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Church Street bridge to be replaced next summer

By Krystle S. Morey The bridge on Granville’s Church Street is slated for replacement next summer – and with minimal impact on traffic. Bids were accepted by Washington County’s Department of Public Works last December and awarded the lead on the project was McFarland Johnson, of Saratoga. “The main reason we selected them was because […]

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Floating phenomenon: Mettawee River currents create ‘ice disk’

By Krystle S. Morey Is it aliens? Hooligans? Nope, just science. Several Granville residents were mystified by a floating ice disk that appeared recently in the Mettowee River. “At first I thought someone was crazy enough to go out there with a snow machine – doing doughnuts,” said Gregory Fleming, trying to explain how the […]

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East Bay Road trashed

By Matthew Saari Whitehall police are assisting an investigation by the state Department of Environmental Conservation of an illegal dumping incident that apparently occurred during the night of Saturday, Dec. 29 or early morning of Sunday, Dec. 30, on Whitehall’s East Bay Road. Village Department of Public Works foreman happened to be driving by the […]

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McGurl’s pay ranks 10th in county

By Krystle S. Morey   “It is often said the most important role of the Board of Education is to hire its superintendent.” So wrote William L. Sharp and James K. Walter in their book “The School Superintendent: The Profession and the Person.” With job duties that include supervising a school district’s academics, oversight of […]

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Fire calls, accidents keep firemen busy

By Matthew Saari It’s been a busy time for the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company, which has been called to numerous fires and accidents in recent days. “We’ve definitely had an uptick in calls the past couple of weeks,” said deputy chief Jim Brooks. Since Dec. 19, firemen have been called to 10 reported fires or […]

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Obituary: Jessie O. VanGuilder

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Hampton, NY – Jessie Olive VanGuilder, age 76, passed away at Slate Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation following a  short illness. Jessie was born on November 9, 1942 in Slyboro, New York the daughter of the late Harold and Nellie (VanGuilder) Goodspeed. Jessie was a devout member of the Truthville Baptist Church. Her faith was extremely […]

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Obituary: James L. Holcomb

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Granville, NY – James L. Holcomb took his earthly leave on Monday, August 12, 2019 at the the Slate Valley Center in North Granville. Jim was born October 27, 1940 in Granville, New York the son of the late LeRoy and Eva (Hurlburt) Holcomb. He was a 1959 graduate of Granville High School. Jim was […]

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Obituary: Carolyn M. Young

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Pawlet, VT – Carolyn Moore Young, 89, passed away at her home in Pawlet, Vermont on August 13, 2019. She was born on April 16, 1930, the daughter of William and Alice (Faxon) Moore. Carolyn graduated from Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester, VT. She married the love of her life, Vernon “Sam” Young on […]

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Obituary: John (Skeet) Taylor

Granville and Cherry Valley – John (Skeet) R. Taylor, 65, passed away on Monday, July 22, 2019 at Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown, NY, as the result of a fall. John was born July 9, 1954 in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, the son of the late John W. Taylor and Celia Ballard Clippinger. John was a graduate of […]

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Obituary: Marjorie Ann (Dudla) Prehoda

Granville, New York – Marjorie Ann (Dudla) Prehoda, passed away on Friday, August 2, 2019 at Our House Too in Rutland, Vermont. Marjorie was born on June 25, 1930 in Granville, the daughter of the late John T. and Mary (Somich) Dudla. She was a graduate of Granville High School and married William B. Prehoda […]

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