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Putorti to stay as Whitehall board of education president

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By Dan King Jeremy Putorti has been the Whitehall Board of Education president for a year now, and he says he’s achieved a lot of what he set out to do. Putorti, who was reappointed as president Monday by a 7-1 vote, with board member Mike Rocque as the sole “nay” vote. Putorti is proud […]

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Whitehall student playing for Bayern Munich affiliate


By Dan King Whitehall High School has never had a boys’ soccer team, but that hasn’t stopped Jake Morales from chasing his dreams. The 15-year-old student is spending his summer playing soccer for an affiliate of one of the world’s best teams – FC Bayern Munich. Morales plays for the 16-U affiliate of the German […]

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Mud boggers, Granville board ‘on same page’


By Dan King Granville town officials and representatives of Mettowee Off Road Extreme Park say they’re on the same page – sort of. The park’s owner, Ralph Jameson, and engineer Garry Robinson gave a presentation to the town board last Thursday, discussing future plans for the park. Town officials, in the past, have expressed concerns […]

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Canal Festival returns to Whitehall

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By Dan King Skenesborough Park will be happening Friday and Saturday. The annual Whitehall Canal Festival kicks off on Friday at the Skenesborough Park. For more than 30 years, Canal Festival has marked the “unofficial start of summer,” with a variety of activities aimed at people with different interests. “For over 30 years, Festival has […]

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Local bus garages fare well in state inspection


By Dan King Local school districts are among the state’s best in keeping their buses up and running. The state Department of Transportation has released its annual Bus Inspection System Operator Profile, which summarizes the results of vehicle inspections performed by DOT during the state fiscal year ending last March 31. Of all the fleets […]

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Whitehall graduates 46


By Dan King “The easy part of our lives is over.” That was the message from Whitehall High School’s salutatorian Abby Dickinson during her speech at Friday’s graduation ceremony. And although the easy part may be over, Whitehall’s 46 graduates are optimistic about the future. Following the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem, interim […]

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Moratorium OK’d by board

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By Dan King No new solar farms will be going up in the town of Whitehall for the next three months. After more than an hour of discussion last Wednesday, the town board voted 3-2 to accept an amended three-month land use moratorium on solar farms. Councilmembers John Rozell, Stephanie Safka and Farrell Prefountaine voted […]

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Rivette, Rocque clash again over conference

By Dan King For the second straight meeting of the Whitehall Board of Education, the right side of the table was tense. Board members Virginia Rivette and Mike Rocque got into another argument about an instance where Rocque went to an educational program for board members without first getting approval from the board. It didn’t […]

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47 to graduate Whitehall High School Friday

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By Dan King Forty-seven Railroaders are getting ready to join the college ranks, the military and the workforce. Whitehall High School will host its graduation ceremony tomorrow at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. “It should be a great event,” said interim Principal Mark Doody. The students that make up this year’s Top Ten […]

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Report: Village taxed much higher than town


By Dan King Whitehall village residents are paying among the highest taxes in the area, while town residents are paying among the lowest, a newly released report says. The report, which was released by the fiscally conservative think tank Empire Center, says the village of Whitehall has the seventh-highest effective tax rate per $1,000 in […]

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Lakes Region Freepress – 10/28/16

North Country Freepress – 10/28/16

Weekender – 10/28/16

Halloween events on tap around the region

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As the days get shorter, there’s a spine-tingling chill in the air. Everywhere you look, there’s a questionable-looking character. Halloween […]

School board member resigns, new one sought

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By Catherine Tobin Whitehall Board of Education member Amy Austin has resigned with three years remaining on her term. She […]

LaFlamme’s to close Granville store


By Krystle S. Morey After nearly 15 years in Granville, LaFlamme’s will close its doors. “It’s sad, but kind of […]

Dunkin’ Donuts to open Nov. 3


By Krystle S. Morey Coolatas, fresh-baked bagels and croissants, donuts, breakfast sandwiches and more will be available on Quaker Street […]

Local tracker helps hunters find ‘lost’ game


By. Krystle S. Morey It’s tough work trudging through the woods, climbing over rocks and navigating swamps – try doing […]

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