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Head of Class

By Derek Liebig The term polymath comes from the Greek word polymathes and defines a person whose expertise spans a significant number of different subject areas, a Renaissance man (or woman) if you will. In ancient times the term often referred to scientists. Leonardo Da Vinci is widely recognized as the most well known polymath. […]

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Rough Weekend; waters rise

By Derek Liebig Temperatures may have reached into the 70’s over the weekend but the affects of a long and snowy winter were still being felt as local residents deal with some of the worse flooding many have seen in years. Water levels throughout Whitehall reached flood levels after several days of persistent rainfall and […]

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Gordon: time for armory

By Derek Liebig The dormant Whitehall Armory may soon be given new life if Supervisor Richard “Geezer” Gordon has his way. Gordon said Monday that he is going to propose the town obtain the armory. “After many sleepless nights and a lot of soul searching about what to do, I decided we should go for […]

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Whitehall continuing its campaign against violence

By Derek Liebig When Kendall Jeter speaks of tolerance and understanding, it’s a good idea to listen. Jeter, who has served as president and first vice president of the Glens Falls chapter of the NCAAP and is a co-founder of the non-violence group Northern NY Call 2 Men, spoke to students at Whitehall High School […]

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Village Board Oks budget

By Derek Liebig Village taxes are expected to increase slightly after the Whitehall Village Board adopted the 2011-12 budget during a brief meeting Tuesday afternoon. The board recommended the hike in taxes to help offset a decrease in revenue generated by assessments. The budget calls for a tax levy (the amount of money generated by […]

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DeRusha found his own niche at Skene Manor

By Derek Liebig When Jared DeRusha says he doesn’t mind doing dishes, he actually means it. A senior at Whitehall, DeRusha has been volunteering his time at the Skene Manor for the past three years. His duties have ranged from waiting tables to decorating the venerable estate, no easy task when you consider the Skene […]

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Village seeks federal help with dam

By Derek Liebig Local officials are exploring the possibility of acquiring assistance from the United States Fish and Wildlife Department as they continue to examine what should be done with Pike Brook Dam. Village Trustee Ken Bartholomew says he has been in contact with the Fish and Wildlife Department about what services and assistance could […]

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Skene Manor needs more volunteers

The Skene Manor depends on the work of dedicated volunteers like Jared DeRusha. The estate does not have a paid staff and therefore depends on a small army of volunteers to keep the building running. Unfortunately it’s becoming harder and harder for the Skene Manor to find those volunteers. “We are in need of volunteers,” […]

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Joseph H. Golden, 89

 Joseph H. Golden, 89, of Williams Street, passed away at the Haynes House of Hope in South Granville, on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 following a short illness. Born on July 24, 1921 in Whitehall, he was the son of the late William and Isabelle (Trombley) Golden. He retired as a postal carrier for the U. […]

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Skenesborough may dissolve

The Skenesborough Volunteer Fire Department is exploring the possibility of dissolution. Members of the department attended Tuesday’s village board meeting to discuss the option of dissolving with the board of trustees. The decision to explore the issue comes as the department faces financial hardship and declining membership. “Membership is dwindling, finances are dwindling,” explained James […]

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Lakes Classifieds – 01/24/20

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Lakes Region Freepress – 01/24/20

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North Country Freepress – 01/24/20

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Classifieds 01/23/20

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518 Wheels – 01/22/20

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Obituary: Roger T. White

Roger T White

Middle Granville, NY – Roger Thurman White, age 85, passed away at his home surrounded by loved ones on Monday, […]

State investigating pig

wild pig

By PJ Ferguson   The pig that took Washington County by storm a couple weeks ago has been identified. Wilbur […]

Freed quashes village hall rumor

village hall

By Matthew Saari John Freed, one of the more vocal critics of the village-town joint purchase of the former TD […]

Whitehall Regents exam results ‘excellent’

WHS

By PJ Ferguson     Whitehall Central School District’s passing rates were impressively high for the 2018-2019 school year, nearly […]

Granville school test results mixed

Granville High School

By PJ Ferguson   While the Granville Central School District boasts high numbers for English Language Arts, Earth Science, Living […]

Ice fishing derbies revving up

Ice fishing

Vermont may be famous for its flowing maple syrup and rolling Green Mountains most of the year, but during the […]

Obituary: James Kelly

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Wells, VT –  James Kelly (Jim), 76 years of age, of Wells, VT; passed away Friday January 17, 2020 in […]

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