Tag Archives: John Tanner

Few local races Nov. 8

Voters across the north Country have little homework to do this election season as only a handful of contests come down to a decision. Comparing notes on candidates involved in an actual race involves a short list, including the county treasurer, a highway superintendent race and one race for a town board seat in the […]

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Town board meeting Sept. 8

Granville will get a bit of sprucing up just as soon as someone gets a small piece of free time to hang the four signs which have arrived to decorate the four entry ways into Granville the town board heard Thursday, Sept. 8. Supervisor Matt Hicks said the four ‘Welcome to Granville’ signs were purchased […]

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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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Granville, Hartford others buying loaders

Granville joined a number of area communities following a Thursday night decision to purchase a new piece of equipment for the highway department. The Granville Town Board joined town boards from Hartford, Hebron and several other Washington County communities by deciding to purchase a new loader following the announcement of state contract prices earlier this […]

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Sand

Sand (and salt) has been in the news lately and it’s brought attention to free sand provided by many area municipalities. Residents are permitted to come to the Granville town garage and take ‘reasonable’ amounts of sand to their homes for use on driveways and walkways and other areas where traction might be needed during […]

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Costly salt

The purchase of additional salt for the remaining portion of winter weather could get expensive for Granville, highway superintendent John Tanner said Thursday night. “Well I guess it’s pretty much common knowledge what we’ve been up to since the last meeting,” Tanner said. Highway crews having been busy with the roads but have managed to […]

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County Closes Bridge

Washington County workers close the Upper Turnpike Road.

‘Pancake’ hole causes closure A popular shortcut between Granville and Whitehall is no more after damage found to a North Granville bridge resulted in its likely permanent closure last Friday. The Upper Turnpike Bridge rests in a gully about 1 mile from Route 22 and is used as a pass through during the year for […]

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Salt supply dwindles as snow continues to fall

Salt licked Granville has used a small mountain of salt this winter, Granville Town Highway Superintendent John Tanner told the Granville Town Board on Feb. 10. Tanner said his crew has used 700 tons of salt with just 50 additional tons available, and can only buy 100 additional tons at the state contract price. Any […]

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Multiple storms strain snow budgets

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Although Washington County has become a winter wonderland for fans of outdoor sports such as snowmobiling, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, the costs of keeping the roads used to get to the trailheads clear and safe are straining the budgets of the Granville village and town crews. Granville Town Highway Superintendent John Tanner said the frequency […]

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Studying Up for super-elect

Supervisor-elect Matt Hicks listens to a post-meeting discussion Nov. 5 at the village hall.

43 days and counting for Hicks

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Obituary: Kenneth Robert Johnson

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After a brave battle with COPD, Kenneth “Ken”, “Kenny” Robert Johnson, passed away at his home on Friday, March 20, […]

Gov. Cuomo, Main Street needs a hand from Albany

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Covid-19 has completely changed the way we all live. But along with worrying about keeping themselves and their families healthy, […]

County faces financial ‘uncertainties’

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By PJ Ferguson Washington County officials are clouded by financial uncertainties stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic with County Administrator Chris […]

School slated to resume soon, officials await state guidance

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By PJ Ferguson As the news develops around the COVID-19 pandemic, the Whitehall Central School District faces some changes and […]

Obituary: David G. Morehouse

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Fort Ann, NY – David G. Morehouse passed away at his Dad’s house on March 13, 2020, joining his parents […]

Low COVID-19 numbers in county due to lack of testing, officials say

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

By PJ Ferguson Washington County officials project that more positive cases of the novel coronavirus exist in the county than […]

Obituary: David J. Little

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Middle Granville, NY – David J. Little, age 60, passed away on March 29, 2020 at his home, with his […]

Obituary: Crispen Winterburn

Crispen Winterburn, 49, of Manchester, NH, died suddenly at his home on Tuesday, March 24, 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 […]

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