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Fire Company, village resolving their quarrel

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By Matthew Saari The months-long feud between the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company and the village of Whitehall may soon come to an agreeable close. Negotiations were rekindled when Fire Chief Bryan Brooks Jr. approached the village board Tuesday night to ask if any decision had been made regarding whether the village would sell the parcel […]

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Absentee landlords not abiding by law

Whitehall Mayor Phil Smith

By Matthew Saari Last Aug. 30, the Whitehall Village Board passed a law requiring “absentee” landlords – Individuals who own properties in the village but live elsewhere – to register a local contact or face monetary fines. The law was passed unanimously and many village residents voiced their approval at the time. But how effective […]

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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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Chinese dumping investigation nearly complete

Commonwealth Plywood had to cut its workforce by 60 percent due to Chinese dumping practices.

By Matthew Saari Earlier this year two Whitehall officials found themselves participating in global economics. Now their efforts are paying off. Former mayor Ken Bartholomew and town supervisor George Armstrong were interviewed in March by a film crew sent by Signal Group, a D.C.-based communications and lobbying firm, on the impact illegal “dumping” of Chinese […]

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Whitehall assessor solar power expert

Solar front

By Matthew Saari As more and more solar projects crop up in Washington County and across the state, more often than not municipal officials find themselves turning to Whitehall assessor Bruce Caza for answers. Caza has been a town assessor for 19 years but has been involved in property assessment since 1985. As such, over […]

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County needs ‘more time’ to develop plan

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By Matthew Saari and Krystle S. Morey Municipal officials and school administrators in Washington County agreed at a recent meeting that more time would be needed to respond to Gov. Cuomo’s Shared Services mandate. The governor’s original plan, announced with the state budget on May 25, called for village, town and school officials to get together, […]

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Nature Conservancy offers Whitehall village $200K

Whitehall Mayor Phil Smith

By Matthew Saari Whitehall Mayor Phil Smith announced at the July Village Board meeting that he had received a letter from the Nature Conservancy offering the village $200,000 for “forest carbon credits.” This payment program is a part of the Nature Conservancy’s Working Woodlands program which began in Pennsylvania in 2011 and has since expanded […]

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Civil War regiment honored by county

Members of the Salem Civil War committee pose with Col. James Rogers, commander of the 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

By Matthew Saari The Washington County Board of Supervisors opened their meeting last Friday with a bit of history as members of the Salem Civil War Committee commemorated a historic replica of the flag carried into battle by the 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Washington County’s regiment. The flag is a historically accurate replica, […]

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Navy Chief, ‘ a history buff,’ picks Whitehall to retire

Senior Chief Petty Officer Daniel Brouillard and child

By Matthew Saari The Birthplace of the U.S. Navy has become a suitable career terminus for one US. Navy Chief. On Saturday, July 15 the Skenesborough Museum hosted the retirement ceremony for Senior Chief Petty Officer Daniel Brouillard, who decided to finish more than two decades of service at the site where his chosen branch […]

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Book sale celebrates 50 years

Pawlet Book Sale

By Krystle S. Morey “They line up before we’re open like it’s Black Friday at Walmart. Then, there’s a mad dash.” That’s how Adelle Seamans, assistant librarian, described the Pawlet Public Library’s annual book sale. Bibliophiles of all ages travel from all over Vermont, New York, Massachusetts and New Hampshire to peruse the library’s collection […]

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Fire Company, village resolving their quarrel

Fire House

By Matthew Saari The months-long feud between the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company and the village of Whitehall may soon come […]

Absentee landlords not abiding by law

Whitehall Mayor Phil Smith

By Matthew Saari Last Aug. 30, the Whitehall Village Board passed a law requiring “absentee” landlords – Individuals who own […]

Quarry still focus in Schaff search

Jonathan Schaff

By Krystle S. Morey The lead investigator in the search for a man who went missing after leaving a Granville […]

Former Mount Carmel Church celebrates 150 years

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church

By Krystle S. Morey Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church held its final Mass on April 12, 2009, but its […]

Fall coaches pine for more players

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By Krystle S. Morey Student athletes took to their respective fields Monday as the fall sports season began. Practices kicked […]

Northshire Freepress – 08/11/17

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