Tag Archives: Washington County

County to buy 3 village properties

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By Krystle S. Morey Washington County will purchase three properties in the village of Granville that officials say will provide land for staging and storage when the Church Street bridge is completely replaced in a couple of years. Construction of the new bridge, which has undergone numerous rehabs in its nearly century-long life, is anticipated […]

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County to recommend Flat Iron demolition

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By Matthew Saari Following an inspection earlier this month, Washington County is going to recommend Whitehall’s Flat Iron building be torn down. Mayor Phil Smith met with Steve Smith of county code enforcement on Nov. 2 at which time Steve braved an inspection of the Flat Iron’s basement. “He just wanted to take a look,” […]

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County tax levy to increase 2.07 percent

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By Matthew Saari The Washington County Board of Supervisors approved a 2018 county budget despite objections from several supervisors. The tax levy will be $32,772,397, an increase of $662,827 or 2.07 percent, which Whitehall supervisor George Armstrong pointed out is under the state-imposed tax cap. All 17 town supervisors voted, with 12 in favor and […]

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Bridge repair threatens businesses

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By Krystle S. Morey What started as a facelift for a 130-year-old bridge in North Granville has turned into a “nightmare” for a few business owners. The steel truss-style bridge, which crosses the Mettowee River to connect State Route 22 in North Granville to County Route 12 in Whitehall, was closed Sept. 11 for painting, […]

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Results: Election Day 2017

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By Krystle S. Morey and Matthew Saari Matt Hicks, Thomas Cosey Sr. and Kenneth Quick will keep their seats on the Granville Town Board. The Granville Republicans ran unopposed in the election Tuesday for supervisor and town board members, respectively. A small number of write-in votes was not enough to upset the current roster. Hicks […]

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Halloween Happenings

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By Ellen Ricks   Happy Halloween! Hope you have your costumes all picked out and ready to go because there are so many events to attend. Whether you enjoy a little Halloween fun with your family or prefer to be spooky out of your socks, there’s something for everyone.  NEW YORK Argyle Stiles Haunted House […]

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County adds surcharge to pay-as-you-go phones

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By Matthew Saari The Washington County Board of Supervisors has enacted a local law that will add a wireless surcharge to non-contract cellular phones, more commonly known as pay-as-you-go phones. Local Law A of 2017 will take effect on Dec. 1 and will supersede Article Six of the County Law of the State of New […]

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Village now owns River Valley Drive

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

Note: This story has been corrected to correctly identify the municipalities bearing the financial burden of the River Valley Drive maintenance project. The Village of Granville solely paid for the project. Washington County and the Town of Granville pitched in equipment and workers.   By Krystle S. Morey The village of Granville now owns 2.1 […]

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County seeks PILOT for new solar projects

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By Dan King The Washington County Board of Supervisors wants Borrego Solar to pay some money for its solar project on Buckley Road in Whitehall. Supervisors held a special meeting Monday for the sole purpose of voting on a resolution that requires Borrego to enter into a Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) on the […]

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Granville ends solar tax breaks

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville has opted out of the state’s solar tax exemption, which means solar installations being built in the town are no longer eligible for tax breaks. The town board voted 5-0 to pass the local law last week, opting out of section 487 of New York State Real Property Law, which […]

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Weekender – 12/15/17

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Lakes Region Freepress – 12/15/17

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Northshire Freepress – 12/15/17

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North Country Freepress – 12/15/17

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518 Wheels – 12/14/17

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Granville’s first-ever lighted tractor parade Friday

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By Krystle S. Morey and Amber Stewart “The more lights the merrier.” This is the strategy the Granville Future Farmers […]

Village seeks funds for Flat Iron demo

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall village officials are seeking a state grant to fund the demolition of the notorious Flat Iron […]

Resident, village battle over sewage spill

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By Matthew Saari Something stinks in the village of Whitehall. For more than two months resident Christina Steves has battled […]

Quarrymen call proposed zoning a business ‘killer’

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  By Krystle S. Morey More than 40 slate quarry owners and industry workers turned out at Poultney’s Select Board […]

Kitten-thrower pleads guilty

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By Krystle S. Morey Justice has been served on behalf of a small orange kitten that was thrown out of […]

Northshire Freepress – 12/08/17

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North Country Freepress – 12/08/17

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