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DPW reopening eyed, FEMA to fund hazard pay for county workers

The Washington County Board of Supervisors

By PJ Ferguson Hazard pay for Washington County employees working through the COVID-19 pandemic will be reimbursed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, according to County Administrator Chris Debolt. The county approved paying their essential employees time and a half on March 18 in the departments of public health, public safety, and the […]

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Village DPW curtails staffing

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By PJ Ferguson The village of Whitehall is limiting its Department of Public Works from eight to four employees until April 2 because of the novel coronavirus pandemic. The workers will conduct pump station, water and sewage checks daily before heading home, according to Deputy Mayor Pat Norton. All employees will still receive their paychecks […]

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Frozen pipes taking toll on Granville

By Derek Liebig At least nine homes were without water Monday afternoon as supply lines froze throughout the village of Granville. Dan Williams, superintendent of the Department of Public Works, said it’s been a bad year for frozen pipes. “The frost underneath the road is five feet deep and we keep our drinking water at […]

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Whitehall DPW flooded with work

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By Dan King With milder weather on tap, the Whitehall DPW may finally get some relief on village water breaks. The past few weeks have been increasingly burdensome on members of the department and residents of Whitehall, with many pipe freeze-ups and water main breaks throughout the village, said Trustee Mike LaChapelle, who oversees the […]

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Sidewalk buried

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By Dan King Some sidewalks in the Village of Whitehall simply can’t be cleared of snow at this point, officials say. “We’ve tried to clear some of the bad sidewalks, but some of that snow up on the sidewalks is so frozen and hard, you just can’t move it anywhere,” said DPW Supervisor Don Williams. […]

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County supervisors examine transfer stations’ role-again

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By Bill Toscano   A year after deciding to keep its transfer stations open with a slight increase in fees, Washington County is again looking at ways to eliminate the expenditure going into the five stations. “We’ve had a $400,000 loss already, and we could lose another $600,000,” said Matt Hicks, Granville’s town supervisor and […]

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Students pitch in, clean up community

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The streets of Whitehall are a little cleaner after a group of students from Whitehall High School spent several hours last week picking up garbage. The junior and senior classes were given a few hours reprieve from school to tidy up the community and were joined by school faculty, village and town officials, members of […]

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Return of the Ban

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If the two early season coatings of snow weren’t enough to remind village residents, maybe the warning tickets were. Residents on some village streets who left cars parked on the street might have woken up to a little pink slip of paper under their windshield. Police Chief Ernie Bassett Jr. said the winter parking ban […]

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Leaf pick up different after Irene

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Tropical Storm Irene’s impact will be felt into the fall as damage from the storm will impact the annual leaf collection service. The Granville Department of Public Works will collect leaves as they have in the past, but have been forced to mandate the leaves be bagged this year. Residents are asked to put leaves […]

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Water project work on pace

A season of torn up lawns and missing sidewalks is coming to an end for the village of Granville. At a recent village board meeting the members spoke about how impressed they were with the company that won the bid to install the distribution system water pipe along Columbus and Mettowee streets as well as […]

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Obituary: Donald Herman Herbst

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Whitehall-Donald Herman Herbst, 81, of Champlain Ave., passed away peacefully at the Glens Falls Hospital, after a valiant fight with […]

Man shot after hitting cop with car

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Two Rutland, Vermont men were sent to the hospital Wednesday after a shootout and chase with police. Just after midnight […]

Obituary: Jason C. Thomas

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Jason C. Thomas, 44, of Willow Spring, NC (formerly of Granville, NY) passed away peacefully with family by his side […]

Backpack program marks 14 years

Skyler (left) and Melody Schinski, Ann Schinski’s grandchildren, show off some of the gear that will be given away at Saturday’s backpack drive.

By Matthew Saari School is scheduled to start in a little more than a month, so it’s time to think […]

Man shot by Rutland police

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Two men were sent to the hospital Wednesday following a shootout and chase with police in Rutland, Vermont. Just after […]

Local businesses get big money from feds

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By Matthew Saari Many of the region’s leading employers were the leading recipients of federal coronavirus stimulus money. The U.S […]

Village, town order cuts in water usage

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By Matthew Saari The village and town of Granville both are restricting water usage in their respective municipalities due to […]

Whitehall Times 7.9.20

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Poultney man charged with arson

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A Poultney, Vermont man has been arrested in connection with a May fire in Middletown Springs, Vermont. On Monday, Vermont […]

Magill to host virtual concert

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By Matthew Saari The show must go on. Despite all of the COVID-19 social-distancing guidelines in place, Daryl Magill is […]

Chasin’ Racin’: Fonda welcomes ‘Jeffer,’ Jeff Heotzler

By Mark Kane Who would have ever thought when you looked out the window early Saturday morning or right up […]

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