Tag Archives: Bartholomew

Village cuts $3K check for reassessment

The village has to refund a local taxpayer a few thousand dollars after the town agreed to decrease the assessment of a local commercial property last fall. The village agreed to pay a refund of $3,452.45 to the owner of a commercial property on Route 4 that is occupied by the local Subway franchise. The […]

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Village gets new water law: Proposed change would update 1967 ordinance

The village has taken steps to clarify and update a 45-year-old law governing its water system. The Village of Whitehall Water System Local Law delineates the rights and responsibilities of any person or business that uses municipal water, and gives the village authority to shut off a person’s water for noncompliance. If approved, the law […]

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Village eye illegal water hoses, meterless connections

The village is investigating illegal hook-ups they believe are contributing to the volume of treated water that goes unaccounted for each year. Officials said last week there are a number of addresses that receive water service but do not have water meters. They are trying to determine the exact number of users who don’t have […]

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Village:Leak is a crisis

The village declared a state of emergency Monday afternoon in response to a burst water main that was releasing thousands of gallons of water beneath Route 22. Although the leak does not represent a safety hazard, officials declared the emergency so they could bypass the bidding process and immediately hire a contractor to fix the […]

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Water payments trickle in slowly

  Efforts by the village to collect past due water bills have so far produced mixed results. The assistant village clerk, Julie VanGuilder, said a few users have made efforts to pay at least part of their bills since a letter went out to delinquent accounts last month, and one user stopped by the village […]

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Incumbents return to office: Bartholomew leads all candidates with 153 votes

The village board received a vote of confidence Tuesday as voters re-elected both incumbent candidates. Republican Ken Bartholomew and Democrat Walter Sandford defeated their opponents and will return in their roles as village trustees. Bartholomew garnered the most support, receiving 153 votes, while Sandford had 135. Fellow Democrat Jim Putorti finished with 119 votes and […]

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Cadidate profile: Ken Bartholomew

What is your occupation? For the past four years my job has been village board trustee and wastewater treatment commissioner. Daily, when the employees assigned to that department report for work; I make it point to be there. Normally I spend anywhere from 4 to 8 hours each day conducting village business.   Past political […]

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Village still looking for Pike Brook dam taker

The village continues to look for someone to purchase the Pike Brook dam property but has yet to find a taker. Trustee Ken Bartholomew said last week that several people have expressed interest in the property but most have backed off once they learned of mandated repairs the dam needs. “Several people have looked at […]

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Village seeking a grant: Funding would pay for canal wall work

The village is exploring a possible source of funding that could provide funds to help pay for repairs along the wall abutting the canal on North Williams Street, Mayor Peter Telisky said during last weeks board of trustees meeting.   Telisky said he submitted the preliminary engineering report to Bob Murray from Environmental Facilities Corporation […]

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Boil water notice in place as water main work ends

The village of Whitehall has ordered a “Boil Water Notice” as crews complete the installation of a new water main along Broadway. The Boil Water Notice will be in effect for approximately two weeks and pertains to all residents living on any side streets connected to Broadway fromSchool Street southtoSeventh Avenue. Residents of the areas […]

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Preparations underway for school year in Granville

The 2013-14 school year begins Wednesday and ushers in some significant change within the Granville Central School District. The district […]

Students build community of trust

Transitioning from elementary school to middle school is easily one of the most difficult processes in an adolescent’s life, but […]

Village approves new parking law

Last Tuesday evening the Whitehall Village Board of Trustees held a public hearing to discuss a potential parking law, which […]

Changes abound as school year begins

With the school year starting next Thursday for Whitehall students, the district has gone through a transformation this summer, one […]

Test scores improve, but continue to lag behind

Granville students showed improvement in both math and English on the state tests but continue to lag behind their peers […]

Youth Center for sale

The Granville Police Benevolent Association has put its youth center up for sale. Sergeant Dave Williams said a lack of […]

Former resident dies in accident

A former Granville resident was killed Saturday night in a motor vehicle accident on I-87 in Albany. Matthew Fiske, 43, […]

Quarryman not returning

One of Main Street’s most well known residents has been missing for years and it doesn’t appear he will be […]

Marion M. Watrous Donaldson, 94

Marion M. Watrous Donaldson, 94, of Adams Street went into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, […]

Classifieds 08/27/14

Matthew Fiske, 43

Matthew Parker Fiske, 43, passed away Aug. 24 as a result of a tragic automobile accident. One of God’s brightest […]

Northshire Freepress 08/22/14