Tag Archives: Economic Times

Penrhyn Car Rally set for June 8

By Jaime Thomas Model cars, rickshaws, motorcycles and tractors — they’ll all be on display at the seventh annual Penrhyn Engine and Hose Company Car Rally next month. On June 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Middle Granville Carnival Grounds, local car aficionados can look at entries from Granville, Rutland, Hudson Falls and […]

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Jones out as budget officer: Supervisor cites cost savings as reason

Kathy Jones was replaced last week as the Town of Whitehall’s budget officer in a cost-cutting move Supervisor George Armstrong said will save the town tens of thousands of dollars. Armstrong chose last Wednesday not to reappoint Jones who has served as budget officer, Supervisor’s clerk, and the town highway superintendent’s clerk for the past […]

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Beneficiaries honor, remember Ed Scott

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Half a dozen local organizations that were the beneficiaries of a generous posthumous gift honored the donor at a ceremony held Sunday afternoon at the Skene Manor. Family, friends and benefactors remembered Ed Scott as a charitable man who never forgot his hometown. The recipients said his gift will help their organizations remain solvent during […]

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Special election for ed. vote Tuesday

The final seat on the Whitehall Board of Education will be determined during a special run-off election next Tuesday. The election will settle a tie between Mark Ives and Joyce Corcoran, each of whom received 13 write-in votes during last month’s Board of Education election. The two candidates will vie for the remaining four years […]

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Windfall: Local man leaves $822,000 to six Whitehall non-profits

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Six local non-profit organizations are the benefactors of a generous posthumous gift left by a former graduate of Whitehall High School. Ed Scott, a former resident of Whitehall and a 1954 graduate of Whitehall High, donated over $822,000 to six organizations within the community.  Recognizing the difficult economic times which lie ahead, Scott established an […]

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School board follows new executive session rules

First meeting under new format     In a move designed to make school board actions more transparent, the Granville Board of Education met Monday night with a new style agenda. Under the new agenda, board members will have to identify any item they might wish to discuss in an executive session at the beginning […]

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Top salaries take a freeze

Both the current superintendent of the Granville School District, and his predecessor will forego raises under their current budget plans. Superintendent Mark Bessen and business manager Cathy Somich previously stated they plan to go without a pay increase in the next year, saving the district just short of $7,000. Bessen’s raise would have been $4,500 […]

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Board’s goal is zero percent tax increase

  Board considers layoffs to meet 0 percent goal The Granville Board of Education heard Monday night the only way to get to its tax rate goal for the 2010-2011budget is to lay off four school staff personnel and spend up to $500,000 of its fund balance. (more…)

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Holiday trains return

  On Monday, children of all ages can welcome Santa Claus as he pulls into the Whitehall Amtrak Station.       (more…)

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Local fall economy positive

 & Keith Lobdell Tourism dollars fall into Granville  Despite a struggling national economy, local business owners are seeing positive signs in Granville this fall, thanks to a steady flow of tourism dollars. (more…)

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Washington County Fair Aug. 22-28

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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

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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

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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

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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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Whitehall, Granville seek crossover game

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By Dan King After a 10-year hiatus, the Whitehall-Granville football rivalry could make a comeback this year. Whitehall athletic director […]

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