Tag Archives: George Armstrong

Three to vie for village trustee

There won’t be many, if any, changes to the village’s power structure this spring. The Republican and Democratic parties of Whitehall held their caucuses Saturday and there was only one candidate who stepped forward to challenge the incumbents. Republican Donna Filomio will be the only fresh face in this year’s election. She will run against […]

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Village caucuses Saturday

  The Republican and Democratic parties of Whitehall will choose candidates Saturday for the upcoming village elections in March. The Republicans will conduct a caucus to determine candidates for the March 19 village elections from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Whitehall Municipal Center. Any registered Republican in the village of Whitehall […]

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Jones out as budget officer: Supervisor cites cost savings as reason

Kathy Jones was replaced last week as the Town of Whitehall’s budget officer in a cost-cutting move Supervisor George Armstrong said will save the town tens of thousands of dollars. Armstrong chose last Wednesday not to reappoint Jones who has served as budget officer, Supervisor’s clerk, and the town highway superintendent’s clerk for the past […]

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Haff out, Armstrong in as county chaplain

Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff was replaced last week as chaplain of the Washington County Board of Supervisors amid a disagreement with Chairman John Rymph regarding how the embattled supervisor’s prayers would be structured. Rymph appointed Whitehall Supervisor George Armstrong as the county’s new spiritual advisor during the board’s organizational meeting last Wednesday. Haff, who had […]

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Officials mull plans for 2013

Consolidation and quality of life improvements are among a litany of issues local officials will look at during the new year. With 2012 officially behind them, officials have already begun focusing their energies on this year and there are a number of things they hope to get accomplished. The Village of Whitehall, in particular, has […]

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Supervisors happy with transfer station bidder

The Vermont-based company in negotiations to run the county’s five transfer stations received praise from local supervisors who toured some of the company’s facilities last month, but officials say it could still be awhile before the county is out of the trash business. Last month, a group of Washington County Supervisors toured facilities operated by […]

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County eyeing sale of transfer stations

Washington County has agreed to open negotiations with Earth, Waste and Metal, one of two companies that bid to run its five transfer stations. The Public Works Committee agreed last Wednesday to open negotiations with the Rutland, Vt.-based company by a 6-2 vote. Greenwich Supervisor Sara Idleman and Cambridge Supervisor William Watkins voted against the […]

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Town approves final budget

Hoping to avoid future tax spikes, the Whitehall Town Council ratified its 2013 budget at last Wednesday’s regularly scheduled board meeting. The $1.03 million spending plan calls for a 2.01 percent increase in the tax levy and a corresponding increase in the tax rate. The town was eyeing a 1.99 percent increase but the final […]

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Town calls for minimal tax increase

Despite a projected increase in appropriations and a decrease in revenues from sources other than taxes, the Town of Whitehall has proposed a spending plan that calls for almost no increase in taxes. The $1 million budget calls for a 0.12 percent increase in the tax rate, meaning local property owners can expect to pay […]

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Supervisor upset with grant denial

Town officials learned last week that their bid for a $400,000 grant was denied and that decision didn’t sit well with one local official. “It’s hard to believe that when you talk about bringing five entities into one building that it wouldn’t warrant some consideration,” said supervisor George Armstrong. “We never expected full value but […]

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Fire Co. renews search for lost horn

By Dan King Thirty years ago a silver plated presentation horn was stolen from the Whitehall Fire Company and the […]

Town finalizes speed reduction proposal

By Dan King Back in July, the Town of Whitehall drafted a proposal to reduce the speed limits of a […]

Officials weight safety vs. freedom of Amish

By Dan King Just when it seemed that all discrepancies and arguments about how to handle Whitehall’s growing Amish population […]

Superintendent upset with test scores

Whitehall Central School District Superintendent Elizabeth Legault has been analyzing data and researching educational policy in an attempt to turn […]

Increase in traffic hasn’t led to increase in accidents at intersection

By Dan King The intersection of County Routes 18 and 21 in Whitehall has always been a difficult intersection for […]

Enerjazz to conclude concert series

Whitehall’s summer concert series will be coming to a close on Friday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. and to say […]

Cheerleading made an official sport

By Dan King After years of being a club sport and funding all expenditures on their own, Whitehall cheerleaders have […]

State says their own building has code violations

By Dan King New York State Canal Corporation recently stopped by the new location for Friends of the Washington County […]

Storefront undergoes rebirth

A storefront that has stood on West Main Street for more than 100 years has been given new life. When […]

W. Pawlet auction Thursday

The West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual auction this evening at the West Pawlet Firehouse, Route 153, […]

State orders town to monitor former landfill

The state has threatened to take legal action against the town if it doesn’t begin submitting monitoring reports of groundwater […]

Silitch named Alumni of Year

A North Granville resident has been named Alumni of the Year at a college recently ranked among the top 100 […]