Tag Archives: Village of Whitehall

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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Discount store to open in former Aubuchon’s

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By Matthew Saari The former Aubuchon’s hardware store which has long stood vacant on State Route 4 in Whitehall has new owners and will reopen this month as Upstate Discount Warehouse. For the better part of a month Greg Knapp and Mohammad Bilal have been shipping goods into the store in preparation for an April […]

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State: Granville fiscally stressed, Whitehall not

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By Matthew Saari & Krystle S. Morey Granville A state report rates Granville the third-most fiscally stressed village in New York. The municipality earned a “moderate fiscal stress” rating with a score of 59.6 percent in the study completed recently by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office. “We assumed that was going to be,” said Mayor […]

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One year later, still no grocery

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By Matthew Saari More than a year ago, the Whitehall Village Board sent a letter to Tennessee-based Dollar General, requesting that its store on Route 4 be expanded to include a full-service grocery store, something Whitehall does not have now. A grocery store has yet to materialize, and in fact Dollar General never responded to […]

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LaChapelle to run for village seat

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall residents will have a choice of candidates to fill the one village board seat up for grabs in March. Interim trustee Mike LaChapelle delivered his letter of intent to run for office to Whitehall’s Democratic Party last week, pitting him against former town supervisor George Armstrong, who announced his candidacy recently. […]

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Whitehall streets to ‘transform’

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall’s streets will be transforming this spring to make them easier “for people to be physically active.” Using a state grant, Whitehall has been earmarked for a transformation project because the village contains a perfect one-mile loop in the form of Skenesborough Drive, Saunders Street, Williams Street and Poultney Street., according to […]

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Flat Iron: Village misses grant deadline

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By Matthew Saari A Restore New York grant that could’ve potentially funded the demolition of the blighted Flat Iron building is not to be. Whitehall Mayor Phil Smith told the Times that the village missed the application deadline. Smith had scheduled a special meeting for Friday, Dec. 8 to get approval for the grant application […]

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Armstrong to run for village trustee

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By Matthew Saari “Everything is on the table; nothing is off the table when looking to cut costs.” That’s former Whitehall Town Supervisor George Armstrong’s outlook and he’s aiming to apply it to the village of Whitehall. Armstrong called the Times last week to announce he intends to seek a village trustee seat occupied by […]

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Freezing, flood wreak havoc

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By Matthew Saari and Krystle Morey Only in the Northeast can communities have 50-degree weather and torrential rains one day, followed by near-zero temperatures and ice the very next. Friday’s warmer temperatures initially seemed a welcome relief but the accompanying rains brought only headaches to one Whitehall resident. Duane Oliver, of Elizabeth Street, found his […]

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Village slapped with warning for sewage spill

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By Matthew Saari For failing to report a sewage spill in October, Whitehall received a notice from the state Department of Environmental Conservation warning the village had violated state law. Mayor Phil Smith presented the notice at the December village meeting. “This is from the DEC,” Smith said. “This is the first slap on the […]

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Skene Manor opens for season Saturday

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By Matthew Saari For many people spring heralds longer days, chirping birds, greener trees and warmer temperatures. For Whitehallers, it […]

Earth Day activities throughout the region

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By Serena Kovalosky Earth Day is Sunday, April 22, and locals are bringing their gloves, rakes and community spirit to […]

Granville raises tuition for Vermont students

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By Krystle S. Morey The Granville Board of Education, after considering the loss of designation and other changes in Vermont […]

Whitehall teen charged for ‘terroristic threat’

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By Matthew Saari State Police arrested a 14-year-old Whitehall student last week, charging him with making a “terroristic threat,” a […]

Locals eye board seats in three school districts

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By Matthew Saari and Krystle S. Morey Whitehall There will be a bit of a race this year as three […]

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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 […]

Demolition done, new store to rise

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By Krystle S. Morey Demolition of three homes on Quaker Street to make room for a new Stewart’s Shops store […]

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