Tag Archives: George Armstrong

Area activist hunger strikes against unconstitutionality of Common Core

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By Dan King and Christina Scanlon An area man who believes Common Core testing is unconstitutional and who’s frustrated by Washington County’s lack of support for his view has begun a hunger strike to show his opposition – and one area supervisor has pledged to join him, sort of. Bob Schulz, an engineer by training, […]

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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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Halloween events on tap around the region

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As the days get shorter, there’s a spine-tingling chill in the air. Everywhere you look, there’s a questionable-looking character. Halloween […]

School board member resigns, new one sought

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By Catherine Tobin Whitehall Board of Education member Amy Austin has resigned with three years remaining on her term. She […]

LaFlamme’s to close Granville store


By Krystle S. Morey After nearly 15 years in Granville, LaFlamme’s will close its doors. “It’s sad, but kind of […]

Dunkin’ Donuts to open Nov. 3


By Krystle S. Morey Coolatas, fresh-baked bagels and croissants, donuts, breakfast sandwiches and more will be available on Quaker Street […]

Local tracker helps hunters find ‘lost’ game


By. Krystle S. Morey It’s tough work trudging through the woods, climbing over rocks and navigating swamps – try doing […]

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Rivalry resurrected: Whitehall-Granville crossover game Saturday


By Krystle S. Morey The Granville-Whitehall crossover game is a go! A once-prominent football rivalry between the Golden Horde and […]

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