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

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

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

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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Harold F. “Huzzy” Martell

Harold F. “Huzzy” Martell, 88, of Boardman Street, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend passed away on […]

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Radio controlled air show coming to Fair Haven

The Rutland County RC Flyers will be hosting its annual ‘Fun Fly’ at the Fair Haven Municipal Airport on Saturday, […]

Rec Center busy in June

If the month of June is any indicator, it appears that the Whitehall Recreation Center is in store for a […]

Officials advocate for lower speed limits

By Dan King Currently, in Whitehall any road that does not have a marked speed limit maintains the state limit […]

Scribner named code enforcement officer

By Dan King After weeks of speculation about the position of code enforcement officer in Whitehall, the expected letter of […]

Postal Service to Huletts Landing office hours

By Dan King In the fall of 2012 the United States Postal Service began a two-year nationwide process of notifying […]

Dresden to host townwide sale

The Town of Dresden will be hosting its first-ever town-wide yard sale this weekend. The inaugural yard sale will take […]