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Spiny water flea nearing Lake Champlain

By Dan King Spiny water fleas, an invasive species from Europe and Asia, are creeping closer to Lake Champlain. The water fleas have predominately found themselves in the Feeder Canal and have worked their way to the Champlain Canal. Concern looms that they may have already made their way to the Lake as well. “This […]

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Supervisors approve tax exemptions

Some Washington County residents will be getting a break on their property taxes. The Washington County Board of Supervisors voted last Friday to amend tax exemptions for veteran’s, senior citizens and people with disabilities and passed a law that would provide an exemption to Gold Star Parents. All three amendments increase the exemption amount while […]

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47 to graduate from WHS

Middle School and High School Principal Kelly McHugh has been able to see the Whitehall class of 2014 grow right in front of her eyes, from seventh graders to soon-to-be graduates. The 47 person class will be the 130th group to graduate from Whitehall, on Friday at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. “I […]

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Fireworks to light up area skies

Every holiday has its tradition. Halloween has trick or treating, Easter has egg hunts, Memorial Day has parades and remembrance ceremonies. But the most raucous, and perhaps the most stunning tradition—fireworks—are reserved for Independence Day. Fireworks have become synonymous with the Fourth of July and for many the holiday isn’t complete without seeing the sky […]

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County throws chips behind OTB-proposed casino

The Washington County Board of Supervisors is throwing its chips behind an Off-Track Betting proposed gaming facility. The board voted last Friday to approve a resolution in support of a proposed casino at De Laet’s Landing in Rensselaer. Saratoga Casino and Raceway, in partnership with Churchill Downs, has also proposed building a casino in Rensselaer […]

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Friends of Historic Huletts Landing hosting art exhibit

For the third year, Friends of Historic Huletts Landing will be holding its annual art exhibit, which gets underway on Saturday, June 28, with the opening reception at 5 p.m. The exhibit will take place on the corner of county Routes 6 and 6A in Huletts Landing and will feature the mother and son combination […]

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Town: Skenesborough EMS no longer wishes to host WIC

Recently the Skenesborough Rescue Squad informed the town that it no longer wishes to host the Women Infants and Children (WIC) program. At the June 11 town board meeting, this issue was presented by Supervisor George Armstrong who said that he plans to convince the Rescue Squad to allow this program to continue within their […]

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Agnes “Aggie” LaMore, 87

Agnes R. “Aggie” LaMore, 87, of Elizabeth Street, passed away at the Glens Falls Hospital on Monday, June 23, 2014, following a brief illness. Born on July 20, 1926 in Whitehall, she was the sixth of 15 children of the late Roland and Louise (Lewis) Burke. She was a lifelong resident of Whitehall, attended Whitehall […]

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Poultney townwide sale Saturday

If you’re planning on traveling down Main Street in Poultney, Vt. on Saturday, June 7, you might want to bring along a pair of walking shoes and some shopping bags. Each year, for about the past 20 to 25 years, Poultney has been holding a Townwide Yard Sale on the first weekend of June and […]

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Postal officials warning residents of scam

The Granville Post Office is warning residents of a scam that can infect computers with a malicious virus. Hillary Rozell, Granville postmaster, said a number of local residents, including herself, have received in recent days, an email from purportedly from USPS Logistics Services. The letter Rozell received said “Your parcel has arrived at May 27, […]

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Preparations underway for school year in Granville

The 2013-14 school year begins Wednesday and ushers in some significant change within the Granville Central School District. The district […]

Students build community of trust

Transitioning from elementary school to middle school is easily one of the most difficult processes in an adolescent’s life, but […]

Village approves new parking law

Last Tuesday evening the Whitehall Village Board of Trustees held a public hearing to discuss a potential parking law, which […]

Changes abound as school year begins

With the school year starting next Thursday for Whitehall students, the district has gone through a transformation this summer, one […]

Test scores improve, but continue to lag behind

Granville students showed improvement in both math and English on the state tests but continue to lag behind their peers […]

Youth Center for sale

The Granville Police Benevolent Association has put its youth center up for sale. Sergeant Dave Williams said a lack of […]

Former resident dies in accident

A former Granville resident was killed Saturday night in a motor vehicle accident on I-87 in Albany. Matthew Fiske, 43, […]