Tag Archives: Main Street

Village eyeing 1.88 percent tax increase

By Jaime Thomas Village officials approved a tentative $1,347,000 budget for the 2014-2015 year Monday night. Mayor Brian LaRose said the village is looking at a 1.91 percent tax levy increase, which would mean a 1.88 percent increase in taxes. This keeps the village under the state’s 2 percent tax cap. In order to achieve […]

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Village Board rolls back parking ban

By Lee Tugas With only three village residents offering comment, the Whitehall Village Board, in passing a new parking law, eliminated its 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. wintertime parking ban. Since late autumn, the village board members have tried to reduce the wintertime ban from 11 p.m. to 7 am. to a more lenient 3 […]

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Community Calendar 01/23/14

Thursday, Jan. 23   Help Researchers WEST RUPERT Family members and researchers of the late Painter Brian Sweetland seek to identify and catalog his work, and are asking area residents to inquire who owns his still-life’s, portraits and landscapes. For details on how to assist in this research and catalog project, call 802-394-2998. Sweetland (1952-2013) […]

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Search continues for missing man

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By Jaime Thomas Four days after a Fair Haven man went missing in Granville, extensive search efforts have yielded few results. Jonathan Schaff, 23, was involved in an altercation at a West Main Street bar, during which a 50-year-old Granville resident allegedly sucker-punched him in the face and broke his glasses in the early hours […]

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Building reopens after bricks collapse

By Lee Tugas A portion of Main Street closed last week because of a deteriorating building was opened to traffic Monday afternoon. The block of Main Street, between Division Street and Canal Lock 12,  was closed last Wednesday, when a number of bricks fell from a four-foot high parapet adorning the top of a three-story […]

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The pile of rubble on Main Street is finally gone. As far as local officials know, Edgeco Environmental, Inc., has finished the removal process. On Thursday, Village Clerk Rick Roberts said Code Enforcement Officer Fred Roberts told him Edgeco was done with the project. “He felt the site was fully remediated,” said Roberts, who agreed […]

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Snow blowing the extra mile, Good Samaritan helps out his neighbors

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By Jaime Thomas As other residents cozied under blankets inside last week, Bob Meldrum bundled up to brave the elements. Rather than doing just the minimum in snow and bitter cold, the retired superintendent of schools and Rotarian goes the extra mile—literally. With every snowstorm during the past 25 years, he has taken it upon […]

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Granville’s top stories this year

Quaker meetinghouse The saga of the Quaker meetinghouse on Quaker Street started at the very beginning of the year when residents learned it was slated for demolition. The building was originally built from 1828 to 1830 as a Quaker meeting house after the local ‘Society of Friends,’ split into two factions — the Orthodox Quakers […]

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2013 was a noteworthy year in Whitehall and the surrounding area. From drug-fueled shootings to notable retirements and the opening of a new police station, there was no shortage of stories. Below is a recap of the 13 biggest stories of 2013. Drug violence invades Whitehall The community held its collective breath last spring amid […]

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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

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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

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By Dan King A Whitehall High School student has come up with a creative way to support local charity and […]