Tag Archives: Hartford

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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Rifle Club loses to Galway

Once again, the Whitehall Rifle Club suffered a tough road loss to a young Galway team.  This is the third consecutive year the combination of a long drive and the good shooting of a youthful Galway team has given Whitehall fits.   Whitehall didn’t shoot bad–978 is a good score–but Galway’s 980 was better.  Galway’s […]

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Snowmobile clubs grateful for snow

Snowmobilers in Hartford are praying for snow. For nearly two years their machinery has sat idle, and club membership dropped due to lack of snow and a slow economy. After a dose of real winter after Christmas, though, anyone with a sled is chomping at the bit to get riding. “Everybody and his brother was […]

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Lady Railroaders beat Hartford

Whitehall’s girls basketball team scored a big win over Hartford last Wednesday. The Railroaders scored 26 points total in the second and third quarters and played tenacious defense in route to a 34-23 win over the Tanagers. Brittney Putorti scored a game high 10 points for Whitehall and Rebecca Lavin added eight points. Morgan Wicks’ […]

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Boys basketball losses pair on road

The Whitehall boys basketball team was on the wrong end of a pair of lopsided games prior to Christmas break. The Railroaders were outscored by a total of 71 points in losses to Hartford and North Warren last week. On Dec. 18, the Railroaders were done in by a lackluster second quarter on the road […]

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What next? Clean-up progresses; no firm plan on future of buildings

As village employees built a fence around the pile of charred debris on Main Street that was recently two buildings, one of the former owners was already looking to get it cleared up. “The goal is to get that cleaned up and finished very quickly,” said Constance Rojcewicz, owner of the building that housed All […]

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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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County schools seek to pool resources

As cuts to funding affect many schools across the country, several local districts are turning towards each other for help. Administrators who say they are left with no other options are looking into combining resources. Along with five other school districts in Washington County, Granville and Hartford have recently undergone a regionalization study, which will […]

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Digital testing plan worries schools

By Derek Liebig and Jaime Thomas   A proposal by the state Education Department to switch to digital test taking by 2014 has local school officials concerned. The state has begun to send out overtures to local districts that it may require students take all state-administered standardized tests on computers, a proposal officials say may […]

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Police warn residents of identify theft

Hartford resident Kelly Clark was surprised and more than just a little skeptical when she received a text message last month telling her that her debit card at Berkshire Bank had been locked. The tipoff: Clark doesn’t have an account with Berkshire Bank. “I thought it was weird. The message said to call this number […]

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Police seek grant for vests

By Dan King Bulletproof vests get old and worn out after about five years, so the village of Whitehall is […]

Village requires officers leave near Whitehall

Police forces exist to “serve and protect” the jurisdiction that they serve and village officials think that can be done […]

Officials debate framework of law

By Dan King A contentious discussion about a potential nuisance law led one village trustee to contemplate his role on […]

School years begins with purpose

Vivid maroon banners with the phrase, “Excellence is our standard, not our goal,” are now draped upon all buildings on […]

Village tardy in submitting discharge reports

By Dan King Whitehall is behind on submitting the Discharge Monitoring Report for the wastewater treatment plant, dating back to […]

Boy Scout seeks to revitalize cemetery

By Dan King John Hollister, a tenth grader at Whitehall High School has come up with a unique community service […]