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Canal Festival kicks off July 10

By Dan King Although the summer solstice may have already happened, officials say summer doesn’t really get underway in Whitehall until next Friday. Whitehall’s annual Canal Festival is set to kick off on Friday, July 10, at 6 p.m. in the parks along the canal. For more than 30 years the Canal Festival has marked […]

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Sixty to graduate Friday night


By Dan King A group of 60 Whitehall High School seniors will have years of hard work come to a culmination with tomorrow night’s graduation ceremony, which begins at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Leading the way for this year’s class will be valedictorian Amber Eggleston and salutatorian Meghan Redmond. Rounding out the […]

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Undersheriff urges grads to ‘make better choices’


By Dan King With graduation season upon us, Washington County Undersheriff John Winchell is taking the opportunity to educate the public about the dangers of drinking and driving. In conjunction with the state’s Stop DWI program, Winchell has erected a mobile display in the Washington County Municipal Building B. The display tells the story of […]

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Bike path could lead to Whitehall

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By Dan King A topic that is often discussed in Whitehall is how to bring in more tourism, and one group thinks it has an idea. The Canalway Trail Working Group, along with many elected officials and other area groups, is hoping to put in a biking trail along the Champlain Canal, from Waterford to […]

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Hampton Board: reduce speeds on Route 18

By Joshua Bassett After multiple complaints and a few accidents, the town of Hampton has again asked the state to lower the speed limit on county Route 18, in part because the road is used by Amish driving horses and carriages. The road from the Whitehall-Hampton town line to State Route 22A is currently posted […]

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Four Whitehall officers complete academy

By Dan King It’s been a very busy month for the Whitehall police department; officers completed academy, the department purchased a new truck and the department has continued its search for a new chief. Four Whitehall police patrolmen recently finished their police academy classroom hours in Fort Edward and are one step closer to being […]

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Town passes animal control law

By Dan King Those who let their animals roam around the town of Whitehall will now be facing penalties. The Whitehall Town Board voted 3-0 this month – with Councilmen Dave Hollister and John Rozell absent – to pass a law that will give the town much more power to curb animals roaming the town, […]

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Residents concerned with speeding

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By Dan King After complaints from multiple residents that drivers are coming “over the hill” or “around the mountain” too fast, Whitehall village officials are looking to address driver speeds on North Williams Street. “The road is very narrow and has abundant horse traffic,” said resident David Molenaar in a letter to the Village Board. […]

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Area fireworks displays planned

America’s classic way to celebrate its independence is with a spectacular display of fireworks. In keeping with this tradition, communities around the area will light up the night skies with colorful, sparkling arrays. Here are some locations that will give you the chance to “ooh” and “ah” over the Fourth of July. Granville The village […]

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Board: The village does not regulate coin drops

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By Dan King A resident told the Whitehall Village Board that he was concerned about the safety of coin drops conducted on the streets, but officials responded that the village does not regulate coin drops. Ron Rushia brought the concern to the forefront during the public comment portion of Tuesday’s meeting. Rushia said he was […]

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Rain stops, the park rocks

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By Jamie Norton The skies opened up five minutes before Daryl Magill – one of the biggest draws of the […]

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, […]

Man walking to D.C. to ‘raise awareness’


By Dan King Don Duncan may be 65 years old but he’s not letting that stop him from raising awareness […]

Town, village to pledge support for bike trail

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By Dan King A multi-use trail from Waterford to Whitehall is expected to receive letters of support from both the […]

Hebron woman charged with urinating outside store

By Christina Scanlon A Hebron woman faces several charges, including driving while intoxicated and possession of marijuana, after witnesses and […]

Area man to hold talk about Robin Williams

By Linda Ellingsworth It’s been almost a year since the untimely passing of comic great Robin Williams, and a local […]

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