Scribner: state audit of highway likely

Brian Rozell’s response to the Whitehall town board was quick.

He resigned.

Rozell, the now former highway superintendent who is at the center of an investigation into the use of fuel oil at the town highway garage, sent in his letter of resignation to the board on Oct. 31.

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Putorti talks to board

Robert Putorti made sure he had his chance to clear the air.

Putorti, who was named in the Washington County Sheriff Department’s report on possible misuse of gasoline at the Whitehall town garage, read a letter to the members of the town board on Tuesday stating when he used the fuel and under whose directions.

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Town looks to cut salaries

The Whitehall town board is looking to cut wherever it can.

Board members discussed several cost-cutting measures at the Oct. 20 town budget meeting, including cutting the pay of the town clerk and town highway superintendent.

“If we make the town clerk a part-time salary position, I think that there is a chance for reduction here,” said town councilman David Waters. “The main thing that she does while she is here is sell dump tickets, and she could be in the office on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and work from her home the rest of the week.”

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Town Gas, Own Fuel

Members of the Whitehall town highway department have been filling their gas tanks with town fuel, according to an investigation compiled by the Washington County Sheriff’s Department.

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Theodore J. “Ted” Rozell, 75

 Theodore J. “Ted” Rozell, 75, of Rock Avenue, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2007 at the Rutland Regional Medical Center in Rutland, Vt., surrounded by his loving family.…

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