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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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Truthville Bridge reopened to most trucks

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County work crews have completed temporary repairs on the Truthville Bridge where Route 12 crosses the Mettowee River and the bridge has been reopened to vehicles up to 20 tons. John Tanner, the town highway superintendent, said the bridge reopened Sept. 13, but still cannot be used by trucks over 20 tons, including loaded tractor-trailers. […]

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County supervisors examine transfer stations’ role-again

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By Bill Toscano   A year after deciding to keep its transfer stations open with a slight increase in fees, Washington County is again looking at ways to eliminate the expenditure going into the five stations. “We’ve had a $400,000 loss already, and we could lose another $600,000,” said Matt Hicks, Granville’s town supervisor and […]

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PVI passes inspection, gets state approval

Renee Groesbeck started her new job as Pleasant Valley Infirmary’s administrator  Sept. 5, and in no time there was an inspection team from the state Department of Health there with her. “They followed me through the door,” said Groesbeck, who was previously administrator at Indian River Nursing Home in Granville. “I walked in at 8 […]

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Stories after the storm: A year after Irene, it’s back to normal for most, not all

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The memories are a full year old now, but for those who watched what Tropical Storm Irene did to Granville on Aug. 28, 2011, and in the days afterward, they remain vivid and painful. “It was surreal,” said Matt Zappone, general manager at Zappone Chrysler Jeep Dodge, which lost 140 cars and trucks to massive […]

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Public safety system updated; water restriction continues

A water restriction issued last month in North Granville had unintended benefits for people living in the district. The restriction gave town officials a chance to test run a public safety communications system and in the process remedy a number of minor glitches. The town initiated a reverse 911call to inform residents of the North […]

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Grosebeck hired at PVI: Administrator moving from Indian River

The long-time administrator of Indian River Nursing Home has been selected as the new administrator at the Washington County-owned Pleasant Valley Infirmary. The county board of supervisors hired Renee Groesbeck at an annual salary of $84,000. She replaces interim director James DeLuca, who stepped down effective Aug. 15. Groesbeck’s first day at PVI will be […]

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Taran named new director at PVI

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By Bill Toscano and Randal Smathers   Change has been a constant at Pleasant Valley Infirmary at least since the Board of Supervisors announced plans to sell the Washington County-owned nursing home. The state has lifted its restrictions on the home accepting new Medicare and Medicaid, imposed following a series of violations found during Department […]

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Sheriff reaches out to town boards, residents

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By Bill Toscano   The last six months have been a period of quick changes at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Jeff Murphy, who took over in January after Roger Leclaire’s 16 years as sheriff, was ready to make his own mark on the office. While many things have not changed, Murphy figures he […]

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Hampton Firehouse sale looms

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By Joshua Bassett Barring someone petitioning for a public referendum within 30 days of May 20, the Hampton Town Board […]

Whitehall Elementary honors fallen heroes

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By Dan King Although the weather started chilly on Thursday, it turned nice just in time for the annual Whitehall […]

Huge turnout for Whitehall parade

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By Dan King “I didn’t even know there were this many people in Whitehall,” a spectator said as he watched […]

Granville High School honors fallen soldiers

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By Joshua Bassett Granville High School’s gym was quiet Friday afternoon as many gathered there to give thanks to the […]

Hot dog contest next weekend

By Joshua Bassett After a one-year hiatus, the “What’s Up Dawgs Hot Dawg Eating Contest” is back. The event will […]

Hundreds join in Granville parade

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By Joshua Bassett Hundreds gathered Monday on Granville’s Main Street and in Veterans Park to honor and celebrate those lost […]

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