Tag Archives: Whitehall

Village: Canal wall ‘our problem’

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By PJ Ferguson The New York State Canal Corporation has completed its analysis of the damage to the canal wall in front of North Williams Street in Whitehall and it’s bad news for the village. The village of Whitehall will assume full responsibility for repairing the canal wall. The village board held a special meeting […]

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Waste-to-energy plant may come to Whitehall

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By PJ Ferguson A new waste-to-energy plant may be coming to the former EB Metals property on Poultney Street in Whitehall. The company, Airgid Global, uses a chemical process to convert hazardous waste into reusable products such as metals, oil and fuel. “They are not a burn plant,” said Mayor Phil Smith, calming fears of […]

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Sports merger shelved

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By Matthew Saari The Granville-Whitehall merger of school football and other athletics came to a screeching halt Monday, just hours before the Granville Board of Education was set to hear a presentation on the proposal. The reason: Whitehall Board of Education members feel they haven’t been given enough time to make an “informed decision.” “I […]

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A hero is bid farewell

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By PJ Ferguson Community members gathered at the Whitehall Athletic Club Wednesday evening to mourn the death of John “The Captain” Francis Hoague-Rivette, 11, after his long battle with brain cancer.   Clouds consumed the sky as members of the New York State Police, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the Whitehall Police Department gathered […]

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‘The Captain’ mourned by many

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By PJ Ferguson Community members and organizations from all around New York State have been mourning the loss of John Francis Hoague-Rivette, 11, after his passing last Tuesday from his months-long battle with brain cancer. Receiving honorary status as captain from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office this summer, Rivette was thereby nicknamed “The Captain” by […]

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Taxes in arrears on old theater, solution sought

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By PJ Ferguson The old Capitol Theatre building at 15 Saunders Street in Whitehall has been a long-standing topic of discussion for those who remember viewing movies in the 877-seat, one-screen edifice. Built in the 1910’s, the theatre hasn’t been used for much since its closing in the 70’s. The most recent news out of […]

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‘Culture has changed’ at school

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By PJ Ferguson The consensus at the Whitehall Junior-Senior High School is that the “ship has tightened” and the “culture has changed” over the past three years. In what was a district in shambles just four years ago with administrative turnovers, student debauchery, and academic and athletic scandals, the tide has begun to turn at […]

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Cameras to ‘patrol’ Skenesborough Park

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By PJ Ferguson After multiple reports of vandalism and property destruction in Skenesborough Park, the Whitehall Town Board has voted to install a new security camera system so the park can be viewed live from the police station and the town office. The purchase of the system with nine new cameras was approved unanimously by […]

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Bigfoot fest draws huge turnout

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By PJ Ferguson “Bigfoot’s energy in this town is everywhere,” exclaimed Bigfoot Museum vendor Paul Thompson. The energy of last Saturday’s Sasquatch Calling Festival certainly echoed throughout the northeast, generating roughly 3,500 visitors emanating from all over New England, Long Island and even as far as North Carolina and Michigan. Skenesborough Park turned into a […]

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Village board resolves non-issue with Busty’s

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By PJ Ferguson The September meeting of the Whitehall Village Board led to some confusion between the board and Busty’s Brew and BBQ owner Joe Kelly and its property owner Jared Mowatt. After receiving a permit from the village, Kelley recently filled in the land behind Busty’s that resulted in a violation of code. Or […]

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Obituary: Harold Thomas Craig

Harold Thomas Craig North Hebron, NY – Harold Craig passed away in Glens Falls Hospital on November 13, 2019. “He […]

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Village: Canal wall ‘our problem’

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By PJ Ferguson The New York State Canal Corporation has completed its analysis of the damage to the canal wall […]

Muddy Water plagues North Granville

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By Matthew Saari Residents of the North Granville water district suffered an unpleasant surprise last week. During the evening last […]

Waste-to-energy plant may come to Whitehall

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By PJ Ferguson A new waste-to-energy plant may be coming to the former EB Metals property on Poultney Street in […]

Main Street businesses given grants

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By Matthew Saari Two budding Main Street businesses have been awarded “microenterprise grants” by the Village of Granville. Nelson’s 22 […]

Granville forms ‘unified’ basketball team

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By Matthew Saari Unified basketball has been added to the Granville varsity sports roster. The Granville Board of Education voted […]

Obituary: Kimberly Sue Wever

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Saratoga Springs, NY – Kimberly Sue Wever, age 50, of 188 Ruggles Road went to the arms of her heavenly […]

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