Tag Archives: Whitehall

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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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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Waste-to-energy questions abound

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By PJ Ferguson Whitehall village officials and residents are seeking answers to several questions about the proposed waste-to-energy plant before a decision is made. Holding a special meeting on Monday to discuss the matter, Mayor Phil Smith said he hoped more residents would turn out to express their opinions. “There is chatter around town, but […]

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Toys for Tots brings holiday cheer

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By PJ Ferguson “For a small community we can pull off something big for the kids,” said Danielle Jones, a volunteer organizer for American Legion Post 83’s Toys for Tots event held last Sunday. With the Legion’s dining room packed to the brim with families drinking hot cocoa and delving into Santa’s cookie stash, the […]

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Bottled water bails out village

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By PJ Ferguson Armed with cases of bottled water, village officials jumped to combat the Whitehall water crisis last week. Members of the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company and village officials stood outside the firehouse in freezing temperatures giving cases of water to those in need and delivering to those who couldn’t make the drive. Coordinating […]

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Faulty canal wall poses danger

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By PJ Ferguson The failing canal wall situation that has closed North Williams Street indefinitely is not getting better anytime soon. “I view this as an emergency situation,” declared Mayor Phil Smith. A damning engineering report by the New York State Canal Corporation recommended that the section of the wall be completely replaced before the […]

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Manchester Newspapers sold

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Capital Region Independent Media has acquired Manchester Newspapers and all associated digital and print products, according to John Thomas Cribb, of Cribb, Greene & Cope, who represented the Manchester family in the sale. Manchester Newspapers is a weekly newspaper and specialty publishing company that prints five newspapers each week as well as 40-plus specialty publications […]

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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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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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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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Classifieds 01/16/20

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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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