Tag Archives: Whitehall Police Department

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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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 quickly become a hot topic for residents after trustee George Armstrong broached the topic following his taking office. Now residents will have the opportunity of having their opinions heard on the matter as resident David […]

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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 scheduled a special public hearing for Thursday, May 31. Mayor Phil Smith brought the matter before village trustees at a board meeting Tuesday. “I heard today…there’s a petition going around to get rid of the […]

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Whitehall school pursuing compact with village police

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By Matthew Saari In the wake of the Florida school shooting, the Whitehall Central School District is eyeing an agreement which will allow village police jurisdiction on school grounds that are outside the village limits. Retired Whitehall police chief Matt Dickinson broached the topic last month at a Board of Education meeting, urging school officials […]

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RAMPAGE: ‘Bored,’ two men vandalize school

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By Matthew Saari In a fit of boredom, two young men broke into Whitehall High School and caused tens of thousands of dollars in damage during the early morning hours last Wednesday, police said. At 1 a.m. Alan M. Dufresne Jr., 20, and Skye Rice, 16, broke into the high school by smashing the glass […]

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Bassett tabbed to lead Whitehall PD

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By Dan King and Christina Scanlon After more than a year without an acting police chief, the Whitehall Police Department has a new head honcho – Granville’s police chief. Ernie Bassett was hired by the Whitehall Village Board last week to serve as the new chief of police in Whitehall while continuing to serve Granville. […]

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Man sentenced to prison for burglarizing church

A local man was sentenced to prison for his role in a 2011 burglary of a local church. Christopher Carpenter, 21, was sentenced last month to serve one to three years in prison for a December 2011 burglary of Grace Baptist Church. One Dec. 4, 2011, Carpenter gained broke a basement window at the church […]

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Car seat inspection to be held in Whitehall

The Whitehall Police Department is partnering with state and county officials to educate local residents on the proper way to use a car seat. A free car seat check will be held from 3 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, at the Whitehall Police Department. According to the Washington County Public Heath Department, people […]

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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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