Tag Archives: Municipalities

LaChapelle seeks cuts in town budget

A member of the Whitehall Town Board has challenged fellow board members to curtail expenses and has proposed an across-the-board reduction in spending. Richard LaChapelle is advocating for sweeping cuts in expenditures as officials begin the process of preparing the town’s 2014 operating budget.  “I’d like to see every department come in with a 5 […]

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Whitehall fares well on fiscal stress test

Communities in Washington County are not stressed fiscally according to a report released by the state comptroller’s office earlier this summer. Of the 14 towns that filed end-of-the-year reports with the state, none were classified as stressed on a new Fiscal Stress Monitoring System developed by the state Comptroller’s Office. The Town of Hampton received […]

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Transfer station privatization leaves town short

The recent privatization of the county-run transfer stations will mean the Town of Whitehall will have a little less money in its coffers. Town clerk Julie Millett said the town will be nearly $1,100 shy of what officials projected to receive in revenue from the sale of transfer station tickets. “We had budgeted $2,000, but […]

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Area towns look at flood plain management

By Jaime Thomas Years ago, the idea of worrying about flooding in Granville and its surrounds was a non-issue. Since Tropical Storm Irene came in and wreaked havoc, things have changed. Various towns throughout Washington County, including Hartford and the town and village of Granville, are now looking into hiring a flood plain manager. “They […]

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Supervisor upset with grant denial

Town officials learned last week that their bid for a $400,000 grant was denied and that decision didn’t sit well with one local official. “It’s hard to believe that when you talk about bringing five entities into one building that it wouldn’t warrant some consideration,” said supervisor George Armstrong. “We never expected full value but […]

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Whitehall OKs brownfields grant application

  The town is applying for a grant that may one day lead to the revitalization of brownfield sites within the community. During last Wednesday’s meeting, the board passed a resolution approving Darlene Devoe from Renaissance Grants and Planning to submit a step one application for the Brownfield Opportunity Areas program. The deadline is March […]

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Candidate profile: Walt Sandford

                  What is your occupation? Chief of police, Village of Fort Edward and a current member of the Whitehall Village Board of Trustees. Why do you want to hold this office? To be a part of the solutions to our communal problems. What qualities do you possess […]

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Candidate profile: Ron Rushia

                  What is your occupation? Retired from the Department of Corrections and the National Guard. Past political experience or community involvement? Past American Legion Commander three times, past Youth League President for 10 years, and past National Guard member for 25 years. Why do you want hold […]

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Candidate profile: Jim Putorti

What is your occupation? Retired from Finch Paper company.   Past political experience or community involvement? Three years as a town councilman.   What qualities do you possess that would you make an ideal candidate for his position? I’m dedicated to assigned tasks and I’m always available in the village.   What are the biggest […]

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Hebron will use fund balance to bring budget in under cap

Hebron up ‘almost’ two percent     Hebron Supervisor Brian Campbell said the town’s budget will use nearly $100,000 in fund balance combined with a tax increase to complete the 2012 budget. Campbell said the budget plan has changed little from when the tentative budget was created. The tentative budget is expected to pass as […]

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Fire Co. renews search for lost horn

By Dan King Thirty years ago a silver plated presentation horn was stolen from the Whitehall Fire Company and the […]

Town finalizes speed reduction proposal

By Dan King Back in July, the Town of Whitehall drafted a proposal to reduce the speed limits of a […]

Officials weight safety vs. freedom of Amish

By Dan King Just when it seemed that all discrepancies and arguments about how to handle Whitehall’s growing Amish population […]

Superintendent upset with test scores

Whitehall Central School District Superintendent Elizabeth Legault has been analyzing data and researching educational policy in an attempt to turn […]

Increase in traffic hasn’t led to increase in accidents at intersection

By Dan King The intersection of County Routes 18 and 21 in Whitehall has always been a difficult intersection for […]

Enerjazz to conclude concert series

Whitehall’s summer concert series will be coming to a close on Friday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. and to say […]

Cheerleading made an official sport

By Dan King After years of being a club sport and funding all expenditures on their own, Whitehall cheerleaders have […]

State says their own building has code violations

By Dan King New York State Canal Corporation recently stopped by the new location for Friends of the Washington County […]

Storefront undergoes rebirth

A storefront that has stood on West Main Street for more than 100 years has been given new life. When […]

W. Pawlet auction Thursday

The West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual auction this evening at the West Pawlet Firehouse, Route 153, […]

State orders town to monitor former landfill

The state has threatened to take legal action against the town if it doesn’t begin submitting monitoring reports of groundwater […]

Silitch named Alumni of Year

A North Granville resident has been named Alumni of the Year at a college recently ranked among the top 100 […]