Tag Archives: Supervisor Matt Hicks

Village, town order cuts in water usage


By Matthew Saari The village and town of Granville both are restricting water usage in their respective municipalities due to extended dry weather. The village announced its water restriction at its board meeting on Monday. “It’s been extremely dry,” said Mayor Paul Labas. “We had 1.7 inches of rain in the month of June and […]

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Complaint filed over village concert series

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By Matthew Saari One concerned resident believes the Village of Granville needs to slow down on reopening. Last Friday, a grievance was filed with the state over the recent announcement that the village’s Summer Concert Series is a go. “My village is advertising a concert series in July,” read the anonymous report, entitled “Complaint referral […]

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No Summer Rec this year


By Matthew Saari There will be no Summer Rec this year for local children. Officials confirmed Wednesday that, quite possibly for the first time in the program’s history, Granville’s Summer Rec program was canceled, citing the COVID-19 pandemic as the cause. “We will not be holding Summer Rec this summer,” said Granville town supervisor Matt […]

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State budget shortfalls will have minimal impact on village, town


By Matthew Saari While public schools across the state sweat and ponder how much state money they will receive for the next academic year, for villages and towns it’s business as usual. Officials in both the village and town of Granville agree even if the state cuts funding unexpectedly, basic services will continue unabated. “I […]

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Granville reopening town offices

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By Duncan Campbell   The Granville Town Board announced gradual steps being taken to reopen public hearings and town offices during its meeting Thursday through Zoom. Supervisor Matt Hicks announced that Grievance Day will be held in person on May 26. According to sole assessor Vicki Hayner, the Board of Assessment Review will hear grievances […]

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Town to meet remotely


By Matthew Saari The Granville Town Board will conduct its monthly meeting remotely, via Zoom, tonight at 7 p.m. The town board and the town clerk will hold the meeting with everyone attending remotely. The public will not be able to listen in real time but, town supervisor Matt Hicks said, a recording of the […]

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Tatko investigating village, town

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By Matthew Saari Former mayoral candidate Bob Tatko is investigating both the village and town of Granville in connection with the municipalities’ recent purchase of TD Bank. Local officials, who want to convert the bank into a shared government office, confirmed last week they were in receipt of several Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests […]

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Village, town eye former bank

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By Matthew Saari Leaders of both the Granville village and town are looking into the feasibility of scooping up a piece of Main Street property at auction. Last week Mayor Paul Labas confirmed that he and Town Supervisor Matt Hicks are examining the merits of participating in a December auction to purchase 6-10 Main St., […]

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Mother Nature solves dam problem


By Krystle S. Morey Granville town highway superintendent Eric Towne thanked Mother Nature last weekend for helping to clear a problem beaver dam. The dam had plugged a water pipe, causing flooding on parts of Cross and Butler roads, and several hundred acres of private property with some 10 feet of water. “Mother Nature took […]

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Backpack program marks 14 years

Skyler (left) and Melody Schinski, Ann Schinski’s grandchildren, show off some of the gear that will be given away at Saturday’s backpack drive.

By Matthew Saari School is scheduled to start in a little more than a month, so it’s time to think […]

Man shot by Rutland police


Two men were sent to the hospital Wednesday following a shootout and chase with police in Rutland, Vermont. Just after […]

Local businesses get big money from feds


By Matthew Saari Many of the region’s leading employers were the leading recipients of federal coronavirus stimulus money. The U.S […]

Village, town order cuts in water usage


By Matthew Saari The village and town of Granville both are restricting water usage in their respective municipalities due to […]

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Poultney man charged with arson

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A Poultney, Vermont man has been arrested in connection with a May fire in Middletown Springs, Vermont. On Monday, Vermont […]

Magill to host virtual concert

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By Matthew Saari The show must go on. Despite all of the COVID-19 social-distancing guidelines in place, Daryl Magill is […]

Chasin’ Racin’: Fonda welcomes ‘Jeffer,’ Jeff Heotzler

By Mark Kane Who would have ever thought when you looked out the window early Saturday morning or right up […]

Music in Park canceled

Summer Concert Enerjazz

By Matthew Saari For the first time in more than 30 years, Whitehall will not have a musical summer. Citing […]

Next two concerts canceled

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By Matthew Saari The next two concerts of Granville’s Summer Concert Series have been cancelled. Following the complaints filed locally […]

Obituary: Tasia Oakman Benson

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Tasia Oakman Benson of Poultney passed away suddenly of a stroke on June 13, 2020.  Born February 2, 1951 to […]

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