Tag Archives: Village of Granville

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. Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order Monday postponing all village and school elections across the state until “at least June 1.” “My understanding is there is no specific date for the village election,” said […]

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U.S. Marshals arrest parole absconder in Granville

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By Matthew Saari A U.S. Marshals task force was deployed to the Village of Granville Wednesday evening to apprehend a parole absconder. Granville police received information Wednesday afternoon, Sgt. Ryan Pedone said, which indicated Austin J. Mosher, 22, was living in the village. “We received some credible information there was a parole absconder,” said Pedone. […]

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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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Municipalities close offices to public

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Matthew Saari As COVID-19 cases increase and spread throughout the state, most municipalities are shuttering their doors to the public for the next two weeks. Without exception, villages and towns throughout Washington County have reduced staffing and closed offices during the past week, at least until March 31. In every case, however, personnel remain present […]

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Telescope shuts down

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By Matthew Saari Hot on the heels of a statewide, countywide state of emergency and regional schools closing, a pillar of the Granville community has also announced its closure. Telescope Casual Furniture announced Tuesday it will close its doors until April 1. “As a leading employer in this community, we feel it is our civic […]

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Mayor reflects on first year, outlines year 2

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By Matthew Saari One year ago next week, Paul Labas was elected by a narrow 199-182 margin to the post of Granville village mayor. Labas reflected recently on his first year in office, both the highs and lows, as well as outlining what’s on the agenda for the next year. “I would like to report […]

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Daigle wants ‘clean slate’ for Granville

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By Matthew Saari Amber Daigle wants to wipe the slate clean. The young mother put out some feelers online recently, gauging the interest of locals in forming and participating in a group with the intended goal of bringing a community esprit-de-corps back to the Colored Slate Capital of the World. “I’m really just looking for […]

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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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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 Bank parcel on Main Street, wants to set the record straight. The site of the current Granville village hall, at 51 Quaker St., is not contaminated with oil. “Somehow there seems to be a rumor […]

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Residents blister Labas on bank purchase

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By Matthew Saari It was surprising Granville Mayor Paul Labas was standing upright at the end of the village board’s meeting Monday night, after enduring a nearly hour-long inquisition from village residents. The verbal barrage started after an otherwise dull and uneventful meeting, with the mayor and trustees concluding their regular business in less than […]

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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 […]

Whitehall fiscal health ‘good’

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By PJ Ferguson The village of Whitehall is in good fiscal health, according to the annual fiscal stress report by […]

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