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Whitehall claims pentathlon crown

By Dan King David Greenough and Taryn Tracy had huge days for the Railroaders track teams at the Section II Championship in Albany on May 24. Both Greenough and Tracy took home the boys and girls Pentathlon championships respectively. Greenough finished no lower than fifth in any of the pentathlon’s five events, including a first […]

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WES hosts Memorial Day service

By Dan King It may have been a gloomy day on May 23, but that did not put a damper on Whitehall Elementary School’s Annual Memorial Day ceremony. On account of the rainy weather, the event was moved to the high school gymnasium, which was just about at capacity with parents, faculty, staff, students and […]

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Step ‘N’ Time to host annual dance recital this weekend

Step ‘N’ Time Dance Studio will present its 2014 dance recital “True Colors,” on May 30 and May 31 at the Whitehall High School auditorium. The shows will take place at 6:30 p.m. on May 30 and at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on May 31. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for the 6:30 p.m. […]

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Armstrong’s prayers to continue after court ruling

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has permitted prayers to continue to be said at town board meetings, Whitehall Supervisor George Armstrong knows just what prayer to say. “I will pray for shorter meetings,” Armstrong quipped. Armstrong, who also delivers prayers at the Washington County Board of Supervisors meetings, was referring not to the county […]

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Memorial Day parades, ceremonies this weekend

Local communities will celebrate their fallen heroes during a series of ceremonies, Memorial Day parade and community remembrances on Monday. In Granville, the festivities kick off at 8 a.m. on May 26 with a laying of the wreath ceremony at Granville High School. An hour later, the Daughters of the American Revolution ceremony will be […]

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Supervisors seek more information on casino plans

The Washington County Board of Supervisors wants more information before it rolls the dice on one of two casino projects proposed for the Capital Region. The board heard presentations last week from officials involved with two proposed casino projects: A $300 million casino in East Greenbush presented by Saratoga Casino and Raceway and a similar […]

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Police officer delivers baby

The experience of delivering a baby early Sunday morning was so exhilarating for Officer David Gebo, that if necessity compels, he’ll be glad to do it again. “It’s the most amazing experience I have ever had to deal with in 30 years of police work,” Gebo said. Gebo had help, of course, and appreciated it. […]

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Code enforcement officer concerned with Amish construction

New Whitehall Code Enforcement Officer John Ward overwhelmed members of the Whitehall Town Board recently with the stern line he took about Amish construction. “I think we are all a bit shell-shocked,” Councilman Farrell Prefountain said. “It did seem a little bit aggressive,” Councilwoman Stephanie Safka said. Both members of the town board were referring […]

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Voters approve school budget

Voters in the Whitehall Central School district approved the district’s proposed $14.77 million budget Tuesday. The spending plan was approved by a margin of 206 to 122. The plan, which includes a 7.56 percent increase in spending, will raise the tax levy by 1.88 percent. Although the tax rate per thousand won’t be finalized until […]

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Softball split final two games of season

So much for that record in close games. The Whitehall varsity softball team picked up its second extra innings win in as many games in a 7-6 win over Bolton last Tuesday. Oshen Beayon had two singles, including the game winning RBI in the tenth inning as Whitehall won its second game of the season. […]

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Harold F. “Huzzy” Martell

Harold F. “Huzzy” Martell, 88, of Boardman Street, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend passed away on […]

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Radio controlled air show coming to Fair Haven

The Rutland County RC Flyers will be hosting its annual ‘Fun Fly’ at the Fair Haven Municipal Airport on Saturday, […]

Rec Center busy in June

If the month of June is any indicator, it appears that the Whitehall Recreation Center is in store for a […]

Officials advocate for lower speed limits

By Dan King Currently, in Whitehall any road that does not have a marked speed limit maintains the state limit […]

Scribner named code enforcement officer

By Dan King After weeks of speculation about the position of code enforcement officer in Whitehall, the expected letter of […]

Postal Service to Huletts Landing office hours

By Dan King In the fall of 2012 the United States Postal Service began a two-year nationwide process of notifying […]

Dresden to host townwide sale

The Town of Dresden will be hosting its first-ever town-wide yard sale this weekend. The inaugural yard sale will take […]