Tag Archives: Matt Hicks

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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Town wide cleanup set for April 21

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              Matt Hicks is looking for work. Not for himself necessary, but rather for the somewhere between 100 and 200 people who will converge on Veterans Park at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 21, for the annual Granville Community Service Day. The event, which runs until noon and finishes with […]

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Skate park to remain closed

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                    When a local resident came to the Village Board to complain about teen bicyclists damaging grassy areas along the rail trail, he also posed another question to Mayor Brian LaRose. “Do you know when the skate park will be open again?” Water Street resident Michael […]

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Supervisors focus on PVI issues

The bad news continues to pile up for the Pleasant Valley Infirmary, and two local supervisors find themselves dealing with the issues almost daily as part of the Washington County Board of Supervisors’ Health Committee. At the beginning of the week, the 122-bed nursing home found itself unable to take on new Medicare and Medicaid […]

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A ‘Quick’ congratulations

Ken Quick Jr., center, at the recent homecoming celebration.

There isn’t much that makes Ken Quick Jr. nervous. But Quick admitted Friday to being just a bit nervous in his first trip home since becoming Granville’s first-ever national FFA Organization officer. The Cornell freshman returned home for a warm reception from friends, family and local dignitaries Nov. 18 with a whirlwind year of touring […]

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McDonald’s ‘not reopening’

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By Dan King When McDonald’s in Whitehall closed last August, representatives said it would be “temporary” – but that’s no […]

Weather excited Winterfest fever

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By Dan King This week has actually felt like winter, and that’s good news for organizers of the Whitehall Winterfest. […]

Principal builds ‘budding relationship’ with student

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By Dan King Whitehall Elementary School Principal Rich Trowbridge is building a rapport with students that helps them educationally and […]

Slate of student art on display

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By Jamie Norton Students and art teachers from throughout the region converged on the Slate Valley Museum in Granville last […]

Vermont tuition unchanged

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By Jamie Norton With many Act 46 issues still up in the air for Vermont taxpayers, at least one thing […]

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