Tag Archives: Town Of Whitehall

Pratt, frustrated, gets men raises

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By PJ Ferguson Town organizational meetings are typically mundane and brief, with officials being sworn in, establishing the rules and procedures for the upcoming year. However, Whitehall’s town organizational meeting was anything but. Several dust-ups occurred between town officials. Perhaps most notably was highway superintendent Louie Pratt, speaking up to the board regarding his request […]

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Budget Inn for sale

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By PJ Ferguson Often a site of controversy, the Budget Inn on Route 4 in Whitehall is officially for sale. According to town supervisor John Rozell, he spoke with the new prospective owner but would not disclose his name until the sale was finalized. He did note that the sale was “almost finalized” and that […]

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Town, village agree: No to fire district

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By PJ Ferguson Just days after the Village Board turned down a proposal to establish a fire district for the village and town of Whitehall, the Town Board voted 4-1 in opposition to the plan last Wednesday. There was little support in the room with town board member David Hollister being the sole supporter, claiming […]

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Town, village, firemen discuss joint fire district

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By Matthew Saari Officials from the town and village of Whitehall met with the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company last Tuesday to discuss the possibility of forming a joint fire district. Mayor Phil Smith and trustee Dave Chaplin represented the village while board members Tim Kingsley and Chris Dudley were in attendance for the town. Conducting […]

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Cemetery going bankrupt

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall’s Sciota Cemetery is fast going bankrupt, which may force the Town of Whitehall to take it over. The matter was brought before the Town Board at its August meeting by Sciota Cemetery Association president George Armstrong and Richard Buske, a senior accountant with the state Division of Cemeteries. “The situation that […]

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Changes approved to power line route through Whitehall

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By Matthew Saari An alternative route for a proposed high voltage power line was approved by the Whitehall Town Board following discussion last week. Supervisor John Rozell brought the matter before the board last Wednesday after it was tabled during the February town board meeting. “Where do we stand on that project?” Rozell asked the […]

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$34K solar PILOT negotiated

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By Matthew Saari After nearly a year of negotiations, the final payment in lieu of taxes may be finalized. Assessor Bruce Caza informed the Whitehall Town Board during their February meeting that he had reached an agreement to the tune of $34,000 with Borrego Solar, the company developing the solar farms on Cemetery Lane and […]

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Towns rally behind Codie

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By Matthew Saari Town officials from Dresden and Whitehall want to ensure that the occupants of 10,000 vehicles traveling Route 4 know where Olympian Codie Bascue calls home. Just south of the village of Whitehall two banners have been hung, both wishing Bascue good fortune and declaring Whitehall and Dresden the official hometowns of the […]

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Sand, salt free to town residents

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By Matthew Saari and Krystle Morey As temperatures hover around freezing, the threat of slick, icy surfaces are an ever-looming threat to Whitehall residents. Fortunately, town residents are able to pick up loads of sand at the Whitehall town highway shed on Route 4 to help provide some much-needed traction on those icy surfaces. The […]

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Towns crunching budgets

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By Krystle S. Morey and Matthew Saari Granville Town Supervisor Matt Hicks said it best about budget season: “Every year you are trying to sharpen your pencil to try to target the number as best you can. A lot of them are still a bit of a moving target, but in general, it’s pretty straight […]

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Parade salutes fallen 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 […]

Granville reopening town offices

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By Duncan Campbell   The Granville Town Board announced gradual steps being taken to reopen public hearings and town offices […]

Three-year-old struck, injured by car

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A three-year-old girl was injured Thursday evening after being struck by a car in Argyle. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office […]

North Country Freepress – 05/22/20

Obituary: Leonore “Lee, Chet” Marie Leonbruno

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Leonore “Lee, Chet” Marie Leonbruno June 15, 1933 + April 30, 2020 Leonore fought the good fight, she finished her […]

Granville school board approves budget, layoffs

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By Matthew Saari The Granville Board of Education has approved a $26 million spending plan for the 2020-2021 school year […]

Classifieds 05/20/20

County beaches’ opening delayed

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By PJ Ferguson The Washington County beaches will remain closed until June 13, per recommendation of buildings and grounds superintendent […]

Whitehall school to keep programs, staff with 1.96% levy increase

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By PJ Ferguson The Whitehall Central School District’s budget for the 2020-2021 fiscal year passed unanimously at Monday’s Board of […]

Flags to be placed on veterans’ graves

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By PJ Ferguson While Whitehall’s Memorial Day Parade has been canceled this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, American Legion […]

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