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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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Hartford schools on alert after ‘not specific’ threats

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By Krystle S. Morey Hartford Central School District officials are on high alert following the discovery of two threats against […]

Flat Iron falls

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By Matthew Saari As the Whitehall Village Board was proceeding with steps to demolish the decrepit building at 160 Main […]

Granville school wrestles with new logo

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By Krystle S. Morey After gracing sports uniforms and yearbooks of the Granville Golden Horde for decades, the infamous Mongolian […]

Police proponents, opponents survey

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By Matthew Saari If there’s a strong push to disband the Whitehall Police Department to reduce village taxes, there’s an […]

Parades, ceremonies to mark Memorial Day

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Communities large and small throughout the region will host parades and ceremonies to honor the men and women who fought […]

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Should Whitehall retain its police department?

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By Matthew Saari Should the village of Whitehall continue having its own police department? It’s a controversial question that has […]

DWI-charged teacher will return to her job

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By Krystle S. Morey The kindergarten teacher who was arrested after she allegedly drove to Mary J. Tanner School drunk […]

Village seeks ‘input on future of police department’

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By Matthew Saari Village trustees are “seeking input on the future of the police department,” and to that end have […]

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