Tag Archives: George Armstrong

County approves sale, use of sparklers

By Derek Liebig Local residents will now be able to buy sparklers and related novelties in Washington County. The county board of supervisors authorized the sale and use of the devices within the county at its monthly board meeting last week, but not without considerable debate. A few supervisors voiced opposition to the law, citing […]

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New assessor working well with Amish

Agriculture tax exemptions are a priority for Whitehall’s new assessor, and that’s benefiting the town’s growing Amish community. Bruce Caza is making sure everyone who qualifies for an Ag exemption gets an Ag exemption on their taxes. The Amish are one group in particular that has benefited immensely from Caza’s focus. “On March 2 (Caza) […]

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Whitehall may target ‘loose animal’

By Dan King Letting your animals run loose could soon cost you a hefty penalty, if the Whitehall Town Board has any say in the matter. The board has asked Town Attorney Erika Sellar-Ryan to craft a proposal that would make it unlawful to let animals run wild, including horses, cows, goats and more. “We’re […]

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Salt and sand costs dent fund balance

By Dan King The Town of Whitehall’s fund balance took a hit this winter, and the weather was largely to blame. Between the general fund balance and the highway fund balance, there has been a drop of $71,966, but there is no need to panic, officials said. “$45,000 of that is the grant we used […]

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Town of Whitehall to buy new excavator

By Dan King After two lengthy discussions, the Whitehall Town Board decided last week to purchase a new excavator, at a price of $92,105. “I believe by buying a new one, with a three-year warranty, the way we take care of our equipment, it’s a good investment for the town,” said Highway Superintendent Louie Pratt. […]

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Town and village complex readies for October opening

The Whitehall Town Board toured the northern end of the town’s municipal center, which will soon house the police department and eventually the local court system and possibly one day, the village offices. The tour was conducted by Supervisor George Armstrong and Councilman Richard LaChapelle, along with an assist by Village Trustee and Police Commissioner […]

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Four to vie for town justice

There will be a four-person race for Whitehall Town Justice this fall. Virginia Rivette and Robert Putorti Jr. received the Democratic endorsement for this November’s townwide elections. They will oppose Republicans Ken Bartholomew and Tom Nichols for two open spots on the bench. Rivette and Putorti were chosen during their party’s caucus on Saturday. Scott […]

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Community welcomes Warren Tire

Warren Tire (1)

The community of Whitehall celebrated the opening of its newest business last Wednesday on a picturesque afternoon. The Whitehall Chamber of Commerce, along with the Town and Village of Whitehall, officially rolled out the welcome mats during a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Warren Tire Service Center. Under a sea of blue skies, local […]

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LaChapelle seeks cuts in town budget

A member of the Whitehall Town Board has challenged fellow board members to curtail expenses and has proposed an across-the-board reduction in spending. Richard LaChapelle is advocating for sweeping cuts in expenditures as officials begin the process of preparing the town’s 2014 operating budget.  “I’d like to see every department come in with a 5 […]

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USS Ticonderoga weedy no more

Weeds removed STANDALONE

Supervisor George Armstrong couldn’t justify paying a private company to remove the weeds growing around the U.S.S. Ticonderoga, so he decided to do it himself. Armstrong, with some help from his nephew, Michael Wade, and two local high school students  interning at his farm, removed weeds and other vegetation that had become entangled in the […]

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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

Jane O'Shea BW

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 […]