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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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Rivals speak on sports’ success

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By Derek Liebig When the Granville Board of Education decided last week to abandon the school district’s 30-year affiliation with […]

Landlord says he is remedying properties

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By Dan King A Queensbury man, who owns multiple properties in Whitehall, says he has been working on getting all […]

District to reevaluate schedule

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By Dan King Whitehall School District Superintendent Liz Legault said the district will begin working toward a new block schedule […]

Probation officers to carry firearms

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By Derek Liebig In a split vote, the Washington County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution last week authorizing probation […]

Two close losses for boys’ hoops

The Whitehall boys’ basketball team lost two games by a combined nine points last week. On Friday evening, the Railroaders […]

No new leads in case of missing man

By Derek Liebig It’s been a year since Jonathan Schaff was last seen walking from a Main Street bar toward […]