Tag Archives: Mayor Phil Smith

Health center to reopen

Whitehall Health Center

By Matthew Saari The Whitehall Health Center will reopen next week. Whitehall town supervisor John Rozell announced Thursday he had received notice of the opening earlier in the week. “Whitehall Health Center will be open two days a week, starting next week,” Rozell said. Glens Falls Hospital vice president Ray Agnew confirmed the statement, also […]

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Village may go to court over canal wall ownership


By PJ Ferguson   The Whitehall Village Board is pursuing taking the New York State Canal Corporation to court over ownership of the damaged canal wall. “To go down that path and sort out who actually owns it is kind of a long-term thing,” cautioned Mayor Phil Smith. Since the damage to the canal wall […]

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Village massages budget, will increase taxes 1.78%

The Whitehall Village Board (R-L: David Chaplin, Timothy Watson, Pat Norton, Teresa Austin and Mayor Phil Smith.

By PJ Ferguson “We need to figure out how to cut some money as usual,” said Whitehall Mayor Phil Smith. Initially over budget by about $477,000, the village board was scrambling to make cuts in time for the deadline to hold a public hearing on a tentative budget by April 15. As of Monday, they […]

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Virus delays village projects

Flatiron building

By PJ Ferguson The COVID-19 pandemic is delaying a number of village projects, says Mayor Phil Smith. Among the projects is the long-awaited cleanup of the flatiron building on Main Street, which collapsed in May of 2018. The cleanup is considered to be a non-essential operation under Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive order. Therefore, the hold […]

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Village’s public hearing continuing

Whitehall Municipal Center.

By PJ Ferguson The public hearing regarding the village’s comprehensive revitalization plan will remain open until Tuesday, April 14, as per a declaration by Whitehall Mayor Phil Smith. Residents may contact the village by mail, phone or email with questions and comments on the plan. The village office can be reached at 518-499-0871 and by […]

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N. Williams may stay closed

The Whitehall Village Board (R-L: David Chaplin, Timothy Watson, Pat Norton, Teresa Austin and Mayor Phil Smith.

By PJ Ferguson The section of North Williams Street that has been closed since September due to the damaged canal wall could be closed for the entirety of this year. After a conversation with several engineers, Mayor Phil Smith said he believes the situation is a “good candidate” for a $300,000 grant, similar to the […]

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Village gets sewer grants


By PJ Ferguson The New York State Consolidated Funding Application has granted several upstate municipalities monies for various projects. The village of Whitehall received two sizeable grants, one for $100,000 for a sewer inflow and infiltration study. The engineering study’s purpose is to evaluate actions to reduce infiltration and inflow to its wastewater collection and […]

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Williams Street snow dilemma

This section of North Williams Street has been closed since September.

By PJ Ferguson If you would like to catch a glimpse of what the roads would look like if snow removal was stopped, look no further than the closed North Williams Street. While an engineer’s report provided by the New York State Canal Corporation advised that the village remove snow as quickly as possible from […]

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Village hires new attorney

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By PJ Ferguson The village of Whitehall has parted ways with its attorney, Erika Sellar Ryan of Keller & Sellar Ryan PLLC. Matthew Fuller of Meyer, Fuller & Stockwell PLCC, in Lake George, has been named as the new legal representative for the village. Fuller has been practicing law since 2001, representing municipalities in Warren, […]

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Waste-to-energy questions abound

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By PJ Ferguson Whitehall village officials and residents are seeking answers to several questions about the proposed waste-to-energy plant before a decision is made. Holding a special meeting on Monday to discuss the matter, Mayor Phil Smith said he hoped more residents would turn out to express their opinions. “There is chatter around town, but […]

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Obituary: Donald Herman Herbst

Herbst, Donald

Whitehall-Donald Herman Herbst, 81, of Champlain Ave., passed away peacefully at the Glens Falls Hospital, after a valiant fight with […]

Man shot after hitting cop with car


Two Rutland, Vermont men were sent to the hospital Wednesday after a shootout and chase with police. Just after midnight […]

Obituary: Jason C. Thomas

Jason Thomas obit photo

Jason C. Thomas, 44, of Willow Spring, NC (formerly of Granville, NY) passed away peacefully with family by his side […]

Backpack program marks 14 years

Skyler (left) and Melody Schinski, Ann Schinski’s grandchildren, show off some of the gear that will be given away at Saturday’s backpack drive.

By Matthew Saari School is scheduled to start in a little more than a month, so it’s time to think […]

Man shot by Rutland police


Two men were sent to the hospital Wednesday following a shootout and chase with police in Rutland, Vermont. Just after […]

Local businesses get big money from feds


By Matthew Saari Many of the region’s leading employers were the leading recipients of federal coronavirus stimulus money. The U.S […]

Village, town order cuts in water usage


By Matthew Saari The village and town of Granville both are restricting water usage in their respective municipalities due to […]

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Poultney man charged with arson

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A Poultney, Vermont man has been arrested in connection with a May fire in Middletown Springs, Vermont. On Monday, Vermont […]

Magill to host virtual concert

Magill and Macri 3 cover

By Matthew Saari The show must go on. Despite all of the COVID-19 social-distancing guidelines in place, Daryl Magill is […]

Chasin’ Racin’: Fonda welcomes ‘Jeffer,’ Jeff Heotzler

By Mark Kane Who would have ever thought when you looked out the window early Saturday morning or right up […]

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