Tag Archives: Matt Hicks

Heritage Society reforms

By Jaime Thomas It was a small but earnest group that gathered at the Slate Valley Museum last Thursday to discuss the future of Granville’s past. The meeting was the first reorganizational meeting of the former Granville Heritage Society, which faded out several years ago. Former Planning Board Chair Lee Comar initiated the effort in […]

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Officials weigh in on bridge violations

A weight limit is a weight limit, and officials are enforcing the one posted for the recently rebuilt Lower Turnpike Bridge in North Granville. This past weekend, Town Constable Ray Boyea, along with state police and sheriffs were checking vehicles to make sure nothing overweight is going over the bridge. “It’s a concern because if […]

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Town mobile home code enforcement criticized

By Jaime Thomas Though the Granville Town Board recently updated its mobile home ordinance, some residents don’t think it is being properly enforced. During a meeting Thursday night, Resident William Ritchie told the board he does not think the town has good code enforcement. “There’s a lack of enforcement in this town; the town’s going […]

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Meeting house demolished

By Jaime Thomas Where the Quaker meeting house once stood there is now nothing but tire ruts and rubbish. The nearly 200-year-old building, which also served as a schoolhouse until the 1950s, was demolished Tuesday afternoon. An excavator began with the front porch and eventually moved on to the main body of the building, which […]

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Fire company honors McCullen for 50 years of service

By Jaime Thomas It’s not often people gives decades of service to a volunteer organization. But on Saturday night, dozens of community members gathered to honor John McCullen for 50 years of his time with the North Granville Hose Company. McCullen’s son, Chief Scott McCullen, planned a surprise for his dad along with other older […]

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Fire service will be affected with bridge closure

By Jaime Thomas Everyone from sheriffs to the fire department to an engineer turned out Thursday night for an informational meeting about the pending closure of the Truthville Bridge. Granville Supervisor Matt Hicks said construction is expected to finish by April 15 or 20 of the Lower Turnpike Bridge, in North Granville. This one-lane bridge, […]

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Town hall to try for National Registry

By Jaime Thomas Supervisor Matt Hicks asked the town board to pass a motion allowing him to fill out an application to get the Granville town hall on the National Historic Registry during a meeting last Monday. While he said the idea stems from issues surrounding the Quaker meeting house, it’s also something that has […]

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Washington County hires new personnel director

The Washington County Board of Supervisors replaced its personnel director Friday with her former predecessor. The board appointed Margaret Wright to serve as the county’s new head of personnel when current director, Barb Winchell’s term expires at the end of the month. Although the board has actively been searching for a new personnel director, the […]

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Work may begin next month on Truthville Bridge

Work on the Lower Turnpike Bridge might finish sooner than expected. A construction worker onsite said work might be done as soon as the third week in April, if all goes according to plan. And as the one-lane bridge reopens, it will be time to close off the Truthville Bridge and work on that. In […]

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Town awaits Burke’s reply

Jaime Thomas Granville Town Supervisor Matt Hicks said he has not heard back from Tom Burke as of Monday after sending him a letter about two weeks ago. On behalf of concerned historians and citizens, Hicks sent Burke a request to donate the piece of land the Quaker meeting house sits on from the plot […]

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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 […]