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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, but a majority of the Washington County Board of Supervisors feels the bill limits the capabilities of law enforcement. Thirteen of the 16 supervisors present at last week’s board meeting voted to send a letter […]

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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 most of the county and less than the state average, data shows. The statewide average for opt-outs in grades three through eight in math and ELA was 20 percent. Data shows that opt-out rates were […]

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Washington County Fair kicks off next week


By Linda Ellingsworth From 4-H kids to rodeo competitors, from line dancers to carnival ride fans, next week is the culmination of the summer as the Washington County Fair opens on Monday, Aug. 24 and runs through Sunday, Aug. 30. Approximately 120,000 people annually converge on the sprawling fairgrounds on Route 29 in Greenwich for […]

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McDonald’s closing ‘temporarily’


By Dan King Over the last few years Whitehall has lost quite a few businesses and McDonald’s will be joining that list – but only temporarily. Lloyd Schneider, owner and operator of the McDonald’s on Route 4, told the Times last Thursday that his restaurant will close on Aug. 22, just two days shy of […]

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New principal hopes to bring ‘stability’

Rich Trowbridge

By Dan King Whitehall Central School has seen significant turnover in administrative roles over the past year, something new elementary school principal Rich Trowbridge hopes to stop. “I’m really excited to be here,” Trowbridge said. “I turned down another position to take this one, because I can see myself staying here for a while, as […]

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New basketball league at Rec Center

By Dan King Sports and recreation can do a lot of good for a community, and the Whitehall Rec Center is highlighting that. Rec director Julie Eagan reported recently that the Rec Center has secured a $1,250 grant to fund a basketball league for at-risk youth. The goal of the program is to give kids […]

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Cameras purchased for town park

By Dan King To combat vandalism that has plagued the town park over the years, the Whitehall Town Board has finalized a deal to buy and install cameras. Town officials considered two bids to equip the park and decided to buy nine cameras from Classic Communications for $6,153, pending a review of the grounds by […]

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School to feed kids in need

By Dan King Whitehall school officials are trying to make sure no kids go to bed hungry in the community. Data from shows that some 16.2 million kids in America will go to bed hungry at some point this year. Kim Barber, an elementary teacher at the school, noticed that some of those kids […]

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Promoting Whitehall: museum offers ‘smart advertising

By Dan King Heritage, culture and history are the staples of the Skenesborough Museum, and the museum is acting to use these attributes to market Whitehall to tourists. The museum is now selling bumper stickers, which read “Whitehall, N.Y. Birthplace of the U.S. Navy,” and director Carol Greenough said the stickers have already been a […]

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Common Core, not so telling score

Bessen, Mark

By Christina Scanlon The results of this year’s Common Core testing are in and a quick glance at Granville may look like students fared worse this year than last. That’s before, however, you take a look at what the data is showing. Organized in a chart comparing the third grade scores last year versus this […]

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Classifieds 10/07/15

Scottie’s closing doors ‘for good’


By Christina Scanlon There was no sign on the locked doors Tuesday morning, but everyone in town was already spreading […]

Facebook probe concludes – in private

Board of Ed 2014

By Dan King The investigation into the alleged hacking of Whitehall School District clerk Martha Bascue’s Facebook page is now […]

Bridge-walkers beware

Saunders Street Bridge 1874

By Dan King We might all be criminals without even knowing it. If you’ve ever strode across the Saunders Street […]

Trailers released for Whitehall-based documentary

Bigfoot 2

By Dan King Bigfoot is coming to the big screen. A documentary filmmaker, who is aiming to tell the stories […]

Superintendent introduces policy book

By Dan King Interim school superintendent Bill Scott has given the Whitehall Board of Education an eight-part policy book that […]

Edward’s Market celebrates one year anniversary


By Christina Scanlon It was chilly out Monday morning, as some gathered at the front door of Edwards Market, waiting […]

Budget hearing Oct. 14

By Dan King After two workshops to hash things out, Whitehall Town Board members have put forth a proposed budget […]

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