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Whitehall fares well on fiscal stress test

Communities in Washington County are not stressed fiscally according to a report released by the state comptroller’s office earlier this summer. Of the 14 towns that filed end-of-the-year reports with the state, none were classified as stressed on a new Fiscal Stress Monitoring System developed by the state Comptroller’s Office. The Town of Hampton received […]

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Fire pile still stands

Monday, July 29 came and went, but the pile of rubble on Main Street still stands. This time, it is a mechanical issue standing in the way of debris removal, officials said. Two weeks ago Edgeco Environmental, Inc., the company hired for the cleanup, told attorney John Winn, who is representing Beverly Koffler, one of […]

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Hampton shows support for Head Start

The Town of Hampton formally threw its support behind Washington County Head Start. The town board unanimously endorsed a request by the beleaguered organization to include the community on a letter urging Congress to reconsider spending cuts that have left the program in dire straits. The Washington County Head Start program has seen a $201,371 […]

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Hampton town board: We aren’t anti-fire department

Members of the Hampton Town Board defended themselves last week against criticisms that they don’t support the community’s fire department. Frustrated by allegations that the town was running an “anti-fire department campaign,” officials reiterated their support last week for the Hampton Volunteer Fire Company, but continue to contend they can’t afford the organization’s contract demands […]

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Hampton town board: We aren’t running “anti-fire department campaign”

By Derek Liebig Members of the Hampton Town Board defended themselves last week against criticism that they don’t support the community’s fire department. Frustrated by allegations that the town was running an “anti-fire department campaign,” officials reiterated their support last week for the Hampton Volunteer Fire Company, but continue to contend they can’t afford the […]

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Music, art and new exhibit at First Friday

Take a shot and enjoy some art at this months’ First Friday on June 7. For the Pember Library and Museum’s culinary component this time around, Edward’s Liquor will be offering free samples of flavored whipped cream shots, in addition to the glasses of wine they typically sell. The Pember will also have an acoustic […]

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Granville students advance to state level history competition

By Jaime Thomas You can’t change the past, but you can discuss big changes that seriously affected history. That’s just what a group of eighth grade girls in Granville did with their recent participation in National History Day Contest. The seven students focused on different topics to demonstrate this year’s theme: a turning point in […]

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Hampton establishes transfer sticker fund

The Hampton Town Board will establish a fund to purchase unused transfer station stickers from local residents. The board will set aside $100 that will be used to provide refunds to residents who have stickers they can no longer use. Earth, Waste and Metal assumed control of the five county transfer stations on Monday, several […]

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Sheriff’s Department to have office in Hampton

The Washington County Sheriff’s Department plans to open a station in Hampton later this year. Supervisor Dave O’Brien said the sheriff’s office will occupy a small office in the town hall and will use the space to meet with local residents and perform other administrative tasks while officers are on patrol in the area. He […]

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Hot Topic: Hampton Fire Dept. and town board at odds over funding

The Hampton Volunteer Fire Department and the Hampton town board are embroiled in a contentious contract dispute. Fire department members say they weren’t given an opportunity to negotiate a higher contract and would consider cutting services if a new deal isn’t struck, while the town board believes it has given the department ample support. Members […]

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Preparations underway for school year in Granville

The 2013-14 school year begins Wednesday and ushers in some significant change within the Granville Central School District. The district […]

Students build community of trust

Transitioning from elementary school to middle school is easily one of the most difficult processes in an adolescent’s life, but […]

Village approves new parking law

Last Tuesday evening the Whitehall Village Board of Trustees held a public hearing to discuss a potential parking law, which […]

Changes abound as school year begins

With the school year starting next Thursday for Whitehall students, the district has gone through a transformation this summer, one […]

Test scores improve, but continue to lag behind

Granville students showed improvement in both math and English on the state tests but continue to lag behind their peers […]

Youth Center for sale

The Granville Police Benevolent Association has put its youth center up for sale. Sergeant Dave Williams said a lack of […]

Former resident dies in accident

A former Granville resident was killed Saturday night in a motor vehicle accident on I-87 in Albany. Matthew Fiske, 43, […]