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Winterfest revival planned

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By Dan King With the weather so mild, most people aren’t thinking about winter – but for others, it’s on the forefront. The Arts and Recreation Commission of Whitehall is in the preliminary phases of reorganizing the popular Whitehall Winterfest, which was axed last year after former organizer Dana Grant stepped away. At the time […]

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Twentieth annual holiday tourney tips off Monday

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By Dan King Two New York teams, two Vermont teams and a 20-year-old holiday tradition. It’s the annual Whitehall Holiday Basketball Tournament next Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 28 and 29. The only change from previous years is that Warrensburg/Bolton will replace Fort Edward in the tournament. The other teams – Whitehall, Fair Haven and Poultney […]

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Stec: Corruption top issue in Albany

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By Dan King A couple dozen Whitehall residents showed up last Monday for an “informal” discussion with state Assemblyman Dan Stec, who answered questions and discussed issues that he felt would be at the forefront of Albany in the New Year. On corruption, Stec said he has long championed a bill that would strip pensions […]

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Helping people ‘feel loved’

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By Jamie Norton It’s the most wonderful time of the year. And for most of us, including Rev. Jim Peterson, it’s also the busiest. But while most of us are running around shopping for the best deals on pricey and superfluous toys and gadgets for our families, Rev. Peterson is running around shopping for the […]

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Hampton cemetery concerns laid to rest

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By Jamie Norton The town of Hampton laid to rest last week public concerns about its plans to begin selling burial plots at the Hampton Flats Cemetery for the first time in more than 30 years. The town board held a public forum at its meeting last week, and supervisor Dave O’Brien said that once […]

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Highway budgets benefit from mild winter

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By Dan King and Jamie Norton Skiers and snowboarders may be griping about the lack of snow, but local highway superintendents sure aren’t. It’s now the third week of December and there hasn’t been a dusting of snow, sleet or anything else that would require salt, sand or plows. The lack of bad weather is […]

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Cheerleaders lend a helping hand

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By Dan King Whitehall High School’s cheerleaders supported their football team this fall in part because of the community support they received. In return, the cheerleaders reciprocated by supporting the community’s efforts to serve the needy this holiday season. Prior to the start of the fall sports season, as the cheerleaders prepared for cheer camp, […]

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Museum diorama to be rejuvenated

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By Dan King One of Skeneborough Museum’s most popular attractions, damaged under a leaking roof, will be getting fixed in the spring. The diorama, which tells the story of Philip Skene and the birth of Skenesborough and the U.S. Navy, shows the layout of the original Skenesborough settlement between Skene Mountain and West Mountain. Damage […]

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Toys for Tots helps 207 kids

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By Dan King Many children – 207 in all – had their holidays made a little brighter Sunday when the 2015 Marine Corps Reserve Dunkin Donuts Amtrak Norfolk Southern Holiday Train rolled into Whitehall. “It’s the people’s train,” said Gunnery Sgt. Albert Roman, Jr., director of the Capital Region Toys for Tots. “This is a […]

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Village officials propose four-year terms

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By Dan King It takes a long time to get to know the ins and outs of local government. That’s the rationale Mayor Ken Bartholomew gave for suggesting the Village Board extend elected terms from two-year terms to four-year terms. “I’ve thought about this since I’ve been on the board,” Bartholomew said. “It takes a […]

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McDonald’s ‘not reopening’

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By Dan King When McDonald’s in Whitehall closed last August, representatives said it would be “temporary” – but that’s no […]

Weather excited Winterfest fever

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By Dan King This week has actually felt like winter, and that’s good news for organizers of the Whitehall Winterfest. […]

Principal builds ‘budding relationship’ with student

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By Dan King Whitehall Elementary School Principal Rich Trowbridge is building a rapport with students that helps them educationally and […]

Slate of student art on display

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By Jamie Norton Students and art teachers from throughout the region converged on the Slate Valley Museum in Granville last […]

Vermont tuition unchanged

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By Jamie Norton With many Act 46 issues still up in the air for Vermont taxpayers, at least one thing […]

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