Tag Archives: Champlain Canal

Williams Street snow dilemma

This section of North Williams Street has been closed since September.

By PJ Ferguson If you would like to catch a glimpse of what the roads would look like if snow removal was stopped, look no further than the closed North Williams Street. While an engineer’s report provided by the New York State Canal Corporation advised that the village remove snow as quickly as possible from […]

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Faulty canal wall poses danger

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By PJ Ferguson The failing canal wall situation that has closed North Williams Street indefinitely is not getting better anytime soon. “I view this as an emergency situation,” declared Mayor Phil Smith. A damning engineering report by the New York State Canal Corporation recommended that the section of the wall be completely replaced before the […]

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Village: Canal wall ‘our problem’

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By PJ Ferguson The New York State Canal Corporation has completed its analysis of the damage to the canal wall in front of North Williams Street in Whitehall and it’s bad news for the village. The village of Whitehall will assume full responsibility for repairing the canal wall. The village board held a special meeting […]

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Barge strikes bridge; road closed 4 hours

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By Matthew Saari A section of Saunders Street was shut down by police after a barge traveling the Champlain Canal struck the street’s bridge Saturday evening. While the Sasquatch Calling Contest was happening not 100 yards away, Whitehall police were called to Saunders Street after a construction barge became lodged on the underbelly of the […]

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Canal opens May 1

The Champlain Canal will soon be abuzz with activity as the New York State Canal Corp. is tentatively scheduled to open the state’s canal season for the 2013 navigation season on Wednesday, May 1. Operation of the canal system is subject to the latest water and weather conditions but with a normal water levels and […]

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Winter Festival Feb. 16

It’s never too cold for a little fun. The Arts and Recreation Commission of Whitehall in collaboration with the Whitehall Chamber of Commerce will host the 14th annual Winter Festival on Saturday, Feb. 16. This relatively new tradition features a full day of winter-time activities in locations throughout the village. The festival gets off to […]

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Chamber president outlines goals

No idea is too outlandish for the new president of the Whitehall Chamber of Commerce if it attracts new business. “No idea is crazy. You have to think outside the box, not in it,” said Dana Grant. Grant, who has previously served on the board of directors for the Chamber of Commerce, most recently as […]

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Village taking legal action against negligent property owners

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The village will pursue legal action against the owner of a dilapidated Main Street building. Mayor Peter Telisky said Tuesday the village is working with Washington County to take Flint Stone, owner of the old “Chase” building to court. “It’s crazy. It’s absolutely absurd that this has gone on as long as it has,” Telisky […]

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Whitehall: A look back at 2012

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New town halls, water woes, more staffing cuts within the Whitehall School district, and a historic building reopens after a series of ambitious renovations. A beloved local event celebrates a significant milestone, the county tries to unload services, and a tiny insect invades the Champlain Canal. All of these reflect some of the top stories […]

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2012: Year in Review

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(Editors note: This is the first part of a two-part series)   New town halls, water woes, more staffing cuts within the Whitehall School district, and a historic building reopens after a series of ambitious renovations. A beloved local event celebrates a significant milestone, the county tries to unload services, and a tiny insect invades […]

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Town denies graduation in park

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By PJ Ferguson   The town of Whitehall will not permit use of Skenesborough Park for any graduation ceremonies for […]

Hartford to keep programs, staff with $13.4M budget

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By Matthew Saari The Hartford Central School District is proposing a $13.4 million budget for the 2020-2021 school year, which […]

Obituary: Thomas A. Chaplin

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Whitehall- Thomas A. Chaplin, 82, formerly of Saunders St, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2020, at the Slate Valley Center […]

Parade salutes injured fireman

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By PJ Ferguson   Whitehall is a community that always rises to the occasion when it comes to coming together […]

Obituary: Katherine “Kitty” Matte

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Katherine “Kitty” Matte, 93, of Whitehall, New York, passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by her loving family, on […]

Obituary: Lorraine Rose Prevost

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Granville, NY – Lorraine Rose Prevost passed away at her home early Wednesday, May 20, 2020.  She was surrounded by […]

Granville reopening town offices

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By Duncan Campbell   The Granville Town Board announced gradual steps being taken to reopen public hearings and town offices […]

Three-year-old struck, injured by car

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A three-year-old girl was injured Thursday evening after being struck by a car in Argyle. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office […]

North Country Freepress – 05/22/20

Obituary: Leonore “Lee, Chet” Marie Leonbruno

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Leonore “Lee, Chet” Marie Leonbruno June 15, 1933 + April 30, 2020 Leonore fought the good fight, she finished her […]

Granville school board approves budget, layoffs

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By Matthew Saari The Granville Board of Education has approved a $26 million spending plan for the 2020-2021 school year […]

Classifieds 05/20/20

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