Tag Archives: Mayor Francis

Water payments trickle in slowly

  Efforts by the village to collect past due water bills have so far produced mixed results. The assistant village clerk, Julie VanGuilder, said a few users have made efforts to pay at least part of their bills since a letter went out to delinquent accounts last month, and one user stopped by the village […]

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Village, DPW come to agreement

  The village and the union that represents seven Department of Public Works employees have agreed on a contract, giving the union its first contract since 2007. “I think both sides are happy with the way it worked out,” Village Mayor Francis “Fra” Putorti. “It’s a little win for both sides.” The workers will receive […]

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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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Train derailment investigation continues

By Bill Toscano Train service between Vermont and New York was disrupted for part of last weekend following a train derailment on the Vermont Rail lines that cross South Williams Street early Saturday morning and could have caused public safety issues in the village. The Amtrak Ethan Allen Express that regularly runs from Rutland, Vt., […]

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Town office move still unclear

By Bill Toscano There’s still no definite answer to the long running question: Where will the Whitehall town offices move to? Town Supervisor Richard “Geezer” Gordon said last week he has switched his focus from the Skenesborough Volunteer Fire Company to the former Garden Time building on U.S. Route 4. He said he is attracted […]

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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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Saunders Street Bridge still closed

By Bill Toscano More than a month after the Saunders Street bridge project was certified as complete, there is still a huge pile of snow blocking the connection to Broadway, and the orange detour signs are still up. At Monday’s village board meeting, Mayor Francis “Fra” Putorti said electricity had been provided to the intersection […]

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Town re-considers Garden Time site

By Bill Toscano The long and winding road to a new site for Whitehall’s town office just got a little longer. Town Supervisor Richard “Geezer” Gordon said Tuesday he has been in contact with the owners of the former Garden Time building on U.S. Route 4 and he is considering recommending the town choose that […]

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Smoothing out the bumps

It came down to two new bumps in the road. Residents from Kirtland Street in the village of Whitehall were pleased to see the bumps, which they felt were a way to deter people from speeding along their street. However, others saw them as a nuisance. In the end, it came down to how the […]

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Mayor’s e-mail, Facebook pirated

So, there was the Putorti family, vacationing off in Jolly Ole’ England, when a band of masked marauders caught them at gunpoint and asked them to turn over all their money and credit cards. That left Whitehall Mayor Francis “Fra” Putorti and his family in quite a pickle, needing to ask friends and family for […]

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A perfect season, game by game

Granville Football 1930

By Jamie Norton The 1930 Granville High School football team had a lot to live up to. The year before, […]

Schulz ends hunger strike, Haff pledges support

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By Dan King A supervisor says he is growing frustrated with the “politics” of the Washington County Board of Supervisors. […]

Two Granville men recognized for helping in escapee hunt

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By Dan King It’s not every day that a member of the Washington County Sheriff’s Department gets called on a […]

Bigfoot film to offer ‘new angle’

Brian Gosselin interview

By Dan King Filming of Bigfoot-related shows has been the topic du jour in Whitehall lately, and that continues. Seth […]

Opera to return to Granville

By Christina Scanlon There was a time an impressive stone and brick building flanked the intersection at Main and North […]

School ‘tweaks’ behavior program

By Dan King Interim superintendent Bill Scott said when he started that Whitehall’s school district needed to continue its newly […]

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