Tag Archives: Geezer

Bartholomew to run for town justice

Ken Bartholomew

Village trustee Ken Bartholomew has thrown his hat into the ring for town justice. Bartholomew is one of two candidates to receive the Republican endorsement for this fall’s town wide elections. He and Republican incumbent Tom Nichols will vie for two open seats on the bench and form what is a full slate for the […]

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Whitehall: A look back at 2012

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New town halls, water woes, more staffing cuts within the Whitehall School district, and a historic building reopens after a series of ambitious renovations. A beloved local event celebrates a significant milestone, the county tries to unload services, and a tiny insect invades the Champlain Canal. All of these reflect some of the top stories […]

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2012: Year in Review

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(Editors note: This is the first part of a two-part series)   New town halls, water woes, more staffing cuts within the Whitehall School district, and a historic building reopens after a series of ambitious renovations. A beloved local event celebrates a significant milestone, the county tries to unload services, and a tiny insect invades […]

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Friends recall Geezer’s wit, public service

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When Julie Eagan became exalted ruler of Elks Lodge 1491 she received plenty of well-wishes but it was the gesture of her friend and colleague, Richard “Geezer” Gordon that she’ll never forget. A lifetime member of the Elks and the son of a former exalted ruler, Gordon, who died last Thursday, gave Eagan his father’s […]

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2011 in Review: The first six months

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As it turned out, 2011 was a news-worthy year in Whitehall, and some stories – most notably the still-pending move of the Town Hall – provided news at least twice a month, sometimes more. Voters elected new political leadership in the village and town and residents saw the town’s most notable landmark – the armory, […]

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Town gets grant for Troy Shirt Factory

Christmas arrived a little early for the Whitehall Town Board. At last Thursday’s monthly board meeting, Supervisor Richard “Geezer” Gordon announced that Whitehall was the recent recipient of a $50,000 grant that will help cover some of the cost of cleanup efforts at the Troy Shirt Factory. The funding, which is nearly two years in […]

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Holiday Train leaves joy behind

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Whitehall received an early dose of holiday cheer as the Holiday Train made its annual pilgrimage to the Amtrak Station on Monday afternoon. The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is the North America’s longest-running rolling food fundraiser and raises awareness of local hunger along its tour of Canada and the United States. Each year the train […]

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Public invited to Elks’ annual memorial service

Whitehall Elks Lodge 1481 will join with their counterparts around the nation this weekend in honoring members who have passed away within the last year. The lodge will host their annual Memorial Service at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4 at the lodge on North Williams Street. The event is open to the public and […]

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Welch pleads guilty to non-criminal offense

The former Whitehall Rec. director who resigned last month amid allegations he shot a child with an air-powered rifle pleaded guilty to a non-criminal charge during a village court hearing last week. Daniel Welch, 52, of Whitehall was charged with second degree harassment and endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor, following the Oct. […]

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Town budget includes 10 percent tax increase: Cost of funding retirement cited

The town board unanimously approved its 2012 fiscal budget during a special meeting last Wednesday and homeowners can expect to pay a little more when they receive their tax bills next year. The nearly $1 million budget calls for a 10.02 percent increase in the tax rate, meaning local property owners could expect to pay […]

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Lakes Classifieds – 03/27/15

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Search for Sasquatch resumes, forty years later

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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

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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 […]

Whitehall school officials want bobsled club back

By Dan King Until this year, Whitehall High School was the only school in the country with a bobsled club, […]

District, school administrators reach pact

By Derek Liebig The Granville Central School District and the Granville Administrators’ Association, with five members, reached agreement last week […]

Karas not concerned about budget

By Dan King Despite fiscal concerns voiced Board of Education member Frank Barber, Whitehall Central School Business Administrator Joe Karas […]

Whitehall/Fort Ann wrestlers raise $600 for cancer research

Julian Barber

Senior wrestler Julian Barber’s charity wrestling idea caught on with his teammates during the season, to the tune of $600. […]