Tag Archives: Geezer

Town board still not interested in LaFlamme’s; votes to purchase new loader

Stan and Brenda Woodruff addressed the town board at last Wednesday’s special board meeting. The couple, who own the building that is currently occupied by LaFlamme’s at 120 Main Street (the store is moving next to the former Aubuchon Building next month) and had offered to rent the building for $1,000 a month (or $120,000 […]

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Town changes first responder contract

By Derek Liebig   The Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company will begin providing first-response medical services in town after a Town Board vote took the contract away from the Skenesborough Volunteer Fire Company. The board voted, 4-1, on Nov. 9, to remove a $3,500 contract with Skenesborough and will shift it to the Whitehall company. The […]

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Town rejects LaFlamme’s move; for now

The town board decided against moving into the LaFlamme’s building at last week’s monthly meeting, meaning the long search for a home continues. The board unanimously rejected an offer to move into the building at 120 Main St,, which owned by Brenda and Stan Woodruff, despite the support of the move by supervisor-elect George Armstrong. […]

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Welch resigns as Rec director

The director of the Whitehall Recreation Center has resigned and is facing criminal charges following an incident in which a child was struck with a projectile from an air powered gun. Daniel Welch, 52, of Whitehall was arrested and charged with second degree harassment and endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor. Welch is […]

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Skenesborough votes not to dissolve; town move in question

After months of careful consideration and internal debate, the Skenesborough Volunteer Fire Company has decided not to dissolve. Michael Putorti confirmed late Monday afternoon that members had voted against dissolving but declined further comment because he had resigned his position as chief following the vote, citing his belief that the department should have dissolved and […]

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Board considering tax-cap override

The town board discussed a local law that would override the state’s tax cap which prevents municipalities from increasing the tax levy by more than two percent in a given year. The board proposed the law at their monthly board meeting on Oct. 12. The law, if it’s approved, would give the town the right […]

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Town Hall move stalled

Roughly a year after passing a resolution to move into the Skenesborough Fire Department and more than two months after expressing its renewed interest in making the  move, the town remains in the Canal Corp Visitor’s Center, hamstrung by the same issues that have delayed the move since day one. Supervisor Richard “Geezer” Gordon reiterated […]

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Armory Sold

An Orange County businessman and entrepreneur who owns an historic ski lodge in Vermont and property on Gray Lane along the Mettowee River secured the winning bid for the Whitehall Armory during a public auction held at the Canal Corp. Visitors Center Tuesday afternoon. Gregory Gross put forward a winning bid of $165,000 and beat […]

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Armstrong unopposed in November election

It appears that George Armstrong will run uncontested for Whitehall’s Supervisor position after local democrats failed to nominate a candidate for supervisor during their caucus held last week. The party did put forth candidates for the other four positions during a brief caucus held on Saturday, Sept. 10 that will be on the ballet this […]

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Cash available for grocery store

Representatives from the New York State Healthy Food and Healthy Communities Fund, a financing program that helps facilitate the development of food markets in under-served communities, has designatedWhitehallas a town that qualifies for assistance. Several local officials met with representatives from The Low Income Investment Fund, Pennsylvania-based organization The Food Trust, and Karl Benedikt from […]

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Amanda Peet plays housewife turned murderer

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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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