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Meet-n-greet famous grapplers

Brodus Clay

By Dan King Former WWE wrestler Brodus Clay will be the highlight of the World of Hurt Wrestling event tomorrow night at the Whitehall Athletic Club. The wrestling itself will begin at 7 p.m. but the 6-foot 7-inch, 375-pound Clay will hold a meet and greet with fans at 5:30 p.m., offering autographs, a Q&A […]

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Schulz ends hunger strike, Haff pledges support

Schulz 2

By Dan King A supervisor says he is growing frustrated with the “politics” of the Washington County Board of Supervisors. When the board decided last week not to hear discussion on two proposed resolution questioning the constitutionality of the Common Core education standards, Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff pledged to raise the resolution at next month’s […]

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Bigfoot film to offer ‘new angle’

Brian Gosselin interview

By Dan King Filming of Bigfoot-related shows has been the topic du jour in Whitehall lately, and that continues. Seth Breedlove, a documentary filmmaker from Ohio, and his crew are producing a documentary on Whitehall, which he says takes a different angle to the Bigfoot history in town. It happened by coincidence that Breedlove and […]

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School ‘tweaks’ behavior program

By Dan King Interim superintendent Bill Scott said when he started that Whitehall’s school district needed to continue its newly formed behavioral specialist program, with some changes. The first change was made official last week when the Board of Education voted to revise the title of “behavioral specialist” to “in-school suspension/support coordinator.” Scott said the […]

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Strict guidelines eyed for student-athletes

By Dan King Whitehall Central School District is considering a new policy that would establish more clear and strict guidelines for middle school athletes looking to move up to the JV or varsity. The proposed “Athletic Placement Process Policy” sets the criteria for an athlete in grade 7 or 8 who might be ready to […]

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Freewheelin’ up next in summer concert series

The four-part classic rock band, Freewheelin’ – formerly known as Airtight – will be next to perform for the Whitehall crowd at the summer concert series. Freewheelin’ is comprised of Art Schult, Bob Tressler, Paul Finch and Billi Jones. The group focuses predominately on classic rock but performs anything from the 19050s through the present, […]

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By Dan King Evander Russ, the defending belt-holder of mixed martial arts at the Whitehall Athletic Club, will look to defend his crown on Saturday. Russ, a popular fighter out of Clyde, N.Y., who just got back from a world tour of fighting, will be featured in the middleweight bout of the MMA event at […]

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Village seeks $600,000 for sewer project

By Dan King After a brief, uneventful public hearing, the Whitehall Village Board gave Mayor Ken Bartholomew permission to pursue grant funds for the ongoing sewer project. Bartholomew said the state will be awarding a total of about $21 million in grant funds for projects pertaining to small community’s housing and rural development needs, and […]

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Bigfoot expert pleased with show


By Dan King When the cast from Animal Planet’s “Finding Bigfoot” came to Whitehall to film an episode, the first person they went to was local Bigfoot expert Paul Bartholomew. The Whitehall-based season finale, titled “Bigfoot State of Mind,” aired Sunday at 10 p.m. and featured the cast investigating four new leads, as well as […]

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Putorti tabbed to lead school board

Board of Ed 2014

By Dan King Whitehall’s Board of Education has a new president and he says he has a new vision. Nominated by board member James Brooks, Jeremy Putorti was elected president by an 8-0 vote. Board member Frank Barber was absent. Putorti then nominated Brooks to be vice president, and he too won an 8-0 vote. […]

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Charges linger for 10 months, Man in limbo after arresting cop quits

Morrill resignation

By Christina Scanlon When former Granville Police Officer Marc D. Morrill resigned abruptly in April, several cases were still to […]

Trump, Cruz, Carson, Sanders top Washington County straw poll

Straw Poll

By Dan King The Washington County Fair met politics last week, as 737 people came out to vote in a […]

Naval Militia volunteers receive award

Naval Militia

By Dan King A group of seven area maritime veterans, including two from Whitehall and one from Granville, will be […]

Friendships formed at fair live on


By Christina Scanlon Shortly after the gates opened at the Washington County Fair Friday morning, tractors were moving and stirring […]

First Friday this Friday

This month’s First Friday event, hosted by The Slate Valley Museum and Pember Museum and Library will features an unveiling […]

Teens’ summer jobs pay off

By Christina Scanlon As the summer of 2015 winds down and local youth prepare to head back to school, 50 […]

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