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Local business owner faces felony charge

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A local business owner faces a felony criminal mischief charge after allegedly smashing a Broadway resident’s car. On Tuesday, April 28 just before 4:30 p.m. Whitehall police were dispatched to a disturbance in front of Joe’s Pizza on Broadway. Police said on arrival a 33-year-old Broadway man claimed the pizzeria’s proprietor, Joe Kelley, 44, smashed […]

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Whitehall alum served in harm’s way to beat COVID-19

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By PJ Ferguson   While the COVID-19 pandemic has struck Upstate New York and the rest of the nation economically, what does life look like for those in the areas where the virus is currently most prevalent? Rather than working from home, Alex Hyatt, a Whitehall alumnus and former Manchester Media employee, has volunteered his […]

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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 hydrant. DPW foreman Steve Brock said he was alerted to the situation at 3:30 p.m. Thursday. “We got two phone calls…that (a truck) clipped a fire hydrant,” he said. The hydrant, at the corner of […]

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Open meetings law suspended by state

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By Matthew Saari A directive from the state has suspended the open meetings law, meaning residents are now unable to attend public meetings held by villages, towns and schools. On Friday, March 13, Gov. Cuomo issued Executive Order 202.1 which suspends Article 7 of the Public Officers Law – more commonly known as Open Meetings […]

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Municipalities close offices to public

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Matthew Saari As COVID-19 cases increase and spread throughout the state, most municipalities are shuttering their doors to the public for the next two weeks. Without exception, villages and towns throughout Washington County have reduced staffing and closed offices during the past week, at least until March 31. In every case, however, personnel remain present […]

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Comprehensive plan unveiled

A mockup of the proposed roundabout at the intersection of Poultney Street and Broadway.

By PJ Ferguson   The Whitehall Village Board has introduced the first draft of a revitalization comprehensive plan, written by the engineering firm Chazen Companies, which calls for major steps to encourage pass-through travelers to stop and see the village. For starters, the plan proposes changing the Broadway/Poultney Street intersection into a roundabout, with a […]

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Whitehall girls lose title game

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By Keith Harrington “We were right there.” Those were the first words uttered by Whitehall girls basketball coach Boyd Hunt as he emerged from the locker room at Hudson Valley Community College on Saturday. And his comments could not have been more accurate. The seven-seeded Railroaders dominated the first quarter and trailed by a mere […]

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State investigating pig

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By PJ Ferguson   The pig that took Washington County by storm a couple weeks ago has been identified. Wilbur is part-pot belly pig, and while he is certainly not feral, his behavior is wild. He can be seen walking on the side of the road on County Route 12 almost daily. While Wilbur’s home […]

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Ferguson retracts apology

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By Matthew Saari Two weeks after issuing a formal, public apology to town clerk Marcinda Wilbur, Dresden supervisor Paul Ferguson retracted that statement. The retraction came as the board was winding down its regular business in its first meeting of the New Year Monday night. “I actually have something to say,” Ferguson said. “Marci asked […]

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Village’s goal: Reopen Williams Street

This section of North Williams Street has been closed since September.

By PJ Ferguson Progress is finally being made towards repairing the damaged canal wall and re-opening North Williams Street. Albeit a small step forward, the Whitehall Village Board has decided to contract Chazen Company, an engineering firm, to conduct a preliminary evaluation to set up a “short-term temporary situation to possibly open up Williams Street.” […]

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Obituary: Rose M. Gordon

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WHITEHALL –Rose M. Gordon (“Rosie”) went into the arms of the lord unexpectedly on July 11, 2020 at the Wesley […]

Obituary: Donald Herman Herbst

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Whitehall-Donald Herman Herbst, 81, of Champlain Ave., passed away peacefully at the Glens Falls Hospital, after a valiant fight with […]

North Country FreePress – July 10, 2020

Man shot after hitting cop with car

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Two Rutland, Vermont men were sent to the hospital Wednesday after a shootout and chase with police. Just after midnight […]

Lakes Region FreePress – July 10, 2020

Obituary: Jason C. Thomas

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Jason C. Thomas, 44, of Willow Spring, NC (formerly of Granville, NY) passed away peacefully with family by his side […]

Backpack program marks 14 years

Skyler (left) and Melody Schinski, Ann Schinski’s grandchildren, show off some of the gear that will be given away at Saturday’s backpack drive.

By Matthew Saari School is scheduled to start in a little more than a month, so it’s time to think […]

Man shot by Rutland police

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Two men were sent to the hospital Wednesday following a shootout and chase with police in Rutland, Vermont. Just after […]

Local businesses get big money from feds

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By Matthew Saari Many of the region’s leading employers were the leading recipients of federal coronavirus stimulus money. The U.S […]

Village, town order cuts in water usage

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By Matthew Saari The village and town of Granville both are restricting water usage in their respective municipalities due to […]

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