Tag Archives: Department Of Agriculture

Granville water comes out clean

By Jaime Thomas How clean is the water in Granville? It’s actually pretty clean according to the village’s annual drinking water quality report for 2012, which was recently released. “The village of Granville water system is in compliance with the state’s rules and regulations,” said Jeffrey Hammond, spokesman for the New York State Department of […]

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Orchardists face difficult harvest

Dan Wilson has been growing apples for nearly 40 years and he’s never seen a season quite like this one. “We’ve been here on the farm since 1974 and it’s the worst season we’ve seen. The only thing that compares was a severe hail storm that occurred right before harvest in the mid 1980’s, and […]

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Schools unsure if they serve ‘pink slime’

Local school officials are exploring whether the beef products they serve to students is “pink slime.” “We’re going to probe into it a little deeper,” said Jodi Bradshaw, business manager for the Whitehall school district. She said the school participates in the U.S. Department of Agriculture commodities program and purchases much of its beef through […]

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Town survey to look at use of farmland

  The Town of Granville will be mailing a survey to all farmers and farmland owners in the town this week. The survey is designed to help the town understand how farmers and farmland owners feel about farming in Granville and about the types and extent of farming activities taking place. Granville received a grant […]

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Dairy farmers battle low milk prices, high cost

Ken Quick looks down the road and sees the past of dairy farming in Washington County. Up the road in either direction from his family farm and all around the area Quick said small dairy farms used to populate the landscape.

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Fire Co. renews search for lost horn

By Dan King Thirty years ago a silver plated presentation horn was stolen from the Whitehall Fire Company and the […]

Town finalizes speed reduction proposal

By Dan King Back in July, the Town of Whitehall drafted a proposal to reduce the speed limits of a […]

Officials weight safety vs. freedom of Amish

By Dan King Just when it seemed that all discrepancies and arguments about how to handle Whitehall’s growing Amish population […]

Superintendent upset with test scores

Whitehall Central School District Superintendent Elizabeth Legault has been analyzing data and researching educational policy in an attempt to turn […]

Increase in traffic hasn’t led to increase in accidents at intersection

By Dan King The intersection of County Routes 18 and 21 in Whitehall has always been a difficult intersection for […]

Enerjazz to conclude concert series

Whitehall’s summer concert series will be coming to a close on Friday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. and to say […]

Cheerleading made an official sport

By Dan King After years of being a club sport and funding all expenditures on their own, Whitehall cheerleaders have […]

State says their own building has code violations

By Dan King New York State Canal Corporation recently stopped by the new location for Friends of the Washington County […]

Storefront undergoes rebirth

A storefront that has stood on West Main Street for more than 100 years has been given new life. When […]

W. Pawlet auction Thursday

The West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual auction this evening at the West Pawlet Firehouse, Route 153, […]

State orders town to monitor former landfill

The state has threatened to take legal action against the town if it doesn’t begin submitting monitoring reports of groundwater […]

Silitch named Alumni of Year

A North Granville resident has been named Alumni of the Year at a college recently ranked among the top 100 […]