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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Classifieds 05/27/14

Hampton Firehouse sale looms

Hampton firehouse

By Joshua Bassett Barring someone petitioning for a public referendum within 30 days of May 20, the Hampton Town Board […]

Whitehall Elementary honors fallen heroes

Winners of the citizenship awards

By Dan King Although the weather started chilly on Thursday, it turned nice just in time for the annual Whitehall […]

Huge turnout for Whitehall parade

Charles Austin and Henry Gurney escort Cathy Aiken to place the wreath

By Dan King “I didn’t even know there were this many people in Whitehall,” a spectator said as he watched […]

Granville High School honors fallen soldiers

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By Joshua Bassett Granville High School’s gym was quiet Friday afternoon as many gathered there to give thanks to the […]

Hot dog contest next weekend

By Joshua Bassett After a one-year hiatus, the “What’s Up Dawgs Hot Dawg Eating Contest” is back. The event will […]

Hundreds join in Granville parade

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By Joshua Bassett Hundreds gathered Monday on Granville’s Main Street and in Veterans Park to honor and celebrate those lost […]

Car rally to boast more than just cars

According to organizers of the Penrhyn Engine Co. Car Rally in Middle Granville, they’ve seen it all over the years. […]

Beauty will be rewarded

The Slate Valley Garden Club is taking submissions for the organization’s annual beautification awards from now until August. Anyone with […]

Pratts question Hampton coverage

By Joshua Bassett During the public participation portion of a Hampton Town Board meeting last week, Arnie Pratt and his […]

Slate Valley Museum to host ‘spring tasting’

By Laura McCusker The Slate Valley Museum in Granville will host its first-ever Spring Tasting on the Alley on Saturday, […]

Granville FFA goes to convention

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By Tara Cook New York State FFA 2014-2015 vice-president Seth Browe, was elected to be the 2015-2016 District 3 FFA […]

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