Tag Archives: Don Williams

Village of Whitehall officials honored

By Dan King Bob Dylan once said “the times, they are a changing,” and such is the case in the Village of Whitehall. Last Tuesday was the end of an era for three longtime workers in village government. It was officially the final day of work for longtime DPW Supervisor Don Williams, who has retired, […]

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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

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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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Classifieds 07/01/15

Bridge to open to two lanes this weekend

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By Dan King State Department of Transportation will be opening the Poultney Street Bridge back to two lanes of traffic […]

Graduates reflect on turbulent year, big farewell

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By Dan King It was a school year that saw its fair share of ups and downs, and the Whitehall […]

Eighty-eight grads celebrate mountains, milestones

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By Christina Scanlon Bags of M&M candies were distributed to the graduating seniors at Granville Junior-Senior High School Friday night, […]

‘Rejuvenated’ museum ready for new season

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By Dan King Skenesborough Museum opened its doors for the 56th year on Sunday and museum director Carol Greenough is […]

Circus ‘advance man’ clowns around

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By Christina Scanlon By the time the Kelly Miller Circus hits town later this month, one of the clowns will […]

Music, food, fireworks offered

By Christina Scanlon The New York Players have been a favorite for years as part of the Village Summer Concert […]

O’Shea continues as interim principal

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By Dan King When the Whitehall Board of Education scheduled a special meeting for last Thursday, the immediate assumption was […]

Hughes steps down as defensive coordinator, takes job at Fair Haven

By Dan King Coaching football at Whitehall High School has been a hot-button topic for more than a year, and […]

Granville woman places third in triathlon

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By Linda Ellingsworth When Kerri Thomas rode the Cape May-Lewes Ferry as a child to visit relatives in Delaware, she […]

Museum honors people, industry, stone

By Christina Scanlon From wooden-soled shoes to lunch pails, steam whistles to checker boards, a unique collection of slate industry-related […]

Four in running for county administrator

By Christina Scanlon The pool of 45 candidates for Washington County administrator has been trimmed to four and county supervisors […]

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