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Should Whitehall retain its police department?

The entrance to the Whitehall Police Station.

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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Whitehall Police Department participates in tweet-a-thon

The Whitehall Police Department joined its counterparts around the world Friday in participating in the first ever, 24 hour global police tweet-a-thon. The event, which was organized by LAwS Communication, aimed to create awareness about police work and issues, as well as promote the use of social media by law enforcement agencies. Whitehall Patrolman Tim […]

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Sheriff’s Departments teaches students self defense

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A group of two dozen young women at Whitehall High School received a lesson last Friday in empowerment and self defense. The students, all seniors, took a break from their normal routine to participate in a Rape Aggression Defense course (R.A.D. for short) offered by the Washington County Sheriff’s Department. The program was the first […]

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Police calls up 40% in 2012

The Whitehall Police Department had a busy year in 2012. The department released its annual activity report earlier this month and statistics show a significant increase in the number of incidents to which they responded. “We were up about 40 percent on business,” said Chief Matt Dickinson. According to the report, the department responded to […]

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Should Whitehall retain its police department?

The entrance to the Whitehall Police Station.

By Matthew Saari Should the village of Whitehall continue having its own police department? It’s a controversial question that has […]

DWI-charged teacher will return to her job

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By Krystle S. Morey The kindergarten teacher who was arrested after she allegedly drove to Mary J. Tanner School drunk […]

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 […]

Facing complaints, village vows to act against ‘eyesores’

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By Krystle S. Morey   Upon driving or walking around the village of Granville, some eyesore properties taint the landscape. […]

Pekar, 18, named town historian

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By Krystle S. Morey There’s a new historian in town, and he’s not your typical historian. Even though Erik Pekar […]

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