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Ringing in the Irish and art at First Friday

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By Jaime Thomas Portraits, crepes and Irish heritage will all be in full swing at this month’s First Friday tomorrow evening, March 7. Embracing one of the ethnic groups that bolstered the industry, the Slate Valley Museum will celebrate the region’s Irish just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. There will be live, traditional Irish […]

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Whitehall Village Board promptly addresses citizen concerns

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By Lee Tugas The Whitehall Village Board may be giving the cold shoulder to a businessman with an unpaid $30,000 water bill, but at its most recent meeting, it immediately “adjusted” downward a $140 hike in the sewer bill of a Boardman Street resident. Mary French, in a letter, reported to the village trustees that […]

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Beth Kashner resigning from post

By Jaime Thomas A librarian, jeweler, farmer, graphic designer, justice of the peace and even an ordained minister—Beth Kashner is a Jill of all trades. But after serving the Pawlet community for nearly six years, she will wrap up her time as the public library’s director and librarian this Friday. The decision wasn’t an easy […]

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Pember Board to meet with Village Board

By Jaime Thomas As members of the Pember Board of Trustees discussed Mayor Brian LaRose’s recent letter to them during a meeting Thursday, one trustee did not seem satisfied. Bo Young repeatedly brought up his adverse response to the village’s hand in the library and museum’s operations. The Feb. 10 letter to Mary King, president […]

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District aims to balance quality education with decreased funding

By Jaime Thomas As pending insolvency looms, Granville School District officials are continuing to operate business as usual while trying to keep a low budget. At a workshop Monday night, which was attended almost solely by school staff, officials discussed line by line the 2014-2015 budget expenditures. Superintendent Mark Bessen opened the forum by explaining […]

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Meeting to address coal tar contamination in Granville

The Department of Environmental Conservation has formed a plan to fix a former manufactured gas plant(MGP) site and will welcome public comment next month. A two-year investigation found that subsurface soil and groundwater beneath the 10-acre site have been contaminated by coal tar, which migrated from the former MGP. This contamination migrated through a gravel […]

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History of Granville book available in digital form

By Jaime Thomas Locals interested in the story that makes up their community will soon have the opportunity to read a digitized history of Granville. The Granville Heritage Society recently put the book, which covers the town’s history from 1734 through 1876, onto CD and plans to make and sell copies of it. Down the […]

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Electricity rates skyrocket

By Derek Liebig and Jaime Thomas The effect of this winter’s bone chilling weather goes beyond frost bite and cabin fever. It’s also driving up the price of electricity. Electricity prices jumped 50 percent in January and were expected to increase another 30 percent in February. The hikes are blamed on cold weather and increased […]

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County to state: You will not use our seal

By Derek Liebig Washington County will not permit the state use of its seal on documents related to the enforcement of the New York SAFE Act. The board of supervisors unanimously approved a resolution Friday that denies the state from using the county’s name, seal, letterhead or address on any correspondence related to the SAFE […]

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By Derek Liebig The Washington County Board of Supervisors voted Friday to forge ahead with a plan to construct a new 911 control center, but at least one supervisor expressed outrage over how some of the money would be spent. Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff took umbrage with a proposal to spend up to $100,500 on […]

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Girls fall to Greenwich in opener

A stingy defense was too much for Granville to overcome in season opener Friday night. Granville was held to seven […]

Girls compete with Cougars

The Whitehall girls’ basketball team (0-3) is still seeking its first win of the season. However, the girls stuck with […]

Boys’ hoops handed first loss

After leaping out to a 2-0 start, the Whitehall boys’ basketball team was grounded at North Warren, 65-43. To say […]

Main Street rebounding, says dog salon owner

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By Dan King Malin Shepherd’s new dog salon on Main Street is a sign, she says, that the street is […]

What are you drinking?

Whitehall water

By Dan King If you live in the Village of Whitehall, your drinking water is perfectly healthy. That’s what the […]

Dared by friends, she write a novel

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By Derek Liebig It started with a dare. A few years ago, Granville resident Michele Sargent was having lunch with […]

Town to host hearing on fire protection

By Derek Liebig The town board will hold a public hearing later this month on proposed contracts for fire protection […]

School board discusses data, expenses

By Dan King The Whitehall Board of Education examined test data Monday and the analysis revealed the district still has […]

Village sewer fund gets $600,000 more

By Dan King The Village of Whitehall has received another $600,000 to work on sanitary and storm sewer separation in […]

All-star game for Milletts

Millett goes to Allstar game

By Dan King Whitehall-native Justin Millett, offensive lineman for the Glens Falls Green Jackets, represented his team at the Minor […]

Boys hoops fall in season opener

Greenwich’s ability to hit the outside shot sunk Granville in its season opener Friday night. The Witches hit 11 3-pointers […]

Commercial farming being redefined

The Town of Granville is in the process of updating its Right-to-Farm Law so that is differentiates between commercial and […]