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Boil water notice to be issued

Village residents will need to boil their water during the first half of next week. The Department of Public Works will issue a village-wide boil water notice Monday. The notice is expected to persist until Wednesday. Any water used for consumption will need to be boiled during that time. Don Williams, Superintendent of Public Works, […]

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Village candidates weigh in on issues

2013 Village Election Questionnaire   Name: Michael H. LaChapelle   Occupation or previous professional experience: Retired from General Electric Co. after 31 years of employment Rutland Vt.   List your previous political experience or community involvement. Eighteen years on the Village Board as a Trustee. I care for our community, and try to do what’s […]

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Village officials: Water insurance legit, but not needed

While it’s not actually a scam, Granville village residents have been receiving a letter prompting them to pay for a service that isn’t really necessary. The mailing, which comes from HomeServe USA, presents daunting potential water line repair costs for those who are uninsured by the company. “Our records indicate that your property does not […]

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Students help Newtown one penny at a time

Students at Whitehall Elementary School are hoping several thousand pennies will provide some relief for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown, Connecticut. Students recently dedicated the proceeds from this year’s Penny Wars to the grief-stricken community. Over the course of a single week, students raised a total of $1001.01, mostly […]

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Parents Raise Questions at School Board Meeting

By Jaime Thomas A couple of parents recently questioned Granville Central School’s failure to touch base with them about safety procedures and preparedness after the recent school shooting in Connecticut. According to a discussion after the meeting of those in attendance, the two represented a larger group of concerned parents. “I do find it disheartening […]

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Districting eyeing program cuts

The Whitehall school district could one day face educational insolvency if increases in expenses continue to outpace state aid. According to a survey conducted by the Council of School Superintendents, more than half of New York’s school districts anticipate reaching a point within the next four years where they will be unable to provide students […]

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Esteemed District Secretary to Retire

One important detail Mark Bessen asked about when considering the Granville superintendent position four years ago was the quality of his would-be secretary, Diana Pitts. The answer was encouraging. “She had a good reputation as being very organized and knowing about what needs to get done in the superintendent’s office,” Bessen said. And she has […]

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Negotiations making progress

After a long meeting last Tuesday, the Granville Teachers Association and the Board of Education are one step closer to finalizing a contract. It was the second meeting between the two groups and a mediator. “Progress is being made,” said John Shaw, president of the board. He said the meeting, which started around 4 p.m., […]

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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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Village, landowner settle over cut trees

A mishap by village crews will cost the Board of Trustees nearly $4,000. The village agreed to a $3,900 settlement with a local landowner after its employees encroached on his property earlier this year. Mayor Peter Telisky said village crews intruded on property owned by the Matte family and cut a number of trees while […]

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2014 Washington County Fair Guide

Classifieds 08/20/14

Fire Co. renews search for lost horn

By Dan King Thirty years ago a silver plated presentation horn was stolen from the Whitehall Fire Company and the […]

Town finalizes speed reduction proposal

By Dan King Back in July, the Town of Whitehall drafted a proposal to reduce the speed limits of a […]

Officials weight safety vs. freedom of Amish

By Dan King Just when it seemed that all discrepancies and arguments about how to handle Whitehall’s growing Amish population […]

Superintendent upset with test scores

Whitehall Central School District Superintendent Elizabeth Legault has been analyzing data and researching educational policy in an attempt to turn […]

Increase in traffic hasn’t led to increase in accidents at intersection

By Dan King The intersection of County Routes 18 and 21 in Whitehall has always been a difficult intersection for […]

Enerjazz to conclude concert series

Whitehall’s summer concert series will be coming to a close on Friday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. and to say […]

Cheerleading made an official sport

By Dan King After years of being a club sport and funding all expenditures on their own, Whitehall cheerleaders have […]

State says their own building has code violations

By Dan King New York State Canal Corporation recently stopped by the new location for Friends of the Washington County […]

Storefront undergoes rebirth

A storefront that has stood on West Main Street for more than 100 years has been given new life. When […]

W. Pawlet auction Thursday

The West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual auction this evening at the West Pawlet Firehouse, Route 153, […]