Tag Archives: Matt Hicks

Supervisors approve invasive species bill

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 a second time […]

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Supervisors debate support for SUNY Adirondack

A handful of Washington County Supervisors are questioning whether the county should continue to sponsor SUNY Adirondack even as the number of local students attending the institution increases. Warren and Washington Counties sponsor the college and each makes a monetary contribution based on representative student enrollment. SUNY Adirondack’s proposed operational budget would see the county’s […]

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Hicks appoints new historian

By Jaime Thomas An opening for a town historian in Granville came at a perfect time for Lee Tugas. Tugas, who is retiring at the end of this school year from Whitehall Central School after teaching English for 30 years, was looking for a way to stay active. So he applied for the position of […]

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Area towns celebrate Memorial Day

By Jaime Thomas Veterans, bands, music and prayer will all be part of the Granville and Hartford Memorial Day Parade festivities next Monday, May 27. At 8 a.m. the American Legion will start off the day with a laying of the wreath ceremony at Granville High School. An hour later, they will do a ceremony […]

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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

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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

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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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Putortis discuss LGBTQ issues in the Church


By Dan King Being gay in the Catholic Church is not an easy thing. With Pope Francis making his first-ever […]

Karas leaves


By Dan King Whitehall Central School business manager Joe Karas has left the district, leaving Gregg Chappell, director of special […]

Dry summer takes toll on area water supplies


By Dan King and Christina Scanlon A record-dry summer has taken its toll throughout the country, and Northern Washington County is […]

New Schoony’s owners look to return to general store roots


By Christina Scanlon A 1911 photo of what is today Schoonys Country Store shows a long two-story building with expanded […]

First Friday to be frighteningly good

By Christina Scanlon The rescheduling of First Friday events at the Pember Library and Museum and the Slate Valley Museum […]

A ‘really great student’ sets her sights on goal

By Christina Scanlon Lidia Medrano-Garcia had almost forgotten about a form she’d filled out at the end of her junior […]

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