Tag Archives: Public Safety

County names committee chairs, members

By Derek Liebig The Washington County Board of Supervisors has announced its committee assignments for 2014 and most remain unchanged since last year. Committee chairs that were in place last year remain in place with a few notable exceptions. Hampton Supervisor David O’Brien will chair the newly created Personnel Committee, which is an offshoot of […]

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Cavern deemed unchanged; street reopened

Cliff Street cannon

A portion of North Williams Street was closed last week amid fears that a rock ledge high above the roadway on Cliff Street was unstable. An inspection of the area around the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, however, revealed there was no observable change in the rock and the street was reopened Thursday after the area […]

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Hampton fire dept. asking for increased funding

The Hampton Volunteer Fire Department’s president painted a bleak picture of the organization’s ability to remain solvent if the town doesn’t increase its budget. Eric Mead said without more money the department will have a difficult time covering its expenses. “Our expenditures are getting above our head,” Mead said. “There’s no more to cut.” The […]

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Funding elimination forces closure of early warning flood gauges: One site in Granville, one in Lake Champlain

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By Derek Liebig   Two flood gauges which served as early-warning systems during this year’s heavy flooding will be turned off in March, because there is no more funding available for them. One of the gauges is located on the Mettowee River, 110 feet downstream from the bridge on County Route 21 in Middle Granville, […]

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Town Board oks nuisance law

Board passes ‘public safety, public health law’   The Granville Town Board approved a nuisance law Thursday night, a tool to help convince some residents to take care of issues on their own property that impacts neighbors, officials said.  “It’s a public health, public safety-type law,” Granville Supervisor Matt Hicks said. “It’s just basically going […]

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Smoothing out the bumps

It came down to two new bumps in the road. Residents from Kirtland Street in the village of Whitehall were pleased to see the bumps, which they felt were a way to deter people from speeding along their street. However, others saw them as a nuisance. In the end, it came down to how the […]

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Classifieds 05/27/14

Hampton Firehouse sale looms

Hampton firehouse

By Joshua Bassett Barring someone petitioning for a public referendum within 30 days of May 20, the Hampton Town Board […]

Whitehall Elementary honors fallen heroes

Winners of the citizenship awards

By Dan King Although the weather started chilly on Thursday, it turned nice just in time for the annual Whitehall […]

Huge turnout for Whitehall parade

Charles Austin and Henry Gurney escort Cathy Aiken to place the wreath

By Dan King “I didn’t even know there were this many people in Whitehall,” a spectator said as he watched […]

Granville High School honors fallen soldiers

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By Joshua Bassett Granville High School’s gym was quiet Friday afternoon as many gathered there to give thanks to the […]

Hot dog contest next weekend

By Joshua Bassett After a one-year hiatus, the “What’s Up Dawgs Hot Dawg Eating Contest” is back. The event will […]

Hundreds join in Granville parade

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By Joshua Bassett Hundreds gathered Monday on Granville’s Main Street and in Veterans Park to honor and celebrate those lost […]

Car rally to boast more than just cars

According to organizers of the Penrhyn Engine Co. Car Rally in Middle Granville, they’ve seen it all over the years. […]

Beauty will be rewarded

The Slate Valley Garden Club is taking submissions for the organization’s annual beautification awards from now until August. Anyone with […]

Pratts question Hampton coverage

By Joshua Bassett During the public participation portion of a Hampton Town Board meeting last week, Arnie Pratt and his […]

Slate Valley Museum to host ‘spring tasting’

By Laura McCusker The Slate Valley Museum in Granville will host its first-ever Spring Tasting on the Alley on Saturday, […]

Granville FFA goes to convention

Granville FFA Convention pic

By Tara Cook New York State FFA 2014-2015 vice-president Seth Browe, was elected to be the 2015-2016 District 3 FFA […]

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