Tag Archives: Jaime Thomas

Local districts respond to Whitehall “sexting” case

By Jaime Thomas The Whitehall School District recently dealt with a very public incident of “sexting” within the system. Dozens of students were found to have been sending and sharing inappropriate photos of under-aged girls in the district after a police investigation into the matter. To combat the issue the school held two forums on […]

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It’s not too late for the flu vaccine

By Jaime Thomas As the height of winter approaches so does the height of flu season. Though officials say the current number of cases is normal for this time of year, it is still pervasive. “Right now it’s considered widespread throughout the state,” said Patty Hunt, director of public health and patient services for Washington […]

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Tanner takes job by storm

By Jaime Thomas Bad weather conditions seem to have joined together last week to give incoming Highway Superintendent Eric Towne a test on his first day. Fortunately he seems to have passed. Towne, who official started the job on Jan. 1, said the snowstorm was “no problem and business as usual” after 20-plus years with […]

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With snow comes responsibility

By Jaime Thomas When the temperatures drop well below zero and the wind chill brings it down a few notches, it’s pretty tempting to curl up under a blanket with hot cocoa. Those who own a home or business, though, should shovel first and warm up later. Both the village and town of Granville require […]

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Tanner honored

By Jaime Thomas Several dozen town employees, friends and relatives of Highway Superintendent John Tanner gathered at the town offices to surprise him Monday afternoon. The luncheon was intended to honor Tanner who is retiring this month after 20 years on the job, but he almost missed it. A little while before he was set […]

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Gillibrand stops in Granville

U.S. Senator helps with rummage giveaway By Jaime Thomas U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was folding clothes in Granville Thursday afternoon. As part of a tour across the state, Gillibrand flew into the Warren County airport and rode to the Granville Baptist Church to help prepare for Saturday’s rummage giveaway. Granville resident Sheila Comar, the Washington […]

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Granville CSD hoping for increased parental attendance at events

By Jaime Thomas Throughout the next few months, Granville School District has a number of events planned aimed at engaging parents in their children’s learning. Officials have planned these events in order to help children transition into new state Common Core standards. “With today’s rigor in the curriculum, we need to work together,” said Diane […]

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Cheese and art at First Friday

By Jaime Thomas Fresh art and fresh cheese will fill up Granville’s museums next week at First Friday on Oct. 4. The Slate Valley Museum will host Vermont artist Tony Conner, who is creating a new body of watercolor work specifically for the event. “He is already working on a really great collection of pieces […]

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Bidding ends for Eldridge Lane

By Jaime Thomas After two months of bidding from a number of anonymous parties, the Eldridge Lane landfill property auction in Hartford closed Monday. The final bid for all three came in at a higher-than-expected $400,300. Individually, the three-separate parcels that make up the 485-acre plot added up to $332,700. “I think it’s wonderful. It […]

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Town set to vote on new subdivision regulations

By Jaime Thomas Following many months of updating, eliminating and clarifying, the town of Granville has finally come to an agreement about new subdivision regulations. Though the town board must still vote to approve the new law during its October meeting, all parties involved were satisfied following a joint meeting with the planning board and […]

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2014 Washington County Fair Guide

Classifieds 08/20/14

Fire Co. renews search for lost horn

By Dan King Thirty years ago a silver plated presentation horn was stolen from the Whitehall Fire Company and the […]

Town finalizes speed reduction proposal

By Dan King Back in July, the Town of Whitehall drafted a proposal to reduce the speed limits of a […]

Officials weight safety vs. freedom of Amish

By Dan King Just when it seemed that all discrepancies and arguments about how to handle Whitehall’s growing Amish population […]

Superintendent upset with test scores

Whitehall Central School District Superintendent Elizabeth Legault has been analyzing data and researching educational policy in an attempt to turn […]

Increase in traffic hasn’t led to increase in accidents at intersection

By Dan King The intersection of County Routes 18 and 21 in Whitehall has always been a difficult intersection for […]

Enerjazz to conclude concert series

Whitehall’s summer concert series will be coming to a close on Friday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. and to say […]

Cheerleading made an official sport

By Dan King After years of being a club sport and funding all expenditures on their own, Whitehall cheerleaders have […]

State says their own building has code violations

By Dan King New York State Canal Corporation recently stopped by the new location for Friends of the Washington County […]

Storefront undergoes rebirth

A storefront that has stood on West Main Street for more than 100 years has been given new life. When […]

W. Pawlet auction Thursday

The West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual auction this evening at the West Pawlet Firehouse, Route 153, […]