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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

The notorious Flat Iron building prior to Sunday's collapse.

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

The notorious Flat Iron building prior to Sunday's collapse.

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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Fire Company, village resolving their quarrel

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By Matthew Saari The months-long feud between the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company and the village of Whitehall may soon come to an agreeable close. Negotiations were rekindled when Fire Chief Bryan Brooks Jr. approached the village board Tuesday night to ask if any decision had been made regarding whether the village would sell the parcel […]

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Absentee landlords not abiding by law

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By Matthew Saari Last Aug. 30, the Whitehall Village Board passed a law requiring “absentee” landlords – Individuals who own properties in the village but live elsewhere – to register a local contact or face monetary fines. The law was passed unanimously and many village residents voiced their approval at the time. But how effective […]

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Obituary: Allan E. Golden

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North Granville – Allan E. Golden, 70, of State Route 22, passed away on July 17, 2019 at his home.  […]

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Obituary: Linda J. Beckwith

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Whitehall-Linda J. Beckwith, 75, passed away unexpectedly Monday July 15, 2019 at Rutland Regional Medical Center.  Born on Valentine’s Day, […]

Obituary: Robert Egil Olsen

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Robert Egil Olsen, 87, formerly of Salem, New York and most recently a resident of the Home of the Good […]

Obituary: Earl F. Carswell

ALBANY-Earl F. Carswell, 71 of Albany, passed away on Friday, July 5, 2019, at St. Peter’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. […]

Obituary: Richard Morey

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Richard Morey, age 72, passed away following a four-wheeler accident on Thursday, July 11, 2019. Richard was born September 26, […]

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