Tag Archives: George Armstrong

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

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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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Town weighs pay hikes in 2013 budget

The town board of trustees is weighing whether it should hand out raises to its employees. The board discussed giving its employees a modest increase in pay during its initial budget workshop held last Wednesday at the Canal Corp. Visitors Center. A final determination has not been made, however, and it remains possible that no […]

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Town move finally here

George Armstrong

The long wait for a new town hall is over. Supervisor George Armstrong said the town has received its change of use certificate from the county and will move into the former Skenesborough firehouse next week. “We got the OK to move in from the county and we plan to make the move on the […]

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Board takes first step on transfer stations

A routine procedural vote did more than start the process of possibly eliminating the five Washington County solid waste transfer stations Friday morning. It effectively laid out the opposing sides in what has been a contentious discussion in the past. The resolution to retain an attorney and spend about $3,000 to develop a request for […]

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Town to maintain park

The town has finalized an agreement that will ensure the Skenesborough Canalside Park and Visitor’s Center will remain open. At last week’s monthly meeting the board voted to continue basic maintenance of the building and grounds. “We will continue to operate the park in the same manner we did before we moved in,” said George […]

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Canalside facility in flux as town prepares to move

Town clerk at Visitors Center

The town will explore the possibility of hiring someone to manage the Skenesborough Canalside Park and Visitors Center as it tries to determine how to manage the property going forward. The position would serve as an independent contractor and would oversee maintenance of the park and organize events. Officials want to ensure that the park […]

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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

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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 […]