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Two recognized for historic preservation

Log Cabin

By Dan King Two Whitehall residents were recognized Monday for their dedication to historical preservation. In 2009, Joe Arquette and the late Marvin Brooks constructed a 1700s replica log cabin and an adjacent herb garden. That log cabin is still nestled along the banks of the Champlain Canal near the Skenesborough Museum. The Whitehall Historical […]

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Whitehall honors 48 fallen heroes


By Dan King The voice of World War II veteran Henry Gurney was solemn and quivering as he read the names of 48 Whitehallers who had paid the ultimate price. Gurney’s reading of the roll call is an emotional annual tradition at the Whitehall Memorial Day Ceremony. “No matter how many times I do this, […]

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Elementary students honor heroes


By Dan King Hundreds of students, parents and community members – decked out in red, white and blue – packed the front lawn of the Whitehall Elementary School last Thursday. Their objective? To honor those who have paid the ultimate price serving the United States of America. The 43rd annual Whitehall Elementary School Memorial Day […]

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Town proposes solar moratorium

Solar front

By Dan King Whitehall town officials want to figure out some rules and regulations before allowing new solar projects to go forward. The town board voted 4-1, after nearly two hours of discussion last Wednesday, to set a public hearing for June 15 regarding a proposed six-month moratorium on solar farms. Councilman Dave Hollister was […]

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Area communities plan Memorial Day services

Last year's memorial day parade

By Dan King and Krystle S. Morey Memorial Day will be the focus throughout the area this weekend. Various towns will have parades and ceremonies to recognize the men and women who have fought and died for American freedom. Whitehall Two celebrations take place in the Birthplace of U.S. Navy. First, at Whitehall Elementary School, […]

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Local towns take different approaches to animal control


By Dan King and Krystle S. Morey Dogs, and cows, and horses – oh my. Loose animals are a concern for some local towns, and different towns are taking different approaches to animal control. Whitehall The Whitehall Town Board discussed last Wednesday potentially changing the title of Nancy Quell and Ed Holland from “dog control […]

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Putorti, Gordon elected to Whitehall School Board

School Board

By Dan King Some things will change and some things will stay the same on the Whitehall Board of Education. A record turnout of 602 voters showed up to vote Tuesday night on the candidates for the school board, the school budget, whether to keep the board at nine members or reduce it to seven, […]

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Wrestling merger in jeopardy?

Wrestling Merger

By Dan King The Whitehall/Fort Ann school wrestling merger could be in jeopardy. Whitehall’s Board of Education voted last week to table any decision on continuing the merged program, even though the Fort Ann Board of Education had already voted in favor of continuing the merger. Whitehall board member Frank Barber said he believed Fort […]

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Board in conflict

School Board

By Dan King “That escalated quickly.” The quote from Will Ferrell’s 2004 comedy “Anchorman” certainly summed up the feeling at Monday’s Board of Education meeting, when board members began to shout and holler at each other over the proposed petitions to shrink the board’s size and reduce terms. Mike Rocque is the only member to […]

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Expert to parents: Get involved

Cyber Bullying (1)

By Dan King There are certainly ways that parents can keep their kids safe online. John Kelly, a community educator for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, has seen the impact that cyber bullying and sexual predators online can have on elementary, middle school and high school students. Kelly, who covers eastern New […]

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Torres fired, other coaches resign


By Krystle S. Morey An incident involving a cover-up of Granville football players smoking marijuana on school property has led […]

Sasquatch calling festival Saturday

Bigfoot 1

By Dan King You’ve heard of hog-calling contests at county fairs, but Whitehallers will be calling a much more exotic […]

Bessen to retire in January


By Krystle S. Morey After more than 35 years as an educator, Mark Bessen has decided to put down his […]

Old church closes doors


By Dan King A small congregation of Presbyterians is currently without a full-time home. The First Presbyterian Church of Whitehall […]

Zumba event to benefit local girl


By Krystle S. Morey Like any other 9-year-old, Shaylah Shattuck loves reading books and listening to music, especially “Shoop” by […]

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