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Ringing in the Irish and art at First Friday

By Jaime Thomas Portraits, crepes and Irish heritage will all be in full swing at this month’s First Friday tomorrow evening, March 7. Embracing one of the ethnic groups that bolstered the industry, the Slate Valley Museum will celebrate the region’s Irish just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. There will be live, traditional Irish […]

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Beth Kashner resigning from post

By Jaime Thomas A librarian, jeweler, farmer, graphic designer, justice of the peace and even an ordained minister—Beth Kashner is a Jill of all trades. But after serving the Pawlet community for nearly six years, she will wrap up her time as the public library’s director and librarian this Friday. The decision wasn’t an easy […]

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Pember Board to meet with Village Board

By Jaime Thomas As members of the Pember Board of Trustees discussed Mayor Brian LaRose’s recent letter to them during a meeting Thursday, one trustee did not seem satisfied. Bo Young repeatedly brought up his adverse response to the village’s hand in the library and museum’s operations. The Feb. 10 letter to Mary King, president […]

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District aims to balance quality education with decreased funding

By Jaime Thomas As pending insolvency looms, Granville School District officials are continuing to operate business as usual while trying to keep a low budget. At a workshop Monday night, which was attended almost solely by school staff, officials discussed line by line the 2014-2015 budget expenditures. Superintendent Mark Bessen opened the forum by explaining […]

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Meeting to address coal tar contamination in Granville

The Department of Environmental Conservation has formed a plan to fix a former manufactured gas plant(MGP) site and will welcome public comment next month. A two-year investigation found that subsurface soil and groundwater beneath the 10-acre site have been contaminated by coal tar, which migrated from the former MGP. This contamination migrated through a gravel […]

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History of Granville book available in digital form

By Jaime Thomas Locals interested in the story that makes up their community will soon have the opportunity to read a digitized history of Granville. The Granville Heritage Society recently put the book, which covers the town’s history from 1734 through 1876, onto CD and plans to make and sell copies of it. Down the […]

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Electricity rates skyrocket

By Derek Liebig and Jaime Thomas The effect of this winter’s bone chilling weather goes beyond frost bite and cabin fever. It’s also driving up the price of electricity. Electricity prices jumped 50 percent in January and were expected to increase another 30 percent in February. The hikes are blamed on cold weather and increased […]

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County to state: You will not use our seal

By Derek Liebig Washington County will not permit the state use of its seal on documents related to the enforcement of the New York SAFE Act. The board of supervisors unanimously approved a resolution Friday that denies the state from using the county’s name, seal, letterhead or address on any correspondence related to the SAFE […]

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By Derek Liebig The Washington County Board of Supervisors voted Friday to forge ahead with a plan to construct a new 911 control center, but at least one supervisor expressed outrage over how some of the money would be spent. Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff took umbrage with a proposal to spend up to $100,500 on […]

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Supervisor questions proposed cost of desks

By Derek Liebig The Washington County Board of Supervisors voted Friday to forge ahead with a plan to construct a new 911 control center, but at least one supervisor expressed outrage over how some of the money would be spent. Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff took umbrage with a proposal to spend up to $100,500 on […]

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Community Calendar 04/17/14

Thursday, April 17   Grant for Salem SALEM Salem Courthouse Community Garden asks area residents to help the SCC Garden […]

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