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

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  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. (more…)

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Sweeping drug bust nets 11

Drug Bust Press Conference

By Dan King Seven Granville residents were among a group of 11 “mid to high level drug dealers” arrested in […]

Suboxone: A growing scourge in the area


By Dan King Illicit sale and use of Suboxone, a prescription drug used to treat heroin addiction, is a growing […]

McDonald’s future uncertain

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By Dan King The sign along Route 4 telling drivers that a McDonald’s is coming up on the left has […]

Whitehall, Granville close to finalizing chief contract

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By Dan King and Jamie Norton In September, Granville Police Chief Ernie Bassett was tabbed to take on the same […]

Hampton may use, restore historic cemetery

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By Jamie Norton The town of Hampton is considering an idea that would allow its residents to be buried in […]

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