Tag Archives: Councilman

Dresden makes appointments

The Dresden Town Board made a number of appointments during its annual organizational meeting last month. In addition to his duties as supervisor, George Gang will serve as budget officer, a role his predecessor, Bob Banks also filled. As budget officer, Gang will serve on the Budget Committee as well as the Insurance, Sewer and […]

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Town and village complex readies for October opening

The Whitehall Town Board toured the northern end of the town’s municipal center, which will soon house the police department and eventually the local court system and possibly one day, the village offices. The tour was conducted by Supervisor George Armstrong and Councilman Richard LaChapelle, along with an assist by Village Trustee and Police Commissioner […]

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Division over subdivision

By Jaime Thomas The town of Granville remains divided about subdivision. A month after an intense and lengthy discussion about changes to recently updated subdivision regulations, members of the town board and the public found more problems with the law. The town board held a public hearing Thursday night to address the issue, and this […]

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Town puts in place background check policy

The Town of Whitehall has put in place a policy that requires all Recreation Center employees undergo full criminal background checks. Officials believe the policy will safeguard against the hiring of convicted felons and sex offenders. The Town of Moreau instituted a similar policy in earlier this year after a convicted sex offender lied on […]

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County plans to sell Hartford landfill property

By Jaime Thomas Ending a 20-year ordeal between the town of Hartford and Washington County, the nearly 500 acres slated to be the Eldridge Lane landfill will be up for sale. Officials are tentatively planning to sell the spot as three different lots on an online auction. The county purchased three separate parcels in Hartford […]

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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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Town agrees to pay increase in insurance deductible

The Town of Whitehall will compensate employees for a four-hundred percent increase in the cost of an insurance deductible for inpatient care. The board approved the measure during last week’s monthly meeting following a request from Highway Superintendent Louie Pratt. Pratt told board members that employees changed their insurance provider and the deductible for inpatient […]

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Town to maintain park

The town has finalized an agreement that will ensure the Skenesborough Canalside Park and Visitor’s Center will remain open. At last week’s monthly meeting the board voted to continue basic maintenance of the building and grounds. “We will continue to operate the park in the same manner we did before we moved in,” said George […]

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Hampton to review bids on town hall

  The Hampton Town Board has established a committee to review bids for a new town hall and will decide how to proceed by the end of the month. The committee has been charged with comparing the bids, determining if they meet the requirements put forth by the town based on preliminary drawings of a […]

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Town gets grant for Troy Shirt Factory

Christmas arrived a little early for the Whitehall Town Board. At last Thursday’s monthly board meeting, Supervisor Richard “Geezer” Gordon announced that Whitehall was the recent recipient of a $50,000 grant that will help cover some of the cost of cleanup efforts at the Troy Shirt Factory. The funding, which is nearly two years in […]

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Excitement continues at the Washington County Fair

fair go round

By Dan King and Krystle S. Morey Holy smokes! The final days of the fair are here already! The Washington […]

Shoppers’ ‘points’ can help schools get tools

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville residents can earn free supplies, musical instruments and playground equipment for their school simply by […]

Fundraiser for boy injured in ATV accident Saturday

Logan Pease

By Dan King Since 11-year-old Logan Pease was struck by a vehicle while riding his ATV in May, the community […]

Dirty water plagues users

The Orchard in North Granville

By Krystle S. Morey Several North Granville residents were plagued with dirty tap water last week after a local nursing […]

Step ‘N’ Time Dance Studio expands

Sondra Smith displays some of the dance attire that will be sold in the new dance shop.

By Dan King Step ‘N’ Time Dance Studio in Whitehall is expanding. The studio, which was once housed in one […]

Washington County Fair Aug. 22-28

Jaxon Beebe, of Granville (2)

By Dan King and Krystle S. Morey Holy smokes! It’s fair time! With an attendance of 120,000 annually, the Washington […]

County seeks PILOT for new solar projects

county board of supervisors

By Dan King The Washington County Board of Supervisors wants Borrego Solar to pay some money for its solar project […]

Granville ends solar tax breaks

Solar front

By Krystle S. Morey Granville has opted out of the state’s solar tax exemption, which means solar installations being built […]

‘Go Horde’ signs paint town blue, gold

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By Krystle S. Morey Many may have noticed the dozens of “Go Horde” banners that have popped up around Granville […]

Whitehall man corresponds with former president

Former president Jimmy Carter (Credit: The Carter Center)

By Dan King It’s not every day you get a note from a former president. However, a Whitehall man received […]

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