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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 has used the building for more than 50 years. Chief Joe Mead said the building needs repairs but efforts to do that have been complicated by the fact the department doesn’t own the building. “The […]

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Baseball routs Corinth, Salem, Bolton

Derek Thomas rips a basehit diown the left field line

The Whitehall baseball team bounced back from a non-league loss to Fort Ann by blowing out Corinth, Salem and Bolton. Last Thursday, the Railroaders hosted Corinth in a non-league game and thanks to an eight run first inning, were able to rout the Tomahawks 17-4. In the first inning, the Tomahawks struggled to find the […]

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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 school year, and a few school members are concerned those new members aren’t undergoing proper background checks. When two more bus drivers were brought on by the district during Monday’s board of education meeting, board […]

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Whitehall Board of Education axes six positions

By Dan King The Whitehall School District made a litany of personnel decisions at Monday’s board of education meeting, including the elimination of a half dozen positions. Upon recommendation from the administration, the board of education abolished six positions within the district, including five newly created teacher positions, which were created to accommodate the block […]

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‘Peace Week’ a big hit

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By Dan King Whitehall High School Principal Kelly McHugh wants her students to be able to solve conflicts peacefully, and so she dedicates an entire week annually to that cause. This year’s Peace Week was filled with programs, concerts and lesson plans designed to encourage peace. “We have done this for several years now,” McHugh […]

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Eight to run for Whitehall Board of Education

By Dan King Eight candidates will officially be running for three seats on the Whitehall Board of Education when the May 19 election rolls around and none are incumbents. The candidates are Tony Scrimo, Steven St. Claire, Marcia Rocque, Pat Norton, Mike Rocque, Stiling Knight, Harold Nicholson Jr., and Joseph Swahn. New York State School […]

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Workers’ breaks questioned in Hampton

By Derek Liebig A Hampton Town Board member has asked the town’s highway superintendent to keep closer tabs on some of the community’s employees. Tamme Taran said she was concerned that the town’s two highway employees were taking unnecessary breaks. Earlier this month, she said, she drove into Poultney, Vt. on her way to work, […]

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Town moves elections to Rec Center

The Whitehall Town Board voted during its April meeting to move town election locations from the Town Municipal Center to the Whitehall Rec Center. The town passed a resolution, which makes the move effective immediately and will impact any town wide election. Officials said they chose to move the polling location away from the Municipal […]

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Washington County Fiber Tour this weekend

By Linda Ellingsworth Fifteen farms that raise fiber animals, including one in Whitehall, will open their gates to the public this weekend for the 23rd Annual Washington County Fiber Tour, taking place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, April 25 and 26. At the various farms, visitors will find a variety […]

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Conditioning the key for Whitehall football

Offseason workout

By Dan King The defending Section II Class D football champions are putting in the work in the offseason. Neil Hughes, defensive coordinator and assistant coach for the Whitehall football team, has the team on an impressive offseason workout regimen that’s quite different than it used to be. “Nine years ago, when I first started […]

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Hampton Firehouse sale looms

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By Joshua Bassett Barring someone petitioning for a public referendum within 30 days of May 20, the Hampton Town Board […]

Whitehall Elementary honors fallen heroes

Winners of the citizenship awards

By Dan King Although the weather started chilly on Thursday, it turned nice just in time for the annual Whitehall […]

Huge turnout for Whitehall parade

Charles Austin and Henry Gurney escort Cathy Aiken to place the wreath

By Dan King “I didn’t even know there were this many people in Whitehall,” a spectator said as he watched […]

Granville High School honors fallen soldiers

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By Joshua Bassett Granville High School’s gym was quiet Friday afternoon as many gathered there to give thanks to the […]

Hot dog contest next weekend

By Joshua Bassett After a one-year hiatus, the “What’s Up Dawgs Hot Dawg Eating Contest” is back. The event will […]

Hundreds join in Granville parade

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By Joshua Bassett Hundreds gathered Monday on Granville’s Main Street and in Veterans Park to honor and celebrate those lost […]

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