Tag Archives: Matt Hicks

Highway budgets benefit from mild winter

The Toll of Snow

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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Bigfoot not protected in Granville

By Derek Liebig Sasquatch may be protected by law in Whitehall, but don’t expect similar legislation to be approved in Granville. Despite an unprecedented number of sightings and a recent announcement that Animal Planet’s “Finding Bigfoot” plans to conduct investigation in Whitehall, Supervisor Matt Hicks said he does not see a need to extend any […]

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Town makes Dodge Hill Road official

By Jaime Thomas The sign says Dodge Hill Road and locals know it as Dodge Hill Road, but Washington County knows the South Granville right of way simply as Dodge Road. At a Town Board meeting Thursday night, officials passed a resolution to officially call the road Dodge Hill. This information will go to the […]

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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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Division over subdivision

By Jaime Thomas The town of Granville remains divided about subdivision. A month after an intense and lengthy discussion about changes to recently updated subdivision regulations, members of the town board and the public found more problems with the law. The town board held a public hearing Thursday night to address the issue, and this […]

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Comptroller finds local towns not stressed fiscally

By Jaime Thomas Area towns scored well on a recent fiscal stress test conducted by the New York State Comptroller’s Office. None of the towns in Washington County were found to be susceptible to stress, with most scoring well below the threshold. Hartford came in with what Town Supervisor Dana Haff described as a “very […]

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Finch and Chubb ‘under contract’

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By Dan King The Finch and Chubb Restaurant and Inn will soon be sold. A year ago, former owner Bill […]

Village of Granville overrides tax cap

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By Dan King If you live in the village of Granville, your taxes will go up this year – the […]

Driver from rollover still hospitalized

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The driver of a log truck that rolled over on Route 4 last Thursday is still in the hospital at […]

Area schools not fiscally stressed

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By Dan King There’s no need to stress, fiscally that is. State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli released the 2015 fiscal stress […]

Lively trivia night in Granville

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By Linda Ellingsworth Whether it was divine intervention or just plain superlative knowledge, the Looking Upward team trounced all other […]

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