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Budget Inn for sale

By PJ Ferguson Often a site of controversy, the Budget Inn on Route 4 in Whitehall is officially for sale. According to town supervisor John Rozell, he spoke with the new prospective owner but would not disclose his name until the sale was finalized. He did note that the sale was “almost finalized” and that […]

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Village, town to bid jointly on TD Bank

By Matthew Saari There may be a joint village-town municipal center on the horizon for Granville. Town and village officials confirmed last week that the municipalities will jointly partake in the upcoming auction of 6-10 Main St., which housed TD Bank until a couple of years ago. “We have registered as a bidder,” said town […]

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Waste-to-energy questions abound

By PJ Ferguson Whitehall village officials and residents are seeking answers to several questions about the proposed waste-to-energy plant before a decision is made. Holding a special meeting on Monday to discuss the matter, Mayor Phil Smith said he hoped more residents would turn out to express their opinions. “There is chatter around town, but […]

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Tree lighting Friday

By Matthew Saari Granville will be overtaken with holiday cheer Friday as the annual tree-lighting ceremony, holiday parade, Festival of Trees and Festival of Wreaths and Centerpieces take place. Holiday parade Kicking off the evening will be a parade that will start at Great Meadow Federal Credit Union on East Main Street at 5:45 p.m. […]

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Toys for Tots brings holiday cheer

By PJ Ferguson “For a small community we can pull off something big for the kids,” said Danielle Jones, a volunteer organizer for American Legion Post 83’s Toys for Tots event held last Sunday. With the Legion’s dining room packed to the brim with families drinking hot cocoa and delving into Santa’s cookie stash, the […]

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Obituary: Robert S. Banks

Dresden-Robert S. Banks, 71, of Blue Goose passed away unexpectedly, after a long illness. Bob was born in the Bronx, NY, then moved to Hohokus, NJ, where he was raised by his parents the late Walter and Edna Banks. Bob lived his life his way, he loved this area after spending summers in Huletts Landing […]

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Lakes Region Freepress – 12/06/19

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Obituary: Stanley M. Fifield

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Granville, N.Y.  –  Stanley M. Fifield, 80, passed away on Friday, November 29, 2019 at Rutland Regional Medical Center in Rutland, Vt. following a brief illness. He was born on August 1, 1939 in Rutland, Vt., the son of the late Stanley F. and Rena (Hullett) Fifield. Stanley was  a graduate of Newcomb High School and […]

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Obituary: Melody Jean McIntyre Troy

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Melody Jean McIntyre Troy, 66, died peacefully on November 22, 2019 surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer. Melody was born January 14, 1953 in Rutland, VT to William McIntyre and Helen (Mead) McIntyre.  She grew up in Granville, NY and later returned to that area to reside.  She attended college at Adirondack […]

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Obituary: Judy McKinney

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Granville, N.Y.  –  Judy McKinney, 69, went into the waiting arms of her loving husband while surrounded by her loving and devoted family on November 26, 2019. She was born on February 8, 1050 in Whitehall, the daughter of the late Lucius and Tressa (Holcomb) Hurlburt. Judy worked at J & J Lingerie, Bernardo’s Restaurant […]

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Obituary: William E. Dunbar

William E. Dunbar passed away at the Haynes House of Hope, Granville, N. Y. on Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. William was born in Rutland, Vt the son of Edward W. Dunbar and Alice M. Dunbar. He was predeceased by his father Edward Dunbar and his sister Elaine Dunbar William is survived by his mother Alice […]

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Obituary: Albert Gerald “Jerry” Arquette Jr.

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Whitehall-Albert “Jerry” Arquette, 46, returned to the Lord healed Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, leaving a void in the hearts of many. Jerry was born on April 6, 1973 to Freda and Albert Arquette as the last of six children. He attended Whitehall Central School then graduated from Plattsburgh State University with a Bachelor’s degree in […]

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Lakes Classifieds – 11/29/19

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Dollar General public hearing set for Dec. 17

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By Matthew Saari   After some minor adjustments were made to the schematics for a proposed new Dollar General store, the Granville Town Planning Board agreed to schedule a public hearing on the matter for Dec. 17. For more than an hour last week, the planning board listened to and provided feedback on a second […]

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Bottled water bails out village

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By PJ Ferguson Armed with cases of bottled water, village officials jumped to combat the Whitehall water crisis last week. Members of the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company and village officials stood outside the firehouse in freezing temperatures giving cases of water to those in need and delivering to those who couldn’t make the drive. Coordinating […]

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