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Area Veterans’ Day events on tap

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By Dan King and Jamie Norton Northern Washington County, and the county as a whole for that matter, will be honoring its veterans next week. Every church throughout the county will toll its bells on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month to commemorate Veterans’ Day, a tradition that was started […]

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Safka, Prefountaine leading

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By Dan King It’s not yet time to declare a winner in the Whitehall Town election. When the results from Tuesday’s election were tallied up, the incumbents, all of whom were Republicans, found themselves in the lead, but there are still 28 absentee ballots out. Incumbent Republican board members Farrell Prefountaine and Stephanie Safka lead […]

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Railroaders down Indians for second straight regular season crown

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By Dan King Early explosiveness led Whitehall to a 29-14 victory over Cambridge and a second straight regular season Section II Class D title Saturday. The first two series were the deciding factors in Cambridge’s first home loss since 2008. “We came out with a lot of enthusiasm today, right from the get go,” Whitehall […]

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Poverty rampant in northern Washington County

Poverty

By Dan King and Christina Scanlon Poverty is rampant in northern Washington County. Data compiled in 2013 and recently released shows the levels of poverty in Washington County and the 17 towns in the county. The three with the highest percentage of poverty all fell in the northern part: Dresden with a rate at 28.3 […]

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Haff: Legalize, regulate, tax marijuana

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By Dan King Bearing his “Vote Hemp” coffee mug at last week’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting, Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff encouraged his colleagues to turn down extra funds in the war against marijuana. “With the looming heroin epidemic, I’m very disappointed that Richard Nixon’s 1970s war on marijuana is still happening,” Haff told […]

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Beat Cambridge: Battle of unbeatens Saturday as Whitehall plays Cambridge

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By Dan King One game separates the Whitehall varsity football team from a perfect regular season. It may be the Railroaders’ toughest foe of all, the Cambridge Indians. For the second time in as many seasons, the matchup between Whitehall (6-0, 4-0) and Cambridge (6-0, 4-0) will determine the regular season champion for Section II […]

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Deal reached with ‘two employees’

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By Dan King The Whitehall Board of Education has reached a legal agreement with “two employees” of the school district but none of the details were disclosed regarding what the board president called “a high profile case.” The board met with attorneys last Thursday for less than an hour behind closed doors, then returned to […]

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Facebook probe concludes – in private

Board of Ed 2014

By Dan King The investigation into the alleged hacking of Whitehall School District clerk Martha Bascue’s Facebook page is now complete – but we know as little as we did before it began. “The investigation is complete, our attorney gave a verbal summary to the BOE at Monday’s meeting,” said Board of Education president Jeremy […]

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Bridge-walkers beware

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By Dan King We might all be criminals without even knowing it. If you’ve ever strode across the Saunders Street Bridge at a pace “faster than a walk,” you’re lucky it’s not the old days. According to a document found in the photobook “Day Before Yesterday” by former Whitehall town historian Doris Begor Morton, going […]

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Trailers released for Whitehall-based documentary

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By Dan King Bigfoot is coming to the big screen. A documentary filmmaker, who is aiming to tell the stories of various “Small Town Monsters,” has released the trailer for his film about Whitehall’s Sasquatch history. Seth Breedlove and his crew at Small Town Monsters announced Sunday night that they had completed the trailer for […]

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Finch and Chubb ‘under contract’

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By Dan King The Finch and Chubb Restaurant and Inn will soon be sold. A year ago, former owner Bill […]

Village of Granville overrides tax cap

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By Dan King If you live in the village of Granville, your taxes will go up this year – the […]

Driver from rollover still hospitalized

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The driver of a log truck that rolled over on Route 4 last Thursday is still in the hospital at […]

Area schools not fiscally stressed

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By Dan King There’s no need to stress, fiscally that is. State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli released the 2015 fiscal stress […]

Lively trivia night in Granville

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By Linda Ellingsworth Whether it was divine intervention or just plain superlative knowledge, the Looking Upward team trounced all other […]

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