Tag Archives: Public Hearing

Town of Hampton exploring ways to save on energy costs

The Town of Hampton is exploring ways it can save money on its energy costs. The board approved a motion to purchase two programmable thermostats for the newly constructed town hall and is exploring the possibility of purchasing an exterior wood furnace that would be used to heat the town highway garage. “It’s just an […]

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County supervisors approve budget

Washington County’s 2013 budget was approved by the county Board of Supervisors on Friday, but not without considerable debate. The budget just snuck through, adopted by a 10-7 vote. The $115 million spending plan calls for a 3.08 percent or $877,000 increase in the county’s $30 million tax levy. The budget will comply with the […]

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County schools seek to pool resources

As cuts to funding affect many schools across the country, several local districts are turning towards each other for help. Administrators who say they are left with no other options are looking into combining resources. Along with five other school districts in Washington County, Granville and Hartford have recently undergone a regionalization study, which will […]

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Hampton to build new town hall: Construction may begin by mid-August

Hampton will have its new town hall. The town board unanimously approved a motion last Wednesday to construct a new town hall. The project is subject to a 30-day permissive referendum, but no residents spoke out against the decision during a public hearing held on the matter last week and it’s doubtful it will be […]

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Village board OKs budget

The village Board of Trustees officially approved the 2012-13 budget during a meeting held last week. The budget calls for a 1.5 percent increase in the tax levy, the amount of money it collects through taxes. The tax levy increased by 4.4 percent last year. The current tax rate is $17.67 per $1,000 of assessed […]

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Village focuses on solid waste

The Village Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing at their next scheduled board meeting to discuss a proposed local law regarding the storage and disposal of solid waste within the village. The board has been working toward toughening laws on solid waste after Garry Bennett said some of the current laws don’t go […]

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Hampton stays with elected highway chief

  The Hampton Town Board has decided to stick with an elected highway superintendent after hearing from local residents last Wednesday. A motion presented by town councilman John Mashak to put a referendum on the November ballot to change how the position from an elected official to a appointed position, failed to gain any traction […]

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Washington County Board of Supervisors

Members of the public will get their chance to chime in on the fate of the Washington County sex offender residency law next month, following action by the Washington County Board of Supervisors Friday. The board set their Sept. 16, 10 a.m. meeting as the time for the hearing. Members of the public can address […]

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Taran selected for Hampton Town Board

By Derek Liebig   The Hampton Town Board selected a former member of the Granville School Board to fill a vacancy on the board after one of its members resigned last month. Tammy Taran was unanimously selected to serve the remainder of William Lawrence’s term. Lawrenceresigned last month, citing health reasons. His term was set […]

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Residents seek help with flooding issues

By Derek Liebig About three dozen residents attended a public hearing Tuesday evening with a single question on their minds: How can you help us? The question was posed by home owners, tenants and land owners who have been affected by flooding along Lake Champlain and was directed at public officials and representatives from local […]

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Classifieds 05/20/14

Norton, Rocque, Scrimo elected

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By Dan King The results are in and the three new faces on the Whitehall Board of Education will be […]

Celani, Bartholomew, McDermott, Torres win seats

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By Joshua Bassett The Granville CSD Board of Education faced a lot of possible changes Tuesday night, as four seats […]

Whitehall pledges support for medical marijuana facility

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By Dan King The number of Washington County municipalities pledging support for a medical marijuana growing facility in the county […]

Communities prepare for Memorial Day

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Patriotism will be the epicenter of life in the greater Washington County and Lakes Region Area next week. Many towns […]

Roads in Hartford to change hands, names

By Dan King “Old-timers” in Hartford will soon have to adjust to some street name changes in the town. The […]

Smith leads Horde youth movement

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By Laura McCusker The Granville High School tennis team played to a 6-2 record this spring. To help it achieve […]

Armstrong, Bartholomew at odds on park vandalism

By Dan King The top elected official in the town of Whitehall and the top elected official in the village […]

Washington County towns to get more back in sales tax

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By Dan King The Washington County Board of Supervisors voted Friday to allocate 7 percent of all total sales tax […]

Granville fifth-graders invention in contention

By Joshua Bassett Emily Powers, a fifth-grader at Granville Elementary School, said her messy desk served as an inspiration to […]

Town of Whitehall targets loose animals

By Dan King Whitehall town officials are looking to crack down on those who let their animals run loose. Officials […]

Hearing set on Hebron road abandonment

The Hebron Town Board will hold a public hearing at its meeting on June 25 regarding the possible abandonment of […]

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