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Whitehall Town Board mulls over grant chase to fix recreation center

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By Lee Tugas The Whitehall Town Board gave itself a month to decide if it wants to spend money to get money. The money it would get, up to $400,000, would be used to rehabilitate the town Recreation Center. The money it would spend would be about $9,500, on a grant application, a feasibility analysis […]

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Garage sale slows traffic to a crawl

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Despite two or three short but dramatic downpours, and a sky that turned from milky white to slate gray to tornado blue and back again, hundreds of true bargain hunters crossing Poultney Street and Route 4 slowed traffic to a crawl at Whitehall’s Labor Day Weekend Garage Sale. Prior to the sale, one of its […]

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Bartholomew to run for town justice

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Village trustee Ken Bartholomew has thrown his hat into the ring for town justice. Bartholomew is one of two candidates to receive the Republican endorsement for this fall’s town wide elections. He and Republican incumbent Tom Nichols will vie for two open seats on the bench and form what is a full slate for the […]

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Town to charge businesses, out-of-towners for use of park

Businesses and out-of-towners will be charged a nominal fee to host events at the Skenesborough Waterfront Community Park. The town board approved last week a resolution to charge those groups for the privilege of holding events at the park. “We’re not charging Whitehall residents any money for use of the park,” Supervisor George Armstrong said. […]

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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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Grant named new Chamber president

The Whitehall Chamber of Commerce recently selected its officers and a new board of directors. The biggest change comes at the top of the Chamber’s power structure where Dana Grant was chosen as the president. Jim Aiken will be vice president, Stan Woodruff will serve as treasurer and Jane Gendron will be the chamber secretary. […]

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Village, property owners reach compromise on parking

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The village has agreed to make concessions to its winter parking ban in an effort to appease Main Street business owners and landlords who said the law left their patrons and tenants nowhere to park. The board of trustees agreed to permit overnight parking on Fosdick Alley. But whether the concessions prove to be enough […]

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Kids organize caroling

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A group of local children spread a little holiday joy this month as they sang holiday melodies to village residents. Over 30 carolers boarded a trailer and were paraded through town to sing holiday favorites to local residents, including tenants at Skenesborough Harbor Apartments. “The songs were lovely and we really appreciated the children singing […]

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Volunteer spearheads cleanup of park on Oct. 6

There will be fall cleanup day at the Skenesborough Canalside Park beginning at noon on Saturday, Oct. 6. A concerned and involved volunteer, who wishes to remain anonymous, is heading up a work force to get the park in better shape. This volunteer has spent many hours cleaning up brush and invasive plants in and […]

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Free lunches at Sr./rec. Center

The Whitehall Recreation Center is offering a free lunch program for children and adults throughout the summer. Organizers will prepare and serve lunch to anyone who is interested. “It’s completely free and open to the public,” said Julie Eagan, who works at the rec. center. “We won’t be checking income levels or anything like that. […]

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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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