Rathbun enters mayoral race

T he race for mayor of the village of Whitehall will be a three-way affair.

Former Granville resident Bill Rathbun, the former owner of Rathbun’s Maple Sugar House, has filed papers to be listed on the independent line in the March 15 election.

He joins Republican Ken Bartholomew, who is currently a village trustee, and Democrat Dan Telisky, who has held a number of local offices.

Bartholomew defeated Rathbun in the Republican caucus. Bartholomew and village trustee candidate Dan Welch have also petitioned and will be on the independent line.

Rathbun had said prior to the causcus that he would file as an independent if not chosen,

Welch, a Republican, is one of three people running for two trustee positions. The others are Democrats. They are incumbent Michael LaChapelle and local businesswoman Marge Mohn.Bartholomew and Walt Sanford were elected to the board last year.

 If Bartholomew wins the election and becomes the mayor, , the board will choose a one-year replacement.

The board will note be limited to current candidates and could choose any village resident to finish Bartholomew’s remaining time.

That will be determined after the board is seated

Mayor Francis “Fra” Putorti and Trustee Sally Raino did not run this year.



Read more in this week's Times in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Lakes Region Freepress – 10/02/15

Northshire Freepress – 10/02/15

Weekender – 10/02/15

Lakes Classifieds – 10/02/15

Classifieds 09/30/15

Putortis discuss LGBTQ issues in the Church


By Dan King Being gay in the Catholic Church is not an easy thing. With Pope Francis making his first-ever […]

Karas leaves


By Dan King Whitehall Central School business manager Joe Karas has left the district, leaving Gregg Chappell, director of special […]

Dry summer takes toll on area water supplies


By Dan King and Christina Scanlon A record-dry summer has taken its toll throughout the country, and Northern Washington County is […]

New Schoony’s owners look to return to general store roots


By Christina Scanlon A 1911 photo of what is today Schoonys Country Store shows a long two-story building with expanded […]

First Friday to be frighteningly good

By Christina Scanlon The rescheduling of First Friday events at the Pember Library and Museum and the Slate Valley Museum […]

A ‘really great student’ sets her sights on goal

By Christina Scanlon Lidia Medrano-Garcia had almost forgotten about a form she’d filled out at the end of her junior […]

Keepsakes: Some valuable, some not


By Christina Scanlon They started filing in a good hour before the excitement was to begin. They carried plastic bags […]