Tag Archives: Matthew Rice

No surprises in local town election

  Countywide election results (winners in bold, results unofficial)       Washington County Treasurer Albert Nolette, R,  5,726 Gayle Hall, I,         3,340  Washington County Sheriff Jeffery Murphy, R,  7,887  Washington County Clerk Dona Crandall, R,   7,537  Washington County Coroner: Naomi Marsh, D,  2,891; Terry Barber, D,  3,265; Michael Putorti, D,  3,350; James Gariepy, R,  […]

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Crash snarls Route 4 traffic

By Matthew Rice   A collision between a car transporter loaded with new vehicles bound for Ross Chevrolet in Whitehall and an out-of-state minivan injured three and tied up traffic for much of the afternoon as the resulting crash sent vehicles flying along the shoulder of Route 4 Thursday morning. State Police said the two […]

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Palmer recalls duty after Sept. 11

By Matthew Rice     Like many Americans that September day 10 years ago the first inkling Steve Palmer had something was wrong came from a news report about what seemed to be an improbable plane crash. Over the next few hours the National Guard member made contact with his unit, knowing he would likely […]

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Internet graduation

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The Granville Central School Technology Department has conducted its final check and pronounced the 2011 graduation web cast ready to go. Web users from across the world can watch the events in Granville at 6:30 p.m., June 24, as the school’s graduation ceremony goes out over the Internet for the third time in as many […]

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Schoony’s ribbon cutting June 24

Grand opening set for burned out North Granville store June 24, 9 a.m. ribbon cutting   By Matthew Rice     It has been a long road for the Schoonmaker family, but the end is near. Taking a break from putting finishing touches on the North Granville grocery now knownas ‘Schoony’s Country Market’ which the […]

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Union agrees to givebacks to save five teaching jobs

Two year contract contains step free One year freeze saves five jobs   By Matthew Rice   The Granville Teachers Association agreed to a new contract with a Wednesday night April 6 vote, a move which will save five teaching jobs in the high school. The contract was approved by the Granville Board of Education […]

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Turn attempt (with unique cargo) snarls traffic for two hours

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by Matthew Rice A Utah wind energy project managed to bring traffic in Granville to a halt Thursday, March 3 as a massive tractor trailer blocked Route 22 for nearly two hours Thursday morning. The 153-foot rig was hauling two 123-foot wind turbine blades from their point of manufacture in Maine to Utah, officials said. […]

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Snow, rain force overflow at water plant

by Matthew Rice The melting snow, rain and freshly fallen snow provided trouble for more than motorists and residents tired of shoveling Monday as the waste water treatment plant experienced an overflow condition in the early morning hours. A combination of runoff from the melt and more than an inch of rainfall combined with the […]

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Blizzard whacks Granville…Again

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by Matthew Rice  Winter reasserted its icy grip on the North Country as a major storm dropped more than a foot of a mixture of snow, sleet and freezing rain across the region knocking out power, closing schools and generally making getting to work Monday morning difficult for residents already tired of a long, long, […]

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Sports rumor, sports reality

By Matthew Rice At the Monday night board of education meeting resident Greg Bourn addressed the board during public comments voicing concern regarding the sports programs and possible drastic cuts. A handful of concerned parents braved the inclement weather because they have heard rumors regarding the district’s plans for high school sports. Board member Pam […]

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Police seek grant for vests

By Dan King Bulletproof vests get old and worn out after about five years, so the village of Whitehall is […]

Village requires officers leave near Whitehall

Police forces exist to “serve and protect” the jurisdiction that they serve and village officials think that can be done […]

Officials debate framework of law

By Dan King A contentious discussion about a potential nuisance law led one village trustee to contemplate his role on […]

School years begins with purpose

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Vivid maroon banners with the phrase, “Excellence is our standard, not our goal,” are now draped upon all buildings on […]

Village tardy in submitting discharge reports

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By Dan King Whitehall is behind on submitting the Discharge Monitoring Report for the wastewater treatment plant, dating back to […]

Boy Scout seeks to revitalize cemetery

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By Dan King John Hollister, a tenth grader at Whitehall High School has come up with a unique community service […]