Tag Archives: Highway Superintendent

Scouts replace old fence

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By Jaime Thomas Several months ago, the boy scouts of Troop 44 were looking for a good project. When they got assigned to an old cemetery on Quaker Street during townwide cleanup day, everything fell into place. The cemetery, which sits next to the Peniel Presbyterian Church, was bordered by a dilapidated fence that was […]

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Firemen question fundraising

By Jaime Thomas Firemen expect each other to respect boundaries on and off the job. But a local official brought up a “fireman’s territory issue” at a town board meeting Thursday night. Scott McCullen, fire chief of North Granville Hose Company, wanted to know if the town had any authority over an outside fire department […]

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Hampton establishes transfer sticker fund

The Hampton Town Board will establish a fund to purchase unused transfer station stickers from local residents. The board will set aside $100 that will be used to provide refunds to residents who have stickers they can no longer use. Earth, Waste and Metal assumed control of the five county transfer stations on Monday, several […]

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Town agrees to pay increase in insurance deductible

The Town of Whitehall will compensate employees for a four-hundred percent increase in the cost of an insurance deductible for inpatient care. The board approved the measure during last week’s monthly meeting following a request from Highway Superintendent Louie Pratt. Pratt told board members that employees changed their insurance provider and the deductible for inpatient […]

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Jones out as budget officer: Supervisor cites cost savings as reason

Kathy Jones was replaced last week as the Town of Whitehall’s budget officer in a cost-cutting move Supervisor George Armstrong said will save the town tens of thousands of dollars. Armstrong chose last Wednesday not to reappoint Jones who has served as budget officer, Supervisor’s clerk, and the town highway superintendent’s clerk for the past […]

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Snow storm causes no problems locally

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Whitehall emerged unscathed from the first significant snowfall of the season. Whitehall Police Chief Matt Dickinson said there were no significant issues in the village and the New York State Police didn’t report any car accidents during the storm, which began on Wednesday night and didn’t end until early Thursday evening. The storm was the […]

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Village hopes to complete sidewalk project by Friday

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Workers expect to complete the current sidewalk project by the end of this week if weather allows. Highway Superintendent Dan Williams said the collaborative work effort between the town, the village and hired contractors has been going very well. “We poured in 10 more yards this morning, so we’re about three-quarters of the way done,” […]

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Board passes post office resolution

With a unanimous vote, the Hartford Town Board made a resolution on Nov. 13 requesting the new hours for the post office be from 2 to 6 p.m. The board said this will allow the most people to be able to use the office. Town Supervisor Dana Haff points out that the Hartford school is […]

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Town raises budget by 2 percent

Two weeks after approving a preliminary budget that called for a minimal tax increase, the town council made a number of adjustments last week to its 2013 fiscal plan that will push the tax rate much closer to the state-mandated 2 percent cap. The current budget, including the adjustments made last Wednesday, is now projected […]

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Compost-al service

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By Jaime Thomas The village has been vacuuming. As a service for village residents, Department of Public Works employees have been collecting leaves since Oct. 15 and will continue through November or until all of the leaves are down. Dan Williams, the highway superintendent, said the village has always picked up bagged leaves and has […]

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Ask Matt – Will there really be new episodes to watch this fall?

Question: With the coronavirus epidemic and social distancing, will there be any new TV episodes this fall? –C Brown Matt […]

Morgan Kohan looks for ‘Love on Harbor Island’

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By Barb Oates Lake homes, romance and rescue dogs. We’re all in on Hallmark Channel’s latest original Love on Harbor […]

Rick’s Picks – ABC’s fall lineup

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By Rick Gables ABC’s primetime fall lineup will include David E. Kelly’s new drama Big Sky, Kari Lizar’s new comedy […]

ReMIND, ReWIND – Kirk Douglas, the modern movie antihero

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Intense and hard-charging, Kirk Douglas didn’t just make great movies; he made movies worth watching. By Stephen Whitty, ReMIND Magazine […]

Novel a ‘love letter’ to Granville, Whitehall

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By Jay Mullen As he walked around town at the time of Granville’s 40th High School Reunion two summers ago, […]

Scott signs executive order setting Sept. 8 as school opening day

Governor Phil Scott has signed a directive officially setting Tuesday, Sept. 8 as the universal reopening date for Vermont schools. […]

Whitehall outlines school plans

Whitehall Central School District eyes A/B day schedule.

By Jay Mullen Superintendent Patrick Dee outlined the school district’s plan to reopen this fall in a YouTube video posted […]

Compliance officer hired by village

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By Jay Mullen   After about a year of searching for a replacement, the village of Whitehall finally has its […]

Nuisance law approved by village

A proposed law would give the Whitehall Village Board the authority to remove a structure’s license of occupancy.

By Matthew Saari The Village of Whitehall unanimously approved a nuisance property law after fielding only a few comments at […]

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Cheers & Jeers – ‘United We Fall’ and Peacock

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 By Damian Holbrook Cheers to United We Fall for presenting a united parental front. Even though ABC’s latest comedy is […]

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