Tag Archives: Closure

Route 4 to be closed for two weeks as rock is removed

The state Department of Transportation has decided to close both lanes of Route 4 in Comstock as they remove additional rock from the area near last month’s rock slide. The department has initially planned to keep one lane open for the duration of the six- to eight-week project, which began Monday. But it was determined […]

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States fight over canal closure

An interstate battle may be brewing after a group of scientists and Vermont officials have asked for the closure of the Champlain Canal to control the spread of a recently discovered invasive species. But officials in New York have said the canal will remain open. Tim Mihuc, director of the Lake Champlain Institute at SUNY […]

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Clemons Post Office to close: Low mail volume cited; last day open is Jan. 6

After months of speculation, the U.S. Postal Service has confirmed that the Clemons Post Office will be closing next month. U.S. Postal Service Northeast area spokesperson Maureen Marion announced last Thursday that the small post office, located in a log cabin style building on the western side of Route 22 in Clemons, will close following […]

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Little Impact from opening of new bridge

By Derek Liebig   Last month, theLake ChamplainBridge, commonly known as theCrown PointBridgelocally, opened to the public for the first time in two years. While the opening was a momentous occasion for the communities near the bridge it has had little impact in Whitehall, business owners say. When the bridge closed in Oct. of 2009, […]

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Clemons Post Office gets 120-day reprieve

By Derek Liebig   A local post office that has been studied for closure by the U.S. Postal Service isn’t closing . . .yet. Debbie Winkler, the acting postmaster at the Clemons Post Office said Monday that she has not heard from the Postal Service whether the small branch located on Route 22 would be […]

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Granville Post Offices not on study list

The United State Postal Service announced an expanded study list on Tuesday and no Granville offices were on that list. The 3,653-location study list does not indicate the sites will be closed according to officials, but means they will be examined for potential closure, based on announced performance criteria for possible closure. Post Master General […]

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USPS eyeing closure of Clemons office

Residents in the hamlet of Clemons may have to drive down to Whitehall or meet their delivery carrier for all their mailing needs if a recent proposal to close the Clemons post office is approved. The U.S. Postal Service has been studying the closure of the post office for the last several months and although […]

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Upper Turnpike Road closed

A hole in the deck of the Upper Turnpike Bridge in North Granville resulted in its closure Friday afternoon. The span will remain closed, officials said, likely permanently.

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Little will keep eye on Corrections budget

For residents of northern Washington County, one of the aspects of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s new $132.9 billion budget that bears close examination are plans for the Department of Corrections. With so many people in Whitehall, Granville and surrounding towns employed at the correctional facilities in Comstock, local residents, as well as state Sen. Betty […]

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winner, winner chicken dinner

chicken   There were lines for food at the GV engine and hose chicken BBQ Thursday night. The secret is out. Rain delayed the finish of the birds and patrons were lined up waiting for the finale. I’d suggest a line for "pre paid" and those who have not yet paid. Lots of people seemed […]

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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 […]