Tag Archives: Amtrak Station

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 month. Last week Washington County released this year’s tax foreclosure listings, which included the 1.2-acre parcel located a 97 Mettowee St. in Granville. The listing indicates the owner, Brookview Town Houses LLC of Mountaindale, owes […]

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Amtrak derails Toys for Tots tradition

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By Matthew Saari One of Whitehall’s most cherished holiday traditions may be at an end. Amtrak announced last week that its train will not be hauling Santa Claus, U.S. Marines and bags full of toys for children this year as a part of the Marines’ annual Toys for Tots program due to new guidelines the […]

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Holiday Train rolls into town Friday

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The familiar rumble of a train passing through the village will be joined by the sounds of joyous children, the ho-ho-ho of Santa Claus, and the melodic strumming of acoustic guitars as the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train returns to the community to support the Whitehall Food Pantry. The train has hit the rails to raise […]

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Holiday Train to stop in Whitehall next Friday

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The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will roll through town next Friday. The train is scheduled to stop at the Whitehall Amtrak Station at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30. Canadian Pacific’s Holiday Train program is considered the longest fundraising program in North America. Each year, the train travels approximately 6,000 miles through Canada and the […]

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Toys for Tots facing uncertain year

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A charitable endeavor that provided more than 200 children with gifts last December is facing an uncertain future. The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve which has for years delivered toys to children in need is no longer participating in the Toys for Tots program because of budget cuts and increased combat deployments. And while the program […]

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Holiday Train coming to Whitehall

Several days after Thanksgiving, the Canadian Pacific railroad will ring in the holiday season as the company’s Holiday Train makes its annual visit to Whitehall. This year’s train is expected to arrive at the Amtrak station on Main Street at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30. Canadian Pacific’s Holiday Train program is considered the longest […]

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Record turnout for Toys for Tots: Volunteers sent scurrying for more toys

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Jim Lafayette is always prepared for a few extra kids when the Marine Corps Reserve Dunkin Donuts Toys for Tots Train pulls into town, but even he was unprepared for what he saw on Sunday. As families began to arrive at the Amtrak Station on Sunday morning, Lafayette realized that his projection of 160 kids […]

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Holiday Train leaves joy behind

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Whitehall received an early dose of holiday cheer as the Holiday Train made its annual pilgrimage to the Amtrak Station on Monday afternoon. The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is the North America’s longest-running rolling food fundraiser and raises awareness of local hunger along its tour of Canada and the United States. Each year the train […]

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Holiday food train pulls in Monday

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On Monday, the familiar click-clack of a train rolling through Whitehall will fill the air around Main Street, but if you stop and listen closely you’ll also be able to hear the laughter of children, the harmonies of country musicians and a warm welcome from Santa Claus. The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train of Lights is […]

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Annual Holiday Train will pull in Nov. 28

North America’s longest-running rolling food bank will once again return to Whitehall to help those in need this holiday season. The Canadian Pacific Railroad Holiday Train will stop at the Amtrak Station in Whitehall at 2:20 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28. The annual holiday train is expected to include entertainers Willy Porter and Sydney Grigg. […]

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Obituary: Kenneth Robert Johnson

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After a brave battle with COPD, Kenneth “Ken”, “Kenny” Robert Johnson, passed away at his home on Friday, March 20, […]

Gov. Cuomo, Main Street needs a hand from Albany

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Covid-19 has completely changed the way we all live. But along with worrying about keeping themselves and their families healthy, […]

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 24, 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 […]

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