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2 games, 2 shutouts, 2 wins


By Dan King There’s been 96 minutes of football played by Whitehall this season and the team hasn’t given up a single point so far. The Railroaders defeated Rensselaer Friday night, 20-0, advancing to 2-0 and outscoring opponents 49-0 in those two games. “This is great group of kids,” said coach Rich Gould. “They’re very […]

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Students learn important life lessons

By Dan King Whitehall Elementary School students got a lesson in respect, responsibility and results last Friday. Principal Rich Trowbridge brought the Whitehall varsity football team and varsity cheerleading team to the elementary school to show how respect and responsibility translate to results. “These kids really look up to the football players and cheerleaders and […]

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One Democrat emerges for November election

By Dan King Five positions will be up for grabs during the general election in the town of Whitehall Tuesday, Nov. 3 and there will be some competition. One Democrat, Phil Smith, will be running for a council seat. He will be running against incumbent Republicans Farrell Prefountaine and Stephanie Safka. Smith was the only […]

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Golf team still perfect

Thus far, early in the season, nothing has been able to slow the Whitehall varsity golf team, Versus Warrensburg Last Tuesday, the Railroaders swept the Warrensburg Burghers in a home match at Skene Valley Country Club. In the No. 1 spot, Whitehall’s Garrett Stevens defeated James Cronin, 5&3. Stevens shot a 43, good enough for […]

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Town to recoup money from Nature Conservancy

By Dan King A mix-up at the Nature Conservancy has led to the group falling behind on agreed payments to the town of Whitehall, but the group has vowed to fix the problem. Whitehall and the tax-exempt Nature Conservancy have a payments-in-lieu-of-taxes agreement (PILOT), which says that the Conservancy will pay the town $10,000 a […]

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Hampton primary decides board

Emily Kelley was one of 125 registered Republicans who voted in last week's Republican Primary.

By Christina Scanlon Unofficial Republican Primary results in Hampton have incumbent Dave O’Brien handily defeating former town supervisor Lenny Reed, 74-51. Similar ballot spreads were seen for the two town council seats, which went to incumbent Tamme Taran, 76 votes, and newcomer Roger Weeden, 72 votes. Doran Pratt with 51 votes and Arthur Pratt with […]

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Soccer team seeks first win

The Whitehall varsity soccer team is still seeking its first win, after being downed by Fort Ann last Saturday. At Fort Ann Whitehall was defeated 4-0 by the Cardinals – a perennial powerhouse in the league – but only trailed 1-0 at the half. Grace Alexander made an impressive 10 saves for the Railroaders, but […]

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Whitehall proposes 1.15 percent levy increase

By Dan King Whitehall town officials have proposed a preliminary spending plan that would increase the tax levy by $10,000, or 1.15 percent. “The tentative budget stays within the cap,” said Supervisor George Armstrong. The amount to be raised by taxes is set to increase from $869,266 this year to $879,266 for next year. Meanwhile, […]

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Ramped-up security expected in Rensselaer tomorrow night


By Dan King It was Oct. 18 of last year and the Whitehall Railroaders football team had just won the Section II Class D championship, but the game was marred with two scuffles between the Railroaders and the Rensselaer Rams. Tomorrow night in Rensselaer, under the lights, with presumably a bevy of media on hand, […]

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Militia celebrates Whitehall

By Dan King Members of the Whitehall detachment of the New York State Naval Militia were awarded the Josephthal Award for dedication to the Naval Militia Friday during a ceremony in Riverside Veterans’ Memorial Park. “It’s a great honor that we get to work out here and provide platforms to the fire department and police […]

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Sweeping drug bust nets 11

Drug Bust Press Conference

By Dan King Seven Granville residents were among a group of 11 “mid to high level drug dealers” arrested in […]

Suboxone: A growing scourge in the area


By Dan King Illicit sale and use of Suboxone, a prescription drug used to treat heroin addiction, is a growing […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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