Tag Archives: Pratt

New directors take over drama club

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By Derek Liebig Avery Babson and Melissa Clark may be in their first-year as co-directors of the Whitehall Drama Club, but the duo has plenty of experience on the stage. Babson and Clark, both teachers at Whitehall High School, have worked in a number of local productions, including shows at the Wood Theater in Glens […]

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Highway departments planned properly for snow

By Derek Liebig Despite heavy storms and more snow this winter than in recent years, local highway departments are holding their own. With less than half of the season left, area towns are reporting enough salt, sand and budgetary allotments to make it through the remainder of winter. But it hasn’t been easy. “It’s been […]

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Highway departments doing OK

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By Jaime Thomas Despite heavy storms and more snow this winter than in recent years, local highway departments are holding their own. With less than half of the season left, area towns are reporting enough salt, sand and budgetary allotments. In the town of Granville, Highway Superintendent Eric Towne said though supplies are dwindling, he […]

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Whitehall Town Board passes more than a dozen resolutions at organizational meeting

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By Lee Tugas The Whitehall Town Board recently passed more than a dozen resolutions during its organizational meeting last week. Councilmen David Hollister and John Rozell were sworn in by new Town Justice Bob Putorti. Hollister was appointed deputy supervisor and given the authority to write checks for the town in Armstrong’s absence so that […]

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Biting cold, not snow, major hazard of New Year’s blizzard in Whitehall

By Lee Tugas Last week’s blizzard, which dumped nearly a foot of snow on the Whitehall region, kept local highway workers busy Town and village highway crews took the last major foot-fall of snow on Dec. 14 and 15 in stride. “It was a good practice run,” village crewman Jason Martel said then. No one […]

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Track team places in many events

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By Jaime Thomas Despite freezing temperatures and sleet the Granville track team fared well at their first meet of the season, the only one the Horde will host. The boys dominated over both Cambridge, at 73 to 23 and Berlin at 85 1/2 to 29 1/2, while the girls had a huge 85-18 win over […]

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Pops concert at WHS tonight

The Whitehall Central School Music Department will host its annual Pops Concert later this evening. The performance is slated to begin at 7 p.m. and will be held in the high school auditorium. Marc Pratt, Whitehall Band Director, said the theme of the show is “A Night at the Movies” and the concert will feature […]

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Track team fares well at championships

The Granville indoor track team made its mark at the Division IV Sectional Indoor Track and Field Championship last weekend. “I’m very proud of everyone who competed today,” Coach Jay Condon said in an email. “We had 13 entries and had eight entries place — not to mention all the personal records we had. It […]

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Ski event seeks to raise money for children with diabetes

It’s not often a ski mountain offers half-price or free tickets, but Pico Mountain Resort is doing just that for the third year in a row. The third annual Downhill for Diabetes event will take place on Sunday, Feb. 24 at Pico, which is located in Mendon, Vt. The event aims to find a cure […]

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Town agrees to pay increase in insurance deductible

The Town of Whitehall will compensate employees for a four-hundred percent increase in the cost of an insurance deductible for inpatient care. The board approved the measure during last week’s monthly meeting following a request from Highway Superintendent Louie Pratt. Pratt told board members that employees changed their insurance provider and the deductible for inpatient […]

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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 […]

U.S. Marshals arrest parole absconder in Granville

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By Matthew Saari A U.S. Marshals task force was deployed to the Village of Granville Wednesday evening to apprehend a […]

Village improves fiscal stress rating

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By Matthew Saari For the second year running, the Village of Granville improved its fiscal stress score. The state Comptroller’s […]

Obituary: Joan R. Monger

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RUTLAND — Joan R. Monger 87, formally of Fair Haven, passed away on March 15, 2020, at The Pines at […]

Car hits fallen electric pole

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Occupants stay inside for 90 minutes till power shut off By PJ Ferguson A vehicle drove into a fallen electrical […]

Alcohol, dog droppings concern village

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By PJ Ferguson Whitehall Village Board member Teresa Austin aired multiple concerns she received from individuals regarding allowing the sale […]

Store robbed at knifepoint

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By PJ Ferguson A man armed with a knife robbed the Cumberland Farms store in Whitehall on Monday afternoon. At […]

Officials quash martial law rumors

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By Matthew Saari Rumors have been spreading faster than the novel coronavirus in recent days, following Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 100% […]

Restrictions have little effect in Hartford

The Hartford town hall will still be open for its regular business hours.

By PJ Ferguson The town of Hartford’s operations will go largely unaffected by Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive order to shut […]

Truck knocks out hydrant

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall’s Department of Public Works employees were working till midnight Thursday after a truck struck a fire […]

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