Tag Archives: Village of Whitehall

Elizabeth Street still unpaved 9 months later

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By Matthew Saari When will Elizabeth Street be paved? That’s the question on the minds of many Whitehall village residents. Excavation on Elizabeth Street began last year as a part of Whitehall’s sewer upgrade project, a multi-million dollar undertaking for which the village received grant funding last year. When the frost began to settle last […]

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Armed man arrested after 8-hour standoff

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By Matthew Saari An eight-hour standoff came to an end just before midnight Thursday night with police taking a 51-year-old Whitehall man into custody. The incident began at 4 p.m. on July 26 when Whitehall police received a report of a domestic dispute at 28 Montcalm Ave., trailer four. Police said Joseph P. Gordon allegedly […]

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Armstrong proposes pay raise for mayor

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By Matthew Saari Village trustee George Armstrong believes Whitehall Mayor Phil Smith deserves a pay raise. Armstrong floated the idea toward the end of a recent village board meeting. “You do more work in one month than I did for the town in six months,” Armstrong said. “And I got paid more money.” The village […]

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Village adopts Sasquatch as ‘official animal’

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall long has been lauded as the Birthplace of the US Navy. Forevermore it will be known as the home of Sasquatch. The Whitehall village board passed a resolution unanimously last Tuesday officially adopting the elusive beast as the village’s official animal. “This came to us from Dave Molenaar and it’s in […]

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Former mayor calls out mayor, trustees for illegal meeting

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By Matthew Saari   During a moment of “happenstance,” a former Whitehall mayor accused the current administration of holding an illegal meeting. Former mayor Ken Bartholomew wrote a letter to the village board detailing the experience, which Mayor Phil Smith read – and responded to – during last week’s board meeting. “While at the Whitehall […]

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Community argues against abolishing police to cut costs

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall village residents have spoken – they want their police department. More than 50 people turned out for a public hearing regarding the future of the Whitehall Police Department – so many that village officials moved the hearing to the Whitehall courtroom to accommodate everyone. Village and town residents were joined by […]

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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 treet – known as the Flat Iron  –  the structure collapsed on its own about noon last Sunday. The board met last Tuesday to address the question of asbestos as part of the process of […]

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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 equally strong movement to keep the local force in place. When David Molenaar sent the Times a letter outlining “the debilitating cost” of maintaining the village police department last April, former mayor Ken Bartholomew responded […]

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Village goal: Demolish Flat Iron building

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By Matthew Saari A decades-long battle over a structural hazard may be coming to a close for the village of Whitehall. Mayor Phil Smith broached the topic of taking ownership of the notorious Flat Iron building, with the goal of demolishing the building, during last week’s village board meeting. Smith said trustee Tim Watson had […]

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No tax hike: Village to tap into reserves for budget

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By Matthew Saari In an effort to keep the tax rate flat, the Whitehall Village Board has decided to dip into the fund balance for some of the new budget’s funding. The board met Tuesday night and debated for nearly 90 minutes different avenues which would allow them to pay the village’s bills but not […]

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North Country Freepress – 08/17/18

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Lakes Region Freepress – 08/17/18

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518 Wheels – 08/16/18

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Helping hands extended; Manchester Wood mum

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By Krystle S. Morey   After hearing the news of Manchester Wood’s impending closing, local officials extended helping hands to […]

Granville Hooks absorbed by Engine Co.

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville’s Hook & Ladder Company is no more. As of last Thursday, the 115-year-old volunteer fire […]

Local mayors discuss cost-savings measures

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By Matthew Saari The ever-increasing costs of government have local officials putting their heads together in an effort to save […]

Elizabeth Street still unpaved 9 months later

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By Matthew Saari When will Elizabeth Street be paved? That’s the question on the minds of many Whitehall village residents. […]

County Fair starts Monday

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By Matthew Saari Holy smokes! It’s fair time! One of the most popular county fairs is just a stone’s throw […]

Lakes Region Freepress – 08/10/18

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North Country Freepress – 08/10/18

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518 Wheels – 08/09/18

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Manchester Wood closes after 42 years

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By Krystle S. Morey After 42 years of manufacturing solid wood furniture, Manchester Wood announced last week that it would […]

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