Tag Archives: Nyseg

Meeting to address coal tar contamination in Granville

The Department of Environmental Conservation has formed a plan to fix a former manufactured gas plant(MGP) site and will welcome public comment next month. A two-year investigation found that subsurface soil and groundwater beneath the 10-acre site have been contaminated by coal tar, which migrated from the former MGP. This contamination migrated through a gravel […]

Read More

Electricity rates skyrocket

By Derek Liebig and Jaime Thomas The effect of this winter’s bone chilling weather goes beyond frost bite and cabin fever. It’s also driving up the price of electricity. Electricity prices jumped 50 percent in January and were expected to increase another 30 percent in February. The hikes are blamed on cold weather and increased […]

Read More

Potter Avenue fire destroys garage, truck

potter-ave-fire

By Jaime Thomas A quick response by local crews stopped a garage fire from spreading to a house early Thursday morning. Firefighters were called to the scene of a structure fire at 6 Potter Ave. just before 1 a.m., and Granville Police were already on scene upon arrival. Granville Fire Chief Ryan Pedone said 20 […]

Read More

No cause for fatal fire in North Granville

fire

By Jaime Thomas Officials still don’t know what caused a fire that killed two people and destroyed their North Granville home early Thursday morning. In the home were 80-year-old Lee and 77-year-old Dema Martin, both of whom would’ve celebrated birthdays during the past week. Autopsy results, released Monday, confirmed the couple died from asphyxia due […]

Read More

Broken insulator causes power outage

By Jaime Thomas A broken insulator caused a power outage throughout the village of Granville that lasted more than two hours Monday afternoon. Clay Ellis, manager of corporate communications at NYSEG, said a crew was working in the Granville substation when an insulator broke. That caused a transformer bank to be interrupted, and the interruption […]

Read More

NYSEG, RG&E offering cash for old refrigerators, freezers

NYSEG and RG&E customers who recycle a working second refrigerator or freezer between June 1 and August 31 will have the chance to win $250 prepaid debit cards. Two prepaid debit cards are being offered to NYSEG customers; one to RG&E customers.   Customers who chose to recycle energy-wasting refrigerators or freezers will automatically be […]

Read More

Flood damages to public property nearly $1 million

Taking into account strictly the damage done to public property, officials are saying initial estimates place the damage close to $1 million. Village clerk Rick Roberts reported touring the village with an insurance adjuster on Labor Day getting preliminary estimates for damage of from $650,000 to around $750,000. No damage estimates for private property have […]

Read More

winner, winner chicken dinner

chicken   There were lines for food at the GV engine and hose chicken BBQ Thursday night. The secret is out. Rain delayed the finish of the birds and patrons were lined up waiting for the finale. I’d suggest a line for "pre paid" and those who have not yet paid. Lots of people seemed […]

Read More

Northshire Freepress 09/12/14

Lakes Classifieds – 09/12/14

Weekender 09/12/14

Lakes Region Freepress 09/12/14

North Country Freepress – 09/12/14

Classifieds 09/10/14

Police seek grant for vests

By Dan King Bulletproof vests get old and worn out after about five years, so the village of Whitehall is […]

Village requires officers leave near Whitehall

Police forces exist to “serve and protect” the jurisdiction that they serve and village officials think that can be done […]

Officials debate framework of law

By Dan King A contentious discussion about a potential nuisance law led one village trustee to contemplate his role on […]

School years begins with purpose

DSC_0007

Vivid maroon banners with the phrase, “Excellence is our standard, not our goal,” are now draped upon all buildings on […]

Village tardy in submitting discharge reports

Late Reports

By Dan King Whitehall is behind on submitting the Discharge Monitoring Report for the wastewater treatment plant, dating back to […]

Boy Scout seeks to revitalize cemetery

Eagle Scout 2

By Dan King John Hollister, a tenth grader at Whitehall High School has come up with a unique community service […]