Tag Archives: Vandalism

Cameras to ‘patrol’ Skenesborough Park

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By PJ Ferguson After multiple reports of vandalism and property destruction in Skenesborough Park, the Whitehall Town Board has voted to install a new security camera system so the park can be viewed live from the police station and the town office. The purchase of the system with nine new cameras was approved unanimously by […]

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RAMPAGE: ‘Bored,’ two men vandalize school

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By Matthew Saari In a fit of boredom, two young men broke into Whitehall High School and caused tens of thousands of dollars in damage during the early morning hours last Wednesday, police said. At 1 a.m. Alan M. Dufresne Jr., 20, and Skye Rice, 16, broke into the high school by smashing the glass […]

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Town board wants cameras installed

By Dan King The Whitehall Town Park has been plagued recently with vandalism and town officials are ready to address the issue. The Town Board received bids last week to install a camera system at both the town park and the town highway garage. After several bouts of vandalism, Supervisor George Armstrong called for increased […]

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Cameras considered for park vandalism

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By Dan King Whitehall officials are concerned about a perceived rise in vandalism at both the town and village parks. “The amphitheatre is totally being destroyed,” said Village Trustee Marge Mohn, who serves as commissioner of parks and recreation for the village. Mohn said she has seen kids removing stones and bricks from the amphitheatre. […]

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Rail Trail vandalism concerns officials

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By Jaime Thomas Officials are looking to take action after someone vandalized a recently completed section of the rail trail last weekend. John Tanner, the town of Granville’s highway superintendent, said he agrees 100 percent with Supervisor Matt Hick’s desire to find the culprit. “If you let it go and you overlook it, you’re just […]

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Mettawee copes with vandals

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By Jaime Thomas The Mettawee Community School in West Pawlet is using an act of vandalism as a teachable moment. An unknown driver heavily damaged the lawn at the school on Columbus Day weekend. Though officials don’t know the exact date of the vandalism, they believe it happened on Monday, Oct. 8. Principal Brooke DeBonis […]

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Cemetery close; village weighs risk

Village officials have closed the Boardman Street cemetery while they determine the extent to which they are liable for injuries caused by damaged or toppled headstones and monuments. Following last Tuesday’s board meeting, officials asked that the gates to the municipally owned cemetery be closed until their insurance provider assessed the risk to those visiting […]

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Local woman upset about vandalism in cemetery

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                                            Marcy Gordon is concerned about the state of the Boardman Street Cemetery. When she visited the cemetery recently she was aghast at the site of toppled gravestones she believes were standing upright earlier […]

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Village eyes curfew

New emphasis on old curfew prompted by vandalism      Idle hands, it is said, are the devil’s playthings. Hanging out late at night doesn’t help either when it comes to causing damage to private and public property. Prompted by an increase in the number of vandalism and destructive mischief types of complaints, local officials […]

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Rec Center vandalism causes concern

By Derek Liebig A group of residents expressed concerns about recent vandalism at the Rec Center playground at last Wednesday’s town board meeting. Christina Sumner said she has seen damage to a fence, door and one of the swings over the last several weeks. “There’s been a lot of vandalism at the park recently,” she […]

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Obituary: Stephen J. Vladyka

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Whitehall-Stephen Joseph Vladyka, 79, passed peacefully on August 1, 2020, at his home in Whitehall, NY. Mr. Vladyka was preceded […]

Obituary: Laurence E. Andrews

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Granville, NY – Laurence E. Andrews passed away on the family farm at the age of 99, holding hands with […]

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 […]

Lakes Region FreePress, July 31, 2020

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