By Jaime Thomas It’s hard to maintain order in a court when everyone from the defendants to the judge is overwhelmed by stifling heat. While this has previously been the case in Hebron, new funds will soon bring improvement. Court Clerk Virginia Curran recently received notification from New York state that her grant application was [...]
Local officials are exploring cost cutting measures they hope will allow them to proceed with the relocation of the town and village courts. Both the village Board of Trustees and the Town Board have made moving the courts from their location above the village offices on Saunders Street to the Whitehall Municipal Center a top [...]
Nov. 13, 2012 The Loss of Another Main Street Landmark- Fire removed yet another historic part of Granville’s business district streetscape. The more-than century-old Washington County National Bank stood out from its adjoining buildings by its tall white marble façade with the name of the bank in low-relief within its pediment. The fire of 48 [...]
The town and village are working together toward moving their court system to the former Skenesborough Fire House. The village passed a resolution during last week’s Board of Trustees meeting to move its court to the firehouse if it’s deemed affordable and feasible. The current courtroom facilities are largely inadequate. The court is located on [...]
The two suspects in a series of bank robberies in the region remain in jail as their case makes it was through the first of what could be several legal jurisdictions. Officials with the Rutland District Court in Rutland, Vt. said Jill Ludwig and John Maynard each await further court action following their arraignments Nov. [...]
The long search for a town hall may be coming to an end. After flirting with the Armory and more recently, the former Garden Time building just outside the village on Route 4, the town is once again considering a move to the Skenesborough Volunteer Fire Company building. “I have every intention of moving to [...]
When Skenesborough Volunteer Fire Company Chief Michael Putorti asked when the town expected to move forward with its plans, the response was, “tomorrow.” And while the statement from Town Supervisor Richard “Geezer” Gordon was more of a joke than a fact, the Whitehall Town Board did end a four-year question by voting to move to [...]
After introducing Christian Morris to the board, it was time to get down to business. And one thing new Whitehall Town Supervisor Richard “Geezer” Gordon wants Morris, the new attorney for the town, to get resolved is the current litigation against the Longtins.
Local residents took time to remember Village Justice William Redmond this week. Redmond, who served as the Whitehall Village Justice since 1988, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 11.