Tag Archives: Kathy Jones

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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Jones chosen to attend Empire Girls State Program

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Cariana Jones was chosen to represent Whitehall at the Empire Girls State program later this summer. Jones, a junior at Whitehall High School, was one of four girls interviewed last Thursday by members of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 83 and was chosen to represent Whitehall at the program, which will be held from June 30 […]

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Town calls for minimal tax increase

Despite a projected increase in appropriations and a decrease in revenues from sources other than taxes, the Town of Whitehall has proposed a spending plan that calls for almost no increase in taxes. The $1 million budget calls for a 0.12 percent increase in the tax rate, meaning local property owners can expect to pay […]

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Town move finally here

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The long wait for a new town hall is over. Supervisor George Armstrong said the town has received its change of use certificate from the county and will move into the former Skenesborough firehouse next week. “We got the OK to move in from the county and we plan to make the move on the […]

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Town budget includes 10 percent tax increase: Cost of funding retirement cited

The town board unanimously approved its 2012 fiscal budget during a special meeting last Wednesday and homeowners can expect to pay a little more when they receive their tax bills next year. The nearly $1 million budget calls for a 10.02 percent increase in the tax rate, meaning local property owners could expect to pay […]

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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 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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Heated end to town board meeting

The meeting that left the town of Whitehall with an adopted spending plan for 2011 ended with fireworks on Wednesday, Nov. 17, with several heated exchanges betwwen elected officials and town employees. After the meeting, which saw the board adopt a budget with an increase on 13.62-percent after starting the day faced with a 15-plus […]

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Whitehall tax rate up 13-percent

The news did not get any better for the Whitehall town budget in the past week. At the public hearing on the preliminary 2011 spending plan on Nov. 4, town budget officer Kathy Jones said there was an increase to the tax rate due to new figures. “We got new information about retirement figures,” said […]

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Current budget figures

The town of Whitehall presented their latest version of the 2011 budget on Thursday, Nov. 4 as part of the annual public hearing on the spending plan. Budget officer Kathy Jones said that due to new information, the tax rate increase had jumped from a 12.44-percent increase to a 13.61-percent increase, which is almost identical […]

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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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