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Whitehall teacher eyes new playground

Holly Pelky, a first-grade teacher at Whitehall Elementary School, is hoping to build a new playground behind the school. Pelky told the Board of Education that she has applied to KaBOOM! for a $15,000 grant to build a new playground. KaBOOM! is a national non-profit organization that helps build playgrounds. The grant would provide $9,000 […]

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Village eyes 1.5 percent tax hike

The village has released its 2013-14 tentative budget and although officials were able to hold the line on most expenses, the spending plan calls for an increase in taxes to make up for insurance costs and an increase in pension contributions. As proposed, the village’s tax levy, the amount of money it collects through taxes, […]

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GCS gets $211k back in state aid

By Jaime Thomas Local and statewide lobbying for increased educational funding yielded results last week as Cathy Somich, Granville School District’s business manager, received some good news. The district found out it will see an increase of $211,000 in state aid, which officials were initially not sure they would receive. “Legislature had a lot of […]

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School board has tentative budget

By Jaime Thomas The Granville school board passed a tentative final budget following a workshop Monday night. There will be a 2.5 percent tax increase, which will raise the levy $167,000 from $6,661,872 to $6,828,419. Board members could have raised the tax levy as much as 4.8 percent but voted several weeks ago to keep […]

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School considers cost saving tactics

Facing yet another challenging budget season and with no relief in sight, the Whitehall Board of Education is exploring several cost-cutting measures. The board plans to study the feasibility of consolidating its bus routes and will examine whether the district can save money by merging some of its sports programs with neighboring schools. Although Whitehall […]

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Officials seek solutions for broadband

Officials at the county and local levels continue to meet with broadband providers as they try to address the region’s lack of connectivity. Supervisors from Hampton and Whitehall have met with the Washington County Local Development Corp. and broadband providers, and while no one should expect high speed cable to be strung to every home, […]

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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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Hebron will use fund balance to bring budget in under cap

Hebron up ‘almost’ two percent     Hebron Supervisor Brian Campbell said the town’s budget will use nearly $100,000 in fund balance combined with a tax increase to complete the 2012 budget. Campbell said the budget plan has changed little from when the tentative budget was created. The tentative budget is expected to pass as […]

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Town board meeting Sept. 8

Granville will get a bit of sprucing up just as soon as someone gets a small piece of free time to hang the four signs which have arrived to decorate the four entry ways into Granville the town board heard Thursday, Sept. 8. Supervisor Matt Hicks said the four ‘Welcome to Granville’ signs were purchased […]

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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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Classifieds 08/27/15

Washington County Fair in full swing

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By Linda Ellingsworth There’s still plenty of time to experience the excitement of the Washington County Fair. A celebration of […]

Coin drops hurt by bridge work

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By Dan King Those who volunteer their time to serve the people of Whitehall say their coin drop operations have […]

Working together: town, village fixing waterline

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By Dan King For the past week and a half the town and village of Whitehall have been working together […]

Washington County Board opposes Common Core

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By Dan King The third time was indeed a charm for Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff and activist Bob Schulz. Haff […]

Townwide sale next weekend

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By Dan King Bargain seekers will converge on Whitehall Labor Day Weekend, as they seek the best deals around. The […]

Three vying for public safety position

By Christina Scanlon Washington County supervisors have narrowed the field to three candidates for county public safety director and will […]

Recycled teens applauded

By Christina Scanlon Nine honorary members of the Mettowee Valley Senior Citizens were honored last week at a luncheon filled […]

County opposes pregnant inmate restraint changes

By Dan King The state Legislature passed a bill in June that limits the use of restraints on pregnant inmates, […]

Granville, Hartford low opt outs; Whitehall average

By Dan King and Christina Scanlon Students at area school districts opted out of Common Core with less frequency than […]

Eighty-one take part in football camp

By Christina Scanlon Summer football camps for students at Granville are nothing new. Over the years, the players have attended […]

Northshire Freepress – 08/21/15

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