Tag Archives: Environmental Conservation

Flood repairs may require permits

Property owners who are planning to make repairs to their properties as a result of this spring’s flooding may need to acquire permits before undertaking any work. Individuals whose shoreline, riverbank or stream bank properties were damaged by flooding may need to acquire permits or authorization from the Department of Environmental Conservation before engaging in […]

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Village seeks federal help with dam

By Derek Liebig Local officials are exploring the possibility of acquiring assistance from the United States Fish and Wildlife Department as they continue to examine what should be done with Pike Brook Dam. Village Trustee Ken Bartholomew says he has been in contact with the Fish and Wildlife Department about what services and assistance could […]

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Village sticks with sewer system

By Derek Liebig The Village Board voted unanimously Tuesday to stick with its gravity-fed sewer system instead of switching to a grinder pump system.  The decision came after the village board, officials from the state Department of Environmental Conservation, the Environmental Facilities Corporation and representatives from Water Resource Technology met Tuesday afternoon during a special […]

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Snow, rain force overflow at water plant

by Matthew Rice The melting snow, rain and freshly fallen snow provided trouble for more than motorists and residents tired of shoveling Monday as the waste water treatment plant experienced an overflow condition in the early morning hours. A combination of runoff from the melt and more than an inch of rainfall combined with the […]

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Local deer processor aids food pantries

Over the last 15 years, John Rozell has processed thousands of deer in the small facility in his garage, and in the last seven years, more than a ton of the meat has gone to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. “That does sound like a lot, but it accumulates over the years,” […]

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Village fined for discharge

  $5,000 fine ‘Fair’ mayor says The Granville Village Board agreed to pay a $5,000 civil fine Monday night resulting from the accidental discharge of partially treated wastewater into the Mettowee River on July 28.

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Village of Granville awaits DEC decision

The village of Granville will soon know its fate, regarding a recent wastewater plant discharge into the Mettowee River.  

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Village set to check basements

Things are going according to plan, for the most part. Travis Mitchell with the Environmental Design Partnership met with members of the Whitehall Village Board during their Aug. 17 meeting to talk about the progress that his company had made on the wastewater treatment system, including what the village needs to do to meet the […]

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Village, DEC working together

  Mayor Francis “Fra” Putorti says the village is comfortable with its current relationship with the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

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What Happened?

Failed pump leads to Mettowee River discharge    A failed pump and the actions taken to compensate for that failure led to the discharge of an estimated 25,000 gallons of incompletely treated water into the Mettowee River from the Granville village wastewater treatment plant on July 28.      

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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 […]