Exciting year for Whitehall


By Matthew Saari

Despite being a small, rural community in upstate New York, Whitehall certainly kept The Times on its toes this past year.

It was quite a newsworthy year for Whitehall, with eye-catching headlines – both good and bad – being produced almost every week.

It seems like a year doesn’t go by without something crumbling in Whitehall – in 2017 the building at 8 Williams St. was torn down; in 2018 the notorious Flat Iron building on Main Street crumbled and in 2019 it seems the Champlain Canal wall is on its way to a tumbledown.

Whitehall’s annual Sasquatch Calling Festival continues to grow and grow, with the elusive beast drawing cryptozoological aficionados from across the Northeast to the area. Judging from the crowds on Skenesborough Drive during the September calling, it appears the Birthplace of the U.S. Navy has a serious contender for Whitehall’s claim to fame.

Some of the best news coming out of Whitehall came from its athletes, of which many performed admirably and won top spots last year. Chief among them was the Whitehall baseball team, which not only won the state championship but did so without seemingly breaking a sweat.

Railroader grappler Brendan Covey earned a trip to the state tournament following a stellar season performance on the mat and the Whitehall softball team clinched the Adirondack League title, the first ever for the Lady Railroaders program.

 

This is only a preview of the story published in the Whitehall Times. To read the full story, pick up a print copy of this week’s paper at the newsstand or read it online here.

Comments

comments


Read more in this week's Times in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Tags: , , , , ,

Supervisors change county budget officer

The Washington County Board of Supervisors

By PJ Ferguson This morning’s special Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting was wrapped in under 10 minutes, however, with […]

Obituary: Gladys M. Monger

Monger obit photo

West Pawlet, VT – Gladys Monger, 90 years old, passed away on May 25, 2020. She was born in Granville, […]

Obituary: Ruth A. Beckett

Ruth A Beckett obit photo

Ruth A. Beckett, 93, went to be with the Lord on May 21, 2020. She is survived by a daughter, Joan […]

State budget shortfalls will have minimal impact on village, town

granville

By Matthew Saari While public schools across the state sweat and ponder how much state money they will receive for […]

Canal to open – but not here, Lock 12 shut down till August

Canal Open

By PJ Ferguson The New York State Canal Corporation is targeting to open all locks along the Champlain Canal on […]

Boat memorial restored

Boat memorial

By PJ Ferguson Members of American Legion Post 83 helped to rebuild the boat memorial that stands on the corner […]

Tax deadline extended for village residents

granville

By Matthew Saari Residents of the village of Granville will have an additional three weeks to submit their annual property […]

Village OK sought for power line; hearing on June 16

tdi route

By PJ Ferguson   A new project could bring in excess of $200,000 in additional property taxes per year to […]

Amanda Peet plays housewife turned murderer

DIRTY JOHN -- "No Fault" Episode 201 -- Pictured: (l-r) -- (Photo by: Isabella Vosmikova/USA Network)

By Barb Oates One of the most important things about a divorce is learning to pick your battles. For Betty […]

Ask Matt: Why is ‘celebrity’ so overused in show titles?

TVG_Ask_Matt

By Matt Roush Question: It’s tiring to see the use of “star” and “celebrity” in show titles. I clicked on […]

Obituary: Amy R. Phipps

Amy Phipps obit photo

Amy R. Phipps 73, passed away at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield Illinois on Tuesday April 28, 2020. Amy was […]

Obituary: James Eli McKeighan

James Eli McKeighan obit photo

Rupert-James Eli McKeighan, 89, of Rupert, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2020 at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington. […]