Tag Archives: Tropical Storm Irene

Fund disbursements will help cover losses

  Immediately after Tropical Storm Irene’s floods devastated parts of Granville, local citizens started raising fund to help their neighbors. That money is now available to the 38 households that suffered severe damage from the Aug. 28 storm.  Village Clerk Treasurer Rick Roberts said the residents who came together to conduct two separate fund-raising dinners, […]

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Village: Good news on insurance front

After weeks of battling with Granville Village insurer, Trident, regarding claims tied to the devastation wrought by Tropical Storm Irene, village clerk treasurer Rick Roberts said he’s finally getting some good news. During a conference call Friday, Nov. 4 village officials spoke with representatives from Trident who agreed to pay the major portion of claims […]

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Zappone, McDonald’s set reopening

It’s been a long, stressful time since the flooding from Tropical Storm Irene brought flood waters from the Indian River into Zappone Chrysler Jeep Dodge. However, all of that comes to an end Friday when 55 days after the car dealership was inundated by water it reopens as good as new – actually better. “We’ll […]

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Village awaits decision

  The Village of Granville is still waiting to hear from its insurance company regarding coverage of damage from Tropical Storm Irene after being told a decision was forthcoming seven to ten days after their October meeting. Village Clerk Treasurer Rick Roberts said Monday he had been contacted by Cool Insuring Agency Inc. representatives via […]

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Insurance company tells village no coverage

Insurance agent: village ‘rolled dice’   The village may have to pay more than $500,000 in flood-repair costs, following a decision by Trident Insurance. Village officials are upset and weighing possible responses. Members of the village board peppered representatives from their insurance local agency, Cool Insurance Agency Inc., with questions Monday demanding to know what […]

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Students get aboard Lois McClure, Urger for lessons

A group of third- and fourth-grade students was given the opportunity last week to learn more about the New York State Canal System and life aboard a 19th century schooner. Several dozen students fromWhitehallandFortAnntook approximately an hour out of their school day on Friday afternoon to visit crews aboard the Urger and Lois McClure, which […]

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Finch and Chubb, marina to close

A pair of floods, gas prices that refuse to come down substantially, and the continuation of a depressed economy appear to have delivered the final blow to another Whitehall business. Ray Faville, owner of Lock 12 Marina and Finch and Chubb Restaurant, confirmed Monday that he and his wife Linda were closing their doors on […]

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Despite weather, apples ripe for picking

While heavy rain and flooding may have wreaked havoc on some crops, local apple growers seem to agree that the local harvest ofNew York’s most bountiful fruit was mostly spared and early season yields look encouraging. “We had a tiny bit of damage, but we were blessed it was nothing of significance,” John Barber, owner […]

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FEMA update

Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced Friday a mobile disaster relief center will be set up in Salem next week. The mobile disaster relief center for residents with questions regarding assistance following the disaster declaration made for Washington County in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene will remain open for three days. […]

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Board of Education, Sept. 19

Clean up efforts lauded     The volunteer response from the Granville school district was praised by school officials Monday night at the Sept. 19 meeting of the Granville Board of Education. Board member Eric Scribner expressed thanks to administrators and fellow board members for an outstanding response to the request for volunteers put out […]

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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, […]