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Clinton Avenue Bridge to be torn down

The Village of Whitehall received confirmation last week that the Clinton Avenue Bridge, which previously played host to the Bridge Theatre will be torn down in the near future. The bridge has been deemed unsuitable for vehicular traffic for multiple years and in the past few years was also deemed unsuitable for pedestrian traffic as […]

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Wrestlers should be competitive

Wrestling preview

By Dan King Although the Whitehall wrestling team has nobody in the weight classes of 99 or 106, the team is optimistic that it can compete for a league title. “I think we have the numbers to do it,” said Julian Barber, a senior on the team. “We have a really good league, Hadley-Luzerne/Lake George […]

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Girls’ teams plays well together

Girls Basketball

Paul Gould is entering his first season as Whitehall girls’ basketball coach and he has a core group of athletes who have played together in basketball and other sports. “These girls play very well together,” he said, “A lot of them played with each other in soccer together and they play well with one another.” […]

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Defense, experience will be keys for boys basketball team

Boys Basketball

Ten out of the twelve players on this year’s Whitehall boys’ basketball team are returning from a season ago, that is something Head Coach Keith Redmond thinks could benefit his team. “With ten kids returning, we have a lot of experience,” he said, “Hopefully we can get some senior leadership, which will build some early […]

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Holiday Bulbs: Fundraiser and memorial

Holiday bulbs

The Whitehall Historical Society’s annual memorial bulb fundraiser is both a fundraiser and a great way to cherish the memory of loved ones who have passed away. Every year, community members in Whitehall pay $1 per bulb to honor the memory of a person; some even donate from outside the community. “People from a long […]

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WHS releases first quarter honor roll

Whitehall School District released its honor roll for the first quarter of this school year, last week. Seniors Receiving Highest Honors were Chad Amerio, Julian Barber, Ethan Davis, Zachery Eaton, Amber Eggleston, Erika Harker, Rachel Lavin, Francis McKinney, Brooke Paddock, Meghan Redmond, Susannah Ripley, Taylor Rozell, Zachery Rozell, Mariah Sala and Caitlyn Sandford. Receiving High […]

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Elks Hoops Shoot this weekend

The annual Whitehall Elks “Hoop Shoot” Tournament will be held on Saturday, Dec. 13 at the Whitehall High School. Sign up is at 9 a.m. and shoot at 10 a.m. Boys & girls ages eight to 13 can participate. Age groups will be based on age as of Apr. 1, 2015. Participants will be shooting […]

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Canal calendars now available

The 2015 Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Calendar is now available, free of charge, at select locations throughout the state. Locally, calendars can be picked up at the Whitehall Library on Williams Street. Calendars will be available while supplies last. Each month includes a different photo of a different part of New York’s canal system. […]

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Toys for Tots train comes to town this weekend

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The annual tradition that is the Toys for Tots Train returns to Whitehall this weekend. The train will be arriving at the Whitehall Amtrak station around 11:30 a.m. this Sunday, Dec. 7 and will be staying for around half an hour. Anyone who is looking to get into the holiday spirit is welcome to attend […]

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Town, State come to agreement on Visitors’ Center repairs

Visitors Center

The Town of Whitehall and New York State Canal Corporation have decided to work together to make repairs to the Whitehall Visitors’ Center. After indecision about what the Town would do to fix the pavilion and what the state would do, Town Supervisor George Armstrong and Councilman John Rozell met with Brian Stratton, John Joyce […]

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Girls fall to Greenwich in opener

A stingy defense was too much for Granville to overcome in season opener Friday night. Granville was held to seven […]

Girls compete with Cougars

The Whitehall girls’ basketball team (0-3) is still seeking its first win of the season. However, the girls stuck with […]

Boys’ hoops handed first loss

After leaping out to a 2-0 start, the Whitehall boys’ basketball team was grounded at North Warren, 65-43. To say […]

Main Street rebounding, says dog salon owner

Dog Salon

By Dan King Malin Shepherd’s new dog salon on Main Street is a sign, she says, that the street is […]

What are you drinking?

Whitehall water

By Dan King If you live in the Village of Whitehall, your drinking water is perfectly healthy. That’s what the […]

Dared by friends, she write a novel


By Derek Liebig It started with a dare. A few years ago, Granville resident Michele Sargent was having lunch with […]