Tag Archives: Granville Sentinel

Vermont schools closed, Granville eyes reopening

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By Matthew Saari   Vermont Gov. Phil Scott announced last week that all schools in the Green Mountain State will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. The next day, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said all schools this side of the border will remain closed for a further two weeks. On […]

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Village improves fiscal stress rating

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By Matthew Saari For the second year running, the Village of Granville improved its fiscal stress score. The state Comptroller’s Office’s annual fiscal stress reports examine the fiscal health of village and cities throughout the state. To ascertain how municipalities are trending fiscally, the state examines six distinct categories, with each category assigned a point […]

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Open meetings law suspended by state

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By Matthew Saari A directive from the state has suspended the open meetings law, meaning residents are now unable to attend public meetings held by villages, towns and schools. On Friday, March 13, Gov. Cuomo issued Executive Order 202.1 which suspends Article 7 of the Public Officers Law – more commonly known as Open Meetings […]

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Municipalities close offices to public

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Matthew Saari As COVID-19 cases increase and spread throughout the state, most municipalities are shuttering their doors to the public for the next two weeks. Without exception, villages and towns throughout Washington County have reduced staffing and closed offices during the past week, at least until March 31. In every case, however, personnel remain present […]

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Mayor reflects on first year, outlines year 2

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By Matthew Saari One year ago next week, Paul Labas was elected by a narrow 199-182 margin to the post of Granville village mayor. Labas reflected recently on his first year in office, both the highs and lows, as well as outlining what’s on the agenda for the next year. “I would like to report […]

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Daigle wants ‘clean slate’ for Granville

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By Matthew Saari Amber Daigle wants to wipe the slate clean. The young mother put out some feelers online recently, gauging the interest of locals in forming and participating in a group with the intended goal of bringing a community esprit-de-corps back to the Colored Slate Capital of the World. “I’m really just looking for […]

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State investigating pig

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By PJ Ferguson   The pig that took Washington County by storm a couple weeks ago has been identified. Wilbur is part-pot belly pig, and while he is certainly not feral, his behavior is wild. He can be seen walking on the side of the road on County Route 12 almost daily. While Wilbur’s home […]

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Freed quashes village hall rumor

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By Matthew Saari John Freed, one of the more vocal critics of the village-town joint purchase of the former TD Bank parcel on Main Street, wants to set the record straight. The site of the current Granville village hall, at 51 Quaker St., is not contaminated with oil. “Somehow there seems to be a rumor […]

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Granville school test results mixed

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By PJ Ferguson   While the Granville Central School District boasts high numbers for English Language Arts, Earth Science, Living Environment and U.S. History, in other subjects the 2018-2019 Regents Exam results were far less rosy. Principal Lisa Meade introduced the data at a Board of Education meeting on Monday. Over the past three years, […]

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Residents blister Labas on bank purchase

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By Matthew Saari It was surprising Granville Mayor Paul Labas was standing upright at the end of the village board’s meeting Monday night, after enduring a nearly hour-long inquisition from village residents. The verbal barrage started after an otherwise dull and uneventful meeting, with the mayor and trustees concluding their regular business in less than […]

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Obituary: Crispen Winterburn

Crispen Winterburn, 49, of Manchester, NH, died suddenly at his home on Tuesday, March 23, 2020 after a brief illness. […]

Town offices close April 1

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By Matthew Saari The Town of Granville offices will be closed to the public “until further notice” as of April […]

Village, school elections postponed until June

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By Matthew Saari The elections scheduled for both the Granville village and school boards have been pushed back several months. […]

Vermont schools closed, Granville eyes reopening

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By Matthew Saari   Vermont Gov. Phil Scott announced last week that all schools in the Green Mountain State will […]

Washington County: Visitors, stay away

Washington County has declared a state of emergency resulting in the closure of all non-essential departments.

By PJ Ferguson Washington County is urging visitors, weekenders, second-home owners and short-term rental owners to stay away during the […]

Whitehall fiscal health ‘good’

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By PJ Ferguson The village of Whitehall is in good fiscal health, according to the annual fiscal stress report by […]

Cumberland Farms robbery suspect arrested

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By PJ Ferguson The Whitehall Cumberland Farms armed robbery suspect has found and arrested, police say. Nathan Kupiec, 21, of […]

U.S. Marshals arrest parole absconder in Granville

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By Matthew Saari A U.S. Marshals task force was deployed to the Village of Granville Wednesday evening to apprehend a […]

Village improves fiscal stress rating

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By Matthew Saari For the second year running, the Village of Granville improved its fiscal stress score. The state Comptroller’s […]

Obituary: Joan R. Monger

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RUTLAND — Joan R. Monger 87, formally of Fair Haven, passed away on March 15, 2020, at The Pines at […]

Car hits fallen electric pole

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Occupants stay inside for 90 minutes till power shut off By PJ Ferguson A vehicle drove into a fallen electrical […]

Alcohol, dog droppings concern village

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By PJ Ferguson Whitehall Village Board member Teresa Austin aired multiple concerns she received from individuals regarding allowing the sale […]

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