Tag Archives: Village of Whitehall

Officials, residents skeptical of waste-to-energy plant

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By PJ Ferguson   Tuesday night’s presentation from Airgid Global and Edison Energy representatives regarding the proposed waste-to-energy plant was met with skepticism by those in attendance. Despite providing information on how the plant would benefit the village of Whitehall, the answers were not satisfying enough for some. “I don’t want our town to be […]

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Village: Canal wall ‘our problem’

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By PJ Ferguson The New York State Canal Corporation has completed its analysis of the damage to the canal wall in front of North Williams Street in Whitehall and it’s bad news for the village. The village of Whitehall will assume full responsibility for repairing the canal wall. The village board held a special meeting […]

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Waste-to-energy plant may come to Whitehall

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By PJ Ferguson A new waste-to-energy plant may be coming to the former EB Metals property on Poultney Street in Whitehall. The company, Airgid Global, uses a chemical process to convert hazardous waste into reusable products such as metals, oil and fuel. “They are not a burn plant,” said Mayor Phil Smith, calming fears of […]

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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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Village board resolves non-issue with Busty’s

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By PJ Ferguson The September meeting of the Whitehall Village Board led to some confusion between the board and Busty’s Brew and BBQ owner Joe Kelly and its property owner Jared Mowatt. After receiving a permit from the village, Kelley recently filled in the land behind Busty’s that resulted in a violation of code. Or […]

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Police working break-in cases

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By Matthew Saari More than a week after a man attempted to forcibly gain access to six village homes, no arrests have been made but Whitehall police said they are actively pursuing the case. On Sunday, officer Dan Herrmann said the investigation was still ongoing, with the department having interviewed numerous neighbors of the affected […]

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Police investigating home invasions in village

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall police are investigating a bizarre series of home invasions that occurred over the weekend. On Sunday, Oct. 7 at 2:44 a.m., a Third Avenue woman called police, reporting a possible home invasion after hearing someone kick-in a door. While investigating, police said they received a second call at 2:47 a.m., this […]

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Annual Hollerin’ Festival draws Sasquatch fans

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By Matthew Saari “Oh wow, it’s a lot busier than last year.” That was what one attendee of Whitehall’s third annual Sasquatch Calling Festival had to say upon seeing the cars lining Skenesborough Drive. “It’s far busier,” agreed Bob Parker. “Busier than even two years ago.” It was impossible not to notice the scope of […]

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Village to charge resident $445+ for mowing lawn

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By Matthew Saari Do you find yourself just too busy to mow your lawn? Wait long enough and the village of Whitehall will mow it for you for the low, low sum of $445. This was just the case at 45 Saunders St. as Mayor Phil Smith explained during a village board meeting on Tuesday. […]

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Village debates, OKs pig farm

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall trustees had to roll out extra chairs last Thursday to accommodate everyone interested in the proposed pig farm on State Route 22 at the former Lane Farm, and after the sometimes-heated discussion the pig farm was approved. Mayor Phil Smith opened the special meeting, providing a little background for village residents […]

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Obituary: James Kelly

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Wells, VT –  James Kelly (Jim), 76 years of age, of Wells, VT; passed away Friday January 17, 2020 in […]

Obituary: Robert Joseph Pekar Sr

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Robert Joseph Pekar Sr., 82 of  Bonita Springs, Fl. passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at JoAnne’s House in Bonita […]

Lakes Region Freepress – 01/17/20

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Lakes Classifieds – 01/17/20

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518 Wheels – 01/15/20

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Ferguson retracts apology

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By Matthew Saari Two weeks after issuing a formal, public apology to town clerk Marcinda Wilbur, Dresden supervisor Paul Ferguson […]

Granville man awarded $4.8 million

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By PJ Ferguson   David Gibson of Granville has been awarded more than $4.8 million for the 2015 drunk-driving crash […]

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 […]

Town grilled by residents over bank purchase

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By Matthew Saari The interrogation of local officials which began at a Granville Village Board last Monday continued on Thursday […]

Martin Luther King Jr. events in the region

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Martin Luther King Jr. events Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrates the birthday of this influential American civil rights leader. […]

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