Tag Archives: Public Hearing

Granville tries again for state water grant

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By Krystle S. Morey “We hope the third time is a charm.” That’s what Granville Supervisor Matt Hicks said at a recent Town Board meeting as the town launched its third attempt at securing a state grant to help upgrade infrastructure in the dilapidated North Granville Water District. The district’s 75-year-old water system has forced […]

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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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Division over subdivision

By Jaime Thomas The town of Granville remains divided about subdivision. A month after an intense and lengthy discussion about changes to recently updated subdivision regulations, members of the town board and the public found more problems with the law. The town board held a public hearing Thursday night to address the issue, and this […]

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Village increases fees for blocking sidewalks

The Village Board of Trustees passed a resolution Monday changing the fee schedule for people who encumber village sidewalks and streets. Officials approved a resolution increasing the fines people pay for blocking a public street or sidewalk for more than an hour. The previous fines were believed to be insufficient to effectively dissuade someone from […]

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Granville BOE updates cellphone policy

By Jaime Thomas As new technology continues to become more easily available, new rules and regulations must inevitably be created. In school systems, for example, administrators are now fighting a new distraction among their students: cell phones. A recently published study found that 78 percent of teens now have a cellphone, and almost half (47 […]

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Hartford amends subdivision law

By Jaime Thomas The Hartford Town Board amended its subdivision law and landfill law at a meeting May 14. Before, contiguous pieces of land that were centrally deeded were considered to be one property. The owner would have to go through subdivision processes and fees in order to sell one plot. But if the plots […]

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Town eyeing improvements to Rec. Center: Public meeting May 14

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The town is exploring ways to make improvements to the Recreation Center and is encouraging residents who use the facility to attend a special public hearing later this month to learn more about the proposed plan. Officials hope to apply for a grant through the New York State Office of Community Renewal to facilitate the […]

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Village budget includes 1.5 percent tax hike

The village board of trustees approved a 1.5 percent tax increase as it ratified its 2013-14 budget on Monday. The increase raises the tax rate from $17.87 per $1,000 of assessed value to $18.13 per $1,000. That means a taxpayer whose home is assessed for $100,000 will pay an additional $26 in village taxes. Some […]

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Village eyes 1.5 percent tax hike

The village has released its 2013-14 tentative budget and although officials were able to hold the line on most expenses, the spending plan calls for an increase in taxes to make up for insurance costs and an increase in pension contributions. As proposed, the village’s tax levy, the amount of money it collects through taxes, […]

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Village makes appointments; public hearing on budget set

The Village Board of Trustees reorganized its hierarchy on Monday. The board, in its first regular meeting since last month’s village elections, reappointed a number of its commissioners. Trustee Michael LaChapelle, who for the last two years, has served as water commissioner will now oversee the highway, safety and buildings departments. Ken Bartholomew was appointed […]

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Hartford schools on alert after ‘not specific’ threats

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By Krystle S. Morey Hartford Central School District officials are on high alert following the discovery of two threats against […]

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By Matthew Saari As the Whitehall Village Board was proceeding with steps to demolish the decrepit building at 160 Main […]

Granville school wrestles with new logo

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By Krystle S. Morey After gracing sports uniforms and yearbooks of the Granville Golden Horde for decades, the infamous Mongolian […]

Police proponents, opponents survey

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By Matthew Saari If there’s a strong push to disband the Whitehall Police Department to reduce village taxes, there’s an […]

Parades, ceremonies to mark Memorial Day

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Communities large and small throughout the region will host parades and ceremonies to honor the men and women who fought […]

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Should Whitehall retain its police department?

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By Matthew Saari Should the village of Whitehall continue having its own police department? It’s a controversial question that has […]

DWI-charged teacher will return to her job

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By Krystle S. Morey The kindergarten teacher who was arrested after she allegedly drove to Mary J. Tanner School drunk […]

Village seeks ‘input on future of police department’

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By Matthew Saari Village trustees are “seeking input on the future of the police department,” and to that end have […]

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