Low-cost loans offered to flood victims

Low-interest loans are available for homeowners and businesses alike who were affected by the flooding that took place at the end of August in Whitehall and surrounding communities. Essex, Rensselaer,…

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Whitehall fiscal health ‘good’
The Whitehall Village Board (R-L: David Chaplin, Timothy Watson, Pat Norton, Teresa Austin and Mayor Phil Smith.

Whitehall fiscal health ‘good’

By PJ Ferguson The village of Whitehall is in good fiscal health, according to the annual fiscal stress report by the New York State Comptroller’s Office. While Whitehall’s fiscal score…

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Village’s goal: Reopen Williams Street
This section of North Williams Street has been closed since September.

Village’s goal: Reopen Williams Street

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…

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Bottled water bails out village

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…

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Faulty canal wall poses danger

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…

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Village slapped with warning for sewage spill
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Village slapped with warning for sewage spill

By Matthew Saari For failing to report a sewage spill in October, Whitehall received a notice from the state Department of Environmental Conservation warning the village had violated state law.…

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Village seeks funds for Flat Iron demo
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Village seeks funds for Flat Iron demo

By Matthew Saari Whitehall village officials are seeking a state grant to fund the demolition of the notorious Flat Iron building before it collapses. Mayor Phil Smith called a special…

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Resident, village battle over sewage spill
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Resident, village battle over sewage spill

By Matthew Saari Something stinks in the village of Whitehall. For more than two months resident Christina Steves has battled with the village over a sewer line which became compromised…

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Absentee landlords not abiding by law
Whitehall Mayor Phil Smith

Absentee landlords not abiding by law

By Matthew Saari Last Aug. 30, the Whitehall Village Board passed a law requiring “absentee” landlords – Individuals who own properties in the village but live elsewhere – to register…

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