Tag Archives: Asbestos

Officials still waiting on rubble cleanup; Edgeco expected to return by middle of week

It’s still a waiting game to see when contractors from Edgeco Environmental, Inc., will return to Granville to finish the work they started. The company hired to clean up the pile of rubble on Main Street took their first load to an asbestos processing facility near Rochester several weeks ago and did not return days […]

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Cleanup of fire pile to begin soon

The owner of the company slated to clean up the pile of rubble on Main Street said Thursday that work should begin within thirty days. “The start date is truly now close; a month is a fair comment,” said Paul Pinkans, the owner of Edgeco Environmental, Inc., of when work will begin. That would mean […]

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Pile cleanup ‘imminent’

By Jaime Thomas The remains of the Nov. 12 fire on Main Street have been the talk of the town as of late, but officials believe it will soon be gone. A contract has been executed by both sides, and the owners of the buildings that are now a pile of rubble have engaged a […]

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Letter sent, response awaited

By Jaime Thomas The ball is in Tom Burke’s court. Local historians and concerned citizens, however, are hoping that isn’t a wrecking ball. At a meeting two weeks ago, they asked Town Supervisor Matt Hicks to write a letter to Burke, who owns the property that holds the old Quaker meeting house and two other […]

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Local efforts to save historic structure

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By Jaime Thomas As mixed messages surface about the immediate future of the Quaker meeting house slated for demolition, efforts continue to preserve the very history that gave Quaker Street its name. “I have no plans at the current time,” said Tom Burke, owner of the plot that houses the schoolhouse, the former veterinarian office […]

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Debris on Main Street a matter of insurance

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By Jaime Thomas There’s a mess on Main Street, but nothing can be done about it until all insurance claims are resolved. The owners of the two buildings that were destroyed in the Nov. 12 fire on Main Street have been doing everything they can to move the cleanup process along. Beverly Koffler, who owns […]

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Auditorium roof work starts early

The first phase of a two-phase construction project that will result in the complete renovation of theWhitehall Jr.Sr.High Schoolauditorium began earlier this week, a couple weeks earlier than expected. Superintendent James Watson said at Monday’s monthly Board of Education meeting crews came in over the weekend and began the process of removing and renovating the […]

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Schoony’s set to open by summer

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It was a long, cold winter for the Schoonmakers. Bob and Dorie and the kids, friends and family along with members of the community watched helplessly as Black Friday took on a whole new meaning for North Granville. The fire, spotted by a passerby who returned to the store to inform the clerks working inside, […]

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Classifieds 03/25/14

Search for Sasquatch resumes, forty years later

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By Dan King It’s been 40 years since the first reported Sasquatch sighting in Whitehall and now the quest to […]

Apathy leaves trustee seat vacant

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By Dan King Whitehall’s mayor-elect, Ken Bartholomew was hoping someone would emerge to take his old trustee position, but that […]

Jane O’Shea resigns, cites issues with board

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By Derek Liebig A Granville principal is resigning at the end of the school year because of a disagreement over […]

Whitehall Elks honor three for service

New Elks officers are sworn into office

By Dan King Ken McKee, an old Whitehall Elk, used to tell his kids that the acronym BPOE stood for […]

Reelected, incumbents face challenges

By Derek Liebig Members of the Granville Village Board will be together for at least two more years. Incumbents Dean […]

Keough to plant community garden

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By Dan King A Whitehall High School student has come up with a creative way to support local charity and […]

Whitehall school officials want bobsled club back

By Dan King Until this year, Whitehall High School was the only school in the country with a bobsled club, […]

District, school administrators reach pact

By Derek Liebig The Granville Central School District and the Granville Administrators’ Association, with five members, reached agreement last week […]

Karas not concerned about budget

By Dan King Despite fiscal concerns voiced Board of Education member Frank Barber, Whitehall Central School Business Administrator Joe Karas […]

Whitehall/Fort Ann wrestlers raise $600 for cancer research

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Senior wrestler Julian Barber’s charity wrestling idea caught on with his teammates during the season, to the tune of $600. […]

Sasquatch sightings on the rise

By Dan King Officials say the snowy weather has driven local Sasquatches out of the woods and caused them to […]