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House of Pizza getting a “facelift”

House of Pizza

By Dan King One of Whitehall’s oldest pizza joints is under new ownership and being renovated. The House of Pizza on Route 4 is closed now while owner Nadab Bhatti and manager Leann Ingalls give the interior a makeover. “Everything in here kind of had a 60’s décor to it,” Bhatti said. “It needed a […]

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School board names spring coaches

By Dan King The Whitehall baseball coaches whose team won the Adirondack League crown a year ago will have the chance to defend that championship. Jason Hoagland was appointed varsity baseball coach Monday by the Whitehall Board of Education, while Tim Martindale and Tom St. Clair were approved as unpaid volunteers. Shane Jones will be […]

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Whitehall School Board meets privately

The Whitehall Board of Education discussed district issues in a two-hour closed-door session before its regular meeting Monday and reentered a second executive session afterward. The meeting reportedly involved litigation, personnel issues and contract negotiations. Board member Frank Barber stared at Superintendent Liz Legault with a grin on his face when asking for a second […]

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Legault officially leaving district: ‘It’s personal’

By Dan King Whitehall school Superintendent Liz Legault will leave the district to become superintendent of East Bridgewater Public Schools in East Bridgewater, Mass., about 35 miles south of Boston. The news was first reported on the Whitehall Times’ Facebook page last Thursday. “Liz Legault was voted superintendent, pending contract negotiations,” said East Bridgewater Committee […]

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Whitehall DPW, Highway Department busy with weather

The Toll of Snow

By Dan King Sleep has been a rarity for members of local Public Works Departments and Highway Departments. While the perpetual snow and cold temperatures of late have been great for skiers and snowboarders, it has been brutal for workers. Two weeks ago members from the Village of Whitehall DPW had to respond to a […]

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Birds could draw tourists to Whitehall

By Dan King Birding is an increasing phenomenon along the Champlain Canal, and Whitehall officials hope that phenomenon can help drive tourism to the town. To make Whitehall a destination, Friends of the Washington County IBA, Lakes to Locks Passage and the Town of Whitehall are working together. Friends president Laurie LaFond reported that a […]

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Town of Whitehall to buy new excavator

By Dan King After two lengthy discussions, the Whitehall Town Board decided last week to purchase a new excavator, at a price of $92,105. “I believe by buying a new one, with a three-year warranty, the way we take care of our equipment, it’s a good investment for the town,” said Highway Superintendent Louie Pratt. […]

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Free throws doom Railroaders in nail-bitter loss

Evan St. Claire is guarded by Brandon Drollette, as he drives the lane

By Dan King The Whitehall boys’ basketball team concluded its regular season with a barnburner of a cross-over game against the Corinth Tomahawks. The Tomahawks were able to top the Railroaders 63-60 in a back and forth affair. Whitehall jumped out to a 14-7 lead at the end of the first quarter, but the Tomahawks […]

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Girls improve as season draws to a close

Amber Eggleston pressures Hadley's Kaitlin Milligan

The Whitehall girls’ basketball team finished its season with three consecutive home games. Last Tuesday, the girls hosted Spa Catholic (6-11), in a non-league game that was rescheduled from Monday, due to snow. A bad first half doomed the Railroaders, who trailed 35-4 at halftime. Whitehall played much better in the second half, outscoring Spa […]

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Riflemen advance to 6-0

The Whitehall Rifle Club continued on its winning ways with a road win at Hudson Falls last week, 975-957. The win leaves the undefeated Whitehall shooters atop the Tri-County Rifle League. The score of 957 was Hudson Falls’ best outing of the year, but not enough to defeat the league’s top squad. Other big news […]

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Classifieds 03/04/14

Banner year for Whitehall RailRiders

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By Dan King This year has been fantastic for the Whitehall RailRiders snowmobile club, in more ways than one. For […]

Granville MMA fighter to be featured on CNN

Prieur in ring

By Derek Liebig A Granville woman who has spent two-and-a-half years training in mixed martial arts will have her story […]

Students, faculty join to boost school spirit

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By Derek Liebig Granville Central School pride was alive and well, at least for one night, as students, faculty and […]

Boy Scout Troop 83 Moving Forward

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By Dan King Boy Scout Troop 83 in Whitehall is in a transition, but new scoutmaster Jason Ashline says he’s […]

Whitehall golf second in state for GPA

Whitehall Soccer

The fall 2014 season was great for Whitehall athletes on the course and field, and it continues in the classroom. […]

WHS to host musical Friday and Saturday

Musical

Students at Whitehall High School will be performing a musical this weekend. March 6 and 7 at 7 p.m. each […]

Teacup auction

The Wells United Methodist Church will host a Giant Teacup Auction on Friday, March 13, at the Modern Woodman Hall […]

Solomon Northup reenactor in Salem

The Salem Courthouse Community Center, 25 East Broadway, continues its March Civil War series at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March […]

Village of Granville taxes to increase

By Derek Liebig A decrease in revenues will lead to a tax increase for village residents. The Granville Village Board […]

Ice fishing clinic at Carter’s Pond

Families who wish to learn the sport of ice fishing are welcome to attend a free ice fishing clinic taking […]

Granville man arrested for heroin

A Granville man is facing drug charges after he was found in possession of heroin and marijuana. Brian L. James, […]