Father and son fight fires, crime It all began with the fire department, proud father Curt Pedone said, with his son tagging along to go to the firehouse and eventually becoming the first junior fire fighter in a program that continues to this day. “I get nothing but compliments about him and I couldn’t […]
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 […]
The fate of a Granville police officer on administrative leave because of a residency issue will be determined at a disciplinary hearing scheduled at the end of the month. Officer Joe Castle is facing firing for failing to provide documentation showing he has a New York state residency. The meeting is not open to the […]
No resignation, no proof The deadline came and went with no resignation or proof of residency for a Granville Police Department patrolman who remains of administrative leave, but was not immediately let go by the village. Granville officer Joseph Castle had been informed by the village he must prove residency in the State of New […]
A Mettowee Street man faces two felony charges after State Police said he was found in possession of child pornography. Ross E. Pardy, 21, was charged with possessing a sexual performance by a child as well as promoting a sexual performance by a child after police served a search warrant at Pardy’s residence just before […]
Granville school officials said a student has been suspended and an investigation is ongoing into discovery of a so-called “kill list.” Superintendent Mark Bessen said a 12-year-old seventh-grader has been suspended from school for a list found recently in her notebook. Parents of the children named on the list were contacted, Bessen said. “If you […]
Granville village officials say they are in the process of figuring out what they believe they are owed by Whitehall and Fort Edward for the costs of training police officers when they left the village before three years elapsed.
Whitehall has not been isolated from the recent wave of criminal activity throughout the region.
Mayor Niles to Whitehall: No. Granville has no intention of paying Whitehall more than $15,000 for the cost of training a police officer who left Whitehall’s police department to join Granville’s force earlier this year, village Mayor Jay Niles said.