Tag Archives: Town Officials

Four to vie for town justice

There will be a four-person race for Whitehall Town Justice this fall. Virginia Rivette and Robert Putorti Jr. received the Democratic endorsement for this November’s townwide elections. They will oppose Republicans Ken Bartholomew and Tom Nichols for two open spots on the bench. Rivette and Putorti were chosen during their party’s caucus on Saturday. Scott […]

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Hartford prepares to look at budget

By Jaime Thomas Memorial Day is a long way off, but Hartford Parade Directors Jennifer Livingston and Lori Fleming are already planning for it. As budget season approaches for area municipalities, town officials have started to discuss upcoming expenses. One such item in Hartford is the parade budget, which currently stands at $1,000. Town Supervisor […]

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Slate Valley Museum unveils Phase II of project By Jaime Thomas Throughout the area, various factions have been emerging and approaching a common goal in different ways. Their aim: the revitalization of Granville. The Slate Valley Museum is one such group, and the institute recently announced the second phase of its Cultural Campus Revitalization Project […]

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Granville, Hartford host cleanup days

By Jaime Thomas Roadside litter and leftover debris will soon disappear from the streets of Granville and Hartford as local citizens collaborate to tidy up. The two towns will hold community cleanup days this Saturday, April 20. Granville’s event is a collaborative effort between the village, the town, the county, the FFA students and the […]

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Granville, Hartford hold cleanup day

By Jaime Thomas As cabin fever hits and everyone gets ready for spring cleaning, two area towns are looking for help tidying up as well. Both Granville and Hartford will hold community cleanup day next Saturday, April 20. Granville’s event is a collaborative effort between the village, the town, the county, the FFA students and […]

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Sheriff’s Department to have office in Hampton

The Washington County Sheriff’s Department plans to open a station in Hampton later this year. Supervisor Dave O’Brien said the sheriff’s office will occupy a small office in the town hall and will use the space to meet with local residents and perform other administrative tasks while officers are on patrol in the area. He […]

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Community comes together on new town hall

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In a modern version of an old-time barn raising, community members in Hampton have come together over the last three months to erect a new town hall without burdening the rural community with any debt. Around two dozen volunteers have pitched in to construct the new municipal building, a 1,460-square-foot building on the eastbound side […]

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Supervisor upset with grant denial

Town officials learned last week that their bid for a $400,000 grant was denied and that decision didn’t sit well with one local official. “It’s hard to believe that when you talk about bringing five entities into one building that it wouldn’t warrant some consideration,” said supervisor George Armstrong. “We never expected full value but […]

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Hampton finalizes preliminary 2013 budget

Hampton town officials were able to hold the line on discretionary spending but an increase in workers’ compensation will likely result in a tax increase for local residents. The Board of Trustees made the final adjustments to its preliminary 2013 budget last week and is eyeing a 3 percent tax increase. “The town tax rate […]

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Hampton breaks ground on new town hall

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After nearly a decade of planning and a few months after residents voiced their support, officials in Hampton officially broke ground on construction of a new town hall last week. Around 30 people — current and former town officials, members of the Hampton Volunteer Fire Department, and interested residents — attended a ground-breaking ceremony, held […]

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Torres will coach – again

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By Krystle S. Morey After a months-long process of back-and-forth appointments, rescinded hires and resignations, Mario Torres has been named […]

500 alumni attend Whitehall All-Class Reunion

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By Dan King Alumni from 19 states and two foreign countries made their way to Whitehall for the Whitehall High […]

Local couple to reopen Scotties’

Mark and Edie Pickard of Granville purchased Scotties’, a long-time diner and gift shop on Main Street, last week. The couple plans to preserve the atmosphere of the former Scotties’.

By Krystle S. Morey After about six months of negotiations, Scotties’ has been sold – and to a local couple. […]

Hicks tasked with reuniting school board

School Board President Audrey Hicks was reelected Monday, July 11. She is pictured here being sworn in at the board’s reorganizational meeting.

By Krystle S. Morey Focusing on academics, improving the graduation rate and boosting student participation are just a few things […]

Feature: ‘I’ve had a lot of fun in my life’

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By Dan King Margaret Lloyd Hoey has seen a little bit of everything in her lifetime. The 95-year-old Whitehall High […]

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