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Hampton finalizes preliminary 2013 budget

Hampton town officials were able to hold the line on discretionary spending but an increase in workers’ compensation will likely result in a tax increase for local residents. The Board of Trustees made the final adjustments to its preliminary 2013 budget last week and is eyeing a 3 percent tax increase. “The town tax rate […]

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Town weighs pay hikes in 2013 budget

The town board of trustees is weighing whether it should hand out raises to its employees. The board discussed giving its employees a modest increase in pay during its initial budget workshop held last Wednesday at the Canal Corp. Visitors Center. A final determination has not been made, however, and it remains possible that no […]

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Town could move next month

Renovations to the former Skenesborough Firehouse continue and town officials anticipate making a move next month. Supervisor George Armstrong said work continues to progress and at least some services could be relocated to the firehouse in the coming weeks. “Things are going along pretty well,” said Armstrong. Sept. 1 has been targeted as the date […]

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Work to start on Town Hall

Construction of Hampton’s Town Hall should begin within the next month, officials said during last Wednesday’s monthly board meeting. A 30-day permissive referendum during which residents could voice objections to the plan ended Friday and Supervisor Dave O’Brien met with contractors on Monday evening to sign and finalize contracts. He said work on the new […]

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Hampton to build new town hall: Construction may begin by mid-August

Hampton will have its new town hall. The town board unanimously approved a motion last Wednesday to construct a new town hall. The project is subject to a 30-day permissive referendum, but no residents spoke out against the decision during a public hearing held on the matter last week and it’s doubtful it will be […]

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Hampton to review bids on town hall

  The Hampton Town Board has established a committee to review bids for a new town hall and will decide how to proceed by the end of the month. The committee has been charged with comparing the bids, determining if they meet the requirements put forth by the town based on preliminary drawings of a […]

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Only one candidate for school board; auditorium on target

The Whitehall Board of Education may have fewer members later this spring after only one candidate filled out a petition to run for one of three open seats during next month’s election. James Brooks of Lafayette Street was the only candidate to turn in a petition by Monday’s deadline and barring the unforeseen, will become […]

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2011 in Review: The first six months

As it turned out, 2011 was a news-worthy year in Whitehall, and some stories – most notably the still-pending move of the Town Hall – provided news at least twice a month, sometimes more. Voters elected new political leadership in the village and town and residents saw the town’s most notable landmark – the armory, […]

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Town board still not interested in LaFlamme’s; votes to purchase new loader

Stan and Brenda Woodruff addressed the town board at last Wednesday’s special board meeting. The couple, who own the building that is currently occupied by LaFlamme’s at 120 Main Street (the store is moving next to the former Aubuchon Building next month) and had offered to rent the building for $1,000 a month (or $120,000 […]

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Town Hall move stalled

Roughly a year after passing a resolution to move into the Skenesborough Fire Department and more than two months after expressing its renewed interest in making the  move, the town remains in the Canal Corp Visitor’s Center, hamstrung by the same issues that have delayed the move since day one. Supervisor Richard “Geezer” Gordon reiterated […]

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Fire Co. renews search for lost horn

By Dan King Thirty years ago a silver plated presentation horn was stolen from the Whitehall Fire Company and the […]

Town finalizes speed reduction proposal

By Dan King Back in July, the Town of Whitehall drafted a proposal to reduce the speed limits of a […]

Officials weight safety vs. freedom of Amish

By Dan King Just when it seemed that all discrepancies and arguments about how to handle Whitehall’s growing Amish population […]

Superintendent upset with test scores

Whitehall Central School District Superintendent Elizabeth Legault has been analyzing data and researching educational policy in an attempt to turn […]

Increase in traffic hasn’t led to increase in accidents at intersection

By Dan King The intersection of County Routes 18 and 21 in Whitehall has always been a difficult intersection for […]