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State: Local schools not fiscally stressed

By Matthew Saari & Krystle S. Morey Local school districts received excellent marks for fiscal health in the state Comptroller’s Office’s latest fiscal stress reports for New York’s public schools. In fact, two of the districts – Granville and Hartford – earned perfect scores. Each district received two scores, the first of which addresses factors […]

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Quarry setback proposal opposed by operators

By Krystle S. Morey Area slate company owners and Poultney, Vermont officials are still at odds over proposed town bylaws that would regulate mining and change the way the industry does business there. About 30 local quarrymen attended the Poultney Planning Commission’s meeting Monday to dispute the proposed zoning amendments, particularly one that calls for […]

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One year later, still no grocery

By Matthew Saari More than a year ago, the Whitehall Village Board sent a letter to Tennessee-based Dollar General, requesting that its store on Route 4 be expanded to include a full-service grocery store, something Whitehall does not have now. A grocery store has yet to materialize, and in fact Dollar General never responded to […]

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Valentine’s Day feature: ‘Love is in the air’

By Krystle S. Morey Being held up on the runway for nearly three hours because of inclement weather would make for a bad day for most, but for Nicholas and Mary Frances Silitch, it was the making of a love story. The two, at the time, were strangers caught on a delayed flight from Newark […]

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Granville Senior Shuttle to be run by non-profit

By Krystle S. Morey The Granville Village Board voted unanimously Monday to contract out its Senior Shuttle services to a local non-profit. Washington County Economic Opportunity Council, Inc. (EOC) will this spring take over providing transportation for town and village residents over the age of 55 to stores, medical offices, churches and more. The Fort […]

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Towns rally behind Codie

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By Matthew Saari Town officials from Dresden and Whitehall want to ensure that the occupants of 10,000 vehicles traveling Route 4 know where Olympian Codie Bascue calls home. Just south of the village of Whitehall two banners have been hung, both wishing Bascue good fortune and declaring Whitehall and Dresden the official hometowns of the […]

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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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Chamber revisiting decades-old plan for welcome sign

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By Krystle S. Morey The Granville Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes you – and all – to Granville. It wants to boost its greeting to include a sign at an entrance to the village. “It’s kind of an entry, welcoming people to Granville,” said Ralph Krueger, chamber president. The chamber would like to install the […]

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LaChapelle to run for village seat

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall residents will have a choice of candidates to fill the one village board seat up for grabs in March. Interim trustee Mike LaChapelle delivered his letter of intent to run for office to Whitehall’s Democratic Party last week, pitting him against former town supervisor George Armstrong, who announced his candidacy recently. […]

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Tattoo artist comfortable in his skin

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By Krystle S. Morey It all started with doodling in the margins of worksheets and penciling stick figures in his notebooks during class. Now, Josh Doyon runs his own tattoo shop. “I started drawing when I was quite young,” said Doyon, a local tattoo artist. It wasn’t until Doyon, of Granville, was in his early […]

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Woman, 80, to be charged in hit-and-run

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By Krystle S. Morey An 80-year-old Granville woman will be charged in connection with a hit-and-run incident that seriously injured a Hebron man earlier this month. “Everything has been submitted to the D.A.’s office,” said Granville Police Chief Ernie Bassett. The woman, Bassett said, is facing a charge of leaving the scene of a personal […]

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Whitehall school to set building use fee schedule

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By Matthew Saari In a break from years of tradition, the Whitehall Board of Education will be setting a fee schedule for organizations seeking to use Whitehall Central School facilities. Superintendent Patrick Dee brought the matter before the board Monday evening, asking members to establish a policy, where before there was none. “Another item I […]

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Former subdivision roads upgraded after 15 years

Washington County transferred ownership of the parcel containing River Valley Drive to the village last week.

By Krystle S. Morey They’re officially streets now. Granville has formally accepted River Valley Drive and Slate Valley Drive to its highway inventory. “The Village of Granville has received the title to a 20-plus-acre parcel located off North Street, known to contain the roadways of River Valley Drive and Slate Valley Drive,” said Mayor Brian […]

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