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Town proposes solar moratorium

By Dan King Whitehall town officials want to figure out some rules and regulations before allowing new solar projects to go forward. The town board voted 4-1, after nearly two hours of discussion last Wednesday, to set a public hearing for June 15 regarding a proposed six-month moratorium on solar farms. Councilman Dave Hollister was […]

Last year's memorial day parade

Area communities plan Memorial Day services

By Dan King and Krystle S. Morey Memorial Day will be the focus throughout the area this weekend. Various towns will have parades and ceremonies to recognize the men and women who have fought and died for American freedom. Whitehall Two celebrations take place in the Birthplace of U.S. Navy. First, at Whitehall Elementary School, […]


Local towns take different approaches to animal control

By Dan King and Krystle S. Morey Dogs, and cows, and horses – oh my. Loose animals are a concern for some local towns, and different towns are taking different approaches to animal control. Whitehall The Whitehall Town Board discussed last Wednesday potentially changing the title of Nancy Quell and Ed Holland from “dog control […]


Stanley, Van Gelder top Class of 2016

Valedictorian to study at Georgetown  Three years ago, Granville business teacher Terry Wheeler approached Brooke Stanley and asked her to be on the Future Farmers of America’s farm business management team. “He gave me this big book to study and I thought it would be super boring, but it was really interesting,” she said. “I […]


‘The Quarry’ opening soon

By Krystle S. Morey Interior walls and the well-known wooden storefront of O’Callahan’s Irish Pub are coming down as owners make room for “The Quarry”. The Granville restaurant and bar, which closed earlier this month for renovations, is getting a facelift and a new name. “We’ve opened it all up on the inside,” said owner Dan […]

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By Dan King Some things will change and some things will stay the same on the Whitehall Board of Education. A record turnout of 602 voters showed up to vote Tuesday night on the candidates for the school board, the school budget, whether to keep the board at nine members or reduce it to seven, […]

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Vladyka top vote-getter


By Krystle S. Morey School district voters rejected two of three incumbents seeking new terms on the Granville Board of Education Tuesday while approving a $26.3 million budget for the coming school year. Audrey Hicks, the current board president, is the sole incumbent who will remain on the Granville Board of Education. Hicks, who received […]

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Wrestling merger in jeopardy?

Wrestling Merger

By Dan King The Whitehall/Fort Ann school wrestling merger could be in jeopardy. Whitehall’s Board of Education voted last week to table any decision on continuing the merged program, even though the Fort Ann Board of Education had already voted in favor of continuing the merger. Whitehall board member Frank Barber said he believed Fort […]

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Color run in Granville Saturday


By Krystle S. Morey This year’s “My School Color Run” is going to be twice as colorful as last year’s event, organizers said. “This time, there’s a lot more color involved,” said race organizer Sondra Smith. One hundred extra color packets and double the amount of color sprayers will be used, Smith said. The Granville […]

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Bernardo’s reopens Friday


By Krystle S. Morey Bernardo’s will reopen Friday under new management. The restaurant’s new manager, Joe Chapman, said his main focus will be making the quality of both the food and service consistent. All of his plates are going to be the same whenever guests come in, from day to day, week to week, month […]

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By Dan King “That escalated quickly.” The quote from Will Ferrell’s 2004 comedy “Anchorman” certainly summed up the feeling at Monday’s Board of Education meeting, when board members began to shout and holler at each other over the proposed petitions to shrink the board’s size and reduce terms. Mike Rocque is the only member to […]

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