A decrease in expenditures and a mild winter will enable the village to comply with the 2 percent tax cap. The village finalized the 2012-13 budget last week and will present it to the public next week. And although the budget calls for an increase in taxes, it is below the 2 percent mandated by […]
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 […]
By Bill Toscano Whitehall Town Supervisor Richard “Geezer” Gordon is on a mission, and while he’s focused on his own town, he’s also out to help Granville, Cambridge, Salem and Argyle in the process. At the Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting Dec. 17, Gordon made it clear that he feels the county should provide […]
The Whitehall Village Board revisited Kirtland Street at its Nov. 15 meeting, again looking for a way to resolve a concern. This time, it was over the fact that the speed limit was too slow. Under New York State Law, municipalities can only lower a speed limit to 25 mph on their roadways, unless the […]
Could the Village of Whitehall follow the town into the Skenesborough Volunteer Fire Company? The Mayor certainly thinks so. “I think that we should have both of the offices in one place,” said Francis “Fra” Putorti during the Nov. 1 meeting of the board of trustees. “It makes sense to have everything together in one […]
Four for two. That is the number of candidates for the number of trustee seats in the upcoming village elections.
A very tight debate between two foresters went to the deciding vote of Mayor Francis “Fra” Putorti at the Whitehall Village Board meeting on July 20.
The village of Whitehall asked nicely, and the answer was “no.” Now, the village will be seeking legal action.