Tag Archives: David Hollister

Town board ends playground use

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By PJ Ferguson “We’re following Vermont State law, sitting a cow’s length away,” quipped Whitehall town supervisor John Rozell during Wednesday’s regularly scheduled board meeting. Wearing face masks, the town board practiced social distancing while discussing town business that needed to be addressed. After receiving several complaints about children and families using the rec center […]

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Bartholomew to run for town justice

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Village trustee Ken Bartholomew has thrown his hat into the ring for town justice. Bartholomew is one of two candidates to receive the Republican endorsement for this fall’s town wide elections. He and Republican incumbent Tom Nichols will vie for two open seats on the bench and form what is a full slate for the […]

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Town to maintain park

The town has finalized an agreement that will ensure the Skenesborough Canalside Park and Visitor’s Center will remain open. At last week’s monthly meeting the board voted to continue basic maintenance of the building and grounds. “We will continue to operate the park in the same manner we did before we moved in,” said George […]

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Town plugs boaters back in

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              Boaters will once again be able to access electrical services along the Champlain Canal mooring wall after the town board approved a motion to return power to the pedestals behind the Skenesborough Museum and Whitehall Volunteer Fire House. The resolution received the support of Supervisor George Armstrong and […]

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Town rejects moving to armory

By Derek Liebig The Armory is off the table. After a few months of discussing the feasibility of relocating the town offices from the Canal Corp Visitor’s Center to the vacant Armory, at least one town official has decided it’s best to consider other options. Supervisor Richard “Geezer” Gordon said Friday he has decided against […]

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Town Hall move stalled again

By Bill Toscano Last week’s Town Board meeting left the question of where the town offices will move to unanswered – yet again. With some of those attending expecting a definitive answer on the move, board members instead said there are far too many questions regarding the potential sites to make a decision now. There […]

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Town adopts budget with 13.62 tax rate increase

The Whitehall Town Council started its Nov. 17 meeting faced with a 15.36-percent tax rate increase to fund the 2011 town spending plan. In the end, the councilmen were able to cut the final number to 13.62-percent, but it was not easy. Members of the council voted to not give any pay raises to elected […]

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SVFC is the place

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When Skenesborough Volunteer Fire Company Chief Michael Putorti asked when the town expected to move forward with its plans, the response was, “tomorrow.” And while the statement from Town Supervisor Richard “Geezer” Gordon was more of a joke than a fact, the Whitehall Town Board did end a four-year question by voting to move to […]

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Geezer’s Resolutions

    It’s time to get to work.   For newly elected Whitehall Town Supervisor Richard “Geezer” Gordon, the work started on Wednesday, Jan. 6, when he was sworn in to his new position alongside newly elected board member Richard LaChapelle and returning board members David Hollister, Jim Putorti and Farrell PreFountaine.   Even before […]

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‘Super’ race split by 6 votes, council seat by 11

    After months of campaigning and 18 hours of polling, nothing has been decided in the race for the town of Whitehall’s top administrator’s position.   (more…)

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Amanda Peet plays housewife turned murderer

DIRTY JOHN -- "No Fault" Episode 201 -- Pictured: (l-r) -- (Photo by: Isabella Vosmikova/USA Network)

By Barb Oates One of the most important things about a divorce is learning to pick your battles. For Betty […]

Ask Matt: Why is ‘celebrity’ so overused in show titles?

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By Matt Roush Question: It’s tiring to see the use of “star” and “celebrity” in show titles. I clicked on […]

Obituary: Amy R. Phipps

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Amy R. Phipps 73, passed away at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield Illinois on Tuesday April 28, 2020. Amy was […]

Obituary: James Eli McKeighan

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Rupert-James Eli McKeighan, 89, of Rupert, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2020 at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington. […]

Rick’s Picks: Country at Heart

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By Rick Gables Country at Heart, starring Jessy Schram, Niall Matter and Lucas Bryant, is a new, original movie premiering […]

ReMIND, ReWIND – Lost in TV space

UNDATED, FILE PHOTO:  (FILE PHOTO)  Actors Bill Mumy (L) and Jonathan Harris (R) are seen in a television still in 1966. The 87 year-old Harris, who portrayed Dr. Zachary Smith in the television sci-fi show "Lost In Space", died November 3, 2002 of a blood clot in his heart. He was reportedly receiving therapy for a chronic back problem in a Los Angeles hospital when he died.  (Photo by Getty Images)

A flashback to our favorite sci-fi series of the ’60s By Robert Edelstein, ReMIND Magazine In 1966, the U.S. was […]

Town denies graduation in park

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By PJ Ferguson   The town of Whitehall will not permit use of Skenesborough Park for any graduation ceremonies for […]

Hartford to keep programs, staff with $13.4M budget

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By Matthew Saari The Hartford Central School District is proposing a $13.4 million budget for the 2020-2021 school year, which […]

Obituary: Thomas A. Chaplin

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Whitehall- Thomas A. Chaplin, 82, formerly of Saunders St, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2020, at the Slate Valley Center […]

Parade salutes injured fireman

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By PJ Ferguson   Whitehall is a community that always rises to the occasion when it comes to coming together […]

Obituary: Katherine “Kitty” Matte

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Katherine “Kitty” Matte, 93, of Whitehall, New York, passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by her loving family, on […]

Obituary: Lorraine Rose Prevost

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Granville, NY – Lorraine Rose Prevost passed away at her home early Wednesday, May 20, 2020.  She was surrounded by […]

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