Tag Archives: Matt Hicks

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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Foreclosures net county $500K

Washington County’s sale of 38 foreclosed properties brought in just over $500,000, which was $350,000 more than the taxes due on those properties. More than 100 sites were originally listed as having been seized for back taxes, but the owners repurchased many of those. The auction brought in $500,975 for properties that had a total […]

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Supervisors generally Ok with prayer at meetings

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Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff, who has been under criticism from some for his prayers at Washington County Board of Selectmen meetings, was not at Friday’s session. Haff, who is on vacation, was also not at Tuesday’s Government Operations Committee meeting. But his allies were at both, and Haff, the Hartford town supervisor, will continue to […]

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Classifieds 01/28/14

Whitehall Marina, RV Park sold to new owners

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By Dan King The Whitehall Marina, restaurant and RV park have new owners. Bill Brina, owner of Dagon Enterprises, said […]

Culligan still wants to coach

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By Dan King Despite being terminated as the varsity football coach, Justin Culligan still wants to coach in Whitehall. Culligan […]

Whitehall Winterfest on ice

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By Dan King One of Whitehall’s favorite annual events will be on hiatus this year – the Whitehall Winterfest, which […]

Former Granville coaches doubtful move will help

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By Derek Liebig Some former Granville sports coaches are skeptical that a move to the Adirondack League will cure what […]

Community Heroin discussion at SUNY ADK

Residents of Warren and Washington Counties are invited to learn how heroin affects everyone in the community and discuss ways […]

Petitions available to run for village office

Potential candidates interested in running for public office have until Feb. 10 to submit their name for this March’s village […]

Cop: School district ‘as safe as can be’

By Dan King Despite some parents’ concerns, a Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy says Whitehall Central School is “as safe as […]

DeLorme’s 199 paces rifle club

Young Joe DeLorme has a career night, shooting a near perfect 199, including a 50 in the difficult standing position. […]

Cheerleaders to perform in competition

The Whitehall varsity cheerleaders will be performing in a cheer competition this weekend. Competition will begin at 10 a.m. on […]

Mayor LaRose to seek reelection

By Derek Liebig Granville Mayor Brian LaRose confirmed last week he will seek a second term in office, saying there […]

Rotary trivia night this weekend

The community’s brightest minds will compete Saturday to determine who has the greatest knowledge of trivia. The Granville Rotary Club […]