Tag Archives: Don Williams

Sidewalk buried

Wheeler Avenue sidewalk frozen

By Dan King Some sidewalks in the Village of Whitehall simply can’t be cleared of snow at this point, officials say. “We’ve tried to clear some of the bad sidewalks, but some of that snow up on the sidewalks is so frozen and hard, you just can’t move it anywhere,” said DPW Supervisor Don Williams. […]

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Whitehall DPW, Highway Department busy with weather

The Toll of Snow

By Dan King Sleep has been a rarity for members of local Public Works Departments and Highway Departments. While the perpetual snow and cold temperatures of late have been great for skiers and snowboarders, it has been brutal for workers. Two weeks ago members from the Village of Whitehall DPW had to respond to a […]

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Whitehall parking law still retains a full set of teeth

By Lee Tugas A human mouth sports 32 teeth. By an eerie coincidence, so does the new Whitehall Village parking law. So, if you think because the Whitehall Village Board –– by passing a new parking law that eliminates a wintertime parking ban –– will let you park where you please, when you please, even […]

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Biting cold, not snow, major hazard of New Year’s blizzard in Whitehall

By Lee Tugas Last week’s blizzard, which dumped nearly a foot of snow on the Whitehall region, kept local highway workers busy Town and village highway crews took the last major foot-fall of snow on Dec. 14 and 15 in stride. “It was a good practice run,” village crewman Jason Martel said then. No one […]

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Whitehall village eyes sewer money

The Whitehall Village Board moved closer toward its goal of securing more than $2 million to upgrade its sewer system. At its Sept. 3 meeting, the board agreed to accept a “package,” as Mayor Pete Telisky put it, of grants and loans totaling $2.47 million to upgrade the village’s sewers.  Attorney Erika Sellar Ryan cautioned […]

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Boil water notice to be issued

Village residents will need to boil their water during the first half of next week. The Department of Public Works will issue a village-wide boil water notice Monday. The notice is expected to persist until Wednesday. Any water used for consumption will need to be boiled during that time. Don Williams, Superintendent of Public Works, […]

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Snow storm causes no problems locally

Snowblower

Whitehall emerged unscathed from the first significant snowfall of the season. Whitehall Police Chief Matt Dickinson said there were no significant issues in the village and the New York State Police didn’t report any car accidents during the storm, which began on Wednesday night and didn’t end until early Thursday evening. The storm was the […]

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Village, landowner settle over cut trees

A mishap by village crews will cost the Board of Trustees nearly $4,000. The village agreed to a $3,900 settlement with a local landowner after its employees encroached on his property earlier this year. Mayor Peter Telisky said village crews intruded on property owned by the Matte family and cut a number of trees while […]

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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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Village cleanup April 30-May 5

If you’re looking for a place to dispose of the brush, leaves, and tree branches that are littered about your yard, you may want to consider leaving it curbside. Village officials have declared April 30-May 5 as cleanup days and will be offering curbside pickup of natural debris throughout the week. Beginning on April 30, […]

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Search for Sasquatch resumes, forty years later

Statue 2

By Dan King It’s been 40 years since the first reported Sasquatch sighting in Whitehall and now the quest to […]

Apathy leaves trustee seat vacant

Candidate pic Ken Bartholomew

By Dan King Whitehall’s mayor-elect, Ken Bartholomew was hoping someone would emerge to take his old trustee position, but that […]

Jane O’Shea resigns, cites issues with board

Jane O'Shea BW

By Derek Liebig A Granville principal is resigning at the end of the school year because of a disagreement over […]

Whitehall Elks honor three for service

New Elks officers are sworn into office

By Dan King Ken McKee, an old Whitehall Elk, used to tell his kids that the acronym BPOE stood for […]

Reelected, incumbents face challenges

By Derek Liebig Members of the Granville Village Board will be together for at least two more years. Incumbents Dean […]

Keough to plant community garden

Jensen Keough

By Dan King A Whitehall High School student has come up with a creative way to support local charity and […]