Tag Archives: Trustee

Village eyeing 1.88 percent tax increase

By Jaime Thomas Village officials approved a tentative $1,347,000 budget for the 2014-2015 year Monday night. Mayor Brian LaRose said the village is looking at a 1.91 percent tax levy increase, which would mean a 1.88 percent increase in taxes. This keeps the village under the state’s 2 percent tax cap. In order to achieve […]

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Beth Kashner resigning from post

By Jaime Thomas A librarian, jeweler, farmer, graphic designer, justice of the peace and even an ordained minister—Beth Kashner is a Jill of all trades. But after serving the Pawlet community for nearly six years, she will wrap up her time as the public library’s director and librarian this Friday. The decision wasn’t an easy […]

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Public hearing could supply final answer to vexing winter parking ban debate

By Lee Tugas The Whitehall Village Board has set the date of 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18 for a public hearing on its new parking ordinance. But unless village residents speak up that night, a definite answer on relaxing or scrapping the 11 p.m to 7 a.m. ban on overnight winter parking may disappear […]

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Village to begin budget process

By Jaime Thomas The village of Granville is getting ready to begin its budget process and is looking at a projected 1.88 percent overall tax increase. The village’s annual budget workshop will take place in February, and during a meeting Monday Mayor Brian LaRose laid out tentative numbers for next year, though nothing is set […]

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Elks sponsoring Big Buck Contest

Trustee Martin Rocque wants you to know that the third annual Big Buck contest is underway at the Whitehall Elks Lodge 1491. This contest is open to the public.  Only New York and Vermont bucks can be entered. The $10 entry fee covers Bow, Rifle, and Muzzleloader seasons. You must have a legal 2013 tag […]

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Resident unhappy with noise from bar

By Jaime Thomas Tenants of a Church Street apartment building are not too happy about the noise coming out of one of Main Street’s bars at night. Dale Clark told the Granville Village Board Monday that Happy Daze Pub is just too loud. “They’ve been excessively noisy since their expansion. I have to turn my […]

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100 percent hike in police overtime draws concern

By Jaime Thomas Members of the Granville Village Board were not in agreement about approving the tentative 2013-2014 budget at a meeting Monday night. Trustee Gordon Smith brought up the large, general-fund line item of police overtime pay, which more than doubled from last year from $27,000 to $59,000. “There is one line I have […]

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Fire company honors McCullen for 50 years of service

By Jaime Thomas It’s not often people gives decades of service to a volunteer organization. But on Saturday night, dozens of community members gathered to honor John McCullen for 50 years of his time with the North Granville Hose Company. McCullen’s son, Chief Scott McCullen, planned a surprise for his dad along with other older […]

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Village candidates weigh in on issues

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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Village cuts $3K check for reassessment

The village has to refund a local taxpayer a few thousand dollars after the town agreed to decrease the assessment of a local commercial property last fall. The village agreed to pay a refund of $3,452.45 to the owner of a commercial property on Route 4 that is occupied by the local Subway franchise. The […]

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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 […]

Enerjazz to conclude concert series

Whitehall’s summer concert series will be coming to a close on Friday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. and to say […]

Cheerleading made an official sport

By Dan King After years of being a club sport and funding all expenditures on their own, Whitehall cheerleaders have […]

State says their own building has code violations

By Dan King New York State Canal Corporation recently stopped by the new location for Friends of the Washington County […]

Storefront undergoes rebirth

A storefront that has stood on West Main Street for more than 100 years has been given new life. When […]

W. Pawlet auction Thursday

The West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual auction this evening at the West Pawlet Firehouse, Route 153, […]

State orders town to monitor former landfill

The state has threatened to take legal action against the town if it doesn’t begin submitting monitoring reports of groundwater […]

Silitch named Alumni of Year

A North Granville resident has been named Alumni of the Year at a college recently ranked among the top 100 […]