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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Hartford schools on alert after ‘not specific’ threats

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By Krystle S. Morey Hartford Central School District officials are on high alert following the discovery of two threats against […]

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By Matthew Saari As the Whitehall Village Board was proceeding with steps to demolish the decrepit building at 160 Main […]

Granville school wrestles with new logo

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By Krystle S. Morey After gracing sports uniforms and yearbooks of the Granville Golden Horde for decades, the infamous Mongolian […]

Police proponents, opponents survey

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By Matthew Saari If there’s a strong push to disband the Whitehall Police Department to reduce village taxes, there’s an […]

Parades, ceremonies to mark Memorial Day

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Communities large and small throughout the region will host parades and ceremonies to honor the men and women who fought […]

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Should Whitehall retain its police department?

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By Matthew Saari Should the village of Whitehall continue having its own police department? It’s a controversial question that has […]

DWI-charged teacher will return to her job

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By Krystle S. Morey The kindergarten teacher who was arrested after she allegedly drove to Mary J. Tanner School drunk […]

Village seeks ‘input on future of police department’

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By Matthew Saari Village trustees are “seeking input on the future of the police department,” and to that end have […]

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