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Whitehall officials meet with new Washington County economic director

By Lee Tugas Securing private and public monies, and consolidating services, were the two main topics at a recent meeting of Whitehall town and village officials and Laura Oswald, the new economic director for Washington County. Meeting with the new director were town Supervisor George Armstrong and Councilwoman Stephanie Safka; village Mayor Peter Telisky and […]

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Granville Scholarship Recipient is ‘Freed’ Up to Learn

Granville, N.Y., native Sydney Dunham doesn’t know what to expect when she arrives at SUNY Plattsburgh as a freshman next fall. But she does know that her Paula and Michael Freed Scholarship will help her focus on her studies in psychology without having to worry so much about funding them. “Having money put toward my […]

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Town debates charging for waterfront park usage

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The town is debating whether it should charge individuals and groups to use facilities at Skenesborough Waterfront Community Park. The town board received requests last week from both the Bridge Theater and the local Knights of Columbus to use park facilities as a location for events this summer, but officials held off on making a […]

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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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Tai Chi at Sr. meal site

Area seniors will have the chance to try Tai Chi tomorrow morning. Marge Mohn will introduce the Chinese martial art to seniors tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. at the Senior Meal site at American Legion Post 83 on Main Street. The session will focus on gentle movements aimed at relaxation and alleviating stress. Immediately following Mohn’s […]

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Tai Chi and more at Sr. Meal site

The Washington County Senior Meal Site in Whitehall will be the sight of several senior-centric events this month. On Jan. 18, Marge Mohn will introduce attendees to Tai Chi. The event will begin at 11:30 p.m. and will focus on gentle movements aimed at relaxation and alleviating stress. Immediately following Mohn’s presentation, Stephanie Ball from […]

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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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Town seeks grant to explore solar

The town is seeking funds to study a possible solar project that could power some of the community’s municipal buildings. The town board approved a resolution during last week’s board meeting allowing councilperson Stephanie Safka to apply for a grant on behalf of the town that would provide financing to further explore and plan the […]

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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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