Tag Archives: Whitehall Times

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 retracted that statement. The retraction came as the board was winding down its regular business in its first meeting of the New Year Monday night. “I actually have something to say,” Ferguson said. “Marci asked […]

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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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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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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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Exciting year for Whitehall

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By Matthew Saari Despite being a small, rural community in upstate New York, Whitehall certainly kept The Times on its toes this past year. It was quite a newsworthy year for Whitehall, with eye-catching headlines – both good and bad – being produced almost every week. It seems like a year doesn’t go by without […]

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Lafayette’s conductor job ‘never done’

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By PJ Ferguson If you live or have lived in Whitehall, you have come across Jim Lafayette at some point in your life. He is a man wearing many hats. From helming the operations of the annual local Toys for Tots charity event since the 1990’s, to serving as the Washington County commander at American […]

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Christmas services across region

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Churches across the Lakes Region will be celebrating Christmas with Christmas Eve services and one Christmas pageant. Most services will include candlelight, special music and a meditation on the birth of Christ. NEW YORK Granville United Church of Granville will celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ on Christmas Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 7 p.m. […]

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Village hires new attorney

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By PJ Ferguson The village of Whitehall has parted ways with its attorney, Erika Sellar Ryan of Keller & Sellar Ryan PLLC. Matthew Fuller of Meyer, Fuller & Stockwell PLCC, in Lake George, has been named as the new legal representative for the village. Fuller has been practicing law since 2001, representing municipalities in Warren, […]

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Whitehall rings in the holidays

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By Matthew Saari Below freezing temperatures did little to deter more than 300 Whitehallers from converging on Skenesborough Park and ringing in the holidays with this year’s tree-lighting ceremony. This year’s event – which is the third organized by Dawn Chittenden and a group of volunteers – started in earnest with the Whitehall High School […]

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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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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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North Country 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. […]

Obituary: William Richard Dupont, Jr.

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William Richard Dupont, Jr., 65, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, at Albany Medical Center following a long illness. […]

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