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Students doing better on standardized tests

By Dan King The most recent data on standardized testing scores in Whitehall High School show a relative uptick in passing rates. The data show that for the most part, Whitehall’s students excel in topics likes biology, United States history and English, while struggling with global history and algebra. Out of the five subjects listed […]

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Whitehall second at Holiday Tournament

Dan St. Clair draws a foul as he goes up for a layup

By Dan King A competitive two days of basketball culminated with Whitehall dropping a hard fought championship game to Fair Haven, 60-51, on Saturday. The game was a back and forth affair, with the two teams trading punches. The Slaters went on a run with 2 minutes left in the first half, but Whitehall’s Justin […]

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Bowlers downed at Stillwater

Whitehall’s varsity bowling team was swept 4-0 last week at Stillwater, in its lone match of the week. Adrien Hollister was the top performing Railroader on the day, rolling individual games of 127, 168 and 189 for a total of 484 pins. Adam Hayes had the second best total for the Railroaders, as he knocked […]

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How to deal with winter weather

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By Dan King With the snowy season starting in the Northeast, there are some helpful guidelines to follow and there is plenty to be   wary of when traveling or just staying put. Parking The Village of Whitehall doesn’t currently ban winter parking, but could if it has to. The law gives the Department of Public […]

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New laws effect seniors, solar power

By Dan King Whitehall has two new laws on the books, one of which helps seniors by raising the income threshold for those seeking a tax exemption, while the other establishes a tax incentive for use of renewable energy. The town law previously allowed seniors who made $16,000 a year or less to receive a […]

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Girls still seeking first win

Salem’s stingy defense kept the Whitehall girls’ basketball team winless. The Railroaders dropped a nail-bitter to the Generals last Wednesday, 31-30 in overtime. Whitehall was held to under five points in two of the four quarters of regulation and took two costly backcourt violations in the overtime period. Malina Morris led the Generals (1-3) with […]

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Wrestlers successful at Granville Lions Tourney

The Whitehall/Fort Ann wrestling team was handed its first league loss last Wednesday. The Salem Generals defeated Whitehall/Fort Ann 54-28 in a dual that saw each team forfeit two weight classes, Salem forfeiting at 120 and 113 and Whitehall/Fort Ann forfeiting at 99 and 106. Brandon Bolster and Julian Barber each recorded pins for Whitehall/Fort […]

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Annual Holiday Tournament this weekend

Holiday hoops tournament

By Dan King Holiday joy meets hardwood competition this weekend. The 19th annual Whitehall Holiday Basketball Tournament takes places Tomorrow and Saturday Dec. 26 and 27, starting at 3 p.m. each day, at the high school. For the fourth consecutive year, the same four schools will be squaring off on the hardwood, two from the […]

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Dresden officials hope to fix veteran memorial

Dresden Memorial

By Dan King Dresden’s memorial to the town’s veterans is inadequate, officials say, and they want to do something about it. The names have faded and the memorial includes only veterans of World War II. “That’s the men and women who have fought for all of us and it would be nice if we had […]

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Bascue twelfth in World Cup race

Whitehall’s Codie Bascue finished tied for 12th in the World Cup two-man bobsled race last Friday in Calgary, Alberta. Bascue was partnered with Alex Harrison of Edmonds, Wash. The two-man team raced to a tie with fellow Americans Nick Cunningham of Monterey, Calif. and Casey Wickline of Greenville, S.C. The Latvian team of Oskars Melbardis […]

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Rivals speak on sports’ success


By Derek Liebig When the Granville Board of Education decided last week to abandon the school district’s 30-year affiliation with […]

Landlord says he is remedying properties

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By Dan King A Queensbury man, who owns multiple properties in Whitehall, says he has been working on getting all […]

District to reevaluate schedule


By Dan King Whitehall School District Superintendent Liz Legault said the district will begin working toward a new block schedule […]

Probation officers to carry firearms

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By Derek Liebig In a split vote, the Washington County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution last week authorizing probation […]

Two close losses for boys’ hoops

The Whitehall boys’ basketball team lost two games by a combined nine points last week. On Friday evening, the Railroaders […]

No new leads in case of missing man

By Derek Liebig It’s been a year since Jonathan Schaff was last seen walking from a Main Street bar toward […]