Tag Archives: Asbestos

Officials still waiting on rubble cleanup; Edgeco expected to return by middle of week

It’s still a waiting game to see when contractors from Edgeco Environmental, Inc., will return to Granville to finish the work they started. The company hired to clean up the pile of rubble on Main Street took their first load to an asbestos processing facility near Rochester several weeks ago and did not return days […]

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Cleanup of fire pile to begin soon

The owner of the company slated to clean up the pile of rubble on Main Street said Thursday that work should begin within thirty days. “The start date is truly now close; a month is a fair comment,” said Paul Pinkans, the owner of Edgeco Environmental, Inc., of when work will begin. That would mean […]

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Pile cleanup ‘imminent’

By Jaime Thomas The remains of the Nov. 12 fire on Main Street have been the talk of the town as of late, but officials believe it will soon be gone. A contract has been executed by both sides, and the owners of the buildings that are now a pile of rubble have engaged a […]

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Letter sent, response awaited

By Jaime Thomas The ball is in Tom Burke’s court. Local historians and concerned citizens, however, are hoping that isn’t a wrecking ball. At a meeting two weeks ago, they asked Town Supervisor Matt Hicks to write a letter to Burke, who owns the property that holds the old Quaker meeting house and two other […]

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Local efforts to save historic structure

By Jaime Thomas As mixed messages surface about the immediate future of the Quaker meeting house slated for demolition, efforts continue to preserve the very history that gave Quaker Street its name. “I have no plans at the current time,” said Tom Burke, owner of the plot that houses the schoolhouse, the former veterinarian office […]

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Debris on Main Street a matter of insurance

By Jaime Thomas There’s a mess on Main Street, but nothing can be done about it until all insurance claims are resolved. The owners of the two buildings that were destroyed in the Nov. 12 fire on Main Street have been doing everything they can to move the cleanup process along. Beverly Koffler, who owns […]

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Auditorium roof work starts early

The first phase of a two-phase construction project that will result in the complete renovation of theWhitehall Jr.Sr.High Schoolauditorium began earlier this week, a couple weeks earlier than expected. Superintendent James Watson said at Monday’s monthly Board of Education meeting crews came in over the weekend and began the process of removing and renovating the […]

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Schoony’s set to open by summer

It was a long, cold winter for the Schoonmakers. Bob and Dorie and the kids, friends and family along with members of the community watched helplessly as Black Friday took on a whole new meaning for North Granville. The fire, spotted by a passerby who returned to the store to inform the clerks working inside, […]

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Fire Co. renews search for lost horn

By Dan King Thirty years ago a silver plated presentation horn was stolen from the Whitehall Fire Company and the […]

Town finalizes speed reduction proposal

By Dan King Back in July, the Town of Whitehall drafted a proposal to reduce the speed limits of a […]

Officials weight safety vs. freedom of Amish

By Dan King Just when it seemed that all discrepancies and arguments about how to handle Whitehall’s growing Amish population […]

Superintendent upset with test scores

Whitehall Central School District Superintendent Elizabeth Legault has been analyzing data and researching educational policy in an attempt to turn […]

Increase in traffic hasn’t led to increase in accidents at intersection

By Dan King The intersection of County Routes 18 and 21 in Whitehall has always been a difficult intersection for […]

Enerjazz to conclude concert series

Whitehall’s summer concert series will be coming to a close on Friday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. and to say […]

Cheerleading made an official sport

By Dan King After years of being a club sport and funding all expenditures on their own, Whitehall cheerleaders have […]

State says their own building has code violations

By Dan King New York State Canal Corporation recently stopped by the new location for Friends of the Washington County […]

Storefront undergoes rebirth

A storefront that has stood on West Main Street for more than 100 years has been given new life. When […]

W. Pawlet auction Thursday

The West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual auction this evening at the West Pawlet Firehouse, Route 153, […]

State orders town to monitor former landfill

The state has threatened to take legal action against the town if it doesn’t begin submitting monitoring reports of groundwater […]

Silitch named Alumni of Year

A North Granville resident has been named Alumni of the Year at a college recently ranked among the top 100 […]