Tag Archives: Taxpayers

LaChapelle seeks cuts in town budget

A member of the Whitehall Town Board has challenged fellow board members to curtail expenses and has proposed an across-the-board reduction in spending. Richard LaChapelle is advocating for sweeping cuts in expenditures as officials begin the process of preparing the town’s 2014 operating budget.  “I’d like to see every department come in with a 5 […]

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Nelson resigns from school board

By Jaime Thomas Kathy Nelson, who has served on the Granville Board of Education for two decades, resigned after a school board meeting Tuesday night. On Monday, Nelson cited health issues as her reason for leaving and said the same in a letter of resignation. “Due to health considerations, it is with sincere regret that […]

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Town debates charging for waterfront park usage

Skenesborough Park debate

The town is debating whether it should charge individuals and groups to use facilities at Skenesborough Waterfront Community Park. The town board received requests last week from both the Bridge Theater and the local Knights of Columbus to use park facilities as a location for events this summer, but officials held off on making a […]

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Jordan touts statewide firefighter recruitment day

Assembly Minority Leader Pro Tem Tony Jordan (R,C,I-Jackson) is pleased to announce that the RecruitNY program will take place again at volunteer fire departments throughout the state Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28. Volunteer fire departments will be opening their doors to educate the public about becoming a volunteer first responder. This is done […]

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Hartford school board adopts budget, announces interim principal

By Jaime Thomas The Hartford School Board adopted its new budget Monday night — to the surprise of some members of the public. As Brian Getty, president of the board, made a motion to pass the budget, Town Supervisor Dana Haff asked if there had been any workshops. Members of the board said there had […]

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Village candidates weigh in on issues

Pete Telisky

2013 Village Election Questionnaire   Name: Michael H. LaChapelle   Occupation or previous professional experience: Retired from General Electric Co. after 31 years of employment Rutland Vt.   List your previous political experience or community involvement. Eighteen years on the Village Board as a Trustee. I care for our community, and try to do what’s […]

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Comptroller’s office critical of Dresden’s book keeping

Dresden’s financial records are so haphazard that that there is no way to accurately determine the town’s fiscal condition, according to an audit released earlier this month by the state Comptroller’s Office. The review of the town’s finances from 2010 to March of 2012 found that the town’s records are incomplete and there is no […]

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Jones out as budget officer: Supervisor cites cost savings as reason

Kathy Jones was replaced last week as the Town of Whitehall’s budget officer in a cost-cutting move Supervisor George Armstrong said will save the town tens of thousands of dollars. Armstrong chose last Wednesday not to reappoint Jones who has served as budget officer, Supervisor’s clerk, and the town highway superintendent’s clerk for the past […]

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2 firms submit bids for county transer stations

Two private Vermont companies have submitted bids to run Washington County’s transfer stations. County officials opened bids from two Rutland-based companies, Earth, Waste and Metal and Casella Waste Management, to run the five stations. Casella proposed to operate the facilities under a lease agreement, with the county retaining ownership. Earth, Waste and Metal submitted three […]

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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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Classifieds 12/24/14

Low income grants available

Residents in the Town of Hartford with “very low income” can qualify for Rural Development Grants. The grants are part […]

Decision to arm probation officers shelved

By Derek Liebig A proposal to allow probation officers to carry firearms has been shelved for now by the Washington […]

How to deal with winter weather

Winter weather tips 4

By Dan King With the snowy season starting in the Northeast, there are some helpful guidelines to follow and there […]

Grapplers finish 11th at own tournament

Granville’s wrestling team finished 11th at the Ken Harrison Memorial Lions Tournament. The tournament, held Saturday at Granville High School, […]

Horde falls to Mechanicville

A poor second quarter doomed the Granville boys basketball team in their only game played last week. The Horde was […]

New laws effect seniors, solar power

By Dan King Whitehall has two new laws on the books, one of which helps seniors by raising the income […]

Girls still seeking first win

Salem’s stingy defense kept the Whitehall girls’ basketball team winless. The Railroaders dropped a nail-bitter to the Generals last Wednesday, […]

Wrestlers successful at Granville Lions Tourney

The Whitehall/Fort Ann wrestling team was handed its first league loss last Wednesday. The Salem Generals defeated Whitehall/Fort Ann 54-28 […]

Bowling team picks up first win

Granville’s bowling team picked up its first team wins of the season last week against visiting Corinth and North Warren. […]

Annual Holiday Tournament this weekend

Holiday hoops tournament

By Dan King Holiday joy meets hardwood competition this weekend. The 19th annual Whitehall Holiday Basketball Tournament takes places Tomorrow […]

Dresden officials hope to fix veteran memorial

Dresden Memorial

By Dan King Dresden’s memorial to the town’s veterans is inadequate, officials say, and they want to do something about […]