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

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

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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Police seek grant for vests

By Dan King Bulletproof vests get old and worn out after about five years, so the village of Whitehall is […]

Village requires officers leave near Whitehall

Police forces exist to “serve and protect” the jurisdiction that they serve and village officials think that can be done […]

Officials debate framework of law

By Dan King A contentious discussion about a potential nuisance law led one village trustee to contemplate his role on […]

School years begins with purpose

Vivid maroon banners with the phrase, “Excellence is our standard, not our goal,” are now draped upon all buildings on […]

Village tardy in submitting discharge reports

By Dan King Whitehall is behind on submitting the Discharge Monitoring Report for the wastewater treatment plant, dating back to […]

Boy Scout seeks to revitalize cemetery

By Dan King John Hollister, a tenth grader at Whitehall High School has come up with a unique community service […]