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Village seeks $600,000 for sewer project

By Dan King After a brief, uneventful public hearing, the Whitehall Village Board gave Mayor Ken Bartholomew permission to pursue grant funds for the ongoing sewer project. Bartholomew said the state will be awarding a total of about $21 million in grant funds for projects pertaining to small community’s housing and rural development needs, and […]

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Bigfoot expert pleased with show

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By Dan King When the cast from Animal Planet’s “Finding Bigfoot” came to Whitehall to film an episode, the first person they went to was local Bigfoot expert Paul Bartholomew. The Whitehall-based season finale, titled “Bigfoot State of Mind,” aired Sunday at 10 p.m. and featured the cast investigating four new leads, as well as […]

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Putorti tabbed to lead school board

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By Dan King Whitehall’s Board of Education has a new president and he says he has a new vision. Nominated by board member James Brooks, Jeremy Putorti was elected president by an 8-0 vote. Board member Frank Barber was absent. Putorti then nominated Brooks to be vice president, and he too won an 8-0 vote. […]

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Town attorney clears up animal law

By Dan King When the town of Whitehall passed a new animal control law, many residents said they were confused with the law’s intentions and how it would be enforced, so town attorney Erika Sellar-Ryan recently clarified the confusion. Sellar-Ryan said the law is mainly targeted at loose animals breaking onto neighbors’ property and causing […]

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Moonlighters to perform tomorrow night

Now that Canal Festival has come to an end, the Whitehall Summer Concert Series moves from the amphitheatre to the bandstand at Riverside Veteran’s Memorial Park – and the first show is tomorrow evening. The Moonlighters, a big band that has been playing since 1994, will kick off the series at 7 p.m. Traditionally, this […]

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Police go ‘squatchin’

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By Dan King Reflecting on the history of police-related Sasquatch sightings, the cast of Animal Planet’s “Finding Bigfoot” invited two Whitehall police officers to go “squatchin’.” Whitehall patrolmen Dan Herrmann and Joel Archambault took a break from their usual night patrol to go out with the cast in hopes of finding a Sasquatch. The two […]

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‘Good crowd’ enjoys Canal Festival

By Dan King The weather was perfect for a carnival last weekend, and Whitehall made it happen with the annual Canal Festival on Friday and Saturday. “We had a pretty good crowd,” said committee member Carol Greenough. “The 50/50 was over $200, which is usually about average.” Friday’s festivities kicked off at 6 p.m. in […]

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Area activist hunger strikes against unconstitutionality of Common Core

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By Dan King and Christina Scanlon An area man who believes Common Core testing is unconstitutional and who’s frustrated by Washington County’s lack of support for his view has begun a hunger strike to show his opposition – and one area supervisor has pledged to join him, sort of. Bob Schulz, an engineer by training, […]

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Area residents reported sightings of escapees

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By Christina Scanlon and Dan King The saga that played out 100 miles north as two inmates escaped and eluded law enforcement for weeks captivated the region. Local law enforcement was on heightened alert, Granville Police Chief Ernie Bassett said, but being on the lookout for a particular suspect isn’t out of the ordinary. “We […]

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‘Finding Bigfoot’ to air Whitehall-based episode

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By Dan King Whitehall will be getting some national attention on Sunday, and members of the community are gearing up for it. Animal Planet’s hit show “Finding Bigfoot” will air its Whitehall-based episode on July 12 at 10 p.m. The 61-minute episode, titled “Bigfoot State of Mind,” will be the second episode of the two-part […]

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Washington County Fair in full swing

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By Linda Ellingsworth There’s still plenty of time to experience the excitement of the Washington County Fair. A celebration of […]

Coin drops hurt by bridge work

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By Dan King Those who volunteer their time to serve the people of Whitehall say their coin drop operations have […]

Working together: town, village fixing waterline

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By Dan King For the past week and a half the town and village of Whitehall have been working together […]

Washington County Board opposes Common Core

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By Dan King The third time was indeed a charm for Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff and activist Bob Schulz. Haff […]

Townwide sale next weekend

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By Dan King Bargain seekers will converge on Whitehall Labor Day Weekend, as they seek the best deals around. The […]

Three vying for public safety position

By Christina Scanlon Washington County supervisors have narrowed the field to three candidates for county public safety director and will […]

Recycled teens applauded

By Christina Scanlon Nine honorary members of the Mettowee Valley Senior Citizens were honored last week at a luncheon filled […]

County opposes pregnant inmate restraint changes

By Dan King The state Legislature passed a bill in June that limits the use of restraints on pregnant inmates, […]

Granville, Hartford low opt outs; Whitehall average

By Dan King and Christina Scanlon Students at area school districts opted out of Common Core with less frequency than […]

Eighty-one take part in football camp

By Christina Scanlon Summer football camps for students at Granville are nothing new. Over the years, the players have attended […]

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