Tag Archives: Mayor Phil Smith

No tax hike: Village to tap into reserves for budget

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By Matthew Saari In an effort to keep the tax rate flat, the Whitehall Village Board has decided to dip into the fund balance for some of the new budget’s funding. The board met Tuesday night and debated for nearly 90 minutes different avenues which would allow them to pay the village’s bills but not […]

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State: Granville fiscally stressed, Whitehall not

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By Matthew Saari & Krystle S. Morey Granville A state report rates Granville the third-most fiscally stressed village in New York. The municipality earned a “moderate fiscal stress” rating with a score of 59.6 percent in the study completed recently by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office. “We assumed that was going to be,” said Mayor […]

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Whitehall streets to ‘transform’

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall’s streets will be transforming this spring to make them easier “for people to be physically active.” Using a state grant, Whitehall has been earmarked for a transformation project because the village contains a perfect one-mile loop in the form of Skenesborough Drive, Saunders Street, Williams Street and Poultney Street., according to […]

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Flat Iron: Village misses grant deadline

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By Matthew Saari A Restore New York grant that could’ve potentially funded the demolition of the blighted Flat Iron building is not to be. Whitehall Mayor Phil Smith told the Times that the village missed the application deadline. Smith had scheduled a special meeting for Friday, Dec. 8 to get approval for the grant application […]

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County to recommend Flat Iron demolition

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By Matthew Saari Following an inspection earlier this month, Washington County is going to recommend Whitehall’s Flat Iron building be torn down. Mayor Phil Smith met with Steve Smith of county code enforcement on Nov. 2 at which time Steve braved an inspection of the Flat Iron’s basement. “He just wanted to take a look,” […]

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Price is $1: Village agrees to sell land to fire company

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By Matthew Saari After eight months of sometimes-heated discussions, the village of Whitehall and the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company are burying the proverbial hatchet. For one dollar, the village has agreed to sell the fire company the land that its firehouse sits on. “Me and the mayor had a pretty good sit-down, I thought,” said […]

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Brooks resigns from fire company

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By Matthew Saari The Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company may have just lost their president. Mayor Phil Smith opened Tuesday’s village trustee meeting with a public comments section, at which time fire president Brian Brooks Sr. took the floor. Brooks brought before the board his concerns over the ongoing subdivision of the parcel on which the […]

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Village barricades ‘Flat Iron’ building

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By Matthew Saari If you were to pull onto Skenesborough Drive from Route 4, you would pass the picturesque Skenesborough Park and Skenesborough EMS building followed by the Whitehall Municipal Center on the left and Skenesborough Museum on the right. Just beyond this, however, you’ll find a scene more reminiscent of the Baghdad Green Zone […]

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Village agrees to sell property to firemen

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By Matthew Saari After months of back-and-forth, the village of Whitehall and the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company appears to have ended their disagreement about the land on which the fire company stands. During a special meeting Tuesday night which was attended by members of the fire company, the village trustees and town board members, the […]

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Garage steals headlines…again

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By Matthew Saari The garage located at 45 Poultney St. is proving to be akin to a bad penny for the Whitehall Village Board. Once they think they’ve gotten rid of it, it shows back up. Steve St. Clair approached the board last week asking the trustees to revisit enacting a local law that would […]

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Skene Manor opens for season Saturday

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By Matthew Saari For many people spring heralds longer days, chirping birds, greener trees and warmer temperatures. For Whitehallers, it […]

Earth Day activities throughout the region

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By Serena Kovalosky Earth Day is Sunday, April 22, and locals are bringing their gloves, rakes and community spirit to […]

Granville raises tuition for Vermont students

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By Krystle S. Morey The Granville Board of Education, after considering the loss of designation and other changes in Vermont […]

Whitehall teen charged for ‘terroristic threat’

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By Matthew Saari State Police arrested a 14-year-old Whitehall student last week, charging him with making a “terroristic threat,” a […]

Locals eye board seats in three school districts

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By Matthew Saari and Krystle S. Morey Whitehall There will be a bit of a race this year as three […]

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No tax hike: Village to tap into reserves for budget

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By Matthew Saari In an effort to keep the tax rate flat, the Whitehall Village Board has decided to dip […]

Demolition done, new store to rise

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By Krystle S. Morey Demolition of three homes on Quaker Street to make room for a new Stewart’s Shops store […]

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