Tag Archives: Last Spring

Project connects two distant generations

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By Jaime Thomas In the nearly eight decades since Helen Macura was Molly O’Brien’s age, life around Granville has changed a bit. The pharmacy served the best hot chocolate, for example, and there was a movie theater right in the village. Macura was one of 13 children of a Czechoslovakian couple, and she sometimes earned […]

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Village hopes to comply with tax cap

The Village Board of Trustees anticipates being able to comply with the state mandated property tax cap. The board began working on its budget last week, and Mayor Peter Telisky said he expects to keep any tax increase at or below two percent. “We’re going to try (to comply with the cap),” Telisky said. “There’s […]

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Village Board: No live chickens in village

By Jaime Thomas Exotic Animals Though they may be tasty for eating and good for you, chickens are not welcome to reside in the village. The village board rejected an appeal from Rob Therriault to keep chickens at his Pacific Street residence during a meeting Monday night. By village law, chickens are considered to be […]

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Diekel receives appointment to Air Force Academy

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The biggest decision of John Diekel’s life had little to do with wrestling. Diekel, a senior at Whitehall High School, has amassed more than 200 career wins and on Saturday claimed his fifth consecutive Class D championship. The wiry 138 pound wrestler has received interest from several Division I colleges, including Duke and Maryland, but […]

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Comptroller’s office critical of Dresden’s book keeping

Dresden’s financial records are so haphazard that that there is no way to accurately determine the town’s fiscal condition, according to an audit released earlier this month by the state Comptroller’s Office. The review of the town’s finances from 2010 to March of 2012 found that the town’s records are incomplete and there is no […]

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County schools seek to pool resources

As cuts to funding affect many schools across the country, several local districts are turning towards each other for help. Administrators who say they are left with no other options are looking into combining resources. Along with five other school districts in Washington County, Granville and Hartford have recently undergone a regionalization study, which will […]

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Changes, challenges ahead during new school year

The 2012-13 school year begins on Wednesday and ushers in some significant changes within the Whitehall Central School district. Perhaps the most significant change occurs at the high school, where the sixth-graders will move from the elementary school. Administrators suggested the move last spring amid declining enrollment and the recommendation was approved by the Board […]

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Electric services along wall: Debate balances costs vs. attracting boaters

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Boaters passing through Whitehall this summer may be able to access electrical services along the mooring wall behind the New York State Canal Corp. Visitors Center. Supervisor George Armstrong expressed his desire to see power along the wall restored during a meeting with Canal Corp. officials on Monday morning. “I’m in favor, and always have […]

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Bascue named to Youth Team; Sweeney continues to perform at high level

Codie Bascue was officially selected to represent the United States at the Youth Olympic Games next month in Igls, Austria. The United States Bobsled and Skeleton Federation formally announced its roster on Tuesday and Bascue was one of five athletes named to the team. Bascue and teammate Jake Peterson of Princeton Minnesota will compete in […]

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Railroaders’ new home court

Whitehall Central School celebrated the completion of renovations to its junior/senior high school gymnasium floor with a pep rally and basketball game between the junior and senior class. The event, held on Friday, Oct. 15, was the symbolic end to a project that started last spring and brought with it new lighting, seating and a […]

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Village’s public hearing continuing

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By PJ Ferguson The public hearing regarding the village’s comprehensive revitalization plan will remain open until Tuesday, April 14, as […]

N. Williams may stay closed

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By PJ Ferguson The section of North Williams Street that has been closed since September due to the damaged canal […]

Local slate company retools, makes PPE

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Millennium Slate LLC is reopening and retooling its plant to make personal protective equipment (PPE) for the Covid-19 pandemic. On […]

Telescope offers production services, state remains mum

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By Matthew Saari With COVID-19 cases continuing to mount, New York State is ignoring businesses fully capable of producing personal […]

Farmers dumping milk because of pandemic

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By Matthew Saari It may be time to start crying over spilled milk. Dairy farmers locally and across the country […]

Obituary: Maxine R. St. Claire

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    Whitehall- Maxine R. St. Claire, a devout catholic, loving wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother, passed through the […]

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 […]

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