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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A year later, Pember on path to recovery

Bob and Mary (3)

By Derek Liebig A year after a state audit revealed the Granville institution was in a precarious financial state, the […]

A day in the life of a Whitehall Cop

Patrolman Joel Archambault issues a ticket during Monday's ridealong

By Dan King For a small town, there is always something to do as a cop in Whitehall. At 9:30 […]

Behavioral Specialist program to continue

Liz Legault

By Dan King The Whitehall Board of Education voted Monday to continue the district’s much-discussed behavioral specialist program. In an […]

Snail Mail gets slower

Whitehall Post Office

By Dan King People in New York’s rural municipalities, including Whitehall, may have to wait an extra day for delivery […]

Granville spirit night

By Derek Liebig Bolstering school spirit is the aim of an event that will be held tomorrow night at Granville […]

Hampton puts aside funds for equipment

By Derek Liebig The Hampton Town Board is putting some money aside for a rainy day. The board voted last […]