Tag Archives: Solar

$34K solar PILOT negotiated

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By Matthew Saari After nearly a year of negotiations, the final payment in lieu of taxes may be finalized. Assessor Bruce Caza informed the Whitehall Town Board during their February meeting that he had reached an agreement to the tune of $34,000 with Borrego Solar, the company developing the solar farms on Cemetery Lane and […]

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Whitehall solar farm online

Whitehall Millett Solar Farm

By Matthew Saari Whitehall’s first solar project, an endeavor two years in the making, officially went online last Friday. Local and state officials including town supervisor George Armstrong, Assemblyman Dan Stec and state Sen. Betty Little gathered at the Millett Farm on County Route 21 with landowner John Millett, Jr., to conduct a ribbon-cutting ceremony […]

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Whitehall assessor solar power expert

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By Matthew Saari As more and more solar projects crop up in Washington County and across the state, more often than not municipal officials find themselves turning to Whitehall assessor Bruce Caza for answers. Caza has been a town assessor for 19 years but has been involved in property assessment since 1985. As such, over […]

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County seeks PILOT for new solar projects

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By Dan King The Washington County Board of Supervisors wants Borrego Solar to pay some money for its solar project on Buckley Road in Whitehall. Supervisors held a special meeting Monday for the sole purpose of voting on a resolution that requires Borrego to enter into a Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) on the […]

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Granville ends solar tax breaks

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville has opted out of the state’s solar tax exemption, which means solar installations being built in the town are no longer eligible for tax breaks. The town board voted 5-0 to pass the local law last week, opting out of section 487 of New York State Real Property Law, which […]

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Whitehall man corresponds with former president

Former president Jimmy Carter (Credit: The Carter Center)

By Dan King It’s not every day you get a note from a former president. However, a Whitehall man received a hand-written letter recently from the 39th President of the United States. Virgil Holcomb, of West Street, sent a letter to former President Jimmy Carter, after reading the May 26 Whitehall Times. Because Carter was […]

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Tax breaks for solar may end in Granville

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By Dan King Following the lead of the towns of Hampton and Hartford, the town of Granville is considering opting out of the tax exemption for solar power. The town board agreed last Thursday to set a public hearing at 7:45 p.m. on Thursday, July 14, after which the board will vote on whether to […]

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Chief: Beware marijuana-impaired drivers

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By Krystle S. Morey Legalization of marijuana in neighboring Vermont has local police agencies on high alert. As of July […]

Dresden resident proposes seceding from Whitehall school

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By Matthew Saari One Dresden resident believes Dresden should divest itself from the Whitehall Central School district. “I’ve often thought […]

Free tasting event in Granville July 26

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville area businesses will line the perimeter of Veterans Memorial Park next Thursday, offering free samples […]

Bigfoot council to promote tourism

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By Darren Marcy With growing interest in Whitehall’s resident Bigfoot population, a group of local business owners and individuals have […]

Local family walks with the dead

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By Krystle S. Morey The devil went down to Georgia because he was looking for a soul to steal. The […]

Lakes Region Freepress – 07/13/18

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County tax sale July 28

Whitehall tax auction, Washington County

By Matthew Saari One hundred twenty three Washington County properties will be going to auction on Saturday, July 28. Every […]

No firemen’s fair this year

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By Krystle S. Morey The Hook and Ladder Fire Company will not host a firemen’s fair this year. Village of […]

Group discusses Catholic ‘school’

Resurrect Whitehall

By Matthew Saari To help restore Whitehall to its former glory, one of the ideas floated by a group of […]

Audit faults village

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By Krystle S. Morey After thumbing through Granville’s financial records, state officials say the village has some work to do. […]

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