Tag Archives: New York State Comptroller

State: Granville fiscally stressed, Whitehall not

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By Matthew Saari & Krystle S. Morey Granville A state report rates Granville the third-most fiscally stressed village in New York. The municipality earned a “moderate fiscal stress” rating with a score of 59.6 percent in the study completed recently by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office. “We assumed that was going to be,” said Mayor […]

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State faults Hartford school cafeteria with handling of money

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By Krystle S. Morey A state audit has faulted the Hartford Central School District for not properly depositing and recording money collected by its cafeteria. The audit report, released by Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli in March, found that the school board did not adopt policies and procedures as guidance for proper recording; collections totaling $3,360 were […]

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Audit faults fire company for ‘inadequate’ records

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By Krystle S. Morey “Inadequate” bookkeeping leaves “no assurance” that tens of thousands of dollars were properly handled by the Granville Hook and Ladder Fire Company, a state audit has concluded. The audit by the State Comptroller’s Office criticized current and former company presidents, treasurers and board trustees for having “no system in place to […]

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State: No audit slated despite village request

Napa Auto Parts Manager Ken Towne said he’s worried about the time it will take a fire department to respond if his store, located across the street from the shut-down Hook & Ladder Co., were to have a fire.

By Krystle S. Morey The state Comptroller’s Office said it will not perform an audit on the Granville Hook & Ladder Fire Co.’s finances, as requested by the village. “We have been in contact with village and fire company officials, but nothing is scheduled at this time,” said Brian Butry, a spokesman for state Comptroller […]

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Comptroller finds local towns not stressed fiscally

By Jaime Thomas Area towns scored well on a recent fiscal stress test conducted by the New York State Comptroller’s Office. None of the towns in Washington County were found to be susceptible to stress, with most scoring well below the threshold. Hartford came in with what Town Supervisor Dana Haff described as a “very […]

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Wesner: Auditors loved us

By Jaime Thomas Despite talk around town that the Pember Library and Museum was in trouble during an audit last month, Director Pat Wesner said unofficial results were positive. “They said they love us and they loved being here—their words,” Wesner said. She said the auditors, who came on behalf of the New York State […]

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Village eye illegal water hoses, meterless connections

The village is investigating illegal hook-ups they believe are contributing to the volume of treated water that goes unaccounted for each year. Officials said last week there are a number of addresses that receive water service but do not have water meters. They are trying to determine the exact number of users who don’t have […]

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Millet to step down

The town of Whitehall is looking for a new clerk. Julie Millett, who was appointed as the Whitehall town clerk in January 2008 and was elected to the post the following November, will be stepping down from the position at the end of this week.   (more…)

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Village tax levy nears state cap

The village of Whitehall is within 10-percent of the New York State tax cap for villages. (more…)

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State auditor called in – again

The town of Whitehall has a new highway superintendent, and will look into the actions of the former.     (more…)

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Northshire Freepress – 04/20/18

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Skene Manor opens for season Saturday

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By Matthew Saari For many people spring heralds longer days, chirping birds, greener trees and warmer temperatures. For Whitehallers, it […]

Earth Day activities throughout the region

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By Serena Kovalosky Earth Day is Sunday, April 22, and locals are bringing their gloves, rakes and community spirit to […]

Granville raises tuition for Vermont students

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By Krystle S. Morey The Granville Board of Education, after considering the loss of designation and other changes in Vermont […]

Whitehall teen charged for ‘terroristic threat’

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By Matthew Saari State Police arrested a 14-year-old Whitehall student last week, charging him with making a “terroristic threat,” a […]

Locals eye board seats in three school districts

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By Matthew Saari and Krystle S. Morey Whitehall There will be a bit of a race this year as three […]

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