Tag Archives: Town Of Hampton

Hampton residents question tax hike

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By Matthew Saari Nearly two dozen Hamptonites turned out Monday evening to learn about and argue the need for the town to exceed the state-imposed tax cap. Hampton supervisor Dave O’Brien opened the meeting by establishing expected conduct for public participation and then, for nearly an hour, residents grilled the town board on what they […]

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Hero firemen honored in Hampton

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By Matthew Saari For their heroic actions during a February structure fire, two firemen were honored during the Hampton Town Board meeting last Thursday. State, county and local officials heaped laurels upon the shoulders of Hampton Volunteer Fire Company Chief Matthew Sears and Poultney Fire Department Chief Aaron Kerber, whose quick-thinking and response saved the […]

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Towns crunching budgets

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By Krystle S. Morey and Matthew Saari Granville Town Supervisor Matt Hicks said it best about budget season: “Every year you are trying to sharpen your pencil to try to target the number as best you can. A lot of them are still a bit of a moving target, but in general, it’s pretty straight […]

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Reed challenges O’Brien in Hampton primary

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By Christina Scanlon Hampton Town Supervisor David O’Brien is eyeing a third term, with a building project and major county projects under his belt. He spoke highly of the success of the new town building construction and the community’s collaboration that brought it to fruition. “Can we do it ourselves and do we have the […]

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Hampton to join county on savings plan

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By Derek Liebig The Town of Hampton will join Washington County on a regional government efficiency plan. Supervisor Dave O’Brien said the town approved a resolution last week that includes Hampton on the county’s plan. County Administrator Kevin Hayes has been visiting local towns and asking them to consider piggybacking on the county’s plan. Hayes […]

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Hampton puts aside funds for equipment

By Derek Liebig The Hampton Town Board is putting some money aside for a rainy day. The board voted last week to take $15,000 from its appropriated fund balance and redirect it into a capital reserve fund for the purpose of replacing equipment. Although the transfer received the unanimous support of the board, it did […]

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Whitehall fares well on fiscal stress test

Communities in Washington County are not stressed fiscally according to a report released by the state comptroller’s office earlier this summer. Of the 14 towns that filed end-of-the-year reports with the state, none were classified as stressed on a new Fiscal Stress Monitoring System developed by the state Comptroller’s Office. The Town of Hampton received […]

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Hampton shows support for Head Start

The Town of Hampton formally threw its support behind Washington County Head Start. The town board unanimously endorsed a request by the beleaguered organization to include the community on a letter urging Congress to reconsider spending cuts that have left the program in dire straits. The Washington County Head Start program has seen a $201,371 […]

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Town of Hampton exploring ways to save on energy costs

The Town of Hampton is exploring ways it can save money on its energy costs. The board approved a motion to purchase two programmable thermostats for the newly constructed town hall and is exploring the possibility of purchasing an exterior wood furnace that would be used to heat the town highway garage. “It’s just an […]

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Hampton board makes cuts with eye on tax cap

Officials in the town of Hampton are looking for areas to save money after an initial review of the 2013 budget revealed that expenses would necessitate a tax increase in excess of 2 percent if further cuts were not made. The Board of Trustees cut more than $7,000 from an already tight budget last week […]

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School reopens after one day

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By Jay Mullen After one day of closure, Whitehall Elementary School is ready to open its doors for in-person learning […]

Vermont Press Association condemns burning of ‘Seven Days’ issues by protesters

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The Vermont Press Association executive board has voted to condemn the confiscation and burning of piles of Seven Days newspapers […]

Slate museum reopens

Mural made in 1939 by Martha Levy illustrating the slate quarry workers in Granville.

By Austin Crosier Honoring local history, celebrating generations of families and culture and informing curious minds is what the Slate […]

Public hearing Oct. 8: Tentative town budget approved

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By Austin Crosier Led by Town Supervisor Matt Hicks and Granville Town Board members James Bradt and Tom Cosey, the […]

Budget workshop Sept. 30

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The Whitehall Town Board will host a budget workshop on Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. at the Municipal Center. The […]

Elementary school has COVID-19 case

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By Jay Mullen Whitehall Central School District has confirmed its first positive case of COVID-19 and the elementary school will […]

James A. Stanley

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Granville, NY – James Albert Stanley, age 88, passed away at his home following a short illness. Jim was born […]

Jim Brooks: ‘Always the go-to guy’

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By Jay Mullen Overwhelming. That was the word Kathleen Brooks repeated when talking about the recent passing of her brother […]

Angela (Siraco) Carroll

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Whitehall-Angela (Siraco) Carroll, 97, passed away from natural causes in Simsbury CT on September 20th 2020. She was born on […]

Women business owners learning to be successful

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By Austin Crosier Four female business owners in the Granville area sat down at the bar at On The Rocks […]

Poultney makerspace and skills center to open Sept. 26

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A makerspace is a collaborative work space inside a school, library or separate public/private facility for making, learning, exploring and […]

North Country FreePress, September 25, 2020

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