Tag Archives: State Canal

Canal corp. releases, then cleans flood debris

Several days after Tropical Storm Irene moved through the area, its effects were still being felt in Whitehall last week and over the weekend, but not by high water and downed trees, but scattered debris that found its way into local water ways causing concern for local business owners. The storm dropped upwards of several […]

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Emergency Declared

By Derek Liebig For the second time in less than a month, flooding has caused local officials to declare a state of emergency. Mayor Peter Telisky declared a state of emergency last week for areas of the village still inundated by flood waters. The decree was made on Friday, May 23 and ended yesterday. The […]

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Gordon: time for armory

By Derek Liebig The dormant Whitehall Armory may soon be given new life if Supervisor Richard “Geezer” Gordon has his way. Gordon said Monday that he is going to propose the town obtain the armory. “After many sleepless nights and a lot of soul searching about what to do, I decided we should go for […]

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Busy times ahead for canal area

Heritage Area director Carol Greenough said last week she has been contacted by the state’s Lakes to Locks passage program to establish a Lakes to Locks center at the Skenesborough Museum. She also said that the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is again planning for the Lois McClure, a full-scale replica of an 1862-class sailing canal […]

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New director for Canal Corp.

An appointment made last week by Gov. Andrew Cuomo will change the director of New York State Canal Corp., which controls the building the town has been using for its offices since 2006. Schenectady Mayor Brian Stratton has been named to replace Carmella Mantello, who has been director of the corporation since 2005. Mantello has […]

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Town Hall move stalled again

By Bill Toscano Last week’s Town Board meeting left the question of where the town offices will move to unanswered – yet again. With some of those attending expecting a definitive answer on the move, board members instead said there are far too many questions regarding the potential sites to make a decision now. There […]

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Town office move still unclear

By Bill Toscano There’s still no definite answer to the long running question: Where will the Whitehall town offices move to? Town Supervisor Richard “Geezer” Gordon said last week he has switched his focus from the Skenesborough Volunteer Fire Company to the former Garden Time building on U.S. Route 4. He said he is attracted […]

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Town office move could be affected

By Bill Toscano   The renewal of interest in the town purchasing the Whitehall Armory has the potential to delay – or even derail – the planned move of the Whitehall town offices from the New York State Canal Corp. building to the Skenesborough Volunteer Fire Company building.Just as it appeared the town and village […]

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Armory back in play

By Bill Toscano   After languishing, seemingly unnoticed, for more than a year, the Whitehall Armory is suddenly the center of attention from several directions. The renewed interest could delay or derail plans to move the town offices from the New York State Canal Corp.’s visitor center to the Skenesborough Volunteer Fire Company building across […]

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SVFC is the place

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When Skenesborough Volunteer Fire Company Chief Michael Putorti asked when the town expected to move forward with its plans, the response was, “tomorrow.” And while the statement from Town Supervisor Richard “Geezer” Gordon was more of a joke than a fact, the Whitehall Town Board did end a four-year question by voting to move to […]

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Granville to pursue $30K Rail Trail planning grant

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By Krystle S. Morey The Granville Town Board voted unanimously at its meeting last Thursday to be the lead agency […]

Armstrong won’t leave GOP

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By Dan King Whitehall Supervisor George Armstrong is no fan of Donald Trump, but he no longer plans to leave […]

Whitehall to host All-Class Reunion

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By Dan King Organizers are hoping it will be the event of the summer. The Whitehall High School All-Class Reunion […]

Pember Library sign vandalized

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By Krystle S. Morey A sign outside the Pember Library and Museum was vandalized this past weekend. Letters were swapped […]

‘Pokemon Go’ app takes village by storm

The Veterans Memorial Park is just one of several Pokestops in the village of Granville where players of the new ‘Pokemon Go’ mobile app can go to earn points and gather props to advance in the game.

By Krystle S. Morey Pokemon are running rampant around town – and so are Pokemon hunters. David McFarren, of Whitehall, […]

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Granville school board rescinds Torres appointment

Only three board members showed up to last week's meeting, which is not enough to hold a meeting.

By Krystle S. Morey Granville school officials said Monday night that the school does not have a varsity football coach. […]

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