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Small business class offered

The Washington County Local Development Corporation, Warren County LDC along with SUNY Adirondack Continuing Education will be conducting the spring 2014 series of the Microenterprise Assistance Small Business Program beginning March, 17, at the SUNY Adirondack campus in Washington Hall. The course is held Monday nights from 6 to 8 p.m. This ten-week course is […]

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Scribner, Suchan place at state qualifiers

By Andrew Muse and Jaime Thomas At a recent state qualifier, two Granville sprinters ran their fastest times of the year. A week after a successful sectional meet, Taylor Scribner and Kyle Suchan were the only two Horde runners to move on to the qualifier meet. “They peaked at the perfect time,” Coach Adam Burr […]

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Perry prepares for championships

By Andrew Muse Brad Perry is preparing for the biggest wrestling tournament of his life after he received an at-large bid for the NYSPHSAA Wrestling Championships to be held at the Times Union Center in Albany. “It means everything to me; wrestling is the only sport I do,” Perry said. “I practice year round and […]

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Food shelf seeks assistance

By Jaime Thomas The decorations and the Christmas trees have (hopefully) been put away, and with them, the season’s spirit of giving has disappeared as well. Our Neighbor’s Table food bank in Wells knows this too well. Director Michelle Bates said between January and April is the worst time of the year for donations, which […]

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Director pleads case for fixing Whitehall Recreation Center

By Lee Tugas Whitehall Recreation Director Julie Egan doesn’t care how it’s done, but she feels the Rec. Center needs to be fixed. “This place is used by the broadest spectrum of town and village residents, from children to seniors.” Egan said. “And it is free.” “I would love to get a $400,000 grant, but […]

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Blue Devil cheerleaders state champs

By Derek Liebig The Poultney High School Cheerleading squad is a state champion. The Blue Devils won the Vermont, Division II championships held last Saturday at Vergennes Union High School. The team scored 139 points, beating out Mount St. Joseph (120) and Mill River (103), which finished second and third, respectively. “They were shocked although […]

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Dog offers alternative form of therapy

By Jaime Thomas A new furry face has been making the rounds at both the Pember Library and Museum and Indian River Nursing and Rehabilitation Center lately. Lilly, a 4-year-old golden retriever, has been working as a therapy dog on the weekends along with her handler, Michelle Parbus. The two went for training with Therapy […]

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New directors take over drama club

By Derek Liebig Avery Babson and Melissa Clark may be in their first-year as co-directors of the Whitehall Drama Club, but the duo has plenty of experience on the stage. Babson and Clark, both teachers at Whitehall High School, have worked in a number of local productions, including shows at the Wood Theater in Glens […]

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School officials: Don’t be surprised by depleted fund balance

By Jaime Thomas Granville school officials are sounding the alarm. If state aid doesn’t increase, the district will run out of money in two or three years. Fiscal insolvency is a serious possibility, and Superintendent Mark Bessen and Business Manager Cathy Somich want the public to know. “We don’t want anyone surprised. We’re telling you […]

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Quick response by Hartford highway super saves house

By Jaime Thomas Conditions couldn’t have been worse at 4 a.m. Thursday morning when a barn caught fire in Fort Ann. Snow had been accumulating throughout the previous afternoon and night and was thundering down at an estimated rate of 1 to 3 inches per hour. Fortunately for everyone involved, Hartford Highway Superintendent Greg Brown […]

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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, […]