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Comptroller finds local towns not stressed fiscally

By Jaime Thomas Area towns scored well on a recent fiscal stress test conducted by the New York State Comptroller’s Office. None of the towns in Washington County were found to be susceptible to stress, with most scoring well below the threshold. Hartford came in with what Town Supervisor Dana Haff described as a “very […]

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Wesner: Auditors loved us

By Jaime Thomas Despite talk around town that the Pember Library and Museum was in trouble during an audit last month, Director Pat Wesner said unofficial results were positive. “They said they love us and they loved being here—their words,” Wesner said. She said the auditors, who came on behalf of the New York State […]

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Village eye illegal water hoses, meterless connections

The village is investigating illegal hook-ups they believe are contributing to the volume of treated water that goes unaccounted for each year. Officials said last week there are a number of addresses that receive water service but do not have water meters. They are trying to determine the exact number of users who don’t have […]

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Millet to step down

The town of Whitehall is looking for a new clerk. Julie Millett, who was appointed as the Whitehall town clerk in January 2008 and was elected to the post the following November, will be stepping down from the position at the end of this week.  

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Village tax levy nears state cap

The village of Whitehall is within 10-percent of the New York State tax cap for villages.

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State auditor called in – again

The town of Whitehall has a new highway superintendent, and will look into the actions of the former.    

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District Attorney to bring case within two weeks

  After a year of investigation and speculation, the case of former Whitehall town clerk Janet Jillson is headed for a grand jury.

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Clerk inquiry ongoing

The investigation into the former Whitehall town clerk is ongoing, according to the village police department…

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DA to have Local Authorities Investigate Jillson Case

It appears the New York State Comptroller’s report will result in legal action. According to Washington County District Attorney Kevin Kortright, his office will investigate…

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Whitehall Reacts to Town Clerk Scandal

Vernon Scribner says it is up to the board to make sure it does not happen again. The New York State Comptroller’s report found key deficiencies in monitoring the town clerk’s office, allowing former clerk Janet Jillson to divert over $92,000 in town funds…

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Fire Co. renews search for lost horn

By Dan King Thirty years ago a silver plated presentation horn was stolen from the Whitehall Fire Company and the […]

Town finalizes speed reduction proposal

By Dan King Back in July, the Town of Whitehall drafted a proposal to reduce the speed limits of a […]

Officials weight safety vs. freedom of Amish

By Dan King Just when it seemed that all discrepancies and arguments about how to handle Whitehall’s growing Amish population […]

Superintendent upset with test scores

Whitehall Central School District Superintendent Elizabeth Legault has been analyzing data and researching educational policy in an attempt to turn […]

Increase in traffic hasn’t led to increase in accidents at intersection

By Dan King The intersection of County Routes 18 and 21 in Whitehall has always been a difficult intersection for […]