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Soccer team seeks first win

The Whitehall varsity soccer team is still seeking its first win, after being downed by Fort Ann last Saturday. At Fort Ann Whitehall was defeated 4-0 by the Cardinals – a perennial powerhouse in the league – but only trailed 1-0 at the half. Grace Alexander made an impressive 10 saves for the Railroaders, but […]

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Whitehall proposes 1.15 percent levy increase

By Dan King Whitehall town officials have proposed a preliminary spending plan that would increase the tax levy by $10,000, or 1.15 percent. “The tentative budget stays within the cap,” said Supervisor George Armstrong. The amount to be raised by taxes is set to increase from $869,266 this year to $879,266 for next year. Meanwhile, […]

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Ramped-up security expected in Rensselaer tomorrow night


By Dan King It was Oct. 18 of last year and the Whitehall Railroaders football team had just won the Section II Class D championship, but the game was marred with two scuffles between the Railroaders and the Rensselaer Rams. Tomorrow night in Rensselaer, under the lights, with presumably a bevy of media on hand, […]

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Militia celebrates Whitehall

By Dan King Members of the Whitehall detachment of the New York State Naval Militia were awarded the Josephthal Award for dedication to the Naval Militia Friday during a ceremony in Riverside Veterans’ Memorial Park. “It’s a great honor that we get to work out here and provide platforms to the fire department and police […]

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Mayor happy with bridge flow

By Dan King Single-lane traffic, the Labor Day Holiday, a town-wide yard sale and a coin drop could have made Route 4 a mess this past weekend, but luckily it wasn’t as bad as it could have been. Mayor Ken Bartholomew tried to lobby the state into opening the Poultney Street Bridge to two lanes […]

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Two teachers ‘absent’ first four days

By Dan King Four school days into the new school year, there have been two notable absentees at Whitehall Central School. English teacher Sue Ringer and math teacher Paul Gould have both missed the first four days of classes and a school source told the Times last week that both have had their mailboxes removed […]

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Head Start enrollment up, still open

By Dan King and Christina Scanlon Enrollment is full at both the Whitehall and Granville Head Start buildings, but Traci Ross, program director for Washington County Head Start, said the program is still accepting enrollees. “Granville and Whitehall both do double sessions, so there are 17 children in one classroom, but there is a morning […]

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Trump, Cruz, Carson, Sanders top Washington County straw poll

Straw Poll

By Dan King The Washington County Fair met politics last week, as 737 people came out to vote in a presidential straw poll. Results of the poll, conducted at the Washington County Tea Party Patriots’ table, were similar to most of the recent national polls and those being conducted in early caucus states such as […]

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Naval Militia volunteers receive award

Naval Militia

By Dan King A group of seven area maritime veterans, including two from Whitehall and one from Granville, will be recognized tomorrow by the New York State Naval Militia for their service. The Josephthal Award is given annually to one “unit” and one “individual” in the New York State Naval Militia as a way of […]

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Teens’ summer jobs pay off

By Christina Scanlon As the summer of 2015 winds down and local youth prepare to head back to school, 50 teens from the area will be taking with them the experiences and education they’ve earned over the summer as part of the Summer Youth Employment Program. The program was funded primarily from Temporary Assistance to […]

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Classifieds 10/07/15

Scottie’s closing doors ‘for good’


By Christina Scanlon There was no sign on the locked doors Tuesday morning, but everyone in town was already spreading […]

Facebook probe concludes – in private

Board of Ed 2014

By Dan King The investigation into the alleged hacking of Whitehall School District clerk Martha Bascue’s Facebook page is now […]

Bridge-walkers beware

Saunders Street Bridge 1874

By Dan King We might all be criminals without even knowing it. If you’ve ever strode across the Saunders Street […]

Trailers released for Whitehall-based documentary

Bigfoot 2

By Dan King Bigfoot is coming to the big screen. A documentary filmmaker, who is aiming to tell the stories […]

Superintendent introduces policy book

By Dan King Interim school superintendent Bill Scott has given the Whitehall Board of Education an eight-part policy book that […]

Edward’s Market celebrates one year anniversary


By Christina Scanlon It was chilly out Monday morning, as some gathered at the front door of Edwards Market, waiting […]

Budget hearing Oct. 14

By Dan King After two workshops to hash things out, Whitehall Town Board members have put forth a proposed budget […]

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