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‘Culture has changed’ at school

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By PJ Ferguson The consensus at the Whitehall Junior-Senior High School is that the “ship has tightened” and the “culture has changed” over the past three years. In what was a district in shambles just four years ago with administrative turnovers, student debauchery, and academic and athletic scandals, the tide has begun to turn at […]

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Cameras to ‘patrol’ Skenesborough Park

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By PJ Ferguson After multiple reports of vandalism and property destruction in Skenesborough Park, the Whitehall Town Board has voted to install a new security camera system so the park can be viewed live from the police station and the town office. The purchase of the system with nine new cameras was approved unanimously by […]

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Town-wide sale in Poultney Saturday

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By Jared Stamm The Poultney Area Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for its annual fall town-wide yard sale tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. Sixty-six vendors have registered so far for prime real estate on Main Street, and there are 46 more spaces available. “We have vendors […]

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Bigfoot fest draws huge turnout

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By PJ Ferguson “Bigfoot’s energy in this town is everywhere,” exclaimed Bigfoot Museum vendor Paul Thompson. The energy of last Saturday’s Sasquatch Calling Festival certainly echoed throughout the northeast, generating roughly 3,500 visitors emanating from all over New England, Long Island and even as far as North Carolina and Michigan. Skenesborough Park turned into a […]

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Village board resolves non-issue with Busty’s

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By PJ Ferguson The September meeting of the Whitehall Village Board led to some confusion between the board and Busty’s Brew and BBQ owner Joe Kelly and its property owner Jared Mowatt. After receiving a permit from the village, Kelley recently filled in the land behind Busty’s that resulted in a violation of code. Or […]

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Jillson golf tourney raises $13,750 for cancer patients

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By PJ Ferguson The third annual Janet Jillson Memorial Golf Tournament delivered a large donation to the Foley Cancer Center at Rutland Regional Medical Center last week. In August, with the help of 31 teams of family and friends and donations from Glens Falls to Killington, Vermont, the family was able to raise $13,750 for […]

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Obituary: Donald Alfred Arquette

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Whitehall-Donald Alfred Arquette. 78, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at the Elderwood of Ticonderoga, after a long battle with dementia. Donald was born on July 2, 1941 in Whitehall, NY, the youngest of four children born to Alfred and Lila (LaMountain) Arquette. Don worked at Binches Lace Mill, then Imperial-Hercules-Ciba Geigy until […]

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Granville, Whitehall eye sports merger, extracurriculars too

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By Matthew Saari and PJ Ferguson   Neighbors and longtime sports rivals Whitehall and Granville may soon be joining forces on the gridiron and in the classroom. Top officials in both school districts have confirmed that the Railroaders and Golden Horde have begun discussions regarding potential athletic and academic mergers. Whitehall superintendent Pat Dee said […]

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Sasquatch fest a growing ‘unique tradition’

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By PJ Ferguson Fall has arrived. For some that may mean apple picking, pumpkin carving and raking the fallen leaves. For Whitehall residents and regional unexplained-phenomena enthusiasts, it’s time to celebrate the mythical beast, Sasquatch. Declared the town’s official mascot in July 2018, the legendary monster is ready make a return to his beloved community […]

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Poultney Chili Cook-off Saturday

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By Jared Stamm This Saturday, Poultney is going to be hot – not because of the weather, though. The 30th annual Poultney Rotary Club Chili Cook-off promises to bring a crowd of more than 30 chefs – amateur and otherwise – and hundreds of tasters to Poultney’s Main Street. Area chefs and chili lovers of […]

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Obituary: Audrey J. Vladyka

North Granville, NY – Audrey J. Vladyka passed peacefully into the arms of the lord on October 12, 2019, while […]

Obituary: Roger H. Edwards

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Roger H. Edwards, 88, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, with his loving daughters by his […]

Obituary: Donald H. Hammond

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Donald H. Hammond, 75, passed away on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, at Albany Medical Center following a long illness, surrounded […]

North Country Freepress – 10/11/19

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Classifieds 10/09/19

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12-unit apartment complex to be auctioned off

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By Matthew Saari Brookview Town Houses owes nearly $42,000 in back taxes and is set to be auctioned off this […]

‘Culture has changed’ at school

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By PJ Ferguson The consensus at the Whitehall Junior-Senior High School is that the “ship has tightened” and the “culture […]

Christmas in the Park kicks of Wednesday

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By Matthew Saari It may be only the second week of October, but a group of Granville residents is already […]

Cameras to ‘patrol’ Skenesborough Park

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By PJ Ferguson After multiple reports of vandalism and property destruction in Skenesborough Park, the Whitehall Town Board has voted […]

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