Tag Archives: Lachapelle

Village Board Oks budget

By Derek Liebig Village taxes are expected to increase slightly after the Whitehall Village Board adopted the 2011-12 budget during a brief meeting Tuesday afternoon. The board recommended the hike in taxes to help offset a decrease in revenue generated by assessments. The budget calls for a tax levy (the amount of money generated by […]

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Rec center is bustling

Recreation director Dan Welch reported that his first Friday movie night drew about 25 youths to the rec center and added that he plans to continue to hold similar events. “That’s a really good turnout for the first time,” said Welch who is also arranging plans for a dance at the center. Welch said he […]

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Town Hall move stalled again

By Bill Toscano Last week’s Town Board meeting left the question of where the town offices will move to unanswered – yet again. With some of those attending expecting a definitive answer on the move, board members instead said there are far too many questions regarding the potential sites to make a decision now. There […]

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Rathbun enters mayoral race

The race for mayor of the village of Whitehall will be a three-way affair. Former Granville resident Bill Rathbun, the former owner of Rathbun’s Maple Sugar House, has filed papers to be listed on the independent line in the March 15 election. He joins Republican Ken Bartholomew, who is currently a village trustee, and Democrat […]

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Mayoral candidates chosen

Whitehall voters will have a series of choices when they cast their ballots during the March 15 village elections. Republican Kan Bartholomew won his party’s caucus vote over William Rathbun and will be running for mayor. The Democrats nominated Peter Telisky, a former town supervisor and village mayor, who was the only candidate to file […]

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Heated end to town board meeting

The meeting that left the town of Whitehall with an adopted spending plan for 2011 ended with fireworks on Wednesday, Nov. 17, with several heated exchanges betwwen elected officials and town employees. After the meeting, which saw the board adopt a budget with an increase on 13.62-percent after starting the day faced with a 15-plus […]

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SVFC is the place

When Skenesborough Volunteer Fire Company Chief Michael Putorti asked when the town expected to move forward with its plans, the response was, “tomorrow.” And while the statement from Town Supervisor Richard “Geezer” Gordon was more of a joke than a fact, the Whitehall Town Board did end a four-year question by voting to move to […]

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$15K needed to run

WVFC needs increase to keep functioning It’s $15,000 or bust. That was the message that Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company President Brian Brooks had for members of the Whitehall Town Board during their Oct. 4 preliminary budget workshop. “We are respectfully asking for an increase of $15,000 of funding from the town,” said Brooks. “We want […]

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Canal Bad for Business?

For Bob Elny, the free docking and use of electricity along the Champlain Canal is troubling as he sees business at the Champlain Harbor Marina drop. “Last week, I saw 21 boats docked along the canal,” said Elny, who addressed members of the Whitehall Town Board at their Aug. 11 meeting. “I did some quick […]

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Geezer’s Resolutions

    It’s time to get to work.   For newly elected Whitehall Town Supervisor Richard “Geezer” Gordon, the work started on Wednesday, Jan. 6, when he was sworn in to his new position alongside newly elected board member Richard LaChapelle and returning board members David Hollister, Jim Putorti and Farrell PreFountaine.   Even before […]

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Preparations underway for school year in Granville

The 2013-14 school year begins Wednesday and ushers in some significant change within the Granville Central School District. The district […]

Students build community of trust

Transitioning from elementary school to middle school is easily one of the most difficult processes in an adolescent’s life, but […]

Village approves new parking law

Last Tuesday evening the Whitehall Village Board of Trustees held a public hearing to discuss a potential parking law, which […]

Changes abound as school year begins

With the school year starting next Thursday for Whitehall students, the district has gone through a transformation this summer, one […]

Test scores improve, but continue to lag behind

Granville students showed improvement in both math and English on the state tests but continue to lag behind their peers […]

Youth Center for sale

The Granville Police Benevolent Association has put its youth center up for sale. Sergeant Dave Williams said a lack of […]

Former resident dies in accident

A former Granville resident was killed Saturday night in a motor vehicle accident on I-87 in Albany. Matthew Fiske, 43, […]

Quarryman not returning

One of Main Street’s most well known residents has been missing for years and it doesn’t appear he will be […]

Marion M. Watrous Donaldson, 94

Marion M. Watrous Donaldson, 94, of Adams Street went into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, […]

Classifieds 08/27/14

Matthew Fiske, 43

Matthew Parker Fiske, 43, passed away Aug. 24 as a result of a tragic automobile accident. One of God’s brightest […]

Northshire Freepress 08/22/14