Tag Archives: State Department Of Transportation

County board opposed to reroute of train service

Washington County supervisors lent their support to the preservation of passenger rail service in Washington County, unanimously opposing a plan that would reduce Amtrak service in Fort Edward. The Vermont Agency of Transportation has proposed rerouting the Ethan Allen rail line, which stops in Fort Edward and passes through, but does not stop in Whitehall […]

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Route 4 to be closed for two weeks as rock is removed

Route 4 Rock Slide (10)

The state Department of Transportation has decided to close both lanes of Route 4 in Comstock as they remove additional rock from the area near last month’s rock slide. The department has initially planned to keep one lane open for the duration of the six- to eight-week project, which began Monday. But it was determined […]

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Route 4 down to single lane

The state Department of Transportation will reduce traffic to one lane between Kelsey Pond Road and Route 22 in Comstock. The lane closure will be effective through Friday (Nov. 8 and 9) as crews complete repairs to the roadway, which was damaged last month when thousands of tons of rock fell into the road. For […]

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Portion of Route 4 to be paved

A section of highway in Whitehall will receive repairs after it was included in a multi-million contract awarded by the New York State Department of Transportation as part of a New York Works project. The DOT announced last week that Route 4 between Ryder Road and Seventh Avenue in the village of Whitehall was one […]

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Village:Leak is a crisis

The village declared a state of emergency Monday afternoon in response to a burst water main that was releasing thousands of gallons of water beneath Route 22. Although the leak does not represent a safety hazard, officials declared the emergency so they could bypass the bidding process and immediately hire a contractor to fix the […]

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$1 million to rebuild track: New York gives grant to Vermont Rail System

By Derek Liebig   A section of rail line in Whitehall, which has been abandoned for three decades, will be replaced thanks to a grant of more than $1 million from the New York Capital Region Economic Development Council. Dave Wulfson, president of Vermont Rail System,  estimated those improvements would result in an 18-minute reduction […]

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Bridge Theatre may be torn down

The Clinton Street Bridge and the theater that rests upon its trusses may be removed after the village declined to take responsibility for the structure. The village was given the opportunity last month to assume all responsibilities for the bridge, including ownership and maintenance of the 100 year old structure but declined given the financial […]

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Bridges closed for Irene

Bridges closed     With rising flood waters caused by Tropical Storm Irene Sunday night, local officials ordered closed a number of bridges across the village of Granville some of which remained closed into Monday morning. Sunday night, as flood waters surged towards the top of the Church Street Bridge near the Mettowee River Park […]

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Marker replaced

It’s back, but not exactly. The marker denoting the end of the Lansingburgh Turnpike, an historic roadway running from Lansingburgh to Granville went missing during the Quaker Street construction project for the Rite Aid next to Price Chopper Plaza in 2007. Some time during the week of Aug. 8 a blindingly bright new white stone […]

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Attorney rules in favor of coin drops

By Derek Liebig   The Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company is expected to be able to hold a coin drop later this summer after the village attorneydetermined the practice was legal. Mayor Peter Telisky said he received a response from Tony Jordan Tuesday afternoon who saidhe believes that coin drops are permissible. “Tony can find nothing […]

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Railroaders trounce Bombers

Morse breaks a tackle 2

By Dan King Whitehall football defeated Section IX’s Pine Plains by a score of 54-6, sparked by 48 first half […]

Soccer team starts season with win

By Dan King Whitehall soccer started the season the right way, with a 2-0 shutout of the Hadley-Luzerne Eagles, last […]

Golf team moves to 4-0

Pereau and Flynn eye up putts on 13

By Dan King Whitehall golf is now 4-0 on the season, after sweeping Corinth last Tuesday and sweeping North Warren […]

Despite councilman’s objections, town approves speed changes

By Dan King Town councilman Farrell Prefountaine returned from a lengthy medical leave at last Wednesday’s board meeting and he […]

Applefest Saturday in Fair Haven

By Dan King Applefest has been conducted annually by Fair Haven School for over 25 years now and the event […]

Rec Center sees rise in unaccompanied children

“We had to fish three little girls out of the canal, no parents were home and there was nobody we […]