Tag Archives: New York State Comptroller

Whitehall fiscal health ‘good’

The Whitehall Village Board (R-L: David Chaplin, Timothy Watson, Pat Norton, Teresa Austin and Mayor Phil Smith.

By PJ Ferguson The village of Whitehall is in good fiscal health, according to the annual fiscal stress report by the New York State Comptroller’s Office. While Whitehall’s fiscal score saw a slight uptick from last year’s 3.3 points to this year’s five, both scores are substantially below the 45-point threshhold for susceptible fiscal stress. […]

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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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State rates towns’ fiscal health

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By Krystle Morey & Matthew Saari The state Comptroller’s office recently released a series of reports detailing the fiscal health of towns across the state. Granville State officials say Granville is on the right track fiscally but is susceptible to environmental stress. A report released by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s Office indicated that the town […]

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Audit faults village

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By Krystle S. Morey After thumbing through Granville’s financial records, state officials say the village has some work to do. An audit released by the New York State Comptroller’s Office examined whether the village board adopted realistic budgets for the sewer fund and whether it took appropriate action to maintain the village’s overall fiscal stability. […]

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State: Granville fiscally stressed, Whitehall not

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By Matthew Saari & Krystle S. Morey Granville A state report rates Granville the third-most fiscally stressed village in New York. The municipality earned a “moderate fiscal stress” rating with a score of 59.6 percent in the study completed recently by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office. “We assumed that was going to be,” said Mayor […]

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State faults Hartford school cafeteria with handling of money

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By Krystle S. Morey A state audit has faulted the Hartford Central School District for not properly depositing and recording money collected by its cafeteria. The audit report, released by Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli in March, found that the school board did not adopt policies and procedures as guidance for proper recording; collections totaling $3,360 were […]

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Audit faults fire company for ‘inadequate’ records

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By Krystle S. Morey “Inadequate” bookkeeping leaves “no assurance” that tens of thousands of dollars were properly handled by the Granville Hook and Ladder Fire Company, a state audit has concluded. The audit by the State Comptroller’s Office criticized current and former company presidents, treasurers and board trustees for having “no system in place to […]

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State: No audit slated despite village request

Napa Auto Parts Manager Ken Towne said he’s worried about the time it will take a fire department to respond if his store, located across the street from the shut-down Hook & Ladder Co., were to have a fire.

By Krystle S. Morey The state Comptroller’s Office said it will not perform an audit on the Granville Hook & Ladder Fire Co.’s finances, as requested by the village. “We have been in contact with village and fire company officials, but nothing is scheduled at this time,” said Brian Butry, a spokesman for state Comptroller […]

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Comptroller finds local towns not stressed fiscally

By Jaime Thomas Area towns scored well on a recent fiscal stress test conducted by the New York State Comptroller’s Office. None of the towns in Washington County were found to be susceptible to stress, with most scoring well below the threshold. Hartford came in with what Town Supervisor Dana Haff described as a “very […]

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Wesner: Auditors loved us

By Jaime Thomas Despite talk around town that the Pember Library and Museum was in trouble during an audit last month, Director Pat Wesner said unofficial results were positive. “They said they love us and they loved being here—their words,” Wesner said. She said the auditors, who came on behalf of the New York State […]

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Parents, call school regarding transport

Whitehall Central School District eyes A/B day schedule.

By Jay Mullen Whitehall Central School District is still waiting on members of the community to inform them if they […]

My View: Granville school plan ‘not good’

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To the Editor: I cannot in good conscience sit back and watch what is unfolding at the Granville High School […]

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Hartford withholds payment for poor-quality road work

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

By Jay Mullen Hastings Road in Hartford needs to be dug up and repaved because of the poor-quality materials used, […]

Obituary: Terry E. Knipes

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Terry E. Knipes, 58, passed away on Thursday, August 6, 2020. Terry was born on January 21, 1962. He was […]

School to fund pre-K program If state funding isn’t provided

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By Jay Mullen Granville’s Board of Education has decided to locally fund the school’s Universal Pre-kindergarten program if the state […]

Wells Village Library plans books and ice cream event

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On Thursday, Aug. 20, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., the Wells Village Library will host an evening of books and […]

School reopening plan OK’d, community meetings set

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By Jay Mullen The Granville Board of Education unanimously approved the school district’s reopening plan at its meeting on Monday, […]

Florida computer company takes ownership of former TD Bank building

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By Matthew Saari The sale of the former TD Bank building on Main Street has closed. The buyer is Compu-Design […]

Obituary: Ronald J. Pekar

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Ronald Joseph Pekar, age 56, passed away at his home on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. Ron was born on Dec. […]

Two charged with making meth in Whitehall

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Two Whitehall men were allegedly making methamphetamine in Whitehall’s Budget Inn on U.S. Route 4. At 1 a.m. Sunday, State […]

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