Tag Archives: Police Chief

Village Board Oks budget

By Derek Liebig Village taxes are expected to increase slightly after the Whitehall Village Board adopted the 2011-12 budget during a brief meeting Tuesday afternoon. The board recommended the hike in taxes to help offset a decrease in revenue generated by assessments. The budget calls for a tax levy (the amount of money generated by […]

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Veterans Park theft remains unsolved

  The fountain in Veterans Park remains without its ornamental pineapple topper as the month of February arrives. “There are no new leads at this point,” Granville Police Chief Ernie Bassett Jr. said Friday, Jan. 28. A village worker noticed the pineapple missing on the morning of Jan. 15 and reported the theft to police. […]

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Police school plan moves forward

By Bill Toscano Whitehall Police Chief Matthew Dickinson said this week that he hopes to be able to open a police training session at Whitehall Central School in April. “We’re going to push it for April,” said Dickinson, who noted he still needs final approval from the Department of Criminal Justice and the Whitehall Village […]

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Saunders Street Bridge still closed

By Bill Toscano More than a month after the Saunders Street bridge project was certified as complete, there is still a huge pile of snow blocking the connection to Broadway, and the orange detour signs are still up. At Monday’s village board meeting, Mayor Francis “Fra” Putorti said electricity had been provided to the intersection […]

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Free gun locks available

In the wake of the tragic December shooting death of a Saratoga County youth, Granville officials are reminding residents the Granville Village Police Department has dozens of free gun locks available. “I support any program that involves an increased level safety for children,” Granville Police Chief Ernie Bassett Jr. said Monday. The locks have been […]

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Park Fountain vandalized

 Call Granville Village Police at 642-1414 with any information regarding the vandalism to the Veterans Park fountain. A village worker discovered on Jan. 15 that the fountain in Veterans Park had been vandalized and the pineapple topping it forcibly removed. The football-sized pineapple, which is meant to symbolize welcoming, is made of lead, with copper […]

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GCS employee charged – Anonymous tip leads to arrest

A school employee has been charged under the county’s social host law for allegedly allowing youths under 21 to consume alcoholic beverages at her residence late last year. Alida Flint, 52, a monitor at Granville High School, was charged with a violation of the 2009 social host law, which prohibits knowingly allowing underage persons from […]

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Police arrest corrections officer

Whitehall police have charged a corrections officers with five counts of endangering the welfare of a minor after he allegedly approached several teen-age girls and offered them rides in his car and sex. Police said most of the incidents involving Joshua J. Davison, 25, of West Chazy, occurred while he was commuting to work at […]

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Legion responds after coin drop stop

Four days after members of the Whitehall American Legion were cited for disorderly conduct over being in a state road conducting a coin drop, the Legion responded to the situation at the end of its annual Veterans Day ceremonies. “We are sworn to uphold the Constitution, which gives the right to the complainant or complainants […]

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Guns stolen, store owner offers reward

The owner of a Granville village business is offering a reward for information after a break-in on Sept. 24 at Whitney’s Archery on Church Street.

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Matthew Fiske, 43

Matthew Parker Fiske, 43, passed away Aug. 24 as a result of a tragic automobile accident. One of God’s brightest […]

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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 […]