Tag Archives: Public Hearing

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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Village helps fire department with Irene losses

By Jaime Thomas During the 36 hours members of the Granville fire department spent outside during Tropical Storm Irene, some of their equipment got pretty wet. In fact, enough got soaked to result in a loss of more than $16,000 worth of radios, pagers, road cones, flashlights, rope, and other technical equipment, Chief Ryan Pedone […]

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Torres will coach – again

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By Krystle S. Morey After a months-long process of back-and-forth appointments, rescinded hires and resignations, Mario Torres has been named […]

500 alumni attend Whitehall All-Class Reunion

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By Dan King Alumni from 19 states and two foreign countries made their way to Whitehall for the Whitehall High […]

Local couple to reopen Scotties’

Mark and Edie Pickard of Granville purchased Scotties’, a long-time diner and gift shop on Main Street, last week. The couple plans to preserve the atmosphere of the former Scotties’.

By Krystle S. Morey After about six months of negotiations, Scotties’ has been sold – and to a local couple. […]

Hicks tasked with reuniting school board

School Board President Audrey Hicks was reelected Monday, July 11. She is pictured here being sworn in at the board’s reorganizational meeting.

By Krystle S. Morey Focusing on academics, improving the graduation rate and boosting student participation are just a few things […]

Feature: ‘I’ve had a lot of fun in my life’

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By Dan King Margaret Lloyd Hoey has seen a little bit of everything in her lifetime. The 95-year-old Whitehall High […]

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Granville to pursue $30K Rail Trail planning grant

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By Krystle S. Morey The Granville Town Board voted unanimously at its meeting last Thursday to be the lead agency […]

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