Tag Archives: Municipalities

Board considering tax-cap override

The town board discussed a local law that would override the state’s tax cap which prevents municipalities from increasing the tax levy by more than two percent in a given year. The board proposed the law at their monthly board meeting on Oct. 12. The law, if it’s approved, would give the town the right […]

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Insurance company tells village no coverage

Insurance agent: village ‘rolled dice’   The village may have to pay more than $500,000 in flood-repair costs, following a decision by Trident Insurance. Village officials are upset and weighing possible responses. Members of the village board peppered representatives from their insurance local agency, Cool Insurance Agency Inc., with questions Monday demanding to know what […]

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Government students visiting local meetings

A group of local students is learning about government one meeting at a time. Over the course of the last month, village and school clerks have seen an up tick in attendance as seniors atWhitehallHigh Schoolhave begun frequenting the monthly meetings of local municipalities and the school board. Last month a few dozen students attended […]

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‘Found’ money could lead to more playing fields

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Although in the early stages, the Hartford Town Board hopes a move made June 14 will eventually provide more places for the town’s youth to play. The board unanimously approved a motion to proceed with improving the language in a potential agreement between the board and the Hartford School District which could result in leveling […]

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Village adopts budget with 3 % tax hike

New Granville Mayor Brian LaRose kicked off his first year in office by joining the other village board members in passing a budget which will increase taxes while maintaining services. The $1.31 million budget includes a 3.13 percent tax increase on a tax levy of $968,370. The village tax rate will be $8.92 per $1,000 […]

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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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Sludge disposal costs to rise

The ripple effect of a potential Environmental Protection Agency fine on the Washington County Sewer District will include increased costs for the village of Granville, officials learned recently. Appearing at the Jan. 3 meeting of the village board, sewer district executive director Joseph Brilling told the board a capital project will be required to get […]

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Village, Town seek sidewalk grant

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Even before the Mettowee River Revitalization Plan was adopted Monday night, the Granville Village Board took action in conjunction with the town seeking funds for one of the projects mentioned within the development plan. Among the recommendations within the revitalization plan was a call to improve sidewalks within the village to make getting around easier […]

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Kirtland Street issues discussed

The Whitehall Village Board revisited Kirtland Street at its Nov. 15 meeting, again looking for a way to resolve a concern. This time, it was over the fact that the speed limit was too slow. Under New York State Law, municipalities can only lower a speed limit to 25 mph on their roadways, unless the […]

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Town hall deal pitched

Another site has been proposed for the new town and village offices, but the officials who may make the final decision are not overly eager to pursue it.   The latest option was pitched by Dick Emerson, the owner of The Line Townhouses in Whitehall.       (more…)

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Lakes Classifieds – 01/24/20

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Lakes Region Freepress – 01/24/20

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North Country Freepress – 01/24/20

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Classifieds 01/23/20

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518 Wheels – 01/22/20

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Obituary: Roger T. White

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Middle Granville, NY – Roger Thurman White, age 85, passed away at his home surrounded by loved ones on Monday, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Whitehall Regents exam results ‘excellent’

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By PJ Ferguson     Whitehall Central School District’s passing rates were impressively high for the 2018-2019 school year, nearly […]

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 […]

Ice fishing derbies revving up

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Vermont may be famous for its flowing maple syrup and rolling Green Mountains most of the year, but during the […]

Obituary: James Kelly

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Wells, VT –  James Kelly (Jim), 76 years of age, of Wells, VT; passed away Friday January 17, 2020 in […]

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