LaChapelle seeks cuts in town budget

A member of the Whitehall Town Board has challenged fellow board members to curtail expenses and has proposed an across-the-board reduction in spending. Richard LaChapelle is advocating for sweeping cuts…

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Whitehall fares well on fiscal stress test

Communities in Washington County are not stressed fiscally according to a report released by the state comptroller’s office earlier this summer. Of the 14 towns that filed end-of-the-year reports with…

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Transfer station privatization leaves town short

The recent privatization of the county-run transfer stations will mean the Town of Whitehall will have a little less money in its coffers. Town clerk Julie Millett said the town…

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Area towns look at flood plain management

By Jaime Thomas Years ago, the idea of worrying about flooding in Granville and its surrounds was a non-issue. Since Tropical Storm Irene came in and wreaked havoc, things have…

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Supervisor upset with grant denial

Town officials learned last week that their bid for a $400,000 grant was denied and that decision didn’t sit well with one local official. “It’s hard to believe that when…

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Candidate profile: Walt Sandford

                  What is your occupation? Chief of police, Village of Fort Edward and a current member of the Whitehall Village Board of…

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Candidate profile: Ron Rushia

                  What is your occupation? Retired from the Department of Corrections and the National Guard. Past political experience or community involvement? Past…

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Candidate profile: Jim Putorti

What is your occupation? Retired from Finch Paper company.   Past political experience or community involvement? Three years as a town councilman.   What qualities do you possess that would…

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Hebron will use fund balance to bring budget in under cap

Hebron up ‘almost’ two percent     Hebron Supervisor Brian Campbell said the town’s budget will use nearly $100,000 in fund balance combined with a tax increase to complete the…

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