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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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Our Lady of Hope to host basket party

Our Lady of Hope Church will be holding their tenth annual theme basket party and raffle on Saturday, June 7, at Whitehall High School. The doors for the event will open at 11:00 a.m. and the drawing will begin at 1 p.m. This year the church had over 100 prize baskets donated by an assortment […]

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WWII vet to return to Normandy 70 years after D-Day

Not many communities are lucky enough to have upward of 30 surviving World War II combat veterans, Whitehall is incredibly fortunate in this regard. Not only are these World War II veterans Whitehall residents, many of them are incredibly active members in the community, especially through the American Legion Post 83. One such veteran is […]

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Sports teams ranked among state’s best for grades

The old adage that those who play high school sports are called student-athletes is because the student part should come first, clearly applies to Whitehall’s girls basketball team and golf team. When the state rankings for scholastic average came out, the girls of the hardwood found themselves at No. 2, while the team on the […]

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Village strives for grants

By Dan King Federal regulators are none too pleased with the current state of the sewer system in the village of Whitehall and have not been for the past few years. The village is attempting to address the issue and last Tuesday, a public hearing was held to disclose intentions to seek out more grant […]

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Northshire Freepress 08/22/14

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Lakes Classifieds – 08/22/14

2014 Washington County Fair Guide

Classifieds 08/20/14

Fire Co. renews search for lost horn

By Dan King Thirty years ago a silver plated presentation horn was stolen from the Whitehall Fire Company and the […]

Town finalizes speed reduction proposal

By Dan King Back in July, the Town of Whitehall drafted a proposal to reduce the speed limits of a […]

Officials weight safety vs. freedom of Amish

By Dan King Just when it seemed that all discrepancies and arguments about how to handle Whitehall’s growing Amish population […]

Superintendent upset with test scores

Whitehall Central School District Superintendent Elizabeth Legault has been analyzing data and researching educational policy in an attempt to turn […]

Increase in traffic hasn’t led to increase in accidents at intersection

By Dan King The intersection of County Routes 18 and 21 in Whitehall has always been a difficult intersection for […]