Tag Archives: Village Mayor

Looking back over 2011

Think back to Jan. 1, 2010. The year was starting with new promise. Jay Niles was the village mayor and the parishioners of St. Mary’s Catholic Church were anxiously awaiting a new pastor. We had no idea just how wild the year’s weather would be. People in West Pawlet regularly shopped at Dutchie’s Store, patrons […]

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Irene wreaks havok

Tropical storm Irene pounded Granville Sunday night dropping more than six inches of rain in a 24-hour period causing major flooding in the village and forcing 25 families from their homes, causing a number of close calls and severely damaging several area businesses. Residents of Factory and Depot streets and Rathbun Avenue were told they […]

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Flooding survey under way

If your property or home suffered damage from this spring’s flooding, the village would like to hear from you. Village trustee Michael LaChapelle has made up a questionnaire that has been distributed to flood victims throughout the community and any residents who have not received one are urged to contact village officials. “We are trying […]

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Village, DPW come to agreement

  The village and the union that represents seven Department of Public Works employees have agreed on a contract, giving the union its first contract since 2007. “I think both sides are happy with the way it worked out,” Village Mayor Francis “Fra” Putorti. “It’s a little win for both sides.” The workers will receive […]

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Train derailment investigation continues

By Bill Toscano Train service between Vermont and New York was disrupted for part of last weekend following a train derailment on the Vermont Rail lines that cross South Williams Street early Saturday morning and could have caused public safety issues in the village. The Amtrak Ethan Allen Express that regularly runs from Rutland, Vt., […]

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Town office move still unclear

By Bill Toscano There’s still no definite answer to the long running question: Where will the Whitehall town offices move to? Town Supervisor Richard “Geezer” Gordon said last week he has switched his focus from the Skenesborough Volunteer Fire Company to the former Garden Time building on U.S. Route 4. He said he is attracted […]

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Mayoral candidates chosen

Whitehall voters will have a series of choices when they cast their ballots during the March 15 village elections. Republican Kan Bartholomew won his party’s caucus vote over William Rathbun and will be running for mayor. The Democrats nominated Peter Telisky, a former town supervisor and village mayor, who was the only candidate to file […]

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LaRose eyeing run for mayor

Following Mayor Jay Niles’ announcement last week that he will not seek re-election, speculation regarding who might throw their hat in the ring has begun to percolate in the village of Granville. A short time later current Trustee Brian LaRose announced his intention to seek the mayor’s chair in March. “I’m definitely going to run for […]

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Home Sweet Home?

The town of Whitehall is set to decide on Thursday whether or not to call the Skenesborough firehouse its new home.

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Heart Attack Claims Hurley

Granville Supervisor Rodger Hurley died Tuesday morning from a heart attack en route to Glens Fall Hospital. He was 70 years old. Just months into his second term after winning a nail-biter election that came down to counting absentee ballots, Hurley called 911 about 8:30 a.m. complaining of chest pains. Hurley was taken by ambulance […]

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Police seek grant for vests

By Dan King Bulletproof vests get old and worn out after about five years, so the village of Whitehall is […]

Village requires officers leave near Whitehall

Police forces exist to “serve and protect” the jurisdiction that they serve and village officials think that can be done […]

Officials debate framework of law

By Dan King A contentious discussion about a potential nuisance law led one village trustee to contemplate his role on […]

School years begins with purpose

Vivid maroon banners with the phrase, “Excellence is our standard, not our goal,” are now draped upon all buildings on […]

Village tardy in submitting discharge reports

By Dan King Whitehall is behind on submitting the Discharge Monitoring Report for the wastewater treatment plant, dating back to […]

Boy Scout seeks to revitalize cemetery

By Dan King John Hollister, a tenth grader at Whitehall High School has come up with a unique community service […]