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Frozen pipes taking toll on Granville

By Derek Liebig At least nine homes were without water Monday afternoon as supply lines froze throughout the village of Granville. Dan Williams, superintendent of the Department of Public Works, said it’s been a bad year for frozen pipes. “The frost underneath the road is five feet deep and we keep our drinking water at […]

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Whitehall DPW flooded with work

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By Dan King With milder weather on tap, the Whitehall DPW may finally get some relief on village water breaks. The past few weeks have been increasingly burdensome on members of the department and residents of Whitehall, with many pipe freeze-ups and water main breaks throughout the village, said Trustee Mike LaChapelle, who oversees the […]

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Sidewalk buried

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By Dan King Some sidewalks in the Village of Whitehall simply can’t be cleared of snow at this point, officials say. “We’ve tried to clear some of the bad sidewalks, but some of that snow up on the sidewalks is so frozen and hard, you just can’t move it anywhere,” said DPW Supervisor Don Williams. […]

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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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Students pitch in, clean up community

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The streets of Whitehall are a little cleaner after a group of students from Whitehall High School spent several hours last week picking up garbage. The junior and senior classes were given a few hours reprieve from school to tidy up the community and were joined by school faculty, village and town officials, members of […]

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Return of the Ban

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If the two early season coatings of snow weren’t enough to remind village residents, maybe the warning tickets were. Residents on some village streets who left cars parked on the street might have woken up to a little pink slip of paper under their windshield. Police Chief Ernie Bassett Jr. said the winter parking ban […]

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Leaf pick up different after Irene

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Tropical Storm Irene’s impact will be felt into the fall as damage from the storm will impact the annual leaf collection service. The Granville Department of Public Works will collect leaves as they have in the past, but have been forced to mandate the leaves be bagged this year. Residents are asked to put leaves […]

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Water project work on pace

A season of torn up lawns and missing sidewalks is coming to an end for the village of Granville. At a recent village board meeting the members spoke about how impressed they were with the company that won the bid to install the distribution system water pipe along Columbus and Mettowee streets as well as […]

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Rail Trail will get deck

The Rail Trail will have a platform overlooking the Mettowee River– that is if the weather decides to cooperate, village officials said. Regular Rail Trail users might have noticed some pressure-treated planking set up along the area where the rail trail bridge came to rest before it was put in place, just off of the […]

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Renovations close skate park for the year

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  Rail grinders and ollie enthusiasts are without a place to practice their unique skills after the village closed the skate park last week.  Granville Village DPW superintendent Dan Williams said the equipment including ramps and various obstacles for skateboarders to jump on, off and over had been removed from the park adding the park […]

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Hampton Firehouse sale looms

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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

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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

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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

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

Rail Trail 5K this weekend

By Joshua Bassett The sixth annual Rail Trail 5K race takes place this Saturday, May 30. The race/walk begins at […]

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