Tag Archives: Village of Whitehall

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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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

Village trustee Mike LaChapelle

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

The notorious Flat Iron building prior to Sunday's collapse.

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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North Country Freepress – 09/21/18

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Lakes Region Freepress – 09/21/18

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518 Wheels – 09/20/18

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Bomb squad called to Granville village

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By Krystle S. Morey Mettowee Street was abuzz with law enforcement activity Sunday afternoon. “They found a grenade,” said Granville […]

Class C looms as enrollment jumps

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall athletes may be looking at a future of competing against the likes of Cambridge, Greenwich, Hoosick […]

Safety officers take to school hallways

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By Krystle S. Morey and Matthew Saari   A new school year has begun, and with it comes a new […]

Dresden firemen seek more funds

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By Matthew Saari The firemen in Dresden are seeking a budget increase – potentially the first in 15 years. Members […]

Sasquatch Calling Festival returns Sept. 29

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By Matthew Saari The hills and vales of the bucolic Whitehall countryside will be resonating with the deep, sonorous calls […]

North Country Freepress – 09/14/18

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Lakes Region Freepress – 09/14/18

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518 Wheels – 09/13/18

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Village debates, OKs pig farm

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall trustees had to roll out extra chairs last Thursday to accommodate everyone interested in the proposed […]

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