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State orders town to monitor former landfill

The state has threatened to take legal action against the town if it doesn’t begin submitting monitoring reports of groundwater at the former municipal landfill. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has asked the town to confirm by Sept. 9 that it has or will conduct the monitoring. Patrick Kane, an environmental engineer […]

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Silitch named Alumni of Year

A North Granville resident has been named Alumni of the Year at a college recently ranked among the top 100 schools in the country by Forbes. Mary Silitch was selected as the Distinguished Alumni of the Year for 2014 at Rhodes College. Silitch was a unanimous selection and will be presented with the award at […]

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Hebron family to perform in Salem

A year after their joyful performance for a packed house last summer at the South Granville Congregational Church, the seven members of the LaMothe/Gee Family are back with a new show, appearing further down the road at the Fort Salem Theater, in Salem. Earth Bound offers an evening of inspiring, enlivening song, music, and dance. […]

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Hartford to explore solar

The town of Hartford is exploring the possibility of solar. Supervisor Dana Haff said he and Highway Superintendent Greg Brown intended to reach out to solar providers to determine if the option was economically feasible for the town. “If we can cut our bill in half and it costs nothing I think it’s worth looking […]

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Hearing office sustains town’s charges in Hampton wood case

A Hampton town employee could face disciplinary action after a hearing officer ruled in favor of the town during a civil service hearing last week. Bob Henke, a section 75 hearing officer, ruled that the evidence presented during the hearing sustained the town’s charges that Malcolm Pratt, a longtime employee of the town’s highway department, […]

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Still time to enjoy the fair

The Washington County Fair is underway. The county’s largest event kicked off Monday and whether you’ve already made one trip, three trips, or none, there’s still four days left to revel in everything the fair has to offer. The event, which attracts upward of 120,000 people each year, features a bevy of agricultural exhibits, over […]

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County makes budget amendments

A surge in unattended deaths forced county supervisors to appropriate more money Friday for autopsies. Supervisors moved $25,000 from its appropriated fund balance to cover the cost of autopsies. As of last week, the county had paid for 46 autopsies. During that same period last year, the county had paid for 21 autopsies. The total […]

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Blood drive Friday

The Granville Rotary will sponsor its annual August Bloodmobile from 1 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 22, at the Granville Hook and Ladder Firehouse. The organization has a goal of collecting at least 45 pints of blood and hopes to exceed that. The bloodmobile is held in memory of deceased Rotarians to recognize the […]

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Jennie Fragnoli Hadeka, 95

Jennie F. Hadeka Jennie Fragnoli Hadeka, age 95, of Granville died Friday, August 15, 2014 at Indian River Nursing And Rehabilitation Center following a long illness. Jennie was born on December 31, 1918 in Granville, NY the daughter of the late John and Mary (Maurilla) Fragnoli. Jennie worked at the A&P, and the Grand Union […]

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Frank E. Holman, Sr., 82

Frank E. Holman, Sr., 82, of Maple Street, passed away on Sunday, August 17, 2014 peacefully at his home of natural causes. He was born July 7, 1932 in Clemons, New York and graduated from Whitehall Central School in 1949. He married the love of his life, Shirley Brace, and was married for 59 years […]

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Preparations underway for school year in Granville

The 2013-14 school year begins Wednesday and ushers in some significant change within the Granville Central School District. The district […]

Students build community of trust

Transitioning from elementary school to middle school is easily one of the most difficult processes in an adolescent’s life, but […]

Village approves new parking law

Last Tuesday evening the Whitehall Village Board of Trustees held a public hearing to discuss a potential parking law, which […]

Changes abound as school year begins

With the school year starting next Thursday for Whitehall students, the district has gone through a transformation this summer, one […]

Test scores improve, but continue to lag behind

Granville students showed improvement in both math and English on the state tests but continue to lag behind their peers […]

Youth Center for sale

The Granville Police Benevolent Association has put its youth center up for sale. Sergeant Dave Williams said a lack of […]

Former resident dies in accident

A former Granville resident was killed Saturday night in a motor vehicle accident on I-87 in Albany. Matthew Fiske, 43, […]