Tag Archives: Village of Whitehall

Truck knocks out hydrant

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall’s Department of Public Works employees were working till midnight Thursday after a truck struck a fire hydrant. DPW foreman Steve Brock said he was alerted to the situation at 3:30 p.m. Thursday. “We got two phone calls…that (a truck) clipped a fire hydrant,” he said. The hydrant, at the corner of […]

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Municipalities close offices to public

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Matthew Saari As COVID-19 cases increase and spread throughout the state, most municipalities are shuttering their doors to the public for the next two weeks. Without exception, villages and towns throughout Washington County have reduced staffing and closed offices during the past week, at least until March 31. In every case, however, personnel remain present […]

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Comprehensive plan unveiled

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By PJ Ferguson   The Whitehall Village Board has introduced the first draft of a revitalization comprehensive plan, written by the engineering firm Chazen Companies, which calls for major steps to encourage pass-through travelers to stop and see the village. For starters, the plan proposes changing the Broadway/Poultney Street intersection into a roundabout, with a […]

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Athletic club up for sale

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By PJ Ferguson   The Whitehall Athletic Club is up for sale, according to a listing on Howard Hanna Real Estate Services’ website. Located at 62 Poultney Street in the village of Whitehall, the former Armory is listed for $465,000, touting its 10,800-square-feet event space, coded for 750 people. The property’s value is assessed at […]

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Village’s goal: Reopen Williams Street

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By PJ Ferguson Progress is finally being made towards repairing the damaged canal wall and re-opening North Williams Street. Albeit a small step forward, the Whitehall Village Board has decided to contract Chazen Company, an engineering firm, to conduct a preliminary evaluation to set up a “short-term temporary situation to possibly open up Williams Street.” […]

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Environmentalists pan waste-to-energy plant

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By PJ Ferguson So far the only thing the proposed waste-to-energy plant is producing is controversy. The plant has been drawn to the attention of environmentalists all over. Tracey Frisch of Greenwich, founder of the Clean Air Action Network of Glens Falls, is advising the village to dump the plant deal. “The problem with gasification […]

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Whitehall family keeps police busy

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By PJ Ferguson A Broadway family continuously kept the Whitehall Police Department on their toes over the past couple weeks. First on Dec. 27, an officer was flagged down by a 44-year-old North Williams Street man who stated that a 51-year-old Broadway man was beating his 15-year-old son in front of his residence. Washington County […]

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Village gets sewer grants

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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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Suicidal man taken into custody

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By PJ Ferguson On Dec. 26 at 2:21 a.m., Whitehall police received a tip from the Albany Police Department through the veterans’ crisis hotline regarding a suicidal man with a possible firearm. The man refused to give his name and initially reported that he had a gun but later stated he didn’t. Police ran his […]

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Williams Street snow dilemma

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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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Obituary: Kenneth Robert Johnson

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After a brave battle with COPD, Kenneth “Ken”, “Kenny” Robert Johnson, passed away at his home on Friday, March 20, […]

Gov. Cuomo, Main Street needs a hand from Albany

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Covid-19 has completely changed the way we all live. But along with worrying about keeping themselves and their families healthy, […]

County faces financial ‘uncertainties’

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By PJ Ferguson Washington County officials are clouded by financial uncertainties stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic with County Administrator Chris […]

School slated to resume soon, officials await state guidance

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By PJ Ferguson As the news develops around the COVID-19 pandemic, the Whitehall Central School District faces some changes and […]

Obituary: David G. Morehouse

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Fort Ann, NY – David G. Morehouse passed away at his Dad’s house on March 13, 2020, joining his parents […]

Low COVID-19 numbers in county due to lack of testing, officials say

Washington County has declared a state of emergency resulting in the closure of all non-essential departments.

By PJ Ferguson Washington County officials project that more positive cases of the novel coronavirus exist in the county than […]

Obituary: David J. Little

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Middle Granville, NY – David J. Little, age 60, passed away on March 29, 2020 at his home, with his […]

Obituary: Crispen Winterburn

Crispen Winterburn, 49, of Manchester, NH, died suddenly at his home on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 after a brief illness. […]

Town offices close April 1

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By Matthew Saari The Town of Granville offices will be closed to the public “until further notice” as of April […]

Village, school elections postponed until June

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By Matthew Saari The elections scheduled for both the Granville village and school boards have been pushed back several months. […]

Vermont schools closed, Granville eyes reopening

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By Matthew Saari   Vermont Gov. Phil Scott announced last week that all schools in the Green Mountain State will […]

Washington County: Visitors, stay away

Washington County has declared a state of emergency resulting in the closure of all non-essential departments.

By PJ Ferguson Washington County is urging visitors, weekenders, second-home owners and short-term rental owners to stay away during the […]

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