Tag Archives: Hartford NY

Hartford to keep programs, staff with $13.4M budget

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By Matthew Saari The Hartford Central School District is proposing a $13.4 million budget for the 2020-2021 school year, which will maintain current programs and staffing. The spending plan, which stands at $13,405,200, includes a 1.74% tax levy increase in addition to the district drawing $750,000 from reserves. Hartford school superintendent Andrew Cook noted a […]

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Restrictions have little effect in Hartford

The Hartford town hall will still be open for its regular business hours.

By PJ Ferguson The town of Hartford’s operations will go largely unaffected by Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive order to shut down all operations deemed non-essential in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Town supervisor Dana Haff sent out a statement ensuring that town clerk and highway services will continue operating per usual with slight adjustments. […]

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Local schools close amidst virus concerns

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By Matthew Saari Granville Central School joined 30 regional school districts Saturday in announcing their closure till mid-April. All 31 superintendents along with attorneys and Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES personnel met Saturday to discuss the prospect, brought on by rising concerns over the novel coronavirus 2019 – also known as COVID-19 – pandemic. “To determine the best […]

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Parades, meals, ceremonies on tap

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By Krystle S. Morey and Matthew Saari Veterans Day will be here on Sunday, Nov. 11, and several local organizations are giving people the opportunity to honor our nation’s servicemen and women. Those interested in sharing a meal with a veteran, attending a ceremony honoring veterans, or simply stopping by an area monument will have […]

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Safety officers take to school hallways

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By Krystle S. Morey and Matthew Saari   A new school year has begun, and with it comes a new round of measures to keep kids safe. Amidst a time when schools and law enforcement officials must be cognizant of threats including school shootings, given recent incidences in Parkland, Florida and even closer to home […]

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Hartford school seeking generator, land purchase

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By Krystle S. Morey Hartford Central School District is seeking residents’ approval to purchase a generator and a parcel of land adjacent to its campus. Superintendent Andy Cook said neither purchase will impact residents’ taxes. Hartford Board of Education and administration have spent the last year discussing the two projects and approved a referendum in […]

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Hartford first responders seek more funding

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By Keith Harrington   The Hartford Town Board is negotiating new contracts with both the Hartford Volunteer Fire Department and Argyle Emergency Squad and at the board’s meeting last Tuesday a representative from the Argyle EMT made his organization’s case for more financial help from the community. Argyle EMS Captain David Barker told the board […]

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Grad ceremonies planned for Friday

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By Matthew Saari and Krystle S. Morey Whitehall One phase of life comes to an end on Friday for 47 Railroaders at the same time another phase begins. Whitehall High School will host its 2018 graduation ceremony at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. However, school officials did want to make it clear that […]

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Whitehall wins first trap season

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By Matthew Saari Four thousand three hundred fifty targets, 87 participants, 12 schools and one champion. The fledgling Whitehall trap team defeated all comers at the regional Foothills Challenge on Sunday. Twelve teams competed against one another at the Hudson Falls Fish and Game Club, with only one team walking away champions. “Isn’t that crazy? […]

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Hartford reenactors appear in TV episode

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By Keith Harrington A pair of Hartford High School graduates parlayed their passion for Revolutionary War reenactment and acting into an opportunity to appear in the hit television show “Elementary.” Mary and Mike Skelly, who graduated from Hartford in 1987 and now reside in Salem, are members of the Second Continental Artillery reenactment group which […]

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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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