Tag Archives: Public Works Superintendent

Officials discuss speed zone on Church Street

By Jaime Thomas Village drivers and through-traffic alike may have to slow down on Church Street if a proposed speed zoned is approved next month. At a village board meeting Monday night, officials discussed instituting a 20-mph zone on from Main Street to Water Street, in order to help traffic flow more smoothly. “Over the […]

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Incumbents return to office: Bartholomew leads all candidates with 153 votes

The village board received a vote of confidence Tuesday as voters re-elected both incumbent candidates. Republican Ken Bartholomew and Democrat Walter Sandford defeated their opponents and will return in their roles as village trustees. Bartholomew garnered the most support, receiving 153 votes, while Sandford had 135. Fellow Democrat Jim Putorti finished with 119 votes and […]

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Sewer system takes major hit from Irene

The flood waters from Tropical Storm Irene damaged more than private property as public property from roads to sewer systems were impacted by the deluge. Town supervisor Matt Hicks said Cove Road was destroyed by flood waters from Tropical Storm Irene, but its repair was well down the list of priorities for the town. Although […]

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Whitehall Police hire two part time officers

The Whitehall Police Department will have two new employees after the village hired a pair of officers for the department last week.  The village board agreed to hire two part time police officers at a special board meeting on Friday, Aug. 26. Randy Bevins, an officer with the Ticonderoga Police Department and Rich Rizzo are […]

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Work under way at water treatment plant

Although the water treatment plant project will not finish until the end of the year, residents have been able to see clear signs of progress on the project in recent days. Work on the $4 million state-mandated project will continue throughout the summer and into the fall before wrapping up in December. Officials from Lamont […]

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Multiple storms strain snow budgets

Although Washington County has become a winter wonderland for fans of outdoor sports such as snowmobiling, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, the costs of keeping the roads used to get to the trailheads clear and safe are straining the budgets of the Granville village and town crews. Granville Town Highway Superintendent John Tanner said the frequency […]

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Whistle may return

Mayor proposes return of unique timepiece Just as the streets of Granville had not heard the chimes of the Veterans Memorial Clock in many years, the mayor proposed the return of another unique timepiece to Granville Monday night. Mayor Jay Niles asked the board if there was interest among the board members in bringing back […]

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County Furloughs Delay Local Road Work

  Roughed up roads to remain, briefly A scheduled temporary work stoppage will leave some rough patches of road in the village as workers from Washington County get a week off that is part of a planned move to cut costs at the county level.

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Repairs start soon

  Within the next month, the current Clinton Street bridge will start to be no more. Washington County Department of Public Works Superintendent Willie Grimmke said the bid has been awarded for the work that will replace the three bridges that allow access to downtown Whitehall over the railroad tracks on Clinton, Division and Saunders […]

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Preparations underway for school year in Granville

The 2013-14 school year begins Wednesday and ushers in some significant change within the Granville Central School District. The district […]

Students build community of trust

Transitioning from elementary school to middle school is easily one of the most difficult processes in an adolescent’s life, but […]

Village approves new parking law

Last Tuesday evening the Whitehall Village Board of Trustees held a public hearing to discuss a potential parking law, which […]

Changes abound as school year begins

With the school year starting next Thursday for Whitehall students, the district has gone through a transformation this summer, one […]

Test scores improve, but continue to lag behind

Granville students showed improvement in both math and English on the state tests but continue to lag behind their peers […]

Youth Center for sale

The Granville Police Benevolent Association has put its youth center up for sale. Sergeant Dave Williams said a lack of […]

Former resident dies in accident

A former Granville resident was killed Saturday night in a motor vehicle accident on I-87 in Albany. Matthew Fiske, 43, […]