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Elementary principal resigns abruptly

By Dan King After less than a school year at Whitehall Elementary School, Brett Lamy is out as principal. Superintendent Liz Legault, who is about to leave for another job herself, said that Lamy resigned for “personal reasons.” However, several school officials who requested anonymity said that Lamy was fired for using foul language in […]

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Will Whitehall ever get a supermarket?

By Dan King One longstanding concern for Whitehall residents has been if the village will ever get a supermarket. “The number of times the question ‘what are you going to do to get a grocery store in Whitehall?’ has been asked of me since being elected to the board seven years ago is uncountable,” said […]

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‘Finding Bigfoot’ draws large crowd

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By Dan King The green trucker hat atop the mop top head of James ‘Bobo’ Fay read “Keep it Squatchy” and that’s just what Whitehall did on Tuesday evening. Bobo and his fellow crew members – Cliff Barackman, Matt Moneymaker, and Ranae Holland – were at the Whitehall Athletic Club on Tuesday evening filming a […]

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Washington County residents smoke more, weigh more

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By Derek Liebig County residents smoke more, weigh more and have limited access to exercise and medical care in Washington County, which a study ranks in the lower third among all 62 counties in New York. Those are the findings of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s County Health Rankings. The rankings, a collaboration between the […]

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Wiskoski wins Distinguished Young Women crown

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By Dan King Haley Wiskoski has become the first junior to win the Distinguished Young Women Program at Whitehall High School. In front of a packed auditorium – which included DYW winners from 1971, 1975, 1982, 1993, 1995, 1998, 2010 and 2015 – Wiskoski competed against nine other junior girls for scholarship money and the […]

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Village of Whitehall officials honored

By Dan King Bob Dylan once said “the times, they are a changing,” and such is the case in the Village of Whitehall. Last Tuesday was the end of an era for three longtime workers in village government. It was officially the final day of work for longtime DPW Supervisor Don Williams, who has retired, […]

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Whitehall man faces sexual abuse charges

A Whitehall man with an extensive criminal record has been indicted on charges that accuse him of multiple occasions of molesting a child. Jerry L. Vaughn, 47, of Northeast Street was charged with a felony count of course of sexual conduct against a child, as well as a misdemeanor count of endangering the welfare of […]

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Eagle Scout to build prayer garden

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By Dan King Garrett Stevens hopes by the time his Eagle Scout project is over that people won’t even recognize the fenced in plot behind Our Lady of Hope Church. Stevens, who began scouting in fifth grade, will be building a “Prayer Garden” in the fenced in lot. The garden will include a walkway, which […]

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Whitehall still seeking superintendent

By Dan King Finding a new superintendent of schools, even an interim appointee, is proving to be not a quick process in Whitehall. Despite interviews with multiple candidates, the Whitehall Board of Education has yet to decide on a successor for outgoing superintendent Liz Legault. Officials said that they have interviewed candidates and that they […]

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Village of Whitehall eyes 1.4 percent tax increase

By Dan King The proposed budget for the Village of Whitehall would raise taxes slightly. The Village Board work-shopped its preliminary budget for the ensuing fiscal year and, if approved, there will be a 1.4 percent tax hike. “It’s below the two percent tax cap; I think we’re being pretty fiscally responsible,” said Trustee Walt […]

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Dresden throws support to medical marijuana facility

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By Dan King The Town of Dresden has joined the growing list of towns throughout Washington County that are throwing […]

Heather Michaud to have art displayed at the Hyde

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By Dan King A Whitehall High School student will have her artwork displayed at one of the region’s greatest art […]

Hampton Firehouse may change hands

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By Derek Liebig The Town of Hampton is considering selling the Hampton Firehouse to the Hampton Volunteer Fire Department, which […]

Granville Science Fair a hit

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Joshua Bassett A dry Christmas tree that emitted melodic sounds when hit was just one of the many exhibits on […]

Baseball routs Corinth, Salem, Bolton

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The Whitehall baseball team bounced back from a non-league loss to Fort Ann by blowing out Corinth, Salem and Bolton. […]

Whitehall not conducting background checks?

By Dan King Whitehall Central School has brought on a substantial amount of staff members, bus drivers and substitutes this […]

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