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Sandford, Bartholomew unopposed in village elections

By Derek Liebig Voters will head to the polls Tuesday with very little to decide. Village elections will be held on March 18, but barring the unforeseen, the village board of trustees will be together for at least another year. Incumbents Walter Sandford and Ken Bartholomew are the only candidates who will appear on Tuesday’s […]

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Whitehall Village Board trims budget, sets meeting dates, discusses court loiterers

By Lee Tugas The Whitehall Village Board, at its most recent meeting, trimmed about $28,000 from its forthcoming budget. The board also set meeting dates for both March and April, and discussed ways and means to stop court loiters from smoking and loitering outside the village courtrooms once it moves into the town-village municipal center. […]

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Whitehall Town Board to hold public hearing on first law of 2014

By Lee Tugas Weather permitting, the Whitehall Town Board will soon put up for public hearing its first law of 2014. “Local Law Number 1 of 2014” would establish an “alternative date for meetings of the Board of Assessment Review.” The town board hopes to have met this Wednesday, March 12 at 7. If the […]

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Students named as scholar athletes

For all they achieved on the field, three of Whitehall’s winter sports team achieved even more in the classroom. Three teams—girls basketball, girls indoor track and boys indoor track—earned distinction as scholar athlete teams. The girls basketball team had the highest cumulative grade point average of any Whitehall sports team with a 95.95. Although that […]

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Maple season coming, but off to slow start

By Derek Liebig Spring can’t arrive soon enough for the area’s maple producers. Unlike the past two seasons, when sap began trickling into sugar houses by late February, the persistence of cold weather has delayed the start of this year’s sugaring season. “I just finished tapping today (Monday) and gathered some sap tonight, but it’s […]

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Village okays private cemetery repairs

By Lee Tugas The Whitehall Village Board will let a village resident stand up fallen stones at the small cemetery called Boardman Cemetery, but at his own risk. Mayor Peter Telisky, at the recent meeting of the village board, said that he had received a request from Peter Terry. Terry, Telisky said, had asked for […]

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Fort Ti to host living history weekend

March of 1776 will be experienced anew as Fort Ticonderoga host its living history weekend on Saturday and Sunday, March 15 and 16. Guests will discover the remarkable story of how a fledging army fought for independence and see how New York soldiers used British military drills to put their muskets and fowlers to use […]

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The “Senior Supervisors”

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By Jaime Thomas Everybody’s seen them. Drive by Scotties’ on any given summer day and they’re sitting out front, chewing the fat. Stop in for lunch in the cold weather and they’re gathered, ribbing each other and watching the goings-on. Among themselves they’re the “sidewalk supervisors,” the “senior debate team” or “just the guys I […]

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Taking aim and learning safety

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Whitehall Jr. Rifle Program teaches marksmanship, safety By Derek Liebig Jacob Gosselin wrapped the sling around his forearm, laid down on the piece of carpet barely longer than he is tall, chambered a shell, held the gun firmly against his right shoulder and gently squeezed the trigger. A fraction of a second later, the .22 […]

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Cold season makes sluggist start for maple producers

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By Jaime Thomas Slowly, but not-so-surely, the sap is beginning to flow. A long, cold winter has left maple evaporators dry and producers wondering if they’ll have any season at all. As of Monday, most area maple producers had not yet started boiling and only some were running their lines. “We’re all ready, the evaporator’s […]

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County faces financial ‘uncertainties’

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By PJ Ferguson Washington County officials are clouded by financial uncertainties stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic with County Administrator Chris […]

School slated to resume soon, officials await state guidance

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By PJ Ferguson As the news develops around the COVID-19 pandemic, the Whitehall Central School District faces some changes and […]

Obituary: David G. Morehouse

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Fort Ann, NY – David G. Morehouse passed away at his Dad’s house on March 13, 2020, joining his parents […]

Low COVID-19 numbers in county due to lack of testing, officials say

Washington County has declared a state of emergency resulting in the closure of all non-essential departments.

By PJ Ferguson Washington County officials project that more positive cases of the novel coronavirus exist in the county than […]

Obituary: David J. Little

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Middle Granville, NY – David J. Little, age 60, passed away on March 29, 2020 at his home, with his […]

Obituary: Crispen Winterburn

Crispen Winterburn, 49, of Manchester, NH, died suddenly at his home on Tuesday, March 23, 2020 after a brief illness. […]

Town offices close April 1

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By Matthew Saari The Town of Granville offices will be closed to the public “until further notice” as of April […]

Village, school elections postponed until June

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By Matthew Saari The elections scheduled for both the Granville village and school boards have been pushed back several months. […]

Vermont schools closed, Granville eyes reopening

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By Matthew Saari   Vermont Gov. Phil Scott announced last week that all schools in the Green Mountain State will […]

Washington County: Visitors, stay away

Washington County has declared a state of emergency resulting in the closure of all non-essential departments.

By PJ Ferguson Washington County is urging visitors, weekenders, second-home owners and short-term rental owners to stay away during the […]

Whitehall fiscal health ‘good’

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By PJ Ferguson The village of Whitehall is in good fiscal health, according to the annual fiscal stress report by […]

Cumberland Farms robbery suspect arrested

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By PJ Ferguson The Whitehall Cumberland Farms armed robbery suspect has found and arrested, police say. Nathan Kupiec, 21, of […]

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