Tag Archives: Geezer

Armstrong leads Republican slate

By Derek Liebig   The Whitehall Republican party has made its nominations for the town elections later this fall and most of the candidates will be familiar to most resident. Four of the candidates have been active participants in town government in the past, including two incumbents. Louis Pratt and Farrell Prefountaine will vie for […]

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Public hearing likely on sex offender law

By Derek Liebig   Washington County officials are weighing whether they should rescind a local law that restricts where convicted sex offenders are allowed to live and might give local residents an opportunity to voice their opinion at a public hearing. The Public Safety Committee voted 4-2 in favor of presenting a resolution to the […]

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Town considering Skenesborough Fire House

The long search for a town hall may be coming to an end. After flirting with the Armory and more recently, the former Garden Time building just outside the village on Route 4, the town is once again considering a move to the Skenesborough Volunteer Fire Company building. “I have every intention of moving to […]

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Comptroller critical of town

By Derek Liebig A report released by the state comptroller’s office cites the town of Whitehall with a lack of internal controls over the town’s financial records, and while the town agrees with the 10 recommendations made in the report, a state official pointed out Monday that Whitehall has addressed only four of them so […]

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Town rejects moving to armory

By Derek Liebig The Armory is off the table. After a few months of discussing the feasibility of relocating the town offices from the Canal Corp Visitor’s Center to the vacant Armory, at least one town official has decided it’s best to consider other options. Supervisor Richard “Geezer” Gordon said Friday he has decided against […]

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Rec Center vandalism causes concern

By Derek Liebig A group of residents expressed concerns about recent vandalism at the Rec Center playground at last Wednesday’s town board meeting. Christina Sumner said she has seen damage to a fence, door and one of the swings over the last several weeks. “There’s been a lot of vandalism at the park recently,” she […]

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Questions answered on Armory

By Derek Liebig Handicapped accessibility, heating costs, roof repairs and the presence of mold were just a few of the questions local residents raised at last month’s town board meeting regarding the potential purchase of the Amory. In response, Supervisor Richard “Geezer” Gordon proposed the creation of a committee to explore those issues and more. […]

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Residents seek help with flooding issues

By Derek Liebig About three dozen residents attended a public hearing Tuesday evening with a single question on their minds: How can you help us? The question was posed by home owners, tenants and land owners who have been affected by flooding along Lake Champlain and was directed at public officials and representatives from local […]

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North end flooding still a concern

By Derek Liebig The state of flooding in the village’s north end has improved since last week, but remains a concern for residents who live along the canal and Lake Champlain. Several residents reported that water levels had dropped about a foot by the end of last week, but had subsequently gone back up with […]

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Spring Cleaning

By Derek Liebig The streets of Whitehall are a little cleaner after close to 120 people spent Friday morning picking up trash as part of the second annual Whitehall Cleanup Day. Students from the junior and senior classes at Whitehall High School were joined by several faculty members, including dean of students Greg Chappell, science […]

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Classifieds 09/02/15

Charges linger for 10 months, Man in limbo after arresting cop quits

Morrill resignation

By Christina Scanlon When former Granville Police Officer Marc D. Morrill resigned abruptly in April, several cases were still to […]

Trump, Cruz, Carson, Sanders top Washington County straw poll

Straw Poll

By Dan King The Washington County Fair met politics last week, as 737 people came out to vote in a […]

Naval Militia volunteers receive award

Naval Militia

By Dan King A group of seven area maritime veterans, including two from Whitehall and one from Granville, will be […]

Friendships formed at fair live on

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By Christina Scanlon Shortly after the gates opened at the Washington County Fair Friday morning, tractors were moving and stirring […]

First Friday this Friday

This month’s First Friday event, hosted by The Slate Valley Museum and Pember Museum and Library will features an unveiling […]

Teens’ summer jobs pay off

By Christina Scanlon As the summer of 2015 winds down and local youth prepare to head back to school, 50 […]

Hampton primary could decide election

By Christina Scanlon November’s election could be decided next week in Hampton, depending how the votes play out at the […]

Back to school in Hartford

By Christina Scanlon Teachers in the Hartford are headed back to school this week, while students across the district will […]

Backpack program, We Care Project join forces

By Dan King Last November the inaugural Mom Prom raised thousands of dollars for the We Care Project, which is […]

Changes everywhere as school begins today

By Dan King As students arrive at Whitehall Central School today, there will be abundant changes around them. Whether at […]

Bus routes honed as school looms

By Christina Scanlon The floors are gleaming with new wax, while outside the leaves are beginning to turn colors and […]

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