Tag Archives: Money

Town approves final budget

Hoping to avoid future tax spikes, the Whitehall Town Council ratified its 2013 budget at last Wednesday’s regularly scheduled board meeting. The $1.03 million spending plan calls for a 2.01 percent increase in the tax levy and a corresponding increase in the tax rate. The town was eyeing a 1.99 percent increase but the final […]

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Big Lots grand opening next Friday

Big Lots will officially celebrate its Granville grand opening on Nov. 16. In addition to specials, there will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m., and the store will present a $2,500 check to the Granville Elementary School as part of the celebration, said store manager Bill Ringer. “We’re excited to be here in Granville, […]

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Courts may join in firehouse

The town and village are working together toward moving their court system to the former Skenesborough Fire House. The village passed a resolution during last week’s Board of Trustees meeting to move its court to the firehouse if it’s deemed affordable and feasible. The current courtroom facilities are largely inadequate. The court is located on […]

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Money available to replace sewer lines

Financial assistance may be available for village residents who can’t afford the cost of having a sewer line replaced. The village still has money available from a $400,000 grant awarded by the Office of Community Development to assist residents in replacing sewer laterals. Scott LaMountain, a project manager with Shelter Planning and Development, a Queensbury-based […]

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Hampton to review bids on town hall

  The Hampton Town Board has established a committee to review bids for a new town hall and will decide how to proceed by the end of the month. The committee has been charged with comparing the bids, determining if they meet the requirements put forth by the town based on preliminary drawings of a […]

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Village works on water fixes: Focus is on replacing leaky pipes

                    The village is working on solutions to what ails its aging water system. Mayor Peter Telisky said the village is preparing to replace several hundred feet of water line along the east side of Route 22 north of the village. The line runs from South […]

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Crackdown for overdue water bills

The village Board of Trustees took the first step toward recovering delinquent funds from water users who reside outside of the village. The board passed a resolution Monday night that gives it the authority to discontinue water services to any resident living outside the village whose water bill is more than 30 days late. Mayor […]

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Man pleads guilty to attempting to bribe police

An illegal agreement who tried to bride local police officers earlier this summer has pleaded guilty to a felony charge of bribery and will serve a jail sentence before being deported. Jairo Figueroa, 22, pleaded guilty to the charge on Friday and will spend six months in jail before being deported to his nativeGuatemala. Figueroa […]

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Haff: legal fees, not fields

The mountain isn’t going anywhere, at least not yet. Last week, the Hartford Town Board decided to use funds set aside to start development of the five-acre dirt “mountain” west of Hartford Central School off of Route 149 for another purpose. The board approved a motion by Supervisor Dana Haff for taking the funds and […]

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Putorti leads final meeting

Francis “Fra” Putorti presided over his final Whitehall Village Board meeting Monday, received applause from the board and the audience and summed up his two years as mayor. “We saved a lot of money by going to a voucher system, we have made great progress on our sewer lines, and we’ve got the three new […]

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Thursday, April 17   Grant for Salem SALEM Salem Courthouse Community Garden asks area residents to help the SCC Garden […]

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