Tag Archives: George Armstrong

State rates towns’ fiscal health

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By Krystle Morey & Matthew Saari The state Comptroller’s office recently released a series of reports detailing the fiscal health of towns across the state. Granville State officials say Granville is on the right track fiscally but is susceptible to environmental stress. A report released by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s Office indicated that the town […]

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Should Whitehall retain its police department?

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By Matthew Saari Should the village of Whitehall continue having its own police department? It’s a controversial question that has quickly become a hot topic for residents after trustee George Armstrong broached the topic following his taking office. Now residents will have the opportunity of having their opinions heard on the matter as resident David […]

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Armstrong to run for village trustee

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By Matthew Saari “Everything is on the table; nothing is off the table when looking to cut costs.” That’s former Whitehall Town Supervisor George Armstrong’s outlook and he’s aiming to apply it to the village of Whitehall. Armstrong called the Times last week to announce he intends to seek a village trustee seat occupied by […]

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Newly-elected supervisors swing vote on county roles

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By Matthew Saari Two key positions on the Washington County Board of Supervisors were decided last Tuesday by the votes of newly elected supervisors. During the annual reorganizational meeting, Granville Supervisor Matt Hicks and Hebron Supervisor Brian Campbell were ousted from their positions of vice chairman of the board and budget officer, respectively. Hicks lost […]

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Two local supervisors all in Trump

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By Dan King Some prominent national Republicans want to have an “intervention” with their party’s nominee for president, Donald Trump – but two local supervisors have pledged full support for the GOP flagbearer. Hebron Supervisor Brian Campbell and Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff said they are both fully behind their party’s nominee. “In this environment, the […]

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Town proposes solar moratorium

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By Dan King Whitehall town officials want to figure out some rules and regulations before allowing new solar projects to go forward. The town board voted 4-1, after nearly two hours of discussion last Wednesday, to set a public hearing for June 15 regarding a proposed six-month moratorium on solar farms. Councilman Dave Hollister was […]

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McDonald’s ‘not reopening’

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By Dan King When McDonald’s in Whitehall closed last August, representatives said it would be “temporary” – but that’s no longer the case. The business will not be reopening at its Route 4 location McDonald’s corporate officials confirmed last week. “McDonald’s will not be re-opening the restaurant that had been located on Route 4 in […]

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Man circulating petition, wants ‘incentives’ for supermarkets

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By Dan King David Molenaar has lived in Whitehall for only about two years, but he’s taking an active role in the community. The North Williams Street resident is going door-to-door around the village with a petition to bring a supermarket to Whitehall. He said he already has about 300 signatures. “People have responded very […]

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McDonald’s future uncertain

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By Dan King The sign along Route 4 telling drivers that a McDonald’s is coming up on the left has been replaced with one advising travelers to go to Fair Haven, Vt. if they want McDonald’s. McDonald’s closed its Route 4 location in Whitehall on Aug. 22. At that time, McDonald’s officials said the close […]

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Poverty rampant in northern Washington County

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By Dan King and Christina Scanlon Poverty is rampant in northern Washington County. Data compiled in 2013 and recently released shows the levels of poverty in Washington County and the 17 towns in the county. The three with the highest percentage of poverty all fell in the northern part: Dresden with a rate at 28.3 […]

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North Country Freepress – 10/19/18

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518 Wheels – 10/18/18

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Police working break-in cases

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By Matthew Saari More than a week after a man attempted to forcibly gain access to six village homes, no […]

Saint-Gobain workers build prosthetic hands

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By Krystle S. Morey Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp. suspended operations at its Granville plant last Tuesday to lend a helping […]

Sasquatch fete in jeopardy

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By Matthew Saari After only three years, Whitehall’s annual Sasquatch Calling Festival may be no more. Event organizer David Molenaar […]

Mother Nature solves dam problem

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville town highway superintendent Eric Towne thanked Mother Nature last weekend for helping to clear a […]

Food rivalry returns for 2nd year

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By Matthew Saari The age-old Granville-Whitehall rivalry returns – not on the gridiron but rather between food pantries. The Great […]

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Police investigating home invasions in village

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall police are investigating a bizarre series of home invasions that occurred over the weekend. On Sunday, […]

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