By Matthew Saari

The normally quiet and uneventful Whitehall Town Board meeting was made a bit livelier last Wednesday when several residents showed up to voice concerns regarding hasty and seemingly underhanded actions recently on the part of telecommunications company Spectrum.

The residents were led by John Millet Jr., who told board members what had been occurring on the town roads such as Hatch Hill Road, Tanner Hill Road and Carlton Road.

“[Spectrum is] is in a big hurry to get the state and federal money to run DSL cable through country where there isn’t Verizon high-speed available,” he said. “They’re just coming in, they’re not notifying the landowners.”

Millett said the work crews, subcontracted by Spectrum, are going onto private property and either planting poles or burying cable, using the town’s “right of way.”

The term “right of way” caused no small amount of consternation among the assembled townsfolk, who wondered who actually owned the property – they or the town – or if there was a hidden lien on their property.

 

This is only a preview of the story published in the Whitehall Times. To read the full story, pick up a print copy of this week’s paper at the newsstand or read it online here.

Comments

comments

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

North Country Freepress – 09/21/18

FreePress_9_21_18.pdf-web.pdf

Lakes Region Freepress – 09/21/18

lakes_9_21_18.pdf-web.pdf

518 Wheels – 09/20/18

518 Wheels 9_21_18.pdf-web.pdf

Bomb squad called to Granville village

bomb3

By Krystle S. Morey Mettowee Street was abuzz with law enforcement activity Sunday afternoon. “They found a grenade,” said Granville […]

Safety officers take to school hallways

DSC_0089

By Krystle S. Morey and Matthew Saari   A new school year has begun, and with it comes a new […]

Dresden firemen seek more funds

Dresden 2017

By Matthew Saari The firemen in Dresden are seeking a budget increase – potentially the first in 15 years. Members […]

Sasquatch Calling Festival returns Sept. 29

sasquatch, bigfoot

By Matthew Saari The hills and vales of the bucolic Whitehall countryside will be resonating with the deep, sonorous calls […]

North Country Freepress – 09/14/18

FreePress_9_14_18.pdf-web.pdf

Lakes Region Freepress – 09/14/18

Lakes_9_14_18.pdf-web.pdf

518 Wheels – 09/13/18

518 Wheels 9_14_18.pdf-web.pdf

Village debates, OKs pig farm

DSC_0923

By Matthew Saari Whitehall trustees had to roll out extra chairs last Thursday to accommodate everyone interested in the proposed […]

Manchester Wood closes Sunday

manchester wood building mug

By Krystle S. Morey This is Manchester Wood’s “official” last week of business. Its last day is set for Sunday, […]