Tag Archives: Public Comment

School board makes locker decision

By Jaime Thomas One lead door. It’s all that stands in the way of a volunteer effort to rebuild the high school concession stand. District Business Manager Cathy Somich told the school board at a meeting Monday night that after a test of the entire structure, one of the doors was found to have lead […]

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Hartford residents want to have their say at planning board meetings

By Jaime Thomas Several Hartford residents are frustrated that they weren’t given a chance to voice their opinions about a new business. During a town board meeting last Tuesday, resident Russell Wade told Supervisor Dana Haff that he and a number of other residents were cut off from speaking at a recent planning board meeting. […]

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Officials discuss speed zone on Church Street

By Jaime Thomas Village drivers and through-traffic alike may have to slow down on Church Street if a proposed speed zoned is approved next month. At a village board meeting Monday night, officials discussed instituting a 20-mph zone on from Main Street to Water Street, in order to help traffic flow more smoothly. “Over the […]

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Pile cleanup ‘imminent’

By Jaime Thomas The remains of the Nov. 12 fire on Main Street have been the talk of the town as of late, but officials believe it will soon be gone. A contract has been executed by both sides, and the owners of the buildings that are now a pile of rubble have engaged a […]

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County Supervisors express oppposition to Safe Act

For the second time in as many months, the Washington County Board of Supervisors expressed its opposition to the state’s recent crackdown on guns. The board overwhelming approved a largely symbolic resolution Friday opposing the NY Safe Act and Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s use of a “message of necessity.” The resolution, which was passed by a […]

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Village Board: No live chickens in village

By Jaime Thomas Exotic Animals Though they may be tasty for eating and good for you, chickens are not welcome to reside in the village. The village board rejected an appeal from Rob Therriault to keep chickens at his Pacific Street residence during a meeting Monday night. By village law, chickens are considered to be […]

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Board OKs budget

The Granville Board of Education passed its 2012-2013 budget Monday night, moving it ahead to the voters, and students at Granville Junior/Senior High School got an unexpected bonus out of it. Earlier this month, the state increased its aid to the district by $219,898, and while the majority of that will go to decrease the […]

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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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‘Tractor’ Gains Traction

The Granville location of Tractor Supply Co. cleared its first hurdle Monday night with Schuyler Cos. receiving tentative approval from the Granville Village Planning Board for the expansion of the former Grand Union Plaza. The approval is pending meeting a number of requirements, including the granting of a variance by the Zoning Board of Appeals, […]

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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, […]

Quarryman not returning

One of Main Street’s most well known residents has been missing for years and it doesn’t appear he will be […]

Marion M. Watrous Donaldson, 94

Marion M. Watrous Donaldson, 94, of Adams Street went into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, […]

Classifieds 08/27/14

Matthew Fiske, 43

Matthew Parker Fiske, 43, passed away Aug. 24 as a result of a tragic automobile accident. One of God’s brightest […]

Northshire Freepress 08/22/14