Tag Archives: Matt Hicks

Poverty rampant in northern Washington County


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


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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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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Sweeping drug bust nets 11

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By Dan King Seven Granville residents were among a group of 11 “mid to high level drug dealers” arrested in […]

Suboxone: A growing scourge in the area


By Dan King Illicit sale and use of Suboxone, a prescription drug used to treat heroin addiction, is a growing […]

McDonald’s future uncertain

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By Dan King The sign along Route 4 telling drivers that a McDonald’s is coming up on the left has […]

Whitehall, Granville close to finalizing chief contract

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By Dan King and Jamie Norton In September, Granville Police Chief Ernie Bassett was tabbed to take on the same […]

Hampton may use, restore historic cemetery

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By Jamie Norton The town of Hampton is considering an idea that would allow its residents to be buried in […]

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