Tag Archives: Village Officials

Unsafe building closes portion of Main Street

A portion of Main Street will remain closed until a building that has been deemed "structurally unsafe" is remedied. There is currently no timetable for its reopening.

A portion of Main Street will be closed indefinitely after part of the façade of a partially demolished building fell into the roadway last week. Mayor Peter Telisky said a number of bricks fell from the old Chase building (located near Lock 12) onto the sidewalk Friday morning, prompting officials to close the street amid […]

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Challenger for Trustee drops out; incumbents likely to return to office

The election of village officials will be held Tuesday but voters will find the ballot offers little intrigue. Tuesday’s ballot will feature five names for four positions but one of those candidates has already dropped out of the race and is asking voters not to select her name on Election Day. Donna Filomio, who received […]

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Village officials: Water insurance legit, but not needed

While it’s not actually a scam, Granville village residents have been receiving a letter prompting them to pay for a service that isn’t really necessary. The mailing, which comes from HomeServe USA, presents daunting potential water line repair costs for those who are uninsured by the company. “Our records indicate that your property does not […]

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Village officials seek to share responsibility of pick-up sports

By Jaime Thomas Insurance — it’s the tricky little monkey wrench that gets in the way of so many otherwise easy processes. As the organizers of yet another extracurricular sport slated to take place at Granville High School recently requested insurance coverage from the village, there was some dissent among members of the board. “The […]

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Survey to gauge income levels

A nonprofit community development corporation is expected to analyze the financial makeup of the village and the results could pave the way for millions of dollars in infrastructural improvements. Representatives from RCAP Solutions will collect key demographic data that will be used to determine eligibility for funding that may be available to help the village […]

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Water woes: Meeting Wednesday could decide fate of mobile home park water

The owner of a mobile home park whose residents face the prospect of having their water service cut off later this month expects to reach an agreement with the village by the end of the week, if not sooner. Kevin Gordon, owner of Molinero’s Trailer Park just south of the village on State Route 4, […]

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Supervisor upset with grant denial

Town officials learned last week that their bid for a $400,000 grant was denied and that decision didn’t sit well with one local official. “It’s hard to believe that when you talk about bringing five entities into one building that it wouldn’t warrant some consideration,” said supervisor George Armstrong. “We never expected full value but […]

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Village OKs sewer work

Sewer work

The village board approved the expenditure of $51,000 to address a problem in the village’s troubled sewer system during a special meeting on Friday afternoon. The money will be used to drill a hole horizontally and install nearly 250 feet of new sewer pipe near the corner of Williams and Saunders Streets. While installing sewer […]

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Code violations concern officials

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The village is stepping up efforts to address property maintenance violations and has asked for the assistance of local law enforcement in enforcing the junk and abandoned vehicles law. For the past several weeks, the Whitehall Police Department, in coordination with village code enforcement, has been issuing notices of violation to local property owners who […]

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Courts may join in firehouse

The town and village are working together toward moving their court system to the former Skenesborough Fire House. The village passed a resolution during last week’s Board of Trustees meeting to move its court to the firehouse if it’s deemed affordable and feasible. The current courtroom facilities are largely inadequate. The court is located on […]

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Garage steals headlines…again

Poultney Street garage

By Matthew Saari The garage located at 45 Poultney St. is proving to be akin to a bad penny for […]

Village now owns River Valley Drive

Washington County transferred ownership of the parcel containing River Valley Drive to the village last week.

By Krystle S. Morey The village of Granville now owns 2.1 acres of the former Mettowee Fields subdivision off North […]

Students’ graffiti defended

Buckley Avenue graffiti

By Matthew Saari A Whitehall “tradition” came under heavy fire from an irritated resident at a town board meeting last […]

Attendance at summer concerts ‘good’

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By Krystle S. Morey The 2017 Granville Summer Concert Series will come to a close tonight with a performance by […]

Firefighter to run 5K in full gear

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By Matthew Saari In an effort fueled by a devotion to fitness, one Whitehall firefighter is hoping to inspire others […]

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Fire Company, village resolving their quarrel

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By Matthew Saari The months-long feud between the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company and the village of Whitehall may soon come […]

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