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

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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

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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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A year later, Pember on path to recovery

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By Derek Liebig A year after a state audit revealed the Granville institution was in a precarious financial state, the […]

A day in the life of a Whitehall Cop

Patrolman Joel Archambault issues a ticket during Monday's ridealong

By Dan King For a small town, there is always something to do as a cop in Whitehall. At 9:30 […]

Behavioral Specialist program to continue

Liz Legault

By Dan King The Whitehall Board of Education voted Monday to continue the district’s much-discussed behavioral specialist program. In an […]

Snail Mail gets slower

Whitehall Post Office

By Dan King People in New York’s rural municipalities, including Whitehall, may have to wait an extra day for delivery […]

Granville spirit night

By Derek Liebig Bolstering school spirit is the aim of an event that will be held tomorrow night at Granville […]

Hampton puts aside funds for equipment

By Derek Liebig The Hampton Town Board is putting some money aside for a rainy day. The board voted last […]