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

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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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North Country Freepress – 09/21/18

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Lakes Region Freepress – 09/21/18

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518 Wheels – 09/20/18

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Bomb squad called to Granville village

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By Krystle S. Morey Mettowee Street was abuzz with law enforcement activity Sunday afternoon. “They found a grenade,” said Granville […]

Class C looms as enrollment jumps

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall athletes may be looking at a future of competing against the likes of Cambridge, Greenwich, Hoosick […]

Safety officers take to school hallways

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By Krystle S. Morey and Matthew Saari   A new school year has begun, and with it comes a new […]

Dresden firemen seek more funds

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By Matthew Saari The firemen in Dresden are seeking a budget increase – potentially the first in 15 years. Members […]

Sasquatch Calling Festival returns Sept. 29

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By Matthew Saari The hills and vales of the bucolic Whitehall countryside will be resonating with the deep, sonorous calls […]

North Country Freepress – 09/14/18

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Lakes Region Freepress – 09/14/18

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518 Wheels – 09/13/18

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Village debates, OKs pig farm

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall trustees had to roll out extra chairs last Thursday to accommodate everyone interested in the proposed […]

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