Tag Archives: Matt Hicks

Helping hands extended; Manchester Wood mum

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By Krystle S. Morey   After hearing the news of Manchester Wood’s impending closing, local officials extended helping hands to see what they could do to keep the local furniture manufacturer’s doors open. Sen. Betty Little (R-Queensbury) visited Manchester Wood last week after learning about owners Ed and Priscilla Eriksen’s intentions to close the business […]

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Still no camping for ‘mudboggers’

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By Krystle S. Morey As the mudboggers prepare their off-road extreme park for their annual Spring Fling, Granville town officials maintain upgrades still need to be done at the County Route 12 facility before overnight camping will be allowed. “We are working with the town and they are working with us,” said Dick Rousseau, park […]

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Granville Senior Shuttle to be run by non-profit

John Paro, Granville Senior Shuttle

By Krystle S. Morey The Granville Village Board voted unanimously Monday to contract out its Senior Shuttle services to a local non-profit. Washington County Economic Opportunity Council, Inc. (EOC) will this spring take over providing transportation for town and village residents over the age of 55 to stores, medical offices, churches and more. The Fort […]

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Newly-elected supervisors swing vote on county roles

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By Matthew Saari Two key positions on the Washington County Board of Supervisors were decided last Tuesday by the votes of newly elected supervisors. During the annual reorganizational meeting, Granville Supervisor Matt Hicks and Hebron Supervisor Brian Campbell were ousted from their positions of vice chairman of the board and budget officer, respectively. Hicks lost […]

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State rejects Granville bid for water grant

North Granville's water infrastructure is more than 75 years old.

By Krystle S. Morey For the third time, the Town of Granville has been denied state financial assistance to make much-needed upgrades to its aging North Granville water system. “We were denied,” said Matt Hicks, town supervisor. The town reapplied this summer for a $1 million Community Development Block Grant to help it replace and […]

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County to buy 3 village properties

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By Krystle S. Morey Washington County will purchase three properties in the village of Granville that officials say will provide land for staging and storage when the Church Street bridge is completely replaced in a couple of years. Construction of the new bridge, which has undergone numerous rehabs in its nearly century-long life, is anticipated […]

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Town office candidates to be nominated soon

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By Krystle S. Morey Three positions on the Granville Town Board will be up for election this fall, as the terms of supervisor Matt Hicks and board members Tom Cosey and Ken Quick come to an end. All three are expected to seek reelection. Members of local political parties will meet to nominate candidates. The […]

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Granville tries again for state water grant

Workers repair a water line break in the North Granville water district.

By Krystle S. Morey “We hope the third time is a charm.” That’s what Granville Supervisor Matt Hicks said at a recent Town Board meeting as the town launched its third attempt at securing a state grant to help upgrade infrastructure in the dilapidated North Granville Water District. The district’s 75-year-old water system has forced […]

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Dirty water plagues users

The Orchard in North Granville

By Krystle S. Morey Several North Granville residents were plagued with dirty tap water last week after a local nursing facility flushed its system – and this wasn’t the first time. The Orchard Nursing and Rehab Center in North Granville does a routine test of its sprinkler system quarterly, town officials said, and the dirty-water problem […]

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Granville ends solar tax breaks

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville has opted out of the state’s solar tax exemption, which means solar installations being built in the town are no longer eligible for tax breaks. The town board voted 5-0 to pass the local law last week, opting out of section 487 of New York State Real Property Law, which […]

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Helping hands extended; Manchester Wood mum

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By Krystle S. Morey   After hearing the news of Manchester Wood’s impending closing, local officials extended helping hands to […]

Granville Hooks absorbed by Engine Co.

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville’s Hook & Ladder Company is no more. As of last Thursday, the 115-year-old volunteer fire […]

Local mayors discuss cost-savings measures

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By Matthew Saari The ever-increasing costs of government have local officials putting their heads together in an effort to save […]

Elizabeth Street still unpaved 9 months later

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By Matthew Saari When will Elizabeth Street be paved? That’s the question on the minds of many Whitehall village residents. […]

County Fair starts Monday

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By Matthew Saari Holy smokes! It’s fair time! One of the most popular county fairs is just a stone’s throw […]

Lakes Region Freepress – 08/10/18

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North Country Freepress – 08/10/18

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518 Wheels – 08/09/18

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Manchester Wood closes after 42 years

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By Krystle S. Morey After 42 years of manufacturing solid wood furniture, Manchester Wood announced last week that it would […]

Amtrak derails Toys for Tots tradition

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By Matthew Saari One of Whitehall’s most cherished holiday traditions may be at an end. Amtrak announced last week that […]

Whitehall coach accepted into Hall of Fame

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By Matthew Saari Legendary Whitehall football coach Ambrose Gilligan has been memorialized among the region’s greatest football icons. The Capital […]

County tax auction nets record sum

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By Matthew Saari Washington County netted $757,450.65 in this year’s tax sale auction – a record sum. “This would be […]

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