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Toys for Tots comes to town Sunday

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By Dan King One of the holiday season’s most popular Whitehall traditions will take place this Sunday. The Marine Corps Toys for Tots Train will roll into the Amtrak station at 10:40 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6, in front of what will most likely be a packed crowd. “We want as many people as we […]

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Whitehall teen indicted on federal gun charges

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By Dan King A Whitehall teen has been indicted by a federal grand jury for illegally purchasing weapons – including a MAC-10 machine gun – that he planned to use to “execute (expletive for Jewish people) and (expletive for African Americans),” authorities said Monday. Shane R. Smith, 18, of county Route 12, bought the weapons […]

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Charity concert Saturday at WAC

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By Dan King Rock ‘n’ roll will meet the altruistic nature of the holidays on Saturday. Whitehall-based band Cleveland Gulley will hold its annual food drive this Saturday, Dec. 5, from 5 to 11 p.m. at the Whitehall Athletic Club. “Last year we helped out 12 families and this year we hope to do even […]

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‘Beast of Whitehall’ coming April 1

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By Dan King Whitehall will be hitting the big screen next April 1. Small Town Monsters, the documentary film group that filmed in Whitehall earlier this year, announced Monday it will release its newest documentary, “Beast of Whitehall,” on April 1, 2016. The group also released its final trailer for the movie, which features portions […]

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Sweeping drug bust nets 11

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By Dan King Seven Granville residents were among a group of 11 “mid to high level drug dealers” arrested in an early morning countywide drug raid last Wednesday. A series of searches at four houses and a vehicle throughout Washington County were conducted by the State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Granville Police, Fort Edward […]

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Suboxone: A growing scourge in the area

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By Dan King Illicit sale and use of Suboxone, a prescription drug used to treat heroin addiction, is a growing concern for law enforcement agencies throughout the region. Washington County Undersheriff John Winchell described Suboxone as “the methadone of today.” “We have a troubling development of people obtaining a Suboxone prescription and selling it for […]

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McDonald’s future uncertain

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By Dan King The sign along Route 4 telling drivers that a McDonald’s is coming up on the left has been replaced with one advising travelers to go to Fair Haven, Vt. if they want McDonald’s. McDonald’s closed its Route 4 location in Whitehall on Aug. 22. At that time, McDonald’s officials said the close […]

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Whitehall, Granville close to finalizing chief contract

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By Dan King and Jamie Norton In September, Granville Police Chief Ernie Bassett was tabbed to take on the same role with Whitehall Police on a part-time basis. Since that time, the two village boards have been working on the logistics of Bassett’s contract, and officials report they are close to finalizing it. “We’re very […]

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Hampton may use, restore historic cemetery

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By Jamie Norton The town of Hampton is considering an idea that would allow its residents to be buried in their own hometown and at the same time restore some centuries-old dilapidated headstones at no cost to taxpayers. The Hampton Flats Cemetery, also known as the Burdick Cemetery, is one of five graveyards in Hampton, […]

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Super Bowl champs ready for state quarterfinal

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By Dan King It was 26 years in the making, but the Whitehall Railroaders can once again call themselves Section II Class D champions, after defeating Cambridge, 10-3, in the Super Bowl. Rich Gould played for the Whitehall team that last won a Section II Class D crown and now, in his first year as […]

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McDonald’s ‘not reopening’

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By Dan King When McDonald’s in Whitehall closed last August, representatives said it would be “temporary” – but that’s no […]

Weather excited Winterfest fever

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By Dan King This week has actually felt like winter, and that’s good news for organizers of the Whitehall Winterfest. […]

Principal builds ‘budding relationship’ with student

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By Dan King Whitehall Elementary School Principal Rich Trowbridge is building a rapport with students that helps them educationally and […]

Slate of student art on display

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By Jamie Norton Students and art teachers from throughout the region converged on the Slate Valley Museum in Granville last […]

Vermont tuition unchanged

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By Jamie Norton With many Act 46 issues still up in the air for Vermont taxpayers, at least one thing […]

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