Tag Archives: Police Officer

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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Court action keep officer on the job

The Granville Police officer facing the loss of his job over a residency question went back to work the night of April 28 instead of attending a disciplinary hearing. Village officials confirmed last week that officer Joseph Castle was scheduled to return to work following action in Washington County Court. Castle had faced a disciplinary […]

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Hearing set for suspended officer

The fate of a Granville police officer on administrative leave because of a residency issue will be determined at a disciplinary hearing scheduled at the end of the month. Officer Joe Castle is facing firing for failing to provide documentation showing he has a New York state residency. The meeting is not open to the […]

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PBA scrambles to keep officer

No resignation, no proof The deadline came and went with no resignation or proof of residency for a Granville Police Department patrolman who remains of administrative leave, but was not immediately let go by the village. Granville officer Joseph Castle had been informed by the village he must prove residency in the State of New […]

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Tip leads to cop firing

Granville Village officials anticipate firing a Police officer this week expecting he could not show proof he had New York State residency after a residency requirement was discovered. Patrol officer Joseph Castle, a veteran of the police force with nearly five years of experience will be terminated, Mayor Jay Niles said, because he could not […]

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Rec center is bustling

Recreation director Dan Welch reported that his first Friday movie night drew about 25 youths to the rec center and added that he plans to continue to hold similar events. “That’s a really good turnout for the first time,” said Welch who is also arranging plans for a dance at the center. Welch said he […]

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Man arrested in infant’s injury

Whitehall Police arrested William S. Mitchell, 33, of Whitehall, following an investigation into an injury of an infant that occurred while in his care and charged him with the mesdemeanor crimes of third-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a minor. Police said the incident occurred while the child was in Mitchell’s care in December. Mitchell was […]

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Police arrest corrections officer

Whitehall police have charged a corrections officers with five counts of endangering the welfare of a minor after he allegedly approached several teen-age girls and offered them rides in his car and sex. Police said most of the incidents involving Joshua J. Davison, 25, of West Chazy, occurred while he was commuting to work at […]

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Granville prepares a bill

  Granville village officials say they are in the process of figuring out what they believe they are owed by Whitehall and Fort Edward for the costs of training police officers when they left the village before three years elapsed. (more…)

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Still waiting for a meeting

The meeting has yet to happen. Whitehall Mayor Francis “Fra” Putorti and his Granville counterpart, Jay Niles, said in August they planned to meet together sometime after the Labor Day holiday to discuss the situation regarding monies owed to Whitehall. (more…)

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Search for missing Granville man continues

Police agencies in both New York and Vermont have recently ramped up efforts in the search for Jonathan Schaff, a Granville man who went missing in January 2014. Their investigation includes scuba diving in local quarries and questioning more than 30 witnesses. Police are looking into all tips in an effort to solve the case that started nearly 3 years ago.

By Krystle S. Morey Vermont State Police have been busy questioning potential witnesses in a local missing person case. Jonathan […]

Local bus garages fare well in state inspection

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By Dan King Local school districts are among the state’s best in keeping their buses up and running. The state […]

Whitehall graduates 46

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By Dan King “The easy part of our lives is over.” That was the message from Whitehall High School’s salutatorian […]

Fireworks for sale, for a good cause

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By Krystle S. Morey Granvillians can start summer off with a bang now that fireworks are for sale in the […]

Class of 2016 grads bid Granville farewell

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  By Krystle S. Morey Jonathan Fisher has always lived a life of service and helping others. Fisher walked across […]

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88 to graduate Granville High School Friday

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By Krystle S. Morey Eighty-eight “pretty remarkable” young men and women will walk across the stage tomorrow, ending their days […]

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