Tag Archives: Police Chief

Police agencies pursue warrants

Last week, police in Fair Haven arrested a Whitehall man wanted on a warrant out of Rutland District Court. Earlier in the month, the Washington County Sheriff’s Department arrested a Dresden man who was a fugitive from justice. But the degree to which local law enforcement agencies are able and willing to pursue warrants differs […]

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Police: Watch out for scams

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Yet people, old and young alike, continue to fall for scams that promise an enticing prize—for a small price. Such is the case of a young Granville veteran in his late 20s who recently fell prey to a fast, online bank loan. The man, […]

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Village hires new police officer

By Jaime Thomas The village of Granville will have a new face among its police department after officials hired a new, full-time officer Monday night. The village board unanimously made William Kitts, who recently started working part time for the village, a full-time employee starting at the beginning of July. Police Chief Ernie Bassett said […]

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Scams are common, target everyone

By Jaime Thomas If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Yet people, old and young alike, continue to fall for scams that promise an enticing prize – for a small price. Such is the case of a young Granville veteran in his late 20s who recently fell prey to a fast, […]

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PBA blames contract for overtime issue

By Jaime Thomas It all comes down to a contract. Gordon Smith, a Granville Village Trustee, expressed his misgivings at a meeting last week about a 100 percent increase in police overtime pay within the budget. Issues within the police union contract have since come to light. Both Police Chief Ernie Bassett and Dave Williams, […]

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100 percent hike in police overtime draws concern

By Jaime Thomas Members of the Granville Village Board were not in agreement about approving the tentative 2013-2014 budget at a meeting Monday night. Trustee Gordon Smith brought up the large, general-fund line item of police overtime pay, which more than doubled from last year from $27,000 to $59,000. “There is one line I have […]

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Snow storm causes no problems locally

Whitehall emerged unscathed from the first significant snowfall of the season. Whitehall Police Chief Matt Dickinson said there were no significant issues in the village and the New York State Police didn’t report any car accidents during the storm, which began on Wednesday night and didn’t end until early Thursday evening. The storm was the […]

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Men arrested for scrap theft from railroad

  Two Vermont men were arrested last week for allegedly trying to steal scrap metal on railroad property. Thomas L. Martin, 27, of Fair Haven, Vt., and Andrew W. Spanos, 25, of Castleton, Vt., were each charged with petit larceny, a misdemeanor, and trespassing, a violation. Police received a report Wednesday of two subjects trespassing […]

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Felony contempt charge laid

A Granville man was arrested in Whitehall last week after he violated an order of protection. Harold J. Ricketts Sr., 40, of West Main Street, was charged with first-degree criminal contempt, a felony, and second-degree harassment, a violation. Ricketts allegedly physically harassed a person during a domestic dispute at a Chaplin Alley residence. The victim […]

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Child welfare charge laid

A local man was arrested last week after his toddler ran across a street unattended. Timothy W. Crawford, 29, of Whitehall, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor, after police received reports of a two-year-old child in only a diaper running across a street unattended. The child had run to a […]

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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, […]