Tag Archives: Recreation Center

Whitehall Town Board weighs fee policy for non and profit groups in town buildings

By Lee Tugas To charge or not to charge, that was the question the Whitehall Town Board considered regarding non-profit and profit groups using space in town buildings. At its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 12, the board agreed that it needed to “formulate a policy,” as Supervisor George Armstrong phrased it, about charging fees […]

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Director pleads case for fixing Whitehall Recreation Center

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By Lee Tugas Whitehall Recreation Director Julie Egan doesn’t care how it’s done, but she feels the Rec. Center needs to be fixed. “This place is used by the broadest spectrum of town and village residents, from children to seniors.” Egan said. “And it is free.” “I would love to get a $400,000 grant, but […]

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Town puts in place background check policy

The Town of Whitehall has put in place a policy that requires all Recreation Center employees undergo full criminal background checks. Officials believe the policy will safeguard against the hiring of convicted felons and sex offenders. The Town of Moreau instituted a similar policy in earlier this year after a convicted sex offender lied on […]

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Town eyeing improvements to Rec. Center: Public meeting May 14

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The town is exploring ways to make improvements to the Recreation Center and is encouraging residents who use the facility to attend a special public hearing later this month to learn more about the proposed plan. Officials hope to apply for a grant through the New York State Office of Community Renewal to facilitate the […]

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Boy Scout Troop 83 completing service project

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April is National Community Service month and Boy Scout Troop 83, sponsored by Whitehall American Legion Post 83 is taking it seriously. Three of the scouts are striving for the rank of Star Scout and each must complete a six hour service project. The options around Whitehall are many, however they decided to each take on a […]

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Baseball and softball signups

South Bay may be covered under a sheet of ice and no one is ready to put away their snow blower, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t time to start thinking about the baseball and softball seasons. The Whitehall Youth League will hold mandatory sign-ups for boys and girls ages four through 15 who are […]

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Town approves final budget

Hoping to avoid future tax spikes, the Whitehall Town Council ratified its 2013 budget at last Wednesday’s regularly scheduled board meeting. The $1.03 million spending plan calls for a 2.01 percent increase in the tax levy and a corresponding increase in the tax rate. The town was eyeing a 1.99 percent increase but the final […]

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Town raises budget by 2 percent

Two weeks after approving a preliminary budget that called for a minimal tax increase, the town council made a number of adjustments last week to its 2013 fiscal plan that will push the tax rate much closer to the state-mandated 2 percent cap. The current budget, including the adjustments made last Wednesday, is now projected […]

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Benefit basket party Sept. 8

A group of friends and family are organizing a benefit basket party to help one of their own. “Paul’s Pin to Win,” a benefit group for Whitehall resident Paul Wager, are hosting a basket party on Saturday, Sept. 8, at Whitehall High School. Proceeds from the event will benefit Wager and his family. Wager, who […]

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Nature Conservancy up next in lecture series

The Nature Conservancy’s conservation activities will be the subject of a lecture next week at the Cooke’s Island Recreation Center in Whitehall. The lecture, “Plant, animal, and water conservation in the Southern Lake Champlain Valley” will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7. Cherie Mosher, a member of Americorps program working with the […]

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School budget unchanged after virtual public hearing

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By Matthew Saari There were only a handful of questions on the proposed budget for the Granville Central School District. […]

Gov. Scott announces limited indoor dining restart, opens some interstate travel

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As state data and expanded testing and tracing capacity continue to support reopening, Governor Phil Scott today announced the resumption […]

Write-in candidate vies for school board

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By Duncan Campbell Nicole Austin-Arbuckle is vice president of the Granville Central School District Parent-Teacher Organization, director of the Backpacks […]

Poultney Baptist Church sashes still missing

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Thirty-one historic window sashes from the United Baptist Church of Poultney are still missing after they were accidently picked up […]

Granville Center neglects residents, former employee, others alleges. Charges ‘blatantly untrue:’ spokesman

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By PJ Ferguson and Matthew Saari A recently terminated employee of the Granville Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing alleges staff […]

Seniors parade in Elks event

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By PJ Ferguson Lined up for the Whitehall Elks Lodge “Celebration for the Graduates” parade, senior Makayla Gosselin drove her […]

Graduation plans could go either way

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By PJ Ferguson The Whitehall Central School District has plans for both an “in-person and virtual” graduation ceremony but is […]

ReMIND, ReWIND – Sizzling rom-cons

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Do you ice her? Do you marry her? What should a con with a devil-may-care, devoted dame do? By Robert […]

Teacher’s union president weighs in on school budget

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To the editor: Last week, the final reduction in force notifications for Granville Central School went out, and three teachers […]

Obituary: Daniel B. Roberts

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On Saturday May 23 2020, Daniel B. Roberts, 69 of Granville, NY lost his battle with Alzheimer’s Disease, a disease […]

Obituary: Warren A. McFarren

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Granville, NY – Warren Anthony McFarren passed away on May 24, 2020. Warren was born on December 10, 1936 in […]

Obituary: Francis George Norton

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Whitehall-Francis George Norton, 80, of Lafayette Street passed away on May 31, 2020, at the Rutland Regional Medical Center, with […]

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