Tag Archives: Geezer

Town adopts budget with 13.62 tax rate increase

The Whitehall Town Council started its Nov. 17 meeting faced with a 15.36-percent tax rate increase to fund the 2011 town spending plan. In the end, the councilmen were able to cut the final number to 13.62-percent, but it was not easy. Members of the council voted to not give any pay raises to elected […]

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Heated end to town board meeting

The meeting that left the town of Whitehall with an adopted spending plan for 2011 ended with fireworks on Wednesday, Nov. 17, with several heated exchanges betwwen elected officials and town employees. After the meeting, which saw the board adopt a budget with an increase on 13.62-percent after starting the day faced with a 15-plus […]

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Town tackles employee policies

The town of Whitehall looked to remedy a pair of previous employee situations at its monthly board meeting on Nov. 10. In the first situation, the board looked into the practice of offering retired employees an insurance buyout, something that had been in practice but had not properly been acted upon with a local law. […]

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Town discusses firehouse clause

By Keith Lobdell It’s the ol’ “double-reverter.” The Whitehall Town Council talked about its resolved move to the Skenesborough Volunteer Fire Company and the matter of whom the property should go to if the fire company were to no longer exist during its Nov. 10 meeting. Under the current deed, the property would revert back […]

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Whitehall hosts county budget hearing

Washington County Budget Officer Brian Campbell addressed a group of 17 residents during the annual presentation of the 2011 preliminary county budget in Whitehall on Friday, Nov. 5. “It’s been quite a challenge and quite educational,” said Campbell, who is serving as the budget officer for the first time this year. “The biggest thing is […]

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SVFC is the place

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When Skenesborough Volunteer Fire Company Chief Michael Putorti asked when the town expected to move forward with its plans, the response was, “tomorrow.” And while the statement from Town Supervisor Richard “Geezer” Gordon was more of a joke than a fact, the Whitehall Town Board did end a four-year question by voting to move to […]

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$15K needed to run

WVFC needs increase to keep functioning It’s $15,000 or bust. That was the message that Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company President Brian Brooks had for members of the Whitehall Town Board during their Oct. 4 preliminary budget workshop. “We are respectfully asking for an increase of $15,000 of funding from the town,” said Brooks. “We want […]

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Power going out along wall?

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The lights may soon go out for those along the Whitehall – Champlain Canal “free wall.” Whitehall Town Supervisor Richard “Geezer” Gordon said he is now willing to bring the matter of the electricity provided along the wall to a vote at the next board meeting. “I think that we are going to have the […]

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Home Sweet Home?

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The town of Whitehall is set to decide on Thursday whether or not to call the Skenesborough firehouse its new home. (more…)

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Canal Bad for Business?

For Bob Elny, the free docking and use of electricity along the Champlain Canal is troubling as he sees business at the Champlain Harbor Marina drop. “Last week, I saw 21 boats docked along the canal,” said Elny, who addressed members of the Whitehall Town Board at their Aug. 11 meeting. “I did some quick […]

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A perfect season, game by game

Granville Football 1930

By Jamie Norton The 1930 Granville High School football team had a lot to live up to. The year before, […]

Schulz ends hunger strike, Haff pledges support

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By Dan King A supervisor says he is growing frustrated with the “politics” of the Washington County Board of Supervisors. […]

Two Granville men recognized for helping in escapee hunt

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By Dan King It’s not every day that a member of the Washington County Sheriff’s Department gets called on a […]

Bigfoot film to offer ‘new angle’

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By Dan King Filming of Bigfoot-related shows has been the topic du jour in Whitehall lately, and that continues. Seth […]

Opera to return to Granville

By Christina Scanlon There was a time an impressive stone and brick building flanked the intersection at Main and North […]

School ‘tweaks’ behavior program

By Dan King Interim superintendent Bill Scott said when he started that Whitehall’s school district needed to continue its newly […]

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