Tag Archives: New York State Department Of Transportation

State to fund Route 22A repair

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By Krystle S. Morey We all know that bumpy, pothole-ridden stretch of Route 22A that runs from Granville to Fair Haven, Vermont. It’s a nightmare for any driver, whether they’re on four wheels or two – but not for much longer. Route 22A, from near Mary J. Tanner School in Middle Granville to the Vermont […]

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County board opposed to reroute of train service

Washington County supervisors lent their support to the preservation of passenger rail service in Washington County, unanimously opposing a plan that would reduce Amtrak service in Fort Edward. The Vermont Agency of Transportation has proposed rerouting the Ethan Allen rail line, which stops in Fort Edward and passes through, but does not stop in Whitehall […]

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Portion of Route 4 to be paved

A section of highway in Whitehall will receive repairs after it was included in a multi-million contract awarded by the New York State Department of Transportation as part of a New York Works project. The DOT announced last week that Route 4 between Ryder Road and Seventh Avenue in the village of Whitehall was one […]

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$1 million to rebuild track: New York gives grant to Vermont Rail System

By Derek Liebig   A section of rail line in Whitehall, which has been abandoned for three decades, will be replaced thanks to a grant of more than $1 million from the New York Capital Region Economic Development Council. Dave Wulfson, president of Vermont Rail System,  estimated those improvements would result in an 18-minute reduction […]

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Bridge Theatre may be torn down

The Clinton Street Bridge and the theater that rests upon its trusses may be removed after the village declined to take responsibility for the structure. The village was given the opportunity last month to assume all responsibilities for the bridge, including ownership and maintenance of the 100 year old structure but declined given the financial […]

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Bridges closed for Irene

Bridges closed     With rising flood waters caused by Tropical Storm Irene Sunday night, local officials ordered closed a number of bridges across the village of Granville some of which remained closed into Monday morning. Sunday night, as flood waters surged towards the top of the Church Street Bridge near the Mettowee River Park […]

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Marker replaced

It’s back, but not exactly. The marker denoting the end of the Lansingburgh Turnpike, an historic roadway running from Lansingburgh to Granville went missing during the Quaker Street construction project for the Rite Aid next to Price Chopper Plaza in 2007. Some time during the week of Aug. 8 a blindingly bright new white stone […]

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Attorney rules in favor of coin drops

By Derek Liebig   The Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company is expected to be able to hold a coin drop later this summer after the village attorneydetermined the practice was legal. Mayor Peter Telisky said he received a response from Tony Jordan Tuesday afternoon who saidhe believes that coin drops are permissible. “Tony can find nothing […]

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Vermont Rail work makes trip quicker

By Derek Liebig   The Vermont Rail System has begun work on its Whitehall-to-Rutland line that is expected to reduce transit time over the company’s Clarendon and Pittsford (CPL) line. When complete, the project is expected to result in an 18-minute reduction in the time it takes for a train to travel from Whitehall to […]

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Marker returns to Quaker Street

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In the blink of an eye it was gone. Two centuries of history vanished off of the construction site of the stand-alone Rite Aid in 2007 as a mile marker for the Lansingburgh Turnpike disappeared after it was removed, ironically, for its protection. An investigation by New York State Police failed to produce any leads […]

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518 Wheels – 08/16/18

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Helping hands extended; Manchester Wood mum

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By Krystle S. Morey   After hearing the news of Manchester Wood’s impending closing, local officials extended helping hands to […]

Granville Hooks absorbed by Engine Co.

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville’s Hook & Ladder Company is no more. As of last Thursday, the 115-year-old volunteer fire […]

Local mayors discuss cost-savings measures

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By Matthew Saari The ever-increasing costs of government have local officials putting their heads together in an effort to save […]

Elizabeth Street still unpaved 9 months later

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By Matthew Saari When will Elizabeth Street be paved? That’s the question on the minds of many Whitehall village residents. […]

County Fair starts Monday

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By Matthew Saari Holy smokes! It’s fair time! One of the most popular county fairs is just a stone’s throw […]

Lakes Region Freepress – 08/10/18

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North Country Freepress – 08/10/18

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518 Wheels – 08/09/18

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Manchester Wood closes after 42 years

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By Krystle S. Morey After 42 years of manufacturing solid wood furniture, Manchester Wood announced last week that it would […]

Amtrak derails Toys for Tots tradition

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By Matthew Saari One of Whitehall’s most cherished holiday traditions may be at an end. Amtrak announced last week that […]

Whitehall coach accepted into Hall of Fame

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By Matthew Saari Legendary Whitehall football coach Ambrose Gilligan has been memorialized among the region’s greatest football icons. The Capital […]

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