Nine full-time and six part-time Washington County employees will lose their jobs later this month as the county cedes control of its transfer stations to Earth, Waste & Metal. The county will retain five full-time transfer station employees who will be rolled into vacant positions with the Department of Public Works, County Administrator Kevin Hayes [...]
The Whitehall school district could one day face educational insolvency if increases in expenses continue to outpace state aid. According to a survey conducted by the Council of School Superintendents, more than half of New York’s school districts anticipate reaching a point within the next four years where they will be unable to provide students [...]
By Bill Toscano The Wells Village School will have a familiar face back in third grade this year. Carol Wincowski, who taught at the school four years ago, is coming back after serving as principal of Christ the King School in Rutland. Principal Linda O’Leary said the fifth and sixth grades, each of which has [...]
When resident John Norton stood up at last week’s Granville Village Board meeting and asked why nothing was being done to clean up shabby properties, Mayor Brian LaRose had an immediate answer for him. “Actually, Mr. Norton, out new code enforcement officer has been hard at work at that, and if you’d like, you can [...]
The Whitehall Police Department will have two new employees after the village hired a pair of officers for the department last week. The village board agreed to hire two part time police officers at a special board meeting on Friday, Aug. 26. Randy Bevins, an officer with the Ticonderoga Police Department and Rich Rizzo are [...]
If your neighbors’ lawn is too long or they don’t take care of their garbage and you live in the village, you might have called Granville Village Ordinance Officer Gary Didier into action. As part of the duties of the part-time position, Didier is tasked with keeping an eye out for property owners or tenants [...]
By Bill Toscano Whitehall Police Chief Matthew Dickinson said this week that he hopes to be able to open a police training session at Whitehall Central School in April. “We’re going to push it for April,” said Dickinson, who noted he still needs final approval from the Department of Criminal Justice and the Whitehall Village [...]
Zero base/sum workshops yield 2.95 increase The Granville village board expects to present to the public a budget with a nearly three percent increase in village taxes when they hold their monthly meeting on Monday, March 2.