Tag Archives: Highway Superintendent

Few local races Nov. 8

Voters across the north Country have little homework to do this election season as only a handful of contests come down to a decision. Comparing notes on candidates involved in an actual race involves a short list, including the county treasurer, a highway superintendent race and one race for a town board seat in the […]

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Hartford holds budget increase to one percent

Haff: one percent due to outside factors   The Hartford Town Board continues its frugal ways as the budget passed at its October meeting will increase by just one percent. Supervisor Dana Haff said just one year after dropping the tax levy 15 percent, the levy will just miss remaining flat and rise just about […]

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Board increases boundary fees

If you want to change your property boundaries in Whitehallit’s going to cost a little more money. The town board adopted a law to increase the fee to change boundary lines to $50. The service was previously free. The board had approved the law at a previous town meeting and it became effective after last […]

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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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Armstrong unopposed in November election

It appears that George Armstrong will run uncontested for Whitehall’s Supervisor position after local democrats failed to nominate a candidate for supervisor during their caucus held last week. The party did put forth candidates for the other four positions during a brief caucus held on Saturday, Sept. 10 that will be on the ballet this […]

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Sewer system takes major hit from Irene

The flood waters from Tropical Storm Irene damaged more than private property as public property from roads to sewer systems were impacted by the deluge. Town supervisor Matt Hicks said Cove Road was destroyed by flood waters from Tropical Storm Irene, but its repair was well down the list of priorities for the town. Although […]

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Irene hits Whitehall

Whitehall emerged from Hurricane Irene relatively unscathed following torrential rains that caused rivers throughout the area to overspill their banks resulting in widespread flooding throughout the region. Although some roads leading into the community were closed Monday morning and several areas in town were under water, local officials were describingWhitehallas lucky after the community avoided […]

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Hampton stays with elected highway chief

  The Hampton Town Board has decided to stick with an elected highway superintendent after hearing from local residents last Wednesday. A motion presented by town councilman John Mashak to put a referendum on the November ballot to change how the position from an elected official to a appointed position, failed to gain any traction […]

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Armstrong leads Republican slate

By Derek Liebig   The Whitehall Republican party has made its nominations for the town elections later this fall and most of the candidates will be familiar to most resident. Four of the candidates have been active participants in town government in the past, including two incumbents. Louis Pratt and Farrell Prefountaine will vie for […]

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Granville, Hartford others buying loaders

Granville joined a number of area communities following a Thursday night decision to purchase a new piece of equipment for the highway department. The Granville Town Board joined town boards from Hartford, Hebron and several other Washington County communities by deciding to purchase a new loader following the announcement of state contract prices earlier this […]

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Charges linger for 10 months, Man in limbo after arresting cop quits

Morrill resignation

By Christina Scanlon When former Granville Police Officer Marc D. Morrill resigned abruptly in April, several cases were still to […]

Trump, Cruz, Carson, Sanders top Washington County straw poll

Straw Poll

By Dan King The Washington County Fair met politics last week, as 737 people came out to vote in a […]

Naval Militia volunteers receive award

Naval Militia

By Dan King A group of seven area maritime veterans, including two from Whitehall and one from Granville, will be […]

Friendships formed at fair live on

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By Christina Scanlon Shortly after the gates opened at the Washington County Fair Friday morning, tractors were moving and stirring […]

First Friday this Friday

This month’s First Friday event, hosted by The Slate Valley Museum and Pember Museum and Library will features an unveiling […]

Teens’ summer jobs pay off

By Christina Scanlon As the summer of 2015 winds down and local youth prepare to head back to school, 50 […]

Hampton primary could decide election

By Christina Scanlon November’s election could be decided next week in Hampton, depending how the votes play out at the […]

Back to school in Hartford

By Christina Scanlon Teachers in the Hartford are headed back to school this week, while students across the district will […]

Backpack program, We Care Project join forces

By Dan King Last November the inaugural Mom Prom raised thousands of dollars for the We Care Project, which is […]

Changes everywhere as school begins today

By Dan King As students arrive at Whitehall Central School today, there will be abundant changes around them. Whether at […]

Bus routes honed as school looms

By Christina Scanlon The floors are gleaming with new wax, while outside the leaves are beginning to turn colors and […]

Earth science a challenge

By Christina Scanlon It takes a 65 on the Regents Exam to pass Earth Science, a course mandatory to get […]

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