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Town, village join county efficiency plan

By Dan King Both the town and village of Whitehall have joined Washington County in a plan that aims to make local municipalities more efficient with taxpayer money. County administrator Kevin Hayes visited the Village Board last Wednesday and sent a letter to the Town Board earlier this month. Both municipalities passed formal resolutions to […]

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Huletts Park open for the year

The Washington County Department of Parks and Recreation announced last week that Huletts Park and Lauderdale Park are officially open for the summer. The two parks will be open weekends only until Saturday, June 27, when both will begin operating on a seven day per week basis through Labor Day, Sept. 7. There is no […]

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Railroaders’ seasons comes to an end

By Dan King Despite regular-season domination over the past two years, the sectional tournament has not been friendly to the Whitehall baseball team. In last year’s tournament, the Railroaders came in as Adirondack League champs only to be downed by the Galway Eagles, 8-1. That trend continued last Thursday as the Railroaders were defeated, 8-7, […]

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Norton, Rocque, Scrimo elected

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By Dan King The results are in and the three new faces on the Whitehall Board of Education will be Pat Norton, Mike Rocque, and Tony Scrimo. Norton was the leading vote-getter with 313, Rocque was in a very close second with 310, and Scrimo recorded 286 votes. Because he was the third leading vote-getter, […]

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Whitehall pledges support for medical marijuana facility

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By Dan King The number of Washington County municipalities pledging support for a medical marijuana growing facility in the county continues to grow. Last week, the town of Whitehall joined the towns of Hartford, Dresden and Jackson in supporting the proposed growing facility at a former mushroom-growing location in the town of Jackson. The Washington […]

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Communities prepare for Memorial Day

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Patriotism will be the epicenter of life in the greater Washington County and Lakes Region Area next week. Many towns in the area are vamping up their preparation for the Memorial Day holiday and the subsequent parades. Whitehall In Whitehall, the youngest students will be getting patriotic today, as the elementary school hosts its 42nd […]

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Armstrong, Bartholomew at odds on park vandalism

By Dan King The top elected official in the town of Whitehall and the top elected official in the village of Whitehall aren’t seeing eye to eye on how to protect Whitehall’s town park and village park. Both the town board and village board have brought concerns about how to deal with park vandalism to […]

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Washington County towns to get more back in sales tax

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By Dan King The Washington County Board of Supervisors voted Friday to allocate 7 percent of all total sales tax revenue back to the towns. Under the previous policy, regardless of how much sales tax revenue the county brought in, it would distribute $1 million to the towns, dividing that money using a complex formula […]

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Town of Whitehall targets loose animals

By Dan King Whitehall town officials are looking to crack down on those who let their animals run loose. Officials said they were concerned with animals getting off their owners’ property and running around the town, so the board asked town attorney Erika Sellar-Ryan to draft a proposed law to stop the practice. The law […]

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Filing cabinets sealed for State Education probe

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By Dan King Last week an anonymous tip read: “Big doings at the school, state education crime scene tape in a couple classrooms.” The state Department of Education was investigating unspecified issues with standardized testing at Whitehall, after being tipped to the issues by BOCES, which had received information from then-superintendent Liz Legault. Although no […]

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Bridge to open to two lanes this weekend

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By Dan King State Department of Transportation will be opening the Poultney Street Bridge back to two lanes of traffic […]

Graduates reflect on turbulent year, big farewell

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By Dan King It was a school year that saw its fair share of ups and downs, and the Whitehall […]

Eighty-eight grads celebrate mountains, milestones

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By Christina Scanlon Bags of M&M candies were distributed to the graduating seniors at Granville Junior-Senior High School Friday night, […]

‘Rejuvenated’ museum ready for new season

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By Dan King Skenesborough Museum opened its doors for the 56th year on Sunday and museum director Carol Greenough is […]

Circus ‘advance man’ clowns around

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By Christina Scanlon By the time the Kelly Miller Circus hits town later this month, one of the clowns will […]

Music, food, fireworks offered

By Christina Scanlon The New York Players have been a favorite for years as part of the Village Summer Concert […]

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