Tag Archives: Matt Hicks

Area towns look at flood plain management

By Jaime Thomas Years ago, the idea of worrying about flooding in Granville and its surrounds was a non-issue. Since Tropical Storm Irene came in and wreaked havoc, things have changed. Various towns throughout Washington County, including Hartford and the town and village of Granville, are now looking into hiring a flood plain manager. “They […]

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Letter sent, response awaited

By Jaime Thomas The ball is in Tom Burke’s court. Local historians and concerned citizens, however, are hoping that isn’t a wrecking ball. At a meeting two weeks ago, they asked Town Supervisor Matt Hicks to write a letter to Burke, who owns the property that holds the old Quaker meeting house and two other […]

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Town Board supports bid to save Quaker Meeting House

The Granville town board has agreed to send a letter to Tom Burke requesting he donate the Quaker meeting house on Quaker Street to the town. Burke, who owns or operates at least 35 Dunkin’ Donuts, purchased the plot of land that houses three buildings several months ago. “We’re here tonight to try and beat […]

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Supervisors happy with transfer station bidder

The Vermont-based company in negotiations to run the county’s five transfer stations received praise from local supervisors who toured some of the company’s facilities last month, but officials say it could still be awhile before the county is out of the trash business. Last month, a group of Washington County Supervisors toured facilities operated by […]

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Local supervisors, Rotary lend hand

As Nov. 22 approached, Diane Roy was facing the end of her insurance coverage instead of looking forward to a day of holiday feasting. The Hartford resident and single mother of three was recently warned that her insurance would be canceled if she did not get railings installed on her porch by Thanksgiving. After the […]

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Dinner for a great cause

Get a warm fuzzy feeling from providing a warm fuzzy feeling. The Granville Rotary Club has a holiday tradition of working to make sure area children who need warm winter clothing the most have it; it’s called the annual Spirit of Christmas spaghetti dinner and it happens at Bernardo’s on Monday, Dec. 10. The spaghetti […]

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County eyeing sale of transfer stations

Washington County has agreed to open negotiations with Earth, Waste and Metal, one of two companies that bid to run its five transfer stations. The Public Works Committee agreed last Wednesday to open negotiations with the Rutland, Vt.-based company by a 6-2 vote. Greenwich Supervisor Sara Idleman and Cambridge Supervisor William Watkins voted against the […]

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Sour Deal? Buyer says county misled him on real estate purchase

By Jaime Thomas What is there to do with five acres of golf course land and half of a clubhouse? It’s the question James Tomkiewicz is asking himself after he purchased said parcel under what he believes to be unfair terms from the county. Tomkiewicz bought the lot from Washington County at an auction in […]

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Board takes first step on transfer stations

A routine procedural vote did more than start the process of possibly eliminating the five Washington County solid waste transfer stations Friday morning. It effectively laid out the opposing sides in what has been a contentious discussion in the past. The resolution to retain an attorney and spend about $3,000 to develop a request for […]

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200,000 gallons of water spilled in North Granville

By Bill Toscano Town crews responded quickly to a water main break early on the morning on Sept. 13, but highway superintendent John Tanner said he estimates 200,000 gallons were lost. It was the second major leak at that site in seven years. Tanner said the leak started when a gasket between two pipes slipped. […]

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Preparations underway for school year in Granville

The 2013-14 school year begins Wednesday and ushers in some significant change within the Granville Central School District. The district […]

Students build community of trust

Transitioning from elementary school to middle school is easily one of the most difficult processes in an adolescent’s life, but […]

Village approves new parking law

Last Tuesday evening the Whitehall Village Board of Trustees held a public hearing to discuss a potential parking law, which […]

Changes abound as school year begins

With the school year starting next Thursday for Whitehall students, the district has gone through a transformation this summer, one […]

Test scores improve, but continue to lag behind

Granville students showed improvement in both math and English on the state tests but continue to lag behind their peers […]

Youth Center for sale

The Granville Police Benevolent Association has put its youth center up for sale. Sergeant Dave Williams said a lack of […]

Former resident dies in accident

A former Granville resident was killed Saturday night in a motor vehicle accident on I-87 in Albany. Matthew Fiske, 43, […]