The village board received a vote of confidence Tuesday as voters re-elected both incumbent candidates. Republican Ken Bartholomew and Democrat Walter Sandford defeated their opponents and will return in their roles as village trustees. Bartholomew garnered the most support, receiving 153 votes, while Sandford had 135. Fellow Democrat Jim Putorti finished with 119 votes and [...]
The flood waters from Tropical Storm Irene damaged more than private property as public property from roads to sewer systems were impacted by the deluge. Town supervisor Matt Hicks said Cove Road was destroyed by flood waters from Tropical Storm Irene, but its repair was well down the list of priorities for the town. Although [...]
The Whitehall Police Department will have two new employees after the village hired a pair of officers for the department last week. The village board agreed to hire two part time police officers at a special board meeting on Friday, Aug. 26. Randy Bevins, an officer with the Ticonderoga Police Department and Rich Rizzo are [...]
Although the water treatment plant project will not finish until the end of the year, residents have been able to see clear signs of progress on the project in recent days. Work on the $4 million state-mandated project will continue throughout the summer and into the fall before wrapping up in December. Officials from Lamont [...]
Although Washington County has become a winter wonderland for fans of outdoor sports such as snowmobiling, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, the costs of keeping the roads used to get to the trailheads clear and safe are straining the budgets of the Granville village and town crews. Granville Town Highway Superintendent John Tanner said the frequency [...]
Mayor proposes return of unique timepiece Just as the streets of Granville had not heard the chimes of the Veterans Memorial Clock in many years, the mayor proposed the return of another unique timepiece to Granville Monday night. Mayor Jay Niles asked the board if there was interest among the board members in bringing back [...]
Roughed up roads to remain, briefly A scheduled temporary work stoppage will leave some rough patches of road in the village as workers from Washington County get a week off that is part of a planned move to cut costs at the county level.
Within the next month, the current Clinton Street bridge will start to be no more. Washington County Department of Public Works Superintendent Willie Grimmke said the bid has been awarded for the work that will replace the three bridges that allow access to downtown Whitehall over the railroad tracks on Clinton, Division and Saunders [...]