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Police working break-in cases

By Matthew Saari More than a week after a man attempted to forcibly gain access to six village homes, no arrests have been made but Whitehall police said they are actively pursuing the case. On Sunday, officer Dan Herrmann said the investigation was still ongoing, with the department having interviewed numerous neighbors of the affected […]

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Saint-Gobain workers build prosthetic hands

By Krystle S. Morey Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp. suspended operations at its Granville plant last Tuesday to lend a helping hand to others. Split into groups, employees spent about an hour building 30 plastic prosthetic hands, which will be distributed to land mine victims, people in third-world countries and more. “We are going to take […]

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Sasquatch fete in jeopardy

By Matthew Saari After only three years, Whitehall’s annual Sasquatch Calling Festival may be no more. Event organizer David Molenaar told The Times last week that he doesn’t intend to be the primary organizer for future festivals, citing health concerns. “I’m too old and feeble,” said Molenaar, 66. “Somebody else has to be the head […]

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Mother Nature solves dam problem

By Krystle S. Morey Granville town highway superintendent Eric Towne thanked Mother Nature last weekend for helping to clear a problem beaver dam. The dam had plugged a water pipe, causing flooding on parts of Cross and Butler roads, and several hundred acres of private property with some 10 feet of water. “Mother Nature took […]

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Food rivalry returns for 2nd year

By Matthew Saari The age-old Granville-Whitehall rivalry returns – not on the gridiron but rather between food pantries. The Great Granville-Whitehall Holiday Food Drive competition returns for its second year, set to begin today when newspapers hit newsstands. “We’re doing it a little earlier this year,” said event organizer John Hoagland. “We want to make […]

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Police investigating home invasions in village

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall police are investigating a bizarre series of home invasions that occurred over the weekend. On Sunday, Oct. 7 at 2:44 a.m., a Third Avenue woman called police, reporting a possible home invasion after hearing someone kick-in a door. While investigating, police said they received a second call at 2:47 a.m., this […]

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Village OK’s policy to fix budget shortcomings

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By Krystle S. Morey After being faulted by the state regarding an audit of its finances, the village of Granville has adopted a policy that will govern the amount of money it keeps in each of its funds. The village board voted unanimously last week to put in place a plan to regulate its reserves. […]

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Hampton ’roundtable’ group formed

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By Krystle S. Morey   A group of Hampton residents has started a committee to facilitate relationships between neighbors and address town-wide woes. The Hampton Roundtable’s mission ranges from starting conversation among the town’s residents to addressing the years-long battle with the lack of reliable internet coverage in Hampton. The Hampton Roundtable started almost a […]

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State rates towns’ fiscal health

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By Krystle Morey & Matthew Saari The state Comptroller’s office recently released a series of reports detailing the fiscal health of towns across the state. Granville State officials say Granville is on the right track fiscally but is susceptible to environmental stress. A report released by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s Office indicated that the town […]

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Halloween happenings throughout the area

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Halloween happenings abound throughout the region, with plenty of hair-raising, terrifying, horrifying events for those who like the thrill of this mystical time of the year. Trick or treat? It’s time to adorn costumes, whether they are outlandish, simplistic, or whatever. Do you want to frighten others, or are you living out a dream of […]

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Lakes Region Freepress – 10/05/18

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Head Start gets delayed start

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By Krystle S. Morey Following a few delays with upgrades to its new space, Head Start is now fully operational at Mary J. Tanner School. On Tuesday, 34 Head Start students attended school at its new Middle Granville location. “It’s a great space,” said Linda Daigle, Head Start coordinator. Head Start hoped to start school […]

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Annual Hollerin’ Festival draws Sasquatch fans

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By Matthew Saari “Oh wow, it’s a lot busier than last year.” That was what one attendee of Whitehall’s third annual Sasquatch Calling Festival had to say upon seeing the cars lining Skenesborough Drive. “It’s far busier,” agreed Bob Parker. “Busier than even two years ago.” It was impossible not to notice the scope of […]

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Barge strikes bridge; road closed 4 hours

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By Matthew Saari A section of Saunders Street was shut down by police after a barge traveling the Champlain Canal struck the street’s bridge Saturday evening. While the Sasquatch Calling Contest was happening not 100 yards away, Whitehall police were called to Saunders Street after a construction barge became lodged on the underbelly of the […]

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One year later…tossed kitten happy in new home

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By Krystle S. Morey The kitten that was thrown from a pick-up truck and abandoned on the side of Route 22 in Granville one year ago is now happy and healthy in her new home. “She is doing great,” said Myles Roberts. Roberts, of Granville, and his family adopted the kitten following the incident last […]

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