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Granville to pursue $30K Rail Trail planning grant

By Krystle S. Morey The Granville Town Board voted unanimously at its meeting last Thursday to be the lead agency in pursuing a grant to connect two sections of the Delaware and Hudson Rail Trail, a recreation trail along the railroad bed that that was abandoned in the late 1900s. The $30,000 grant, if won, […]

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Armstrong won’t leave GOP

By Dan King Whitehall Supervisor George Armstrong is no fan of Donald Trump, but he no longer plans to leave the Republican Party because of it. Last December, when Trump first made his controversial proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States, Armstrong said, “I think he’s a bad force. You can quote me […]

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Whitehall to host All-Class Reunion

By Dan King Organizers are hoping it will be the event of the summer. The Whitehall High School All-Class Reunion is set for this weekend and some 500 alumni of varying ages are expected to pour into the Birthplace of the U.S. Navy for the festivities. “The organizing committee is very excited about the entire […]

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Pember Library sign vandalized

By Krystle S. Morey A sign outside the Pember Library and Museum was vandalized this past weekend. Letters were swapped around on a marquee sign Saturday night to make a few inappropriate phrases. Derogatory terms toward women and racist comments about black people were among those used on the sign. A teen posted photos of […]

The Veterans Memorial Park is just one of several Pokestops in the village of Granville where players of the new ‘Pokemon Go’ mobile app can go to earn points and gather props to advance in the game.

‘Pokemon Go’ app takes village by storm

By Krystle S. Morey Pokemon are running rampant around town – and so are Pokemon hunters. David McFarren, of Whitehall, has walked several kilometers chasing Pokemon around the region. McFarren, wearing a Pokemon shirt, was on the hunt for a Pikachu last Thursday in the village of Granville. “I’ve walked about 10 kilometers today,” he […]

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Only three board members showed up to last week's meeting, which is not enough to hold a meeting.

By Krystle S. Morey Granville school officials said Monday night that the school does not have a varsity football coach. “At this time there is no one legally appointed to be the head football coach,” said school Superintendent Mark Bessen, when asked by a parent at the Board of Education meeting Monday night. The school […]

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Stemstock: More than a concert

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By Dan King It started 20 years ago as a graduation party and grew to be a huge annual festival, but Stemstock is more than that. This year, Stemstock makes its return to Whitehall after a 15-year hiatus. While the location has changed and some of the bands have changed, the overall theme and No. […]

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Hunting store plans expansion

The former Forum Restaurant was recently purchased by Dennis and Carrie Whitney for $81,000.

By Krystle S. Morey Dennis Whitney said the growth of his Granville business has sped up the demand to expand. Whitney’s Hunting Supply, at 2 Church Street, sells everything related to hunting and fishing, including tree stand accessories, animal calls and compound bows. It also specializes in taxidermy services. Whitney said sales of archery supplies […]

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Putorti to stay as Whitehall board of education president

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By Dan King Jeremy Putorti has been the Whitehall Board of Education president for a year now, and he says he’s achieved a lot of what he set out to do. Putorti, who was reappointed as president Monday by a 7-1 vote, with board member Mike Rocque as the sole “nay” vote. Putorti is proud […]

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Granville school board retains leaders

School Board President Audrey Hicks was reelected Monday, July 11. She is pictured here being sworn in at the board’s reorganizational meeting.

By Krystle S. Morey The Granville Board of Education voted to keep its leadership the same at its annual reorganizational meeting Monday night. Audrey Hicks was reelected 5-4 to serve a second year as the board’s president, with board members Molly Celani, John McDermott, Carrie O’Brien and Dale Bucciero voting against. The same vote secured […]

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School board lacks quorum, puts off Torres debate

Only three board members showed up to last week's meeting, which is not enough to hold a meeting.

By Krystle S. Morey Six of the nine members of the Granville Board of Education failed to show up Thursday evening for a special meeting called to discuss the controversial reappointment of varsity football coach Mario Torres. The three board members who were there weren’t enough to constitute a quorum, the minimum required attendees, the […]

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Tax breaks for solar may end in Granville

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By Dan King Following the lead of the towns of Hampton and Hartford, the town of Granville is considering opting out of the tax exemption for solar power. The town board agreed last Thursday to set a public hearing at 7:45 p.m. on Thursday, July 14, after which the board will vote on whether to […]

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Whitehall student playing for Bayern Munich affiliate

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By Dan King Whitehall High School has never had a boys’ soccer team, but that hasn’t stopped Jake Morales from chasing his dreams. The 15-year-old student is spending his summer playing soccer for an affiliate of one of the world’s best teams – FC Bayern Munich. Morales plays for the 16-U affiliate of the German […]

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