Tag Archives: Mayor Francis

Water payments trickle in slowly

  Efforts by the village to collect past due water bills have so far produced mixed results. The assistant village clerk, Julie VanGuilder, said a few users have made efforts to pay at least part of their bills since a letter went out to delinquent accounts last month, and one user stopped by the village […]

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Village, DPW come to agreement

  The village and the union that represents seven Department of Public Works employees have agreed on a contract, giving the union its first contract since 2007. “I think both sides are happy with the way it worked out,” Village Mayor Francis “Fra” Putorti. “It’s a little win for both sides.” The workers will receive […]

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Rathbun enters mayoral race

The race for mayor of the village of Whitehall will be a three-way affair. Former Granville resident Bill Rathbun, the former owner of Rathbun’s Maple Sugar House, has filed papers to be listed on the independent line in the March 15 election. He joins Republican Ken Bartholomew, who is currently a village trustee, and Democrat […]

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Train derailment investigation continues

By Bill Toscano Train service between Vermont and New York was disrupted for part of last weekend following a train derailment on the Vermont Rail lines that cross South Williams Street early Saturday morning and could have caused public safety issues in the village. The Amtrak Ethan Allen Express that regularly runs from Rutland, Vt., […]

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Town office move still unclear

By Bill Toscano There’s still no definite answer to the long running question: Where will the Whitehall town offices move to? Town Supervisor Richard “Geezer” Gordon said last week he has switched his focus from the Skenesborough Volunteer Fire Company to the former Garden Time building on U.S. Route 4. He said he is attracted […]

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Mayoral candidates chosen

Whitehall voters will have a series of choices when they cast their ballots during the March 15 village elections. Republican Kan Bartholomew won his party’s caucus vote over William Rathbun and will be running for mayor. The Democrats nominated Peter Telisky, a former town supervisor and village mayor, who was the only candidate to file […]

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Saunders Street Bridge still closed

By Bill Toscano More than a month after the Saunders Street bridge project was certified as complete, there is still a huge pile of snow blocking the connection to Broadway, and the orange detour signs are still up. At Monday’s village board meeting, Mayor Francis “Fra” Putorti said electricity had been provided to the intersection […]

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Town re-considers Garden Time site

By Bill Toscano The long and winding road to a new site for Whitehall’s town office just got a little longer. Town Supervisor Richard “Geezer” Gordon said Tuesday he has been in contact with the owners of the former Garden Time building on U.S. Route 4 and he is considering recommending the town choose that […]

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Smoothing out the bumps

It came down to two new bumps in the road. Residents from Kirtland Street in the village of Whitehall were pleased to see the bumps, which they felt were a way to deter people from speeding along their street. However, others saw them as a nuisance. In the end, it came down to how the […]

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Mayor’s e-mail, Facebook pirated

So, there was the Putorti family, vacationing off in Jolly Ole’ England, when a band of masked marauders caught them at gunpoint and asked them to turn over all their money and credit cards. That left Whitehall Mayor Francis “Fra” Putorti and his family in quite a pickle, needing to ask friends and family for […]

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Poultney Baptist Church sashes still missing

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Thirty-one historic window sashes from the United Baptist Church of Poultney are still missing after they were accidently picked up […]

Granville Center neglects residents, former employee, others alleges. Charges ‘blatantly untrue:’ spokesman

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By PJ Ferguson and Matthew Saari A recently terminated employee of the Granville Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing alleges staff […]

Seniors parade in Elks event

Whitehall Elks 2020 parade

By PJ Ferguson Lined up for the Whitehall Elks Lodge “Celebration for the Graduates” parade, senior Makayla Gosselin drove her […]

Graduation plans could go either way

Whitehall High School

By PJ Ferguson The Whitehall Central School District has plans for both an “in-person and virtual” graduation ceremony but is […]

ReMIND, ReWIND – Sizzling rom-cons

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Do you ice her? Do you marry her? What should a con with a devil-may-care, devoted dame do? By Robert […]

Teacher’s union president weighs in on school budget

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To the editor: Last week, the final reduction in force notifications for Granville Central School went out, and three teachers […]

Obituary: Daniel B. Roberts

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On Saturday May 23 2020, Daniel B. Roberts, 69 of Granville, NY lost his battle with Alzheimer’s Disease, a disease […]

Obituary: Warren A. McFarren

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Granville, NY – Warren Anthony McFarren passed away on May 24, 2020. Warren was born on December 10, 1936 in […]

Obituary: Francis George Norton

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Whitehall-Francis George Norton, 80, of Lafayette Street passed away on May 31, 2020, at the Rutland Regional Medical Center, with […]

Supervisors change county budget officer

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By PJ Ferguson This morning’s special Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting was wrapped in under 10 minutes, however, with […]

Obituary: Gladys M. Monger

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West Pawlet, VT – Gladys Monger, 90 years old, passed away on May 25, 2020. She was born in Granville, […]

Obituary: Ruth A. Beckett

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Ruth A. Beckett, 93, went to be with the Lord on May 21, 2020. She is survived by a daughter, Joan […]

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