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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Classifieds 03/25/14

Search for Sasquatch resumes, forty years later

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By Dan King It’s been 40 years since the first reported Sasquatch sighting in Whitehall and now the quest to […]

Apathy leaves trustee seat vacant

Candidate pic Ken Bartholomew

By Dan King Whitehall’s mayor-elect, Ken Bartholomew was hoping someone would emerge to take his old trustee position, but that […]

Jane O’Shea resigns, cites issues with board

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By Derek Liebig A Granville principal is resigning at the end of the school year because of a disagreement over […]

Whitehall Elks honor three for service

New Elks officers are sworn into office

By Dan King Ken McKee, an old Whitehall Elk, used to tell his kids that the acronym BPOE stood for […]

Reelected, incumbents face challenges

By Derek Liebig Members of the Granville Village Board will be together for at least two more years. Incumbents Dean […]

Keough to plant community garden

Jensen Keough

By Dan King A Whitehall High School student has come up with a creative way to support local charity and […]

Whitehall school officials want bobsled club back

By Dan King Until this year, Whitehall High School was the only school in the country with a bobsled club, […]

District, school administrators reach pact

By Derek Liebig The Granville Central School District and the Granville Administrators’ Association, with five members, reached agreement last week […]

Karas not concerned about budget

By Dan King Despite fiscal concerns voiced Board of Education member Frank Barber, Whitehall Central School Business Administrator Joe Karas […]

Whitehall/Fort Ann wrestlers raise $600 for cancer research

Julian Barber

Senior wrestler Julian Barber’s charity wrestling idea caught on with his teammates during the season, to the tune of $600. […]

Sasquatch sightings on the rise

By Dan King Officials say the snowy weather has driven local Sasquatches out of the woods and caused them to […]