Tag Archives: 10 Years

Village hires four new police officers

By Jaime Thomas After a long search and an ongoing pool of applicants, the Granville Police Department hired four new part-time officers between this month and last. One officer was hired in August, and on Monday the village board approved the hiring of three more. The four men, Edward Ashley, Scott Alkinburgh, Jason Vadenburgh and […]

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Cooling assistance available

The State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) has announced that its Cooling Assistance Program is making a limited number of home air conditioners available to eligible New Yorkers with medical conditions exacerbated by heat. The program, supported with $3 million in funding from the Home Energy Assistance Program, is now accepting applications. OTDA […]

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Students advance to worldwide competition

A four-student team from Granville High School recently won an impressive design award at a robotics competition in New Hampshire. The team, consisting of Marc Billow, Christina Rice, Jordan Penor and Joey Lea, was one of 71 in the event and had pre-qualified from a previous competition in February. The design award is giving to […]

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Food Pantry director: We need food

Mark Koeble, director of the Whitehall Community Food Pantry, set a record last month he hopes he never breaks. “We provided food to 71 families this month (January). That’s the most I’ve done since I started doing this and I’ve been here 10 years. Every week I’m seeing more and more new faces.” Last Wednesday […]

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Compost-al service

By Jaime Thomas The village has been vacuuming. As a service for village residents, Department of Public Works employees have been collecting leaves since Oct. 15 and will continue through November or until all of the leaves are down. Dan Williams, the highway superintendent, said the village has always picked up bagged leaves and has […]

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Mettawee’s founding principal retiring

Two quotes, heard decades apart, sum up the relationship Nancy Mark and the Mettawee Community School have forged with the people of Pawlet, West Pawlet and Rupert over the last 14 years. “The first day the school opened, we had a celebration. We do every year, but this one was special,” said Mark, who will […]

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Women pleads guilty to drug sale

AWhitehallwoman was sentenced to a two year prison term after pleading guilty earlier this month to selling prescription drugs. Stacey Ross, 43, was arrested in June for selling the prescription painkiller hydrocodone. Earlier this month she pleaded guilty to selling the drug with the understanding that she would serve two years in a state prison, […]

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Woman sent to jail for sleeping with underage boy

A local woman will serve the next several months in jail after she was found guilty of having sex with a boy under the legal age on consent. Carrie Ferguson, 27, ofWhitehallwas sentenced Friday to 90 days in Washington County Jail for having sex with a boy under 17 years of age. Fergusonwill also serve […]

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Palmer recalls duty after Sept. 11

By Matthew Rice     Like many Americans that September day 10 years ago the first inkling Steve Palmer had something was wrong came from a news report about what seemed to be an improbable plane crash. Over the next few hours the National Guard member made contact with his unit, knowing he would likely […]

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Granville man charged with child pornography

A Mettowee Street man faces two felony charges after State Police said he was found in possession of child pornography. Ross E. Pardy, 21, was charged with possessing a sexual performance by a child as well as promoting a sexual performance by a child after police served a search warrant at Pardy’s residence just before […]

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Preparations underway for school year in Granville

The 2013-14 school year begins Wednesday and ushers in some significant change within the Granville Central School District. The district […]

Students build community of trust

Transitioning from elementary school to middle school is easily one of the most difficult processes in an adolescent’s life, but […]

Village approves new parking law

Last Tuesday evening the Whitehall Village Board of Trustees held a public hearing to discuss a potential parking law, which […]

Changes abound as school year begins

With the school year starting next Thursday for Whitehall students, the district has gone through a transformation this summer, one […]

Test scores improve, but continue to lag behind

Granville students showed improvement in both math and English on the state tests but continue to lag behind their peers […]

Youth Center for sale

The Granville Police Benevolent Association has put its youth center up for sale. Sergeant Dave Williams said a lack of […]

Former resident dies in accident

A former Granville resident was killed Saturday night in a motor vehicle accident on I-87 in Albany. Matthew Fiske, 43, […]