Tag Archives: Board Member

School board makes locker decision

By Jaime Thomas One lead door. It’s all that stands in the way of a volunteer effort to rebuild the high school concession stand. District Business Manager Cathy Somich told the school board at a meeting Monday night that after a test of the entire structure, one of the doors was found to have lead […]

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Hartford prepares to look at budget

By Jaime Thomas Memorial Day is a long way off, but Hartford Parade Directors Jennifer Livingston and Lori Fleming are already planning for it. As budget season approaches for area municipalities, town officials have started to discuss upcoming expenses. One such item in Hartford is the parade budget, which currently stands at $1,000. Town Supervisor […]

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Benson Family Days and Burdock Festival

By Lee Tugas No one has submitted Benson’s Aug. 11 Burdock Festival for submission to the Guinness Book of World Records, but the town will consider it. “I’ll bring up the idea at the next meeting of the select board,” said Sue Jansen, one of many festival organizers and a select board member. The full […]

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Town to charge businesses, out-of-towners for use of park

Businesses and out-of-towners will be charged a nominal fee to host events at the Skenesborough Waterfront Community Park. The town board approved last week a resolution to charge those groups for the privilege of holding events at the park. “We’re not charging Whitehall residents any money for use of the park,” Supervisor George Armstrong said. […]

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Vegas Gold trumps Gold

By Jaime Thomas Just when everyone in Granville thought the debate about school colors was over and done with, it once again came to light. Head Football Coach Mario Torres gave a history lesson to those in attendance at a board of education meeting Monday night about the roots of the blue and gold. He […]

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Hartford amends subdivision law

By Jaime Thomas The Hartford Town Board amended its subdivision law and landfill law at a meeting May 14. Before, contiguous pieces of land that were centrally deeded were considered to be one property. The owner would have to go through subdivision processes and fees in order to sell one plot. But if the plots […]

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Town debates charging for waterfront park usage

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The town is debating whether it should charge individuals and groups to use facilities at Skenesborough Waterfront Community Park. The town board received requests last week from both the Bridge Theater and the local Knights of Columbus to use park facilities as a location for events this summer, but officials held off on making a […]

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Cafeteria sees financial loss

By Jaime Thomas For the fourth consecutive month this year the Granville cafeteria suffered a loss in April. District Business Manager Cathy Somich told the board of education the schools have lost $39,000 so far this year during a meeting Monday night. “Everyone is in the same pinch as we are; some are a lot […]

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Hampton establishes transfer sticker fund

The Hampton Town Board will establish a fund to purchase unused transfer station stickers from local residents. The board will set aside $100 that will be used to provide refunds to residents who have stickers they can no longer use. Earth, Waste and Metal assumed control of the five county transfer stations on Monday, several […]

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Subdivision law brings heated feelings to Hartford

By Jaime Thomas Consider the following scenario: Two separate parcels of undeveloped land across from your home are up for sale, and you buy them in order to keep your view. Two years later, you decide to sell one of the plots because you no longer need it. Current Hartford law requires you to get […]

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Hartford schools on alert after ‘not specific’ threats

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By Krystle S. Morey Hartford Central School District officials are on high alert following the discovery of two threats against […]

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By Matthew Saari As the Whitehall Village Board was proceeding with steps to demolish the decrepit building at 160 Main […]

Granville school wrestles with new logo

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By Krystle S. Morey After gracing sports uniforms and yearbooks of the Granville Golden Horde for decades, the infamous Mongolian […]

Police proponents, opponents survey

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By Matthew Saari If there’s a strong push to disband the Whitehall Police Department to reduce village taxes, there’s an […]

Parades, ceremonies to mark Memorial Day

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Communities large and small throughout the region will host parades and ceremonies to honor the men and women who fought […]

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Should Whitehall retain its police department?

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By Matthew Saari Should the village of Whitehall continue having its own police department? It’s a controversial question that has […]

DWI-charged teacher will return to her job

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By Krystle S. Morey The kindergarten teacher who was arrested after she allegedly drove to Mary J. Tanner School drunk […]

Village seeks ‘input on future of police department’

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By Matthew Saari Village trustees are “seeking input on the future of the police department,” and to that end have […]

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