Tag Archives: George Armstrong

Town, village join county efficiency plan

By Dan King Both the town and village of Whitehall have joined Washington County in a plan that aims to make local municipalities more efficient with taxpayer money. County administrator Kevin Hayes visited the Village Board last Wednesday and sent a letter to the Town Board earlier this month. Both municipalities passed formal resolutions to […]

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Whitehall pledges support for medical marijuana facility

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By Dan King The number of Washington County municipalities pledging support for a medical marijuana growing facility in the county continues to grow. Last week, the town of Whitehall joined the towns of Hartford, Dresden and Jackson in supporting the proposed growing facility at a former mushroom-growing location in the town of Jackson. The Washington […]

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Town of Whitehall targets loose animals

By Dan King Whitehall town officials are looking to crack down on those who let their animals run loose. Officials said they were concerned with animals getting off their owners’ property and running around the town, so the board asked town attorney Erika Sellar-Ryan to draft a proposed law to stop the practice. The law […]

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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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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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