Tag Archives: Budget

Hampton finalizes preliminary 2013 budget

Hampton town officials were able to hold the line on discretionary spending but an increase in workers’ compensation will likely result in a tax increase for local residents. The Board of Trustees made the final adjustments to its preliminary 2013 budget last week and is eyeing a 3 percent tax increase. “The town tax rate […]

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County supervisors examine transfer stations’ role-again

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By Bill Toscano   A year after deciding to keep its transfer stations open with a slight increase in fees, Washington County is again looking at ways to eliminate the expenditure going into the five stations. “We’ve had a $400,000 loss already, and we could lose another $600,000,” said Matt Hicks, Granville’s town supervisor and […]

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District tax rates set

Local residents that live in four of the five towns within the Whitehall School District will pay more in taxes according to the final tax rates released by the state. The tax rate will increase 5.15 percent in Whitehall, 5.3 percent in Hampton and Fort Ann, and 7.42 percent in Granville. The tax rate in […]

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Hampton to build new town hall: Construction may begin by mid-August

Hampton will have its new town hall. The town board unanimously approved a motion last Wednesday to construct a new town hall. The project is subject to a 30-day permissive referendum, but no residents spoke out against the decision during a public hearing held on the matter last week and it’s doubtful it will be […]

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Crackdown for overdue water bills

The village Board of Trustees took the first step toward recovering delinquent funds from water users who reside outside of the village. The board passed a resolution Monday night that gives it the authority to discontinue water services to any resident living outside the village whose water bill is more than 30 days late. Mayor […]

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Village seeking a grant: Funding would pay for canal wall work

The village is exploring a possible source of funding that could provide funds to help pay for repairs along the wall abutting the canal on North Williams Street, Mayor Peter Telisky said during last weeks board of trustees meeting.   Telisky said he submitted the preliminary engineering report to Bob Murray from Environmental Facilities Corporation […]

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Haff: legal fees, not fields

The mountain isn’t going anywhere, at least not yet. Last week, the Hartford Town Board decided to use funds set aside to start development of the five-acre dirt “mountain” west of Hartford Central School off of Route 149 for another purpose. The board approved a motion by Supervisor Dana Haff for taking the funds and […]

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Teacher’s Union considering support options

Any moves by the Granville Teachers Association to offer assistance with easing the pain of the 2011-2012 budget will be decided in the vote for a new contract. Association President Lynn Wilbur said Tuesday afternoon the membership met Monday afternoon in the high school auditorium to discuss options going forward as the district faces the […]

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School Board holds on some cuts

The School Board made adjustments in the proposed 2011-2012 budget Monday night, lowering the potential tax-rate impact, but the final decisions will be held off until a meeting scheduled for April 11. “We need to wait to find out a few more details, especially whether the state is going to put any funding back and […]

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Final budget meeting

The town of Whitehall met for the final time to discuss the preliminary 2011 budget on Monday. The board made no changes to the spending plan, while quickly considering changes to fire company funding and raises. The board has until Nov. 20 to adopt a 2011 budget. For more information, see the Whitehall Times, on […]

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Classifieds 05/27/14

Hampton Firehouse sale looms

Hampton firehouse

By Joshua Bassett Barring someone petitioning for a public referendum within 30 days of May 20, the Hampton Town Board […]

Whitehall Elementary honors fallen heroes

Winners of the citizenship awards

By Dan King Although the weather started chilly on Thursday, it turned nice just in time for the annual Whitehall […]

Huge turnout for Whitehall parade

Charles Austin and Henry Gurney escort Cathy Aiken to place the wreath

By Dan King “I didn’t even know there were this many people in Whitehall,” a spectator said as he watched […]

Granville High School honors fallen soldiers

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By Joshua Bassett Granville High School’s gym was quiet Friday afternoon as many gathered there to give thanks to the […]

Hot dog contest next weekend

By Joshua Bassett After a one-year hiatus, the “What’s Up Dawgs Hot Dawg Eating Contest” is back. The event will […]

Hundreds join in Granville parade

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By Joshua Bassett Hundreds gathered Monday on Granville’s Main Street and in Veterans Park to honor and celebrate those lost […]

Car rally to boast more than just cars

According to organizers of the Penrhyn Engine Co. Car Rally in Middle Granville, they’ve seen it all over the years. […]

Beauty will be rewarded

The Slate Valley Garden Club is taking submissions for the organization’s annual beautification awards from now until August. Anyone with […]

Pratts question Hampton coverage

By Joshua Bassett During the public participation portion of a Hampton Town Board meeting last week, Arnie Pratt and his […]

Slate Valley Museum to host ‘spring tasting’

By Laura McCusker The Slate Valley Museum in Granville will host its first-ever Spring Tasting on the Alley on Saturday, […]

Granville FFA goes to convention

Granville FFA Convention pic

By Tara Cook New York State FFA 2014-2015 vice-president Seth Browe, was elected to be the 2015-2016 District 3 FFA […]

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