Tag Archives: Board Members

Town Hall move stalled again

By Bill Toscano Last week’s Town Board meeting left the question of where the town offices will move to unanswered – yet again. With some of those attending expecting a definitive answer on the move, board members instead said there are far too many questions regarding the potential sites to make a decision now. There […]

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Hartford DPW taking over county snow plowing duties

By Derek Liebig The next time it snows the Hartford Highway Department will have some additional road surfaces to clear. During its monthly town board meeting on Feb. 8, the town board authorized Highway Superintendent Greg Brown to sign a contract between the town and Washington County that will require the town to remove snow […]

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No contested races in March election

The question of a contested election for the village of Granville came down to the wire this week. With days to go to the deadline, four candidates declared their intentions and made the necessary arrangements to make the ballot for the village election March 15. Candidates needed to pick up an official petition and gather […]

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Residents get sidewalk reminder

Sidewalk plow can’t do it all, Mayor says While the Granville Village Board handed out compliments Monday night for the performance of the Department of Public Works during this difficult and snowy winter, an appeal was made to residents to keep up their sidewalk duties. Resident Ernie Woods said he had to walk in the […]

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Town re-considers Garden Time site

By Bill Toscano The long and winding road to a new site for Whitehall’s town office just got a little longer. Town Supervisor Richard “Geezer” Gordon said Tuesday he has been in contact with the owners of the former Garden Time building on U.S. Route 4 and he is considering recommending the town choose that […]

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School makes cuts; auditorium plans

In a one-hour meeting on a snowy Tuesday evening, the Whitehall Board of Education made a series of decisions that may have far-reaching effects next school year and in the future. The board voted to move forward with preliminary plans for a possible $550,000 renovation of the auditorium, made its third set budget cuts, including […]

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Villagers vote on March 15

Voters will go to the polls in March to determine who will head up a portion of the village government, including a new individual to sit in the mayor’s chair. At the Jan. 3 village board meeting village clerk Rick Roberts announced the election will be held Tuesday, March 15. The polls will be open […]

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Tatko tells of issues with budget vote

It wasn’t a threat; it was a promise. Granville interim Supervisor Beverly Tatko voted “no” on the Washington County budget for 2011, but she had more reasons than a tax levy nearly 3 percent above what she said she would approve. Tatko said during the meeting she did not believe the vote the supervisors planned […]

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Town tackles employee policies

The town of Whitehall looked to remedy a pair of previous employee situations at its monthly board meeting on Nov. 10. In the first situation, the board looked into the practice of offering retired employees an insurance buyout, something that had been in practice but had not properly been acted upon with a local law. […]

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‘Dual’ again?

The issue of dual sport athletes came to the fore Monday night as the board of education again heard an appeal for changing the standing policy. Board members didn’t have a lot to say of the matter when senior Meghan O’Brien made her appeal. She made a pretty compelling case, certainly enough to sway those […]

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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 […]