By Derek Liebig The screams coming from the mangled wreckage of the car were audible from nearly 50 yards away. Jen Bealmear and one of her best friends, Katie Barrett had just been struck by a drunk driver on Buckley Road. Bealmear was screaming for help; her friend was silent. Within minutes, emergency response crews [...]
By Derek Liebig The Whitehall Police Department wants to make sure you aren’t distracted. The department is in the midst of an effort to educate local citizens of the dangers of distracted driving. Patrol officer and department Information Technology Administrator Timothy Hardy has posted information on the dangers of distracted driving on the departments’ website [...]
Whitehall police have charged a corrections officers with five counts of endangering the welfare of a minor after he allegedly approached several teen-age girls and offered them rides in his car and sex. Police said most of the incidents involving Joshua J. Davison, 25, of West Chazy, occurred while he was commuting to work at [...]
Janice Loretta Oliver, 66, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born on Dec. 5, 1944, in Whitehall, she was the oldest of 10 children of the late Eugene and Loretta (Lamay) Bennett. Janice was united in marriage to David W. Oliver Sr. on April 5, 1961. She [...]
Four days after members of the Whitehall American Legion were cited for disorderly conduct over being in a state road conducting a coin drop, the Legion responded to the situation at the end of its annual Veterans Day ceremonies. “We are sworn to uphold the Constitution, which gives the right to the complainant or complainants [...]
The rains came down and the winds came up. But other than some basement flooding, Whitehall stood strong. The two-part storm that dropped massive rains and produced major winds on the town to help usher in the month of October did not lead to any serious situations, according to town and village officials. “We had [...]
“Hello, this is your store. I am being robbed.” That may have not been exactly what Robert Merkert heard when his phone rang at just after 2 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 8, but the security system that he had for his store, Dockside Jewelers, did call to notify both him and the Whitehall Police Department [...]
In Whitehall, there is no one named “unopposed” on the ballot. In every race for the 2009 General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 3, every seat up for grabs in the town of Whitehall has at least two people running for the position, starting at the top administrator’s job.
When you look at the law, it’s not like Whitehall had a choice in the matter. According to Whitehall Village Attorney Anthony “Tony” Jordan, Section 72-C of General Municipal Law is worded very specifically.