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PBA scrambles to keep officer

No resignation, no proof The deadline came and went with no resignation or proof of residency for a Granville Police Department patrolman who remains of administrative leave, but was not immediately let go by the village. Granville officer Joseph Castle had been informed by the village he must prove residency in the State of New […]

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Tip leads to cop firing

Granville Village officials anticipate firing a Police officer this week expecting he could not show proof he had New York State residency after a residency requirement was discovered. Patrol officer Joseph Castle, a veteran of the police force with nearly five years of experience will be terminated, Mayor Jay Niles said, because he could not […]

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School aid could be cut $778K

The damage to the pocketbook at Whitehall Central School could be as high as three-quarters of a million dollars.     (more…)

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Granville turns tables on police training bill

and Keith Lobdell Granville turns table on officer claim  After considering a municipal law regarding a bill from Whitehall for police officer training expenses, the Granville Village Board has voted to seek its own claims. (more…)

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Still waiting for a meeting

The meeting has yet to happen. Whitehall Mayor Francis “Fra” Putorti and his Granville counterpart, Jay Niles, said in August they planned to meet together sometime after the Labor Day holiday to discuss the situation regarding monies owed to Whitehall. (more…)

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Whitehall: Law offers no choice

  When you look at the law, it’s not like Whitehall had a choice in the matter.   According to Whitehall Village Attorney Anthony “Tony” Jordan, Section 72-C of General Municipal Law is worded very specifically.  (more…)

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Whitehall to sue Granville

    The village of Whitehall asked nicely, and the answer was “no.” Now, the village will be seeking legal action. (more…)

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Mayors to meet over police officer issue

Whitehall Village Mayor Francis “Fra” Putorti will seek out his counterpart from Granville soon to talk money. (more…)

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Referendum on police coming?

The officers could remain the same, but the department could change hands. Whitehall Village Mayor Francis “Fra” Putorti said he is willing to put the matter of turning the duties of law enforcement in the village over to the Washington County Sheriff’s Department.     (more…)

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Villare hires firm for sewer work

The Whitehall village board reversed a decision on Friday in order to be in a better position to get federal money.     (more…)

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Sweeping drug bust nets 11

Drug Bust Press Conference

By Dan King Seven Granville residents were among a group of 11 “mid to high level drug dealers” arrested in […]

Suboxone: A growing scourge in the area


By Dan King Illicit sale and use of Suboxone, a prescription drug used to treat heroin addiction, is a growing […]

McDonald’s future uncertain

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By Dan King The sign along Route 4 telling drivers that a McDonald’s is coming up on the left has […]

Whitehall, Granville close to finalizing chief contract

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By Dan King and Jamie Norton In September, Granville Police Chief Ernie Bassett was tabbed to take on the same […]

Hampton may use, restore historic cemetery

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By Jamie Norton The town of Hampton is considering an idea that would allow its residents to be buried in […]

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