Tag Archives: Trustee

Village eyeing 1.88 percent tax increase

By Jaime Thomas Village officials approved a tentative $1,347,000 budget for the 2014-2015 year Monday night. Mayor Brian LaRose said the village is looking at a 1.91 percent tax levy increase, which would mean a 1.88 percent increase in taxes. This keeps the village under the state’s 2 percent tax cap. In order to achieve […]

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Beth Kashner resigning from post

By Jaime Thomas A librarian, jeweler, farmer, graphic designer, justice of the peace and even an ordained minister—Beth Kashner is a Jill of all trades. But after serving the Pawlet community for nearly six years, she will wrap up her time as the public library’s director and librarian this Friday. The decision wasn’t an easy […]

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Public hearing could supply final answer to vexing winter parking ban debate

By Lee Tugas The Whitehall Village Board has set the date of 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18 for a public hearing on its new parking ordinance. But unless village residents speak up that night, a definite answer on relaxing or scrapping the 11 p.m to 7 a.m. ban on overnight winter parking may disappear […]

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Village to begin budget process

By Jaime Thomas The village of Granville is getting ready to begin its budget process and is looking at a projected 1.88 percent overall tax increase. The village’s annual budget workshop will take place in February, and during a meeting Monday Mayor Brian LaRose laid out tentative numbers for next year, though nothing is set […]

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Elks sponsoring Big Buck Contest

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Trustee Martin Rocque wants you to know that the third annual Big Buck contest is underway at the Whitehall Elks Lodge 1491. This contest is open to the public.  Only New York and Vermont bucks can be entered. The $10 entry fee covers Bow, Rifle, and Muzzleloader seasons. You must have a legal 2013 tag […]

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Resident unhappy with noise from bar

By Jaime Thomas Tenants of a Church Street apartment building are not too happy about the noise coming out of one of Main Street’s bars at night. Dale Clark told the Granville Village Board Monday that Happy Daze Pub is just too loud. “They’ve been excessively noisy since their expansion. I have to turn my […]

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100 percent hike in police overtime draws concern

By Jaime Thomas Members of the Granville Village Board were not in agreement about approving the tentative 2013-2014 budget at a meeting Monday night. Trustee Gordon Smith brought up the large, general-fund line item of police overtime pay, which more than doubled from last year from $27,000 to $59,000. “There is one line I have […]

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Fire company honors McCullen for 50 years of service

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By Jaime Thomas It’s not often people gives decades of service to a volunteer organization. But on Saturday night, dozens of community members gathered to honor John McCullen for 50 years of his time with the North Granville Hose Company. McCullen’s son, Chief Scott McCullen, planned a surprise for his dad along with other older […]

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Village candidates weigh in on issues

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2013 Village Election Questionnaire   Name: Michael H. LaChapelle   Occupation or previous professional experience: Retired from General Electric Co. after 31 years of employment Rutland Vt.   List your previous political experience or community involvement. Eighteen years on the Village Board as a Trustee. I care for our community, and try to do what’s […]

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Village cuts $3K check for reassessment

The village has to refund a local taxpayer a few thousand dollars after the town agreed to decrease the assessment of a local commercial property last fall. The village agreed to pay a refund of $3,452.45 to the owner of a commercial property on Route 4 that is occupied by the local Subway franchise. The […]

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Sasquatch Festival this Saturday

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By Matthew Saari The hills and vales of the bucolic Whitehall countryside will be resonating with the deep, sonorous calls […]

Autumn Leaves Car Show Sept. 30

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By Krystle S. Morey Get ready to hear those engines roar! Granville will be a hot spot for hot rods […]

Village to charge resident $445+ for mowing lawn

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By Matthew Saari Do you find yourself just too busy to mow your lawn? Wait long enough and the village […]

Free piles causing headache for code enforcement

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By Krystle S. Morey Tires, dressers, televisions, books and more have found their way out to curbs and Granville code […]

Blessing of animals slated

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By Adam Cook Every year, creatures across the nation are blessed by priests to celebrate the feast day of St. […]

North Country Freepress – 09/21/18

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Lakes Region Freepress – 09/21/18

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518 Wheels – 09/20/18

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Bomb squad called to Granville village

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By Krystle S. Morey Mettowee Street was abuzz with law enforcement activity Sunday afternoon. “They found a grenade,” said Granville […]

Class C looms as enrollment jumps

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall athletes may be looking at a future of competing against the likes of Cambridge, Greenwich, Hoosick […]

Safety officers take to school hallways

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By Krystle S. Morey and Matthew Saari   A new school year has begun, and with it comes a new […]

Dresden firemen seek more funds

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By Matthew Saari The firemen in Dresden are seeking a budget increase – potentially the first in 15 years. Members […]

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