Tag Archives: Village Attorney

Whitehall fences with fence laws

The Whitehall Village Board last Tuesday night found itself a bit fenced in by contradictory fence laws. Mayor Peter Telisky said that when a village resident planned to put up a normal fence, he should simply be able to contact Code Enforcement Officer Gary Bennett for an informal okay. Telisky said he saw no reason […]

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Village officials seek to share responsibility of pick-up sports

By Jaime Thomas Insurance — it’s the tricky little monkey wrench that gets in the way of so many otherwise easy processes. As the organizers of yet another extracurricular sport slated to take place at Granville High School recently requested insurance coverage from the village, there was some dissent among members of the board. “The […]

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Village takes new tack on water

The village of Whitehall has developed a plan it hopes will allow it to recoup delinquent water rates while avoiding the need to shut off service to some users. The board passed a resolution at last week’s meeting to enter into a confession of judgment with users who are willing to make monthly payments but […]

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Public access may return to Pine Lake

The village is considering allowing public access to its Pine Lake property. Mayor Peter Telisky said during last week’s village board meeting that he would like to see the property reopened for recreational pursuits such as hiking, offshore fishing and possibly some limited access for all-terrain vehicles. The property, which used to be known as […]

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Skenesborough to dissolve

  After months of debating whether to dissolve, members of the Skenesborough Volunteer Fire Company decided last week that it was time to cease operations. Acting fire chief, Jeff Benjamin, said members of the company held a second vote and have decided to dissolve. Although he couldn’t recall exactly how the vote shook out, he […]

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Village considers leasing land to Amtrak

The village is weighing whether to lease a small piece of land to Amtrak as the company prepares to make improvements to several of its train stations throughout the area. Amtrak asked the village if they would be willing to lease an approximately 500 square foot triangular shaped piece of property adjacent the current train […]

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Village: we do not regulate coin drops

By Derek Liebig   Coin drops were once again a topic of discussion at last week’s village board meeting. The village board of trustees received an appeal from the Whitehall Youth League requesting permission to host a coin drop on Aug. 13 and 14 on state Route 4. The board declined to make a ruling […]

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Police, village quiet with talks set to start

Neither side is willing to say much as the Village of Granville and the Granville Police union prepare to enter negotiations for a new contract. The four-year police contract expired June 1,  and negotiations have not started on the new labor agreement. A potentially costly provision of the recently expired contract provides health insurance for […]

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PBA, Village to start talks

Neither side is willing to say much as the Village of Granville and the Granville Police union prepare to enter negotiations for a new contract. The four-year police contract expired June ,  and negotiations have not started on the new labor agreement. A potentially costly provision of the recently expired contract provides health insurance for […]

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Hearing set for suspended officer

The fate of a Granville police officer on administrative leave because of a residency issue will be determined at a disciplinary hearing scheduled at the end of the month. Officer Joe Castle is facing firing for failing to provide documentation showing he has a New York state residency. The meeting is not open to the […]

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Classifieds 09/02/15

Charges linger for 10 months, Man in limbo after arresting cop quits

Morrill resignation

By Christina Scanlon When former Granville Police Officer Marc D. Morrill resigned abruptly in April, several cases were still to […]

Trump, Cruz, Carson, Sanders top Washington County straw poll

Straw Poll

By Dan King The Washington County Fair met politics last week, as 737 people came out to vote in a […]

Naval Militia volunteers receive award

Naval Militia

By Dan King A group of seven area maritime veterans, including two from Whitehall and one from Granville, will be […]

Friendships formed at fair live on

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By Christina Scanlon Shortly after the gates opened at the Washington County Fair Friday morning, tractors were moving and stirring […]

First Friday this Friday

This month’s First Friday event, hosted by The Slate Valley Museum and Pember Museum and Library will features an unveiling […]

Teens’ summer jobs pay off

By Christina Scanlon As the summer of 2015 winds down and local youth prepare to head back to school, 50 […]

Hampton primary could decide election

By Christina Scanlon November’s election could be decided next week in Hampton, depending how the votes play out at the […]

Back to school in Hartford

By Christina Scanlon Teachers in the Hartford are headed back to school this week, while students across the district will […]

Backpack program, We Care Project join forces

By Dan King Last November the inaugural Mom Prom raised thousands of dollars for the We Care Project, which is […]

Changes everywhere as school begins today

By Dan King As students arrive at Whitehall Central School today, there will be abundant changes around them. Whether at […]

Bus routes honed as school looms

By Christina Scanlon The floors are gleaming with new wax, while outside the leaves are beginning to turn colors and […]

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