Tag Archives: Niles

Village seeks help clearing hydrants

DPW, village ask residents to help Where is the fire hydrant closest to your residence? Ask yourself about the last time you saw that particular piece of potentially life or home-saving hardware.  Discussion at the Feb. 7 village board meeting led to more discussion afterward and a realization – many of the hydrants in the […]

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No contested races in March election

Mayoral candidate Brian LaRose

The question of a contested election for the village of Granville came down to the wire this week. With days to go to the deadline, four candidates declared their intentions and made the necessary arrangements to make the ballot for the village election March 15. Candidates needed to pick up an official petition and gather […]

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Residents get sidewalk reminder

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Sidewalk plow can’t do it all, Mayor says While the Granville Village Board handed out compliments Monday night for the performance of the Department of Public Works during this difficult and snowy winter, an appeal was made to residents to keep up their sidewalk duties. Resident Ernie Woods said he had to walk in the […]

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Veterans Park theft remains unsolved

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  The fountain in Veterans Park remains without its ornamental pineapple topper as the month of February arrives. “There are no new leads at this point,” Granville Police Chief Ernie Bassett Jr. said Friday, Jan. 28. A village worker noticed the pineapple missing on the morning of Jan. 15 and reported the theft to police. […]

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Granville Wins $56K for sidewalks

A popular walking route in Granville is getting more “sidewalk.” The “Make the Connection Program” by the Glens Falls Transportation Council informed the town and village their joint application succeeded in bringing $56,300 in federal grant monies toward the Quaker Street sidewalk project. The project is slated to bring more than 2,200 feet of sidewalk […]

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Park Fountain vandalized

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 Call Granville Village Police at 642-1414 with any information regarding the vandalism to the Veterans Park fountain. A village worker discovered on Jan. 15 that the fountain in Veterans Park had been vandalized and the pineapple topping it forcibly removed. The football-sized pineapple, which is meant to symbolize welcoming, is made of lead, with copper […]

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LaRose eyeing run for mayor

Mayoral candidate Brian LaRose.

Following Mayor Jay Niles’ announcement last week that he will not seek re-election, speculation regarding who might throw their hat in the ring has begun to percolate in the village of Granville. A short time later current Trustee Brian LaRose announced his intention to seek the mayor’s chair in March. “I’m definitely going to run for […]

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Villagers vote on March 15

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Voters will go to the polls in March to determine who will head up a portion of the village government, including a new individual to sit in the mayor’s chair. At the Jan. 3 village board meeting village clerk Rick Roberts announced the election will be held Tuesday, March 15. The polls will be open […]

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Village, Town seek sidewalk grant

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Even before the Mettowee River Revitalization Plan was adopted Monday night, the Granville Village Board took action in conjunction with the town seeking funds for one of the projects mentioned within the development plan. Among the recommendations within the revitalization plan was a call to improve sidewalks within the village to make getting around easier […]

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Niles won’t seek new term

Mayor Jay Niles announced he decided not to run for another term.

  Granville will have a new mayor in the spring following a surprise announcement at the village board meeting Monday night. Mayor Jay Niles closed the Jan. 3 meeting by announcing he will not seek re-election when the village holds elections in March. The mayor, two board members and the village judge all come up […]

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Excitement continues at the Washington County Fair

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By Dan King and Krystle S. Morey Holy smokes! The final days of the fair are here already! The Washington […]

Shoppers’ ‘points’ can help schools get tools

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville residents can earn free supplies, musical instruments and playground equipment for their school simply by […]

Fundraiser for boy injured in ATV accident Saturday

Logan Pease

By Dan King Since 11-year-old Logan Pease was struck by a vehicle while riding his ATV in May, the community […]

Dirty water plagues users

The Orchard in North Granville

By Krystle S. Morey Several North Granville residents were plagued with dirty tap water last week after a local nursing […]

Step ‘N’ Time Dance Studio expands

Sondra Smith displays some of the dance attire that will be sold in the new dance shop.

By Dan King Step ‘N’ Time Dance Studio in Whitehall is expanding. The studio, which was once housed in one […]

Washington County Fair Aug. 22-28

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By Dan King and Krystle S. Morey Holy smokes! It’s fair time! With an attendance of 120,000 annually, the Washington […]

County seeks PILOT for new solar projects

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By Dan King The Washington County Board of Supervisors wants Borrego Solar to pay some money for its solar project […]

Granville ends solar tax breaks

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville has opted out of the state’s solar tax exemption, which means solar installations being built […]

‘Go Horde’ signs paint town blue, gold

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By Krystle S. Morey Many may have noticed the dozens of “Go Horde” banners that have popped up around Granville […]

Whitehall man corresponds with former president

Former president Jimmy Carter (Credit: The Carter Center)

By Dan King It’s not every day you get a note from a former president. However, a Whitehall man received […]

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