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County passes transport on invasive species

By Derek Liebig The Washington County Board of Supervisors finally reached a consensus Friday on an aquatic invasive species bill, passing a law that bans the transport and spread of non-native aquatic species. The law is a modified version of a bill that had twice been rejected by supervisors, once by the full board and […]

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Supervisor proposes tax relief for ill residents

By Derek Liebig A local supervisor is asking his peers to consider a program that would cover a year’s worth of property taxes for local residents who have experienced financial hardship due to a medical crisis. Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff asked his fellow supervisors to consider the Health Crisis Tax Relief Program, during last Friday’s […]

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Hartford graduates 33

Thirty-three students accepted diplomas in the air-conditioned Hartford gymnasium Friday night. Senior Molly Spear gave the welcome speech, and Valedictorian Rachel Liebig and Salutatorian and Class Secretary Sarah Jo Godnick spoke to the group as well. Students then handed out flowers to their parents, and in Hartford tradition young flower girls and page boys marched […]

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Hampton town board: We aren’t running “anti-fire department campaign”

By Derek Liebig Members of the Hampton Town Board defended themselves last week against criticism that they don’t support the community’s fire department. Frustrated by allegations that the town was running an “anti-fire department campaign,” officials reiterated their support last week for the Hampton Volunteer Fire Company, but continue to contend they can’t afford the […]

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Vermont’s artists to open doors to studios this weekend

By Derek Liebig Vermont’s Open Studio Weekend combines two of Marion Waldo McChesney’s favorite things: Art and people. In the past 21 years, McChesney, a ceramic artist and longtime resident of Pawlet, Vt., has missed the event only once and that was to attend her stepfather’s 80th birthday. “It’s a lot of fun. People drive […]

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School offers parents glimpse of student performance

By Jaime Thomas Ever wish you could track your child’s weekly performance at school? The Parent Portal on the Granville Central School District website allows parents to do just that. Parents who sign up for a free account have unlimited access to their child’s schedule, attendance, up-to-date grades, progress reports, report cards, assignments, and other […]

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Raceville crash injures four

By Randal Smathers   Four people were taken to area hospitals following a head-on collision on Route 22A near Raceville Road in Middle Granville on Monday afternoon. A midsize 2010 Chevrolet SUV headed southbound and a northbound 2004 Ford Focus sedan met in the corner between Raceville and Butler roads at about 1:50 p.m., with […]

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Digital testing plan worries schools

By Derek Liebig and Jaime Thomas   A proposal by the state Education Department to switch to digital test taking by 2014 has local school officials concerned. The state has begun to send out overtures to local districts that it may require students take all state-administered standardized tests on computers, a proposal officials say may […]

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Granville, Whitehall schools receive failing grade

By Jaime Thomas and Derek Liebig A Buffalo business journal has ranked Granville and Whitehall school districts as among the poorest performing districts in Washington County, and in the bottom 10 to 20 percent in upstate New York. Buffalo Business First ranked 430 school districts across 48 counties in upstate New York (districts in New […]

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Whitehall Police Blotter

Complied by Derek Liebig   Dec. 20 1:44 a.m. There was a report of a disabled vehicle on Williamson Avenue. The vehicle was moved and the matter was resolved.   10 p.m. Police received a dog related complaint on Williams Street. Officers checked the residence and determined there to be nothing wrong.   11 p.m. […]

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Police seek grant for vests

By Dan King Bulletproof vests get old and worn out after about five years, so the village of Whitehall is […]

Village requires officers leave near Whitehall

Police forces exist to “serve and protect” the jurisdiction that they serve and village officials think that can be done […]

Officials debate framework of law

By Dan King A contentious discussion about a potential nuisance law led one village trustee to contemplate his role on […]

School years begins with purpose

Vivid maroon banners with the phrase, “Excellence is our standard, not our goal,” are now draped upon all buildings on […]

Village tardy in submitting discharge reports

By Dan King Whitehall is behind on submitting the Discharge Monitoring Report for the wastewater treatment plant, dating back to […]

Boy Scout seeks to revitalize cemetery

By Dan King John Hollister, a tenth grader at Whitehall High School has come up with a unique community service […]