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Finch and Chubb ‘under contract’

By Dan King The Finch and Chubb Restaurant and Inn will soon be sold. A year ago, former owner Bill Brina reported that “a restauranteur from the Adirondacks” had expressed interest in buying the once-popular inn and restaurant, but would not go into more detail. Now realtor Bethe Reynolds confirmed last Wednesday that the property […]


Village of Granville overrides tax cap

By Dan King If you live in the village of Granville, your taxes will go up this year – the question is, by how much? Despite some objections from residents, the Village Board voted 5-0 Monday to override the state’s 0.12 percent tax levy increase cap. “It wasn’t easy,” said Mayor Brian LaRose. “I’ll be […]

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Driver from rollover still hospitalized

The driver of a log truck that rolled over on Route 4 last Thursday is still in the hospital at press time. At the time, responders said that no serious injuries were reported in the accident that occurred around 7:30 a.m. The accident involved a log truck that rolled over near a boat storage yard, […]


Area schools not fiscally stressed

By Dan King There’s no need to stress, fiscally that is. State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli released the 2015 fiscal stress monitoring scores for the state’s school districts last week, and it was determined that neither Whitehall, Granville nor Hartford were fiscally stressed. Each district receives two scores: a fiscal score, which deals with stress indicators […]

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Lively trivia night in Granville

By Linda Ellingsworth Whether it was divine intervention or just plain superlative knowledge, the Looking Upward team trounced all other teams on Saturday, Jan. 30 at the Granville Rotary Club’s Trivia Competition. A total of 20 teams vied for the coveted title of Trivia Champion at the Granville Hook & Ladder Company. Teams from as […]

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Saving Main Street

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By Linda Ellingsworth A standing-room-only crowd of some 80 people packed the Pember Library on Monday night to discuss ways that Granville’s Main Street could reinvent itself for the 21st century. The brainstorming session was the first in a series of discussions on the topic that will be presented by the Granville Chamber of Commerce […]

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Undefeated, untied, unscored upon team to be inducted

1939 Chris Grady Touchdown

By Dan King Back then football was different, but Whitehall was still dominant. Players wore leather helmets and the 1939 season preview noted it was the first season that players could throw the ball from anywhere behind the line of scrimmage, the first season teams could bring in unlimited substitutes, and the first season those […]

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Forum set for future of school

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By Dan King So that “everyone can have their voice heard,” a public forum will be held on Feb. 23 to determine the fate of Mary J. Tanner School in Middle Granville. The Granville Board of Education’s strategic planning committee decided Monday to invite all “stakeholders” to come together for a “robust discussion” on the […]

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Mobile DMV coming to town


By Dan King Nobody wants to drive all the way to Fort Edward to stand in line at the DMV, and soon people in Whitehall, Granville and Greenwich won’t have to. Washington County Department of Motor Vehicles will soon be bringing a mobile DMV unit once a month in Whitehall, so that residents don’t have […]

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Sandford, Roche, Chaplin get nominations


By Dan King Incumbent Democrats Walt Sandford and Pat Roche won their party’s nomination to run for seats on the village board in March and they’ll be running against Republican challenger David Chaplin. Sandford and Roche were the top vote-getters on a ballot of four Democrats who threw their names into the ring for Saturday’s […]

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What’s the future of Granville Main Street

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By Jamie Norton Main Street in Granville isn’t the bustling business hub it was 20 or 30 – or even 10 – years ago. There are more buildings with locked doors and realtor signs than “Open” flags and welcome signs. As businesses over the past several years have closed up shop without replacements, the once-vibrant […]

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Dunkin’ Donuts coming to Granville


By Jamie Norton America runs on Dunkin’, and soon, so will Granville. Donuts of Rutland will meet with the village’s planning board on Monday to gain approval to break ground on a new Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant in the spring. Developers for the popular coffee-and-donuts food chain had been eyeing Granville for quite some time, and […]

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Haff’s long battle against eminent domain

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By Dan King Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff says he “hates” eminent domain and he’s long been the lone voice against it at the county level. That was affirmed during a vote of the Washington County Board of Supervisors last Friday to allow “the chairman to sign petition of condemnation” and “execute on behalf of the […]

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Dresden weighing options at Chubb’s Dock

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By Dan King Dresden Supervisor George Gang hopes that working with the Blueway Canal Group can help bring more tourists to Dresden. Gang met with the group in Whitehall recently to discuss plans regarding Chubb’s Dock on Lake Champlain in the town of Dresden. The dock, Gang said, was owned by his family and is […]

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