Tag Archives: George Armstrong

School board fetes member, workers for their service

The Whitehall Board of Education took time to honor its own during last week’s monthly board meeting. Board member George Armstrong was presented with an award for his dedicated service to the district. Armstrong who is completing his 16th year on the board and was elected as town supervisor in November attended his last meeting. […]

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Holiday Train leaves joy behind

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Whitehall received an early dose of holiday cheer as the Holiday Train made its annual pilgrimage to the Amtrak Station on Monday afternoon. The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is the North America’s longest-running rolling food fundraiser and raises awareness of local hunger along its tour of Canada and the United States. Each year the train […]

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Public invited to Elks’ annual memorial service

Whitehall Elks Lodge 1481 will join with their counterparts around the nation this weekend in honoring members who have passed away within the last year. The lodge will host their annual Memorial Service at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4 at the lodge on North Williams Street. The event is open to the public and […]

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Auditor pleased with Whitehall’s school finances

The Whitehall School District is financially sound. That was the message school officials delivered during Monday’s monthly Board of Education meeting. Prior to the meeting, members of the Finance and Audit Committee met and reviewed the findings from a recently completed audit that found the district to be compliant with all government regulations. “The auditor […]

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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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Republicans hold power: Millett back as town clerk

It was a good night for the GOP in Whitehall. Republican’s swept Tuesday’s elections and the results weren’t even close. As polling officials counted the votes Tuesday night, it became clear that all five Republican candidates won win their respective races, including the once and future town clerk Julie Millett. Millett, a Republican, overwhelmingly won […]

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Town board, clerk positions on ballot in Whitehall

Local voters will head to the polls Tuesday to determine the fate of three contested races. Despite the fact that George Armstrong and Louis Pratt are running unopposed for the positions of town supervisor and highway superintendent, respectively, there is still plenty of intrigue in next week’s town-wide elections. Democrat Jim Putorti and Republicans Stephanie […]

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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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Irene hits Whitehall

Whitehall emerged from Hurricane Irene relatively unscathed following torrential rains that caused rivers throughout the area to overspill their banks resulting in widespread flooding throughout the region. Although some roads leading into the community were closed Monday morning and several areas in town were under water, local officials were describingWhitehallas lucky after the community avoided […]

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Armstrong leads Republican slate

By Derek Liebig   The Whitehall Republican party has made its nominations for the town elections later this fall and most of the candidates will be familiar to most resident. Four of the candidates have been active participants in town government in the past, including two incumbents. Louis Pratt and Farrell Prefountaine will vie for […]

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Village’s public hearing continuing

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By PJ Ferguson The public hearing regarding the village’s comprehensive revitalization plan will remain open until Tuesday, April 14, as […]

N. Williams may stay closed

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By PJ Ferguson The section of North Williams Street that has been closed since September due to the damaged canal […]

Local slate company retools, makes PPE

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Millennium Slate LLC is reopening and retooling its plant to make personal protective equipment (PPE) for the Covid-19 pandemic. On […]

Telescope offers production services, state remains mum

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By Matthew Saari With COVID-19 cases continuing to mount, New York State is ignoring businesses fully capable of producing personal […]

Farmers dumping milk because of pandemic

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By Matthew Saari It may be time to start crying over spilled milk. Dairy farmers locally and across the country […]

Obituary: Maxine R. St. Claire

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    Whitehall- Maxine R. St. Claire, a devout catholic, loving wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother, passed through the […]

Obituary: Kenneth Robert Johnson

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After a brave battle with COPD, Kenneth “Ken”, “Kenny” Robert Johnson, passed away at his home on Friday, March 20, […]

Gov. Cuomo, Main Street needs a hand from Albany

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Covid-19 has completely changed the way we all live. But along with worrying about keeping themselves and their families healthy, […]

County faces financial ‘uncertainties’

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By PJ Ferguson Washington County officials are clouded by financial uncertainties stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic with County Administrator Chris […]

School slated to resume soon, officials await state guidance

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By PJ Ferguson As the news develops around the COVID-19 pandemic, the Whitehall Central School District faces some changes and […]

Obituary: David G. Morehouse

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Fort Ann, NY – David G. Morehouse passed away at his Dad’s house on March 13, 2020, joining his parents […]

Low COVID-19 numbers in county due to lack of testing, officials say

Washington County has declared a state of emergency resulting in the closure of all non-essential departments.

By PJ Ferguson Washington County officials project that more positive cases of the novel coronavirus exist in the county than […]

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