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State to help fight lamprey

By Dan King The New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation is looking at options for controlling the population of invasive sea lamprey that threaten fish along parts of the Poultney River in Whitehall and Hampton. DEC sent a letter to Whitehall Mayor Ken Bartholomew last week, informing him that officials had completed an application […]

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Hampton Firehouse sold for $1

By Christina Scanlon For more than 50 years, the Hampton Volunteer Fire Department has used and maintained the firehouse located on county Route 18, but it’s never been the property of the department. Now it is, as the Town of Hampton recently made its sale official, passing the building on to the department for $1. […]

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Dresden to county: keep beach open

By Dan King Despite an effort by Washington County to close its beach at Huletts Landing when there is no lifeguard on duty, the Dresden Town Board is working to keep it open year-round. “The county said they’re going to close the beach year-round when there isn’t a lifeguard, but I’ve been working with them […]

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Investigation into Facebook hack ongoing


By Dan King When the Facebook account of Whitehall Central School’s district clerk Martha Bascue was allegedly hacked last week, interim superintendent Bill Scott said the district would investigate in an attempt to determine who hacked her account and made heinous comments regarding students. Bascue said she didn’t contact police but she did contact Facebook […]

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Legion to remedy veterans’ wall

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By Dan King American Legion Post 83 in Whitehall continues to find ways to honor our nation’s heroes – particularly those from Whitehall. The Legion’s newest project will be to restore the Veterans’ Wall inside Riverside Veterans’ Memorial Park. American Legion members constructed the wall in 1992 and legionnaires decided it was time to rejuvenate […]

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State reimburses village for sidewalk work

By Dan King The village of Whitehall has received a $15,000 reimbursement from the state for sidewalk work it did three years ago, and plans now to use that money for a new project. The village completed sidewalk work along West Street in 2012, using what Mayor Ken Bartholomew described as a “reimbursement type grant […]

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Two teachers placed on paid leave

By Dan King The ongoing state investigation into Common Core testing issues at Whitehall Central School has led to two tenured teachers being placed on paid administrative leave while a process required to remove an employee with tenure has begun, the Times has learned. “I have placed two Whitehall Central School teachers on paid administrative […]

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WCS grad releases album

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By Dan King Musical talent comes naturally to some people, and PJ Ferguson is one of those people. Ferguson, a 2014 Whitehall Central School graduate and a communications student at the College of St. Rose, is releasing an album titled “Starting Line” on Aug. 21. “There’s at least one song everyone can relate to,” Ferguson […]

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Reed challenges O’Brien in Hampton primary

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By Christina Scanlon Hampton Town Supervisor David O’Brien is eyeing a third term, with a building project and major county projects under his belt. He spoke highly of the success of the new town building construction and the community’s collaboration that brought it to fruition. “Can we do it ourselves and do we have the […]

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Dresden works to eradicate invasive weeds

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By Dan King The town of Dresden has started its annual effort to remove invasive water chestnuts from Lake Champlain, something officials see as vital to water quality. “We’ve been contracting with DEC on this project for about 10 years now,” said Supervisor George Gang. “We do South Bay, Dresden Station and Ottenburg Ramp, all […]

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Washington County Fair in full swing


By Linda Ellingsworth There’s still plenty of time to experience the excitement of the Washington County Fair. A celebration of […]

Coin drops hurt by bridge work


By Dan King Those who volunteer their time to serve the people of Whitehall say their coin drop operations have […]

Working together: town, village fixing waterline


By Dan King For the past week and a half the town and village of Whitehall have been working together […]

Washington County Board opposes Common Core

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By Dan King The third time was indeed a charm for Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff and activist Bob Schulz. Haff […]

Townwide sale next weekend

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By Dan King Bargain seekers will converge on Whitehall Labor Day Weekend, as they seek the best deals around. The […]

Three vying for public safety position

By Christina Scanlon Washington County supervisors have narrowed the field to three candidates for county public safety director and will […]

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