Tag Archives: Good Shape

Vandals strike historic Hartford home

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By Jaime Thomas Someone stole the back copper roof off a house in South Hartford last month just days before heavy rain hit the area. What these thieves probably didn’t realize was that they damaged one of the town’s most historic homes. When Henry Ford visited 7684 State Route 40 in the early 1930s, the […]

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Horde track prepares for league championship

By Jaime Thomas Track Coach Jay Condon said the team is coming along and in good shape for its approaching league championship next Wednesday. In a dual meet last Tuesday, both the boys and girls track team beat nearby Whitehall but lost to host Hudson Valley. Senior Gabe Pratt kept busy finishing first in the […]

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GCS gets $211k back in state aid

By Jaime Thomas Local and statewide lobbying for increased educational funding yielded results last week as Cathy Somich, Granville School District’s business manager, received some good news. The district found out it will see an increase of $211,000 in state aid, which officials were initially not sure they would receive. “Legislature had a lot of […]

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Village hopes to comply with tax cap

The Village Board of Trustees anticipates being able to comply with the state mandated property tax cap. The board began working on its budget last week, and Mayor Peter Telisky said he expects to keep any tax increase at or below two percent. “We’re going to try (to comply with the cap),” Telisky said. “There’s […]

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Women’s clothing shop opens locally

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By Jaime Thomas Local shopaholics no longer need to look further than Granville to get their fashion fix. Holly Clapper has recently opened Femme Fatale Boutique, a women’s clothing store, at 3 Mettowee St., after being located in Lake George for three years. Though it looks like a house from the outside, the interior resembles […]

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Track team will rely on hard work, depth

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              The Whitehall varsity track team will rely on a strong work ethic and a potential-laden roster as it tries to continue the success from the past several years. Although the team lost three Wasaren League champions — Jared DuRusha (long jump, triple jump and 4×100 meter relay), Kelsie […]

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Hebron will use fund balance to bring budget in under cap

Hebron up ‘almost’ two percent     Hebron Supervisor Brian Campbell said the town’s budget will use nearly $100,000 in fund balance combined with a tax increase to complete the 2012 budget. Campbell said the budget plan has changed little from when the tentative budget was created. The tentative budget is expected to pass as […]

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Sewer system takes major hit from Irene

The flood waters from Tropical Storm Irene damaged more than private property as public property from roads to sewer systems were impacted by the deluge. Town supervisor Matt Hicks said Cove Road was destroyed by flood waters from Tropical Storm Irene, but its repair was well down the list of priorities for the town. Although […]

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Armory back in play

By Bill Toscano   After languishing, seemingly unnoticed, for more than a year, the Whitehall Armory is suddenly the center of attention from several directions. The renewed interest could delay or derail plans to move the town offices from the New York State Canal Corp.’s visitor center to the Skenesborough Volunteer Fire Company building across […]

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Railroad bridges to be replaced thanks to stimulus

The three bridges that span the railroad in Whitehall will all be rebuilt this summer.     (more…)

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Supervisors change county budget officer

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By PJ Ferguson This morning’s special Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting was wrapped in under 10 minutes, however, with […]

Obituary: Gladys M. Monger

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West Pawlet, VT – Gladys Monger, 90 years old, passed away on May 25, 2020. She was born in Granville, […]

Obituary: Ruth A. Beckett

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Ruth A. Beckett, 93, went to be with the Lord on May 21, 2020. She is survived by a daughter, Joan […]

State budget shortfalls will have minimal impact on village, town

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By Matthew Saari While public schools across the state sweat and ponder how much state money they will receive for […]

Canal to open – but not here, Lock 12 shut down till August

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By PJ Ferguson The New York State Canal Corporation is targeting to open all locks along the Champlain Canal on […]

Boat memorial restored

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By PJ Ferguson Members of American Legion Post 83 helped to rebuild the boat memorial that stands on the corner […]

Tax deadline extended for village residents

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By Matthew Saari Residents of the village of Granville will have an additional three weeks to submit their annual property […]

Village OK sought for power line; hearing on June 16

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By PJ Ferguson   A new project could bring in excess of $200,000 in additional property taxes per year to […]

Amanda Peet plays housewife turned murderer

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By Barb Oates One of the most important things about a divorce is learning to pick your battles. For Betty […]

Ask Matt: Why is ‘celebrity’ so overused in show titles?

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By Matt Roush Question: It’s tiring to see the use of “star” and “celebrity” in show titles. I clicked on […]

Obituary: Amy R. Phipps

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Amy R. Phipps 73, passed away at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield Illinois on Tuesday April 28, 2020. Amy was […]

Obituary: James Eli McKeighan

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Rupert-James Eli McKeighan, 89, of Rupert, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2020 at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington. […]

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