Tag Archives: Town Officials

Public safety system updated; water restriction continues

A water restriction issued last month in North Granville had unintended benefits for people living in the district. The restriction gave town officials a chance to test run a public safety communications system and in the process remedy a number of minor glitches. The town initiated a reverse 911call to inform residents of the North […]

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Town could move next month

Town Hall renovations

Renovations to the former Skenesborough Firehouse continue and town officials anticipate making a move next month. Supervisor George Armstrong said work continues to progress and at least some services could be relocated to the firehouse in the coming weeks. “Things are going along pretty well,” said Armstrong. Sept. 1 has been targeted as the date […]

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Hartford builds fields together

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On a gray summer morning, several dozen Hartford residents made it clear that the most important thing about the new community athletic fields under construction is the word “community.” Supervisor Dana Haff, Superintendent Thomas Abraham, other town officials and many residents, including children, were on the hill behind Hartford Central School as work began on […]

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Hampton to build new town hall: Construction may begin by mid-August

Hampton will have its new town hall. The town board unanimously approved a motion last Wednesday to construct a new town hall. The project is subject to a 30-day permissive referendum, but no residents spoke out against the decision during a public hearing held on the matter last week and it’s doubtful it will be […]

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Move to firehouse starts to take shape

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              Town officials took some time last week to tour their future home as they begin to lay the groundwork for their eventual move from the Canal Corp. Visitors Center to the former Skenesborough Volunteer Fire House. The tour served as a sort of brainstorming session as officials try […]

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Students pitch in, clean up community

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The streets of Whitehall are a little cleaner after a group of students from Whitehall High School spent several hours last week picking up garbage. The junior and senior classes were given a few hours reprieve from school to tidy up the community and were joined by school faculty, village and town officials, members of […]

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Whitehall OKs brownfields grant application

Possible BOA site

  The town is applying for a grant that may one day lead to the revitalization of brownfield sites within the community. During last Wednesday’s meeting, the board passed a resolution approving Darlene Devoe from Renaissance Grants and Planning to submit a step one application for the Brownfield Opportunity Areas program. The deadline is March […]

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Hartford DPW taking over county snow plowing duties

By Derek Liebig The next time it snows the Hartford Highway Department will have some additional road surfaces to clear. During its monthly town board meeting on Feb. 8, the town board authorized Highway Superintendent Greg Brown to sign a contract between the town and Washington County that will require the town to remove snow […]

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Tatko tells of issues with budget vote

It wasn’t a threat; it was a promise. Granville interim Supervisor Beverly Tatko voted “no” on the Washington County budget for 2011, but she had more reasons than a tax levy nearly 3 percent above what she said she would approve. Tatko said during the meeting she did not believe the vote the supervisors planned […]

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Summer recreation program saved

    The kids will have a place to play this summer after all – at Mary J. Tanner Primary School. The Granville Town Board decided Thursday night to move forward with the Summer Recreation Program and begin hiring workers to staff the program. (more…)

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Classifieds 12/24/14

Low income grants available

Residents in the Town of Hartford with “very low income” can qualify for Rural Development Grants. The grants are part […]

Decision to arm probation officers shelved

By Derek Liebig A proposal to allow probation officers to carry firearms has been shelved for now by the Washington […]

How to deal with winter weather

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By Dan King With the snowy season starting in the Northeast, there are some helpful guidelines to follow and there […]

Grapplers finish 11th at own tournament

Granville’s wrestling team finished 11th at the Ken Harrison Memorial Lions Tournament. The tournament, held Saturday at Granville High School, […]

Horde falls to Mechanicville

A poor second quarter doomed the Granville boys basketball team in their only game played last week. The Horde was […]

New laws effect seniors, solar power

By Dan King Whitehall has two new laws on the books, one of which helps seniors by raising the income […]

Girls still seeking first win

Salem’s stingy defense kept the Whitehall girls’ basketball team winless. The Railroaders dropped a nail-bitter to the Generals last Wednesday, […]

Wrestlers successful at Granville Lions Tourney

The Whitehall/Fort Ann wrestling team was handed its first league loss last Wednesday. The Salem Generals defeated Whitehall/Fort Ann 54-28 […]

Bowling team picks up first win

Granville’s bowling team picked up its first team wins of the season last week against visiting Corinth and North Warren. […]

Annual Holiday Tournament this weekend

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By Dan King Holiday joy meets hardwood competition this weekend. The 19th annual Whitehall Holiday Basketball Tournament takes places Tomorrow […]

Dresden officials hope to fix veteran memorial

Dresden Memorial

By Dan King Dresden’s memorial to the town’s veterans is inadequate, officials say, and they want to do something about […]