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Boy Scout Troop 83 Moving Forward

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By Dan King Boy Scout Troop 83 in Whitehall is in a transition, but new scoutmaster Jason Ashline says he’s optimistic about the future. Three Webelos – Timothy Lyons, Zach Parisi and Logan Pease – crossed over to Boy Scouts Wednesday at Whitehall Elementary School. The seven candles of the Arrow of Light were lit, […]

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Whitehall golf second in state for GPA

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The fall 2014 season was great for Whitehall athletes on the course and field, and it continues in the classroom. The Whitehall golf team and girls’ soccer team were both selected as New York State Scholar-Athlete Teams for the fall season. The golf team went low on the links and high in the classroom, winning […]

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WHS to host musical Friday and Saturday

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Students at Whitehall High School will be performing a musical this weekend. March 6 and 7 at 7 p.m. each night, Whitehall students will be performing the musical “Little Shop of Horrors,” based on the 1986 movie/musical starring Steve Martin and Rick Moranis. The general plot of the musical is that a goofy, dorky man […]

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Legault officially leaving in May

Liz Legault

By Dan King Whitehall Central School Superintendent Liz Legault will leave the district in May. Legault was officially introduced as superintendent at East Bridgewater Schools in East Bridgewater, Mass. last week and she will begin that position on May 8. Legault said she took a personal day last Thursday to go meet with officials at […]

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Bressette’s comeback falls short at states

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Whitehall/Fort Ann wrestler Josh Bressette was eliminated on day one of the State Wrestling Tournament in Albany last Friday, but he hung tough against some good competition. In his preliminary round at the 132-pound weight class, Bressette fell into an early 2-0 deficit against Jack Chesman of Pearl River (Section I). After trailing 2-1 after […]

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Poultney winter carnival this weekend

Poultney winter carnival

By Dan King Fun for the whole family will be on tap next weekend at the Poultney Winter Carnival in Poultney, Vt. The carnival, organized by the Poultney Valley Snowmobile Devils Inc., will take place on Saturday, March 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bob Chestnut’s home on York Street Extension. Carnival-goers are […]

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Local eateries fare well on state inspection

By Dan King Fifteen food service businesses in Whitehall were among those inspected by the state Department of Health over the course of last year and early this year, and the information released last week shows that, for the most part, the local establishments did well. The data, based on a one-day unannounced inspection by […]

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Morgan Winters successful at state qualifier

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Whitehall’s Morgan Winters performed well in her two events – the 55 meter and the triple jump – at the New York State Qualifier meet last Thursday. The sophomore had jumps of 31-feet 10.5-inches and 31-feet 5.75-inches in the triple jump, finishing 14th at the State Qualifier. She also finished tied for 27th in the […]

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Most Whitehall teachers ‘effective’

By Dan King A majority of Whitehall Central School teachers were “effective” in the last school year, a state report shows. The state Department of Education report breaks down teachers into four categories of evaluation: Ineffective, developing, effective and highly effective. The report says 87 percent of WCS teachers were effective, while 12 percent were […]

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WCS within state tax cap

According to a report released Feb. 11 by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, Whitehall Central School is within the state’s tax cap. With a tax base growth factor of 1.0025, WCS is one of the lowest in the county, the report shows. Only Salem, Putnam, Hartford, Cambridge and Fort Edward are projected to raise the tac […]

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Search for Sasquatch resumes, forty years later

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By Dan King It’s been 40 years since the first reported Sasquatch sighting in Whitehall and now the quest to […]

Apathy leaves trustee seat vacant

Candidate pic Ken Bartholomew

By Dan King Whitehall’s mayor-elect, Ken Bartholomew was hoping someone would emerge to take his old trustee position, but that […]

Jane O’Shea resigns, cites issues with board

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By Derek Liebig A Granville principal is resigning at the end of the school year because of a disagreement over […]

Whitehall Elks honor three for service

New Elks officers are sworn into office

By Dan King Ken McKee, an old Whitehall Elk, used to tell his kids that the acronym BPOE stood for […]

Reelected, incumbents face challenges

By Derek Liebig Members of the Granville Village Board will be together for at least two more years. Incumbents Dean […]

Keough to plant community garden

Jensen Keough

By Dan King A Whitehall High School student has come up with a creative way to support local charity and […]