Tag Archives: Matt Hicks

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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Scouts replace old fence

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By Jaime Thomas Several months ago, the boy scouts of Troop 44 were looking for a good project. When they got assigned to an old cemetery on Quaker Street during townwide cleanup day, everything fell into place. The cemetery, which sits next to the Peniel Presbyterian Church, was bordered by a dilapidated fence that was […]

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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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Town proposes solar moratorium

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By Dan King Whitehall town officials want to figure out some rules and regulations before allowing new solar projects to […]

Area communities plan Memorial Day services

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By Dan King and Krystle S. Morey Memorial Day will be the focus throughout the area this weekend. Various towns […]

Local towns take different approaches to animal control

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By Dan King and Krystle S. Morey Dogs, and cows, and horses – oh my. Loose animals are a concern […]

Stanley, Van Gelder top Class of 2016

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Valedictorian to study at Georgetown  Three years ago, Granville business teacher Terry Wheeler approached Brooke Stanley and asked her to […]

‘The Quarry’ opening soon

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By Krystle S. Morey Interior walls and the well-known wooden storefront of O’Callahan’s Irish Pub are coming down as owners […]

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