Tag Archives: Highway Superintendent

Pratt, frustrated, gets men raises

The Whitehall town board.

By PJ Ferguson Town organizational meetings are typically mundane and brief, with officials being sworn in, establishing the rules and procedures for the upcoming year. However, Whitehall’s town organizational meeting was anything but. Several dust-ups occurred between town officials. Perhaps most notably was highway superintendent Louie Pratt, speaking up to the board regarding his request […]

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Highway departments planned properly for snow

By Derek Liebig Despite heavy storms and more snow this winter than in recent years, local highway departments are holding their own. With less than half of the season left, area towns are reporting enough salt, sand and budgetary allotments to make it through the remainder of winter. But it hasn’t been easy. “It’s been […]

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Highway departments doing OK

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By Jaime Thomas Despite heavy storms and more snow this winter than in recent years, local highway departments are holding their own. With less than half of the season left, area towns are reporting enough salt, sand and budgetary allotments. In the town of Granville, Highway Superintendent Eric Towne said though supplies are dwindling, he […]

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Tanner takes job by storm

By Jaime Thomas Bad weather conditions seem to have joined together last week to give incoming Highway Superintendent Eric Towne a test on his first day. Fortunately he seems to have passed. Towne, who official started the job on Jan. 1, said the snowstorm was “no problem and business as usual” after 20-plus years with […]

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Tanner retiring, Towne appointed as highway super

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By Jaime Thomas After 20 years of service to the town of Granville, Highway Superintendent John Tanner will retire at the end of the month. The Town Board reluctantly accepted his resignation as of Dec. 31 at a meeting Thursday night. Town Supervisor Matt Hicks jokingly asked fellow board members what would happen if they […]

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Whitehall avoids worst of storm

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Whitehall emerged relatively unscathed from a violent storm that uprooted trees and left thousands without power last Wednesday. Louie Pratt, Whitehall Highway Superintendent, said a half dozen or so trees were toppled in the southeast part of town near Hatch Hill and Tanner Hill Roads. On Hatch Hill Road, a telephone pole was snapped in […]

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Volunteers fix Hartford stream

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Taking time out of a holiday weekend and working in hot, humid and rainy conditions, a handful of volunteers made headway on the Hartford stream project Saturday. Town Supervisor Dana Haff, Highway Superintendent Greg Brown and six other community members of various capacities came out first thing in the morning to begin the work. The […]

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Three to vie for Hampton Highway Super

Three candidates will vie for the position of highway superintendent in Hampton this November. Incumbent Francis Baker will be challenged by town councilman Herbert Sady Jr. and Joseph Williams. All three will appear on the Independent Party line on November’s ballot. Sady and Baker will vie for the Republican nomination in next month’s primary, which […]

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Hampton Highway superintendent a three-man race

Republican primary between Baker and Sady Sept. 10 By Derek Liebig Three candidates will vie for the position of highway superintendent in Hampton this November. Incumbent Francis Baker will be challenged by town councilman Herbert Sady Jr. and Joseph Williams. All three will appear on the Independent Party line on November’s ballot. Sady and Baker […]

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Hartford prepares to look at budget

By Jaime Thomas Memorial Day is a long way off, but Hartford Parade Directors Jennifer Livingston and Lori Fleming are already planning for it. As budget season approaches for area municipalities, town officials have started to discuss upcoming expenses. One such item in Hartford is the parade budget, which currently stands at $1,000. Town Supervisor […]

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Whitehall school still waiting for response from NYSIR

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By Jay Mullen Whitehall Central School is still waiting for the New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal to give them an […]

‘Car cruise’ to replace car show

By Austin Crosier The consequences of COVID-19 have forced people of all walks of life to change gears and improvise […]

Pub on Main Street hires new head chef

Owner Vicky Hale poses for the camera behind the bar.

By Austin Crosier After being located across the bridge at 1 West Main Street in Granville since 2016, Vicky Hale […]

Loss of aid threatens to impact school plans

Seated Left to Right: Ashlee Zinn, Granville Central School District Superintendent Thomas McGurl, Granville Central School District Board of Education President Audrey Hicks.

By Austin Crosier Granville Central School District superintendent Thomas McGurl was bluntly honest in his monthly report to the Board […]

Brown defeats Tatko for village board seat

Village Trustee Dan Brown (left) and Mayor Paul Labas pictured in January after Brown was named interim Trustee.

By Austin Crosier In a special election for the final Granville Village Board seat on Tuesday Sept. 15, interim trustee […]

James P. Brooks, Jr.

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Whitehall-On Friday, September 18th around 9:15am, Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company Second Assistant Chief, James P. Brooks Jr., began his exit […]

Marie Adulia Daly

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Wells, VT – Marie Adulia Daly, 88, of Wells, Vermont, died September 15th at the Rutland Regional Medical Center after […]

Robert (Bob) J. Cameron

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Whitehall-Robert (Bob) J. Cameron of Neddo Street passed away peacefully September 18, 2020 at home surrounded by family. He was […]

Peter Maynard Daignault

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Whitehall-Peter Maynard Daignault, 69, passed away unexpectedly on Friday September 18, 2020.  Born in Schenectady in 1951, he was the […]

Richard E. “Rick” Rozell

Granville-Richard E. “Rick” Rozell passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 after a brief illness. Rick was born on August […]

Winfred E. “Tink” Palmer

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Granville, NY – Winfred E. “Tink” Palmer Sr.  age 93, passed away at Slate Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on […]

Town decides not to buy flood insurance

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By Jay Mullen The recent flooding caused by storms last month was described as a “freak deal” by highway superintendent […]

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