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


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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Scottie’s closing doors ‘for good’


By Christina Scanlon There was no sign on the locked doors Tuesday morning, but everyone in town was already spreading […]

Facebook probe concludes – in private

Board of Ed 2014

By Dan King The investigation into the alleged hacking of Whitehall School District clerk Martha Bascue’s Facebook page is now […]

Bridge-walkers beware

Saunders Street Bridge 1874

By Dan King We might all be criminals without even knowing it. If you’ve ever strode across the Saunders Street […]

Trailers released for Whitehall-based documentary

Bigfoot 2

By Dan King Bigfoot is coming to the big screen. A documentary filmmaker, who is aiming to tell the stories […]

Superintendent introduces policy book

By Dan King Interim school superintendent Bill Scott has given the Whitehall Board of Education an eight-part policy book that […]

Edward’s Market celebrates one year anniversary


By Christina Scanlon It was chilly out Monday morning, as some gathered at the front door of Edwards Market, waiting […]

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