Tag Archives: Ken Bartholomew

Former mayor calls out mayor, trustees for illegal meeting

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By Matthew Saari   During a moment of “happenstance,” a former Whitehall mayor accused the current administration of holding an illegal meeting. Former mayor Ken Bartholomew wrote a letter to the village board detailing the experience, which Mayor Phil Smith read – and responded to – during last week’s board meeting. “While at the Whitehall […]

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Bartholomew proud of first year as mayor

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By Jamie Norton Ken Bartholomew has had a productive year in his first as mayor of the village of Whitehall. Reflecting on his accomplishments since he was sworn in a year ago this month, Bartholomew feels he, the board of trustees and the staff at the village office have done some good, positive things. And […]

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Closed lock causes flooding

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By Dan King Parts of Whitehall and the surrounding area were immersed in inches of water last Thursday and officials attributed the flooding to a problem at Lock 12 on the Champlain Canal. “You can just about attribute the flooding to the lock,” said Mayor Ken Bartholomew. “It didn’t open and nobody was on.” Bartholomew […]

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Granville could face fiscal stress, not the case in Whitehall

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By Dan King Granville is knocking on the door of fiscal stress, according to state data. State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli released village fiscal stress scores last week, and although the village of Granville is not currently fiscally stressed, the comptroller predicted that by fiscal year 2016 – beginning in June – the village of Granville […]

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Village officials vote to change terms to four years

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By Dan King By a narrow margin, Whitehall village officials have approved a change in village election terms from two to four years – but that’s not the end of the issue. After hearing feedback from residents for a second consecutive meeting last Tuesday, the board passed the measure, 3-2. Mayor Ken Bartholomew and Trustees […]

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Man circulating petition, wants ‘incentives’ for supermarkets

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By Dan King David Molenaar has lived in Whitehall for only about two years, but he’s taking an active role in the community. The North Williams Street resident is going door-to-door around the village with a petition to bring a supermarket to Whitehall. He said he already has about 300 signatures. “People have responded very […]

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Tips and rules for living in Whitehall in the winter

The Toll of Snow

By Dan King With the first measurable snowfall (3.8 inches) hitting Whitehall last Tuesday, what better time than now to catch up on local laws, ordinances and regulations during the winter months? Parking The village of Whitehall does not have a winter parking ban like many other municipalities, but there are still rules for parking. […]

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Stec: Corruption top issue in Albany

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By Dan King A couple dozen Whitehall residents showed up last Monday for an “informal” discussion with state Assemblyman Dan Stec, who answered questions and discussed issues that he felt would be at the forefront of Albany in the New Year. On corruption, Stec said he has long championed a bill that would strip pensions […]

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Village officials propose four-year terms

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By Dan King It takes a long time to get to know the ins and outs of local government. That’s the rationale Mayor Ken Bartholomew gave for suggesting the Village Board extend elected terms from two-year terms to four-year terms. “I’ve thought about this since I’ve been on the board,” Bartholomew said. “It takes a […]

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McDonald’s future uncertain

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By Dan King The sign along Route 4 telling drivers that a McDonald’s is coming up on the left has been replaced with one advising travelers to go to Fair Haven, Vt. if they want McDonald’s. McDonald’s closed its Route 4 location in Whitehall on Aug. 22. At that time, McDonald’s officials said the close […]

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Chief: Beware marijuana-impaired drivers

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By Krystle S. Morey Legalization of marijuana in neighboring Vermont has local police agencies on high alert. As of July […]

Dresden resident proposes seceding from Whitehall school

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By Matthew Saari One Dresden resident believes Dresden should divest itself from the Whitehall Central School district. “I’ve often thought […]

Free tasting event in Granville July 26

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville area businesses will line the perimeter of Veterans Memorial Park next Thursday, offering free samples […]

Bigfoot council to promote tourism

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By Darren Marcy With growing interest in Whitehall’s resident Bigfoot population, a group of local business owners and individuals have […]

Local family walks with the dead

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By Krystle S. Morey The devil went down to Georgia because he was looking for a soul to steal. The […]

Lakes Region Freepress – 07/13/18

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North Country Freepress – 07/13/18

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518 Wheels – 07/12/18

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County tax sale July 28

Whitehall tax auction, Washington County

By Matthew Saari One hundred twenty three Washington County properties will be going to auction on Saturday, July 28. Every […]

No firemen’s fair this year

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By Krystle S. Morey The Hook and Ladder Fire Company will not host a firemen’s fair this year. Village of […]

Group discusses Catholic ‘school’

Resurrect Whitehall

By Matthew Saari To help restore Whitehall to its former glory, one of the ideas floated by a group of […]

Audit faults village

Granville Village Board

By Krystle S. Morey After thumbing through Granville’s financial records, state officials say the village has some work to do. […]

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