Tag Archives: Water Levels

Police search for man presumed drowned

A local man was swept away by high waters while he was swimming with his family Saturday afternoon and is believe to have drowned. According to police, Richard Kelley, 39, of Whitehall, jumped off a rock into the water off of Upper Turnpike Road and never resurfaced. New York State Police said Tuesday they believe […]

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Canal opens May 1

The Champlain Canal will soon be abuzz with activity as the New York State Canal Corp. is tentatively scheduled to open the state’s canal season for the 2013 navigation season on Wednesday, May 1. Operation of the canal system is subject to the latest water and weather conditions but with a normal water levels and […]

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Trout season kicks off

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New York State’s trout season may have started Monday but the quality of fishing will likely depend on where you chose to cast your line. Unseasonably cool temperatures during the last few weeks of March have left many lakes and ponds covered in a thin layer of ice. Hank Neddo, owner of South Bay Bait […]

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Public safety system updated; water restriction continues

A water restriction issued last month in North Granville had unintended benefits for people living in the district. The restriction gave town officials a chance to test run a public safety communications system and in the process remedy a number of minor glitches. The town initiated a reverse 911call to inform residents of the North […]

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Canal set to open Tuesday

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              Boaters will once again find themselves passing through the waters of Whitehall as the New York State Canal Corp. is tentatively scheduled to open for the 2012 navigation season on Tuesday, May 1. “We’re looking forward to an on-time opening,” said Brian Stratton, director of the Canal Corp. […]

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Funding elimination forces closure of early warning flood gauges: One site in Granville, one in Lake Champlain

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By Derek Liebig   Two flood gauges which served as early-warning systems during this year’s heavy flooding will be turned off in March, because there is no more funding available for them. One of the gauges is located on the Mettowee River, 110 feet downstream from the bridge on County Route 21 in Middle Granville, […]

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Finch and Chubb, marina to close

A pair of floods, gas prices that refuse to come down substantially, and the continuation of a depressed economy appear to have delivered the final blow to another Whitehall business. Ray Faville, owner of Lock 12 Marina and Finch and Chubb Restaurant, confirmed Monday that he and his wife Linda were closing their doors on […]

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Fishing tourney this Saturday

By Derek Liebig One of the oldest freshwater fishing tournaments in the country returns to the waters of Lake Champlain this weekend. The 30th annual Lake Champlain International Father’s Day Fishing Derby will be held Saturday, June 18 through Sunday, June 20 on Lake Champlain. The derby is the largest and oldest freshwater tournament in […]

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North end flooding still a concern

By Derek Liebig The state of flooding in the village’s north end has improved since last week, but remains a concern for residents who live along the canal and Lake Champlain. Several residents reported that water levels had dropped about a foot by the end of last week, but had subsequently gone back up with […]

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Spring Cleaning

By Derek Liebig The streets of Whitehall are a little cleaner after close to 120 people spent Friday morning picking up trash as part of the second annual Whitehall Cleanup Day. Students from the junior and senior classes at Whitehall High School were joined by several faculty members, including dean of students Greg Chappell, science […]

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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 […]

Obituary: David J. Little

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Middle Granville, NY – David J. Little, age 60, passed away on March 29, 2020 at his home, with his […]

Obituary: Crispen Winterburn

Crispen Winterburn, 49, of Manchester, NH, died suddenly at his home on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 after a brief illness. […]

Town offices close April 1

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By Matthew Saari The Town of Granville offices will be closed to the public “until further notice” as of April […]

Village, school elections postponed until June

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By Matthew Saari The elections scheduled for both the Granville village and school boards have been pushed back several months. […]

Vermont schools closed, Granville eyes reopening

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By Matthew Saari   Vermont Gov. Phil Scott announced last week that all schools in the Green Mountain State will […]

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 […]

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