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 05/27/14

Hampton Firehouse sale looms

Hampton firehouse

By Joshua Bassett Barring someone petitioning for a public referendum within 30 days of May 20, the Hampton Town Board […]

Whitehall Elementary honors fallen heroes

Winners of the citizenship awards

By Dan King Although the weather started chilly on Thursday, it turned nice just in time for the annual Whitehall […]

Huge turnout for Whitehall parade

Charles Austin and Henry Gurney escort Cathy Aiken to place the wreath

By Dan King “I didn’t even know there were this many people in Whitehall,” a spectator said as he watched […]

Granville High School honors fallen soldiers

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By Joshua Bassett Granville High School’s gym was quiet Friday afternoon as many gathered there to give thanks to the […]

Hot dog contest next weekend

By Joshua Bassett After a one-year hiatus, the “What’s Up Dawgs Hot Dawg Eating Contest” is back. The event will […]

Hundreds join in Granville parade

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By Joshua Bassett Hundreds gathered Monday on Granville’s Main Street and in Veterans Park to honor and celebrate those lost […]

Car rally to boast more than just cars

According to organizers of the Penrhyn Engine Co. Car Rally in Middle Granville, they’ve seen it all over the years. […]

Beauty will be rewarded

The Slate Valley Garden Club is taking submissions for the organization’s annual beautification awards from now until August. Anyone with […]

Pratts question Hampton coverage

By Joshua Bassett During the public participation portion of a Hampton Town Board meeting last week, Arnie Pratt and his […]

Slate Valley Museum to host ‘spring tasting’

By Laura McCusker The Slate Valley Museum in Granville will host its first-ever Spring Tasting on the Alley on Saturday, […]

Granville FFA goes to convention

Granville FFA Convention pic

By Tara Cook New York State FFA 2014-2015 vice-president Seth Browe, was elected to be the 2015-2016 District 3 FFA […]

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