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Whitehall Village Board promptly addresses citizen concerns

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By Lee Tugas The Whitehall Village Board may be giving the cold shoulder to a businessman with an unpaid $30,000 water bill, but at its most recent meeting, it immediately “adjusted” downward a $140 hike in the sewer bill of a Boardman Street resident. Mary French, in a letter, reported to the village trustees that […]

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Village increases fees for blocking sidewalks

The Village Board of Trustees passed a resolution Monday changing the fee schedule for people who encumber village sidewalks and streets. Officials approved a resolution increasing the fines people pay for blocking a public street or sidewalk for more than an hour. The previous fines were believed to be insufficient to effectively dissuade someone from […]

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Main Street reopens; owner removes building

The old "Chase" building was removed last Thursday.

The owner of the dilapidated building that caused a portion of Main Street to be closed for more than a week has torn down the crumbling structure. Flint Stone, owner of the old “Chase” building, located at 44-46 Main Street, had what remained of the building torn down last Thursday, less than 48 hours after […]

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Unsafe building closes portion of Main Street

A portion of Main Street will remain closed until a building that has been deemed "structurally unsafe" is remedied. There is currently no timetable for its reopening.

A portion of Main Street will be closed indefinitely after part of the façade of a partially demolished building fell into the roadway last week. Mayor Peter Telisky said a number of bricks fell from the old Chase building (located near Lock 12) onto the sidewalk Friday morning, prompting officials to close the street amid […]

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Village OKs sewer work

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The village board approved the expenditure of $51,000 to address a problem in the village’s troubled sewer system during a special meeting on Friday afternoon. The money will be used to drill a hole horizontally and install nearly 250 feet of new sewer pipe near the corner of Williams and Saunders Streets. While installing sewer […]

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Eyesore: Village may seek legal action on building

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The village may pursue legal action against an out-of-state landowner who has allowed a local landmark to fall into a state of disrepair. Mayor Peter Telisky said the village will consider taking the owner of the “flat iron” building on Main Street to court if he does nothing to address the condition of the nearly […]

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Village seeking a grant: Funding would pay for canal wall work

The village is exploring a possible source of funding that could provide funds to help pay for repairs along the wall abutting the canal on North Williams Street, Mayor Peter Telisky said during last weeks board of trustees meeting.   Telisky said he submitted the preliminary engineering report to Bob Murray from Environmental Facilities Corporation […]

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Wall on North Williams Street eroding

By Derek Liebig The village of Whitehall is preparing to repair a damaged section of wall along the canal.   Officials are expected to gather some soil samples behind the canal wall on North Williams Street as they begin to explore the extent of damage to the wall. “We are getting ready to do some […]

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Village adopts budget with 3 % tax hike

New Granville Mayor Brian LaRose kicked off his first year in office by joining the other village board members in passing a budget which will increase taxes while maintaining services. The $1.31 million budget includes a 3.13 percent tax increase on a tax levy of $968,370. The village tax rate will be $8.92 per $1,000 […]

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Residents get sidewalk reminder

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Sidewalk plow can’t do it all, Mayor says While the Granville Village Board handed out compliments Monday night for the performance of the Department of Public Works during this difficult and snowy winter, an appeal was made to residents to keep up their sidewalk duties. Resident Ernie Woods said he had to walk in the […]

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Classifieds 03/25/14

Search for Sasquatch resumes, forty years later

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By Dan King It’s been 40 years since the first reported Sasquatch sighting in Whitehall and now the quest to […]

Apathy leaves trustee seat vacant

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By Dan King Whitehall’s mayor-elect, Ken Bartholomew was hoping someone would emerge to take his old trustee position, but that […]

Jane O’Shea resigns, cites issues with board

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By Derek Liebig A Granville principal is resigning at the end of the school year because of a disagreement over […]

Whitehall Elks honor three for service

New Elks officers are sworn into office

By Dan King Ken McKee, an old Whitehall Elk, used to tell his kids that the acronym BPOE stood for […]

Reelected, incumbents face challenges

By Derek Liebig Members of the Granville Village Board will be together for at least two more years. Incumbents Dean […]

Keough to plant community garden

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By Dan King A Whitehall High School student has come up with a creative way to support local charity and […]

Whitehall school officials want bobsled club back

By Dan King Until this year, Whitehall High School was the only school in the country with a bobsled club, […]

District, school administrators reach pact

By Derek Liebig The Granville Central School District and the Granville Administrators’ Association, with five members, reached agreement last week […]

Karas not concerned about budget

By Dan King Despite fiscal concerns voiced Board of Education member Frank Barber, Whitehall Central School Business Administrator Joe Karas […]

Whitehall/Fort Ann wrestlers raise $600 for cancer research

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Senior wrestler Julian Barber’s charity wrestling idea caught on with his teammates during the season, to the tune of $600. […]

Sasquatch sightings on the rise

By Dan King Officials say the snowy weather has driven local Sasquatches out of the woods and caused them to […]