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Torres will coach – again

By Krystle S. Morey After a months-long process of back-and-forth appointments, rescinded hires and resignations, Mario Torres has been named the varsity football coach for the fall 2016 season. By a 6-1 vote, the Granville Board of Education voted – for the second time – to appoint Torres. The first hire, on June 13, was […]

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500 alumni attend Whitehall All-Class Reunion

By Dan King Alumni from 19 states and two foreign countries made their way to Whitehall for the Whitehall High School All-Class Reunion this past weekend. The states represented were Arizona, New Mexico, California, Vermont, New York, New Hampshire, Tennessee, Florida, New Jersey, Connecticut, Georgia, Maine, South Carolina, North Carolina, Montana, Virginia, Texas, Missouri and […]

Mark and Edie Pickard of Granville purchased Scotties’, a long-time diner and gift shop on Main Street, last week. The couple plans to preserve the atmosphere of the former Scotties’.

Local couple to reopen Scotties’

By Krystle S. Morey After about six months of negotiations, Scotties’ has been sold – and to a local couple. Mark and Edie Pickard of Granville sealed the deal last Friday to purchase the Main Street restaurant that’s been closed since last November. “I’m still in shock … did it finally, really happen?” Edie Pickard […]

School Board President Audrey Hicks was reelected Monday, July 11. She is pictured here being sworn in at the board’s reorganizational meeting.

Hicks tasked with reuniting school board

By Krystle S. Morey Focusing on academics, improving the graduation rate and boosting student participation are just a few things Audrey Hicks would like to see done this school year, her second as president of the Granville Board of Education. Hicks’ biggest challenge, going into the 2016-17 school year, will be getting the board to […]

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Feature: ‘I’ve had a lot of fun in my life’

By Dan King Margaret Lloyd Hoey has seen a little bit of everything in her lifetime. The 95-year-old Whitehall High School alumni revisited her hometown this weekend for the school’s 2016 All-Class Reunion. “I love my hometown,” she said. “It was such a great place to grow up.” Hoey now lives in Ausable Forks, just […]

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By Krystle S. Morey The Granville Town Board voted unanimously at its meeting last Thursday to be the lead agency in pursuing a grant to connect two sections of the Delaware and Hudson Rail Trail, a recreation trail along the railroad bed that that was abandoned in the late 1900s. The $30,000 grant, if won, […]

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Armstrong won’t leave GOP

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By Dan King Whitehall Supervisor George Armstrong is no fan of Donald Trump, but he no longer plans to leave the Republican Party because of it. Last December, when Trump first made his controversial proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States, Armstrong said, “I think he’s a bad force. You can quote me […]

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Whitehall to host All-Class Reunion

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By Dan King Organizers are hoping it will be the event of the summer. The Whitehall High School All-Class Reunion is set for this weekend and some 500 alumni of varying ages are expected to pour into the Birthplace of the U.S. Navy for the festivities. “The organizing committee is very excited about the entire […]

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Pember Library sign vandalized

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By Krystle S. Morey A sign outside the Pember Library and Museum was vandalized this past weekend. Letters were swapped around on a marquee sign Saturday night to make a few inappropriate phrases. Derogatory terms toward women and racist comments about black people were among those used on the sign. A teen posted photos of […]

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‘Pokemon Go’ app takes village by storm

The Veterans Memorial Park is just one of several Pokestops in the village of Granville where players of the new ‘Pokemon Go’ mobile app can go to earn points and gather props to advance in the game.

By Krystle S. Morey Pokemon are running rampant around town – and so are Pokemon hunters. David McFarren, of Whitehall, has walked several kilometers chasing Pokemon around the region. McFarren, wearing a Pokemon shirt, was on the hunt for a Pikachu last Thursday in the village of Granville. “I’ve walked about 10 kilometers today,” he […]

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Granville school board rescinds Torres appointment

Only three board members showed up to last week's meeting, which is not enough to hold a meeting.

By Krystle S. Morey Granville school officials said Monday night that the school does not have a varsity football coach. “At this time there is no one legally appointed to be the head football coach,” said school Superintendent Mark Bessen, when asked by a parent at the Board of Education meeting Monday night. The school […]

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Stemstock: More than a concert

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By Dan King It started 20 years ago as a graduation party and grew to be a huge annual festival, but Stemstock is more than that. This year, Stemstock makes its return to Whitehall after a 15-year hiatus. While the location has changed and some of the bands have changed, the overall theme and No. […]

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Hunting store plans expansion

The former Forum Restaurant was recently purchased by Dennis and Carrie Whitney for $81,000.

By Krystle S. Morey Dennis Whitney said the growth of his Granville business has sped up the demand to expand. Whitney’s Hunting Supply, at 2 Church Street, sells everything related to hunting and fishing, including tree stand accessories, animal calls and compound bows. It also specializes in taxidermy services. Whitney said sales of archery supplies […]

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Putorti to stay as Whitehall board of education president

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By Dan King Jeremy Putorti has been the Whitehall Board of Education president for a year now, and he says […]

Granville school board retains leaders

School Board President Audrey Hicks was reelected Monday, July 11. She is pictured here being sworn in at the board’s reorganizational meeting.

By Krystle S. Morey The Granville Board of Education voted to keep its leadership the same at its annual reorganizational […]

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