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Memorial Day parades, ceremonies on tap

By Krystle S. Morey, Matthew Saari and Donna Frischknecht Memorial Day will be the focus of area communities throughout New York and Vermont this weekend. Towns large and small will have parades, ceremonies and even a commemorative plaque-unveiling to honor the men and women who fought and died in service to the United States of […]

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Village: Trailer must go by June 1

By Matthew Saari “I’m not a mean person. But you came to us back in March. You’ve had ample time.” So spoke Whitehall Village Board member Teresa Austin when Brenda Redford, who has been living in a travel trailer for a year at 4 Skenesborough Drive with her boyfriend, Allan Mears, asked for more time […]

High School Front

Granville High School receives national award

By Krystle S. Morey In recognition of how well it prepares students for college, Granville High School received a “bronze medal” in a recent study by a Washington, D.C.-based publisher of news and information. U.S. News & World Report ranked Granville High School 243rd in New York State, based on its students’ performance on state-required […]


New York trailblazer for free college tuition

By Matthew Saari Beginning this fall, resident-students young and old will be able to attend New York state colleges and universities without having to bear the burden of tuition costs. Roberta Reardon, commissioner of the state Department of Labor, outlined the workings of the Excelsior scholarship program at a seminar at SUNY Adirondack last Tuesday, […]


Hartford upsets unbeaten Germantown

By Keith Harrington As the Hartford softball team practiced on Tuesday, you could almost see the confidence flowing as the Tanagers took batting practice. It was just a day after seven-seeded Hartford had upset Germantown, the second-seed team unbeaten in 16 games, in the Section II Class D quarterfinals. With that 11-5 victory over the […]

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By Krystle S. Morey and Mathew Saari Area voters went to the polls Tuesday to vote on spending plans and officials for their respective school districts. Here’s a look at the results: Granville Suzanne McEachron will keep her seat on the Granville Board of Education – and two first-timers will join her. Nearly 450 district […]

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Granville town-wide sales this weekend

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By Krystle S. Morey After a week of non-stop rain and chilly weather, it looks like the clouds will part and the sun will shine this weekend – just in time for Granville’s town-wide garage sales. Residents have been busy cleaning out their garages, closets, attics and basements, and pruning their lawns, in preparation for […]

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Roadblocks hinder Whitehall’s blight fight


By Matthew Saari It’s a building that should need no introduction to village residents – it sits but a stone’s throw away from the heart of Whitehall’s government, cordoned off with caution tape as though some horrible crime had been committed there. The windows are boarded up and one brick wall is broken and bowed. […]

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TD Bank to consolidate; close Main Street store


By Krystle S. Morey Soon, Granville will have just one TD Bank office. The company has decided to consolidate its banking services at its newly renovated Quaker Street location and close its Main Street location. Traffic patterns and store transaction volumes contributed to the New Jersey-based company’s decision, said Lisa Sawicki, TD’s vice president of […]

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Adventurers pause and enjoy Whitehall


By Matthew Saari Drivers along County Route 12 on Tuesday afternoon probably saw the most unusual sight: More than a dozen young men and women pedaling their bicycles, each fully laden with backpacks and food supplies. No, they’re not post-apocalyptic survivors; they’re students, hailing from as far west as Los Angeles and as far south […]

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By Krystle S. Morey, Matthew Saari and Keith Harrington Taxpayers across the region will head to the polls Tuesday, May 16 to vote on spending plans for their respective school districts. Locally, Granville, Whitehall and Hartford are among the districts looking to pass multi-million dollar budgets, elect school board officials and approve a number of […]

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