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Bridge to open to two lanes this weekend


By Dan King State Department of Transportation will be opening the Poultney Street Bridge back to two lanes of traffic – but not for too long. “It will be open to two lanes by the holiday weekend,” said Bryan Viggiani, a DOT spokesman. “Then it will go back to a single lane on Monday.” He […]

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Graduates reflect on turbulent year, big farewell


By Dan King It was a school year that saw its fair share of ups and downs, and the Whitehall Class of 2015 reflected on its time together and said goodbye last Friday. After the Pledge of Allegiance and the Star-Spangled Banner, high school principal Kelly McHugh welcomed everyone and addressed the senior class, saying […]

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‘Rejuvenated’ museum ready for new season

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By Dan King Skenesborough Museum opened its doors for the 56th year on Sunday and museum director Carol Greenough is very excited for the new season. “We have really done something in that museum,” Greenough said. “We’ve moved a lot of things around and rejuvenated some of the older displays.” Greenough said that a few […]

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Four in running for county administrator

By Christina Scanlon The pool of 45 candidates for Washington County administrator has been trimmed to four and county supervisors this week conducted more intensive interviews of those still in the running. There’s no time table as to when a replacement for current county administrator Kevin Hayes will be selected. Hayes will retire in December […]

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Village eying new tax exemption for vets

By Dan King The village of Whitehall is looking to alleviate some more tax burden for those who served the country. Tony Scrimo, a veteran and village resident, asked the village board last month to consider raising the tax exemption for veterans, citing similar practices by both the town of Whitehall and Washington County. Scrimo […]

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Canal Festival kicks off July 10

By Dan King Although the summer solstice may have already happened, officials say summer doesn’t really get underway in Whitehall until next Friday. Whitehall’s annual Canal Festival is set to kick off on Friday, July 10, at 6 p.m. in the parks along the canal. For more than 30 years the Canal Festival has marked […]

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Sixty to graduate Friday night


By Dan King A group of 60 Whitehall High School seniors will have years of hard work come to a culmination with tomorrow night’s graduation ceremony, which begins at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Leading the way for this year’s class will be valedictorian Amber Eggleston and salutatorian Meghan Redmond. Rounding out the […]

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Undersheriff urges grads to ‘make better choices’


By Dan King With graduation season upon us, Washington County Undersheriff John Winchell is taking the opportunity to educate the public about the dangers of drinking and driving. In conjunction with the state’s Stop DWI program, Winchell has erected a mobile display in the Washington County Municipal Building B. The display tells the story of […]

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Bike path could lead to Whitehall

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By Dan King A topic that is often discussed in Whitehall is how to bring in more tourism, and one group thinks it has an idea. The Canalway Trail Working Group, along with many elected officials and other area groups, is hoping to put in a biking trail along the Champlain Canal, from Waterford to […]

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Hampton Board: reduce speeds on Route 18

By Joshua Bassett After multiple complaints and a few accidents, the town of Hampton has again asked the state to lower the speed limit on county Route 18, in part because the road is used by Amish driving horses and carriages. The road from the Whitehall-Hampton town line to State Route 22A is currently posted […]

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A perfect season, game by game

Granville Football 1930

By Jamie Norton The 1930 Granville High School football team had a lot to live up to. The year before, […]

Schulz ends hunger strike, Haff pledges support

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By Dan King A supervisor says he is growing frustrated with the “politics” of the Washington County Board of Supervisors. […]

Two Granville men recognized for helping in escapee hunt

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By Dan King It’s not every day that a member of the Washington County Sheriff’s Department gets called on a […]

Bigfoot film to offer ‘new angle’

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By Dan King Filming of Bigfoot-related shows has been the topic du jour in Whitehall lately, and that continues. Seth […]

Opera to return to Granville

By Christina Scanlon There was a time an impressive stone and brick building flanked the intersection at Main and North […]

School ‘tweaks’ behavior program

By Dan King Interim superintendent Bill Scott said when he started that Whitehall’s school district needed to continue its newly […]

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