Central School business manager Joe Karas has left the district, leaving Gregg Chappell, director of special education, as the district’s only administrator still in place from a year ago. Karas took a job with the Fonda-Fultonville School District earlier this month. Rumors had surfaced that Karas was going to leave Whitehall […]

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Dry summer takes toll on area water supplies


By Dan King and Christina Scanlon A record-dry summer has taken its toll throughout the country, and Northern Washington County is no exception. While Whitehall may not be suffering droughts and substantial water shortages like others, the area has still had to deal with some lingering issues caused by low rainfall numbers. The village water supply […]

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Bridge project nearing completion


By Dan King After two years of work on the Poultney Street Bridge, traffic will soon be easing up in Whitehall. The temporary signal lights on the bridge were removed Saturday, when the state Department of Transportation workers completed the new paint job for the bridge. Those lights will not be going back up either. […]

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Whitehall solar panels to power Gore Mountain


By Dan King If there isn’t a lot of natural snow on Gore Mountain this year, skiers and snowboarders may be thanking Whitehall residents for the artificial powder. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced in July that three state-owned ski resorts – Gore Mountain, Whiteface Mountain and Belleayre Ski Center – will use solar power to run […]

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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

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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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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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