Tag Archives: Matt Hicks

Resident questions Hicks over mud boggers

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By Dan King A Granville resident has questioned town Supervisor Matt Hicks’ stance with mud-boggers at Mettowee Off Road Extreme events, saying the town should cooperate with event sponsors “instead of finger-pointing.” John Shaw told the town board at its meeting Thursday that the mud-bogging program brought business to the town and should be supported. […]

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Hicks: Mud boggers flouted the rules

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By Dan King The Mettowee Off Road Extreme Park’s “Spring Fling” this year was an “epic disaster,” Granville Supervisor Matt Hicks said. Ralph Jameson, the park’s owner, said his goal for last weekend’s mud-bogging event was to abide by local laws and rules that apply to his business. He said that he told drivers to […]

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Mud boggers aiming for compliance

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By Dan King With the annual “Spring Fling” event at Mettowee Off Road Extreme Park tabbed for this weekend, Granville town officials are hoping for compliance from mud boggers, and the park’s owner says that will happen. The event will take place April 1-3, with gates opening at 8 a.m. Friday and closing Sunday at […]

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Public urged to take new approach to drug abuse

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By Jamie Norton “We need to stop investing in the problem and start investing in the solution.” Those powerful words reverberated through the Granville High School auditorium last week, spoken by Bob Lindsey, CEO of Friends of Recovery New York. They were about the increasing presence of heroin and other opiates in the region. Lindsey […]

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Haff extols hemp products

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By Dan King Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff may have just established his own mini-holiday. With a little help from Granville Supervisor Matt Hicks and Argyle Supervisor Bob Henke, Haff held his own “hemp appreciation day” at the Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting last Friday. Hicks purchased a bottle of flavored hemp water as a […]

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Highway budgets benefit from mild winter

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By Dan King and Jamie Norton Skiers and snowboarders may be griping about the lack of snow, but local highway superintendents sure aren’t. It’s now the third week of December and there hasn’t been a dusting of snow, sleet or anything else that would require salt, sand or plows. The lack of bad weather is […]

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Poverty rampant in northern Washington County

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By Dan King and Christina Scanlon Poverty is rampant in northern Washington County. Data compiled in 2013 and recently released shows the levels of poverty in Washington County and the 17 towns in the county. The three with the highest percentage of poverty all fell in the northern part: Dresden with a rate at 28.3 […]

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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 and Schulz have been spearheading a movement to persuade the Washington County Board of Supervisors to send resolutions to Albany questioning Common Core’s compliance with the U.S. Constitution and articles of state education law. After […]

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Area activist hunger strikes against unconstitutionality of Common Core

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By Dan King and Christina Scanlon An area man who believes Common Core testing is unconstitutional and who’s frustrated by Washington County’s lack of support for his view has begun a hunger strike to show his opposition – and one area supervisor has pledged to join him, sort of. Bob Schulz, an engineer by training, […]

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Outdoor park closed until further notice

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By Joshua Bassett After a heavy amount of activity for the annual “spring fling” event and mud left on the road by vehicles, the Mettawee Off Road Extreme Park is closed until further notice. Owner Ralph Jameson said he fully intends to re-open the park and run the “spring fling” event again next year, but […]

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Town proposes solar moratorium

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By Dan King Whitehall town officials want to figure out some rules and regulations before allowing new solar projects to […]

Area communities plan Memorial Day services

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By Dan King and Krystle S. Morey Memorial Day will be the focus throughout the area this weekend. Various towns […]

Local towns take different approaches to animal control

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By Dan King and Krystle S. Morey Dogs, and cows, and horses – oh my. Loose animals are a concern […]

Stanley, Van Gelder top Class of 2016

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Valedictorian to study at Georgetown  Three years ago, Granville business teacher Terry Wheeler approached Brooke Stanley and asked her to […]

‘The Quarry’ opening soon

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By Krystle S. Morey Interior walls and the well-known wooden storefront of O’Callahan’s Irish Pub are coming down as owners […]

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Putorti, Gordon elected to Whitehall School Board

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By Dan King Some things will change and some things will stay the same on the Whitehall Board of Education. […]

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