Tag Archives: Village of Whitehall

Village police must prepare ‘reform, reinvention’ policy

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By Jay Mullen As per Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive order for police reform and reinvention, the Whitehall Village Board discussed forming a committee to move forward with the process on Sept. 15. The executive order states that by April 1, 2021 every municipality in the state that has a police department has to go through […]

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Canal wall work suspended

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By Jay Mullen Work being done on the canal wall on North Williams Street has been halted because of evidence found suggesting that the village of Whitehall does not own the wall. The section of North Williams Street where the canal wall is damaged has been closed off since last September, and it looks as […]

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Municipal center cleanup underway

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By Jay Mullen The Whitehall Municipal Center, which the town, village, court and police offices call home, is in the process of being cleaned up after recent storms caused damages to the building. Mayor Phil Smith said the village offices were “pretty much destroyed” after the storms rolled through last Monday. Cleaning crews have been […]

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Virtual benefit concert scheduled to raise money for those affected by recent storms, flooding

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By Jay Mullen A virtual benefit concert to help the recent flood victims after the severe storms in Whitehall on Aug. 24 will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 1.  The event, #WhitehallStrong Storm Relief Virtual Benefit,  is being co-sponsored by the Lakes Region Free Press and the Whitehall Times and will include […]

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Deluge causes flooding in Whitehall

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By Jay Mullen Severe storms and flooding have affected Whitehall and surrounding communities in northern Washington County on Monday, Aug. 24. Mayor Phill Smith said he was told Whitehall experienced four to six inches of rain in an hour span. Many residents experienced flooding in their basements from the high amounts of rain. The Whitehall […]

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Flat Iron cleanup nearly done

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By Jay Mullen The long process of cleaning the Flat Iron building property finally began Monday, Aug. 10 and should be finishing up soon. The debris will all be cleaned up and removed by Monday, Aug. 17, according to Mayor Phil Smith. It will take a few days after that to haul everything out and […]

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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 new compliance officer in Dan Stycznski. He is tasked with replacing former officer Peter Telisky, who retired more than a year ago. Mayor Phil Smith said it hasn’t been an easy task finding a replacement. […]

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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 its most recent monthly meeting. The meeting started with Mayor Phil Smith opening the public hearing, allowing the public – numbering two residents in the audience – to voice their questions and concerns on the […]

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Sewer grants available for village residents

There is still plenty of grant money dedicated to the Sewer Lateral Project.

By Jay Mullen Whitehall village residents with low to moderate incomes are eligible to qualify for grant money that would pay for sewer line upgrades. Mayor Phil Smith said that there is still plenty of money dedicated to the Sewer Lateral Project. Villagers will qualify based on their income but will not receive the grant […]

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Whitehall library to open Aug. 4

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The Whitehall Free Library will reopen on Tuesday, Aug 4, at Level 2 of service. Level 2 will allow patrons to access curbside service, which will make it possible for patrons to pick up items ordered through interlibrary loan. The staff also will be available to help patrons order items by calling the library during […]

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Whitehall school still waiting for response from NYSIR

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By Jay Mullen Whitehall Central School is still waiting for the New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal to give them an […]

‘Car cruise’ to replace car show

By Austin Crosier The consequences of COVID-19 have forced people of all walks of life to change gears and improvise […]

Pub on Main Street hires new head chef

Owner Vicky Hale poses for the camera behind the bar.

By Austin Crosier After being located across the bridge at 1 West Main Street in Granville since 2016, Vicky Hale […]

Loss of aid threatens to impact school plans

Seated Left to Right: Ashlee Zinn, Granville Central School District Superintendent Thomas McGurl, Granville Central School District Board of Education President Audrey Hicks.

By Austin Crosier Granville Central School District superintendent Thomas McGurl was bluntly honest in his monthly report to the Board […]

Brown defeats Tatko for village board seat

Village Trustee Dan Brown (left) and Mayor Paul Labas pictured in January after Brown was named interim Trustee.

By Austin Crosier In a special election for the final Granville Village Board seat on Tuesday Sept. 15, interim trustee […]

James P. Brooks, Jr.

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Whitehall-On Friday, September 18th around 9:15am, Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company Second Assistant Chief, James P. Brooks Jr., began his exit […]

Marie Adulia Daly

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Wells, VT – Marie Adulia Daly, 88, of Wells, Vermont, died September 15th at the Rutland Regional Medical Center after […]

Robert (Bob) J. Cameron

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Whitehall-Robert (Bob) J. Cameron of Neddo Street passed away peacefully September 18, 2020 at home surrounded by family. He was […]

Peter Maynard Daignault

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Whitehall-Peter Maynard Daignault, 69, passed away unexpectedly on Friday September 18, 2020.  Born in Schenectady in 1951, he was the […]

Richard E. “Rick” Rozell

Granville-Richard E. “Rick” Rozell passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 after a brief illness. Rick was born on August […]

Winfred E. “Tink” Palmer

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Granville, NY – Winfred E. “Tink” Palmer Sr.  age 93, passed away at Slate Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on […]

Town decides not to buy flood insurance

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By Jay Mullen The recent flooding caused by storms last month was described as a “freak deal” by highway superintendent […]

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