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Other districts may add armed security officers such as Granville has

By Krystle S. Morey and Matthew Saari Granville Central School is the sole district of the 22 in Washington County with a school resource officer but that may change in light of a school shooting that resulted in the death of 17 victims in South Florida last week. Dave Williams is an armed police officer […]

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Local fans cheer on Bascue and family

By Matthew Saari Winter break may be in session but there were plenty of cars in the parking lot of Whitehall Central School Sunday as locals turned out in droves to cheer on hometown Olympian Codie Bascue. Sunday marked the opening heats of the Olympics two-man bobsled events in PyeongChang, South Korea. Because of the […]

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Haff: Washington County will override tax cap

By Matthew Saari With the passage of two resolutions providing county employees pay raises, the Washington County Board of Supervisors is set to override the tax cap this year. And it’s only February. Hartford supervisor Dana Haff sounded the alarm at a board meeting Friday in Fort Edward. “By adopting these we will now acknowledge […]

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Assistant principal job cut just months after it began

By Krystle S. Morey Just months after establishing the role, the Granville Central School District has decided to eliminate its elementary school assistant principal position. The assistant principal was added as part of the district’s restructuring of its administration last summer following “a careful and complete survey of the district goals and objectives.” Colleen Jennings, […]

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Stewart’s plan OK’d – with conditions

By Krystle S. Morey The Granville Planning Board gave Stewart’s Shops the go-ahead Monday to build a new 3,600-square-foot store with six fueling pumps on Quaker Street – if it satisfies concerns of abutting property owners. A pair of conditions were attached to the board’s approval of the expansion, including installing fencing and trees around […]

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State: Local schools not fiscally stressed

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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

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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

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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’

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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

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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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