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Bar thieves plead guilty, another going to trial

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By Krystle S. Morey Two of the three men who Granville police said burglarized a West Main Street bar in May have pled guilty to felony charges while the third is headed to trial. Police said Calvin J. Lena, Daryl W. Shaw and Lucas N. Sisco broke into On the Rocks in Granville on May […]

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Hampton residents question tax hike

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By Matthew Saari Nearly two dozen Hamptonites turned out Monday evening to learn about and argue the need for the town to exceed the state-imposed tax cap. Hampton supervisor Dave O’Brien opened the meeting by establishing expected conduct for public participation and then, for nearly an hour, residents grilled the town board on what they […]

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Factory, bank for sale

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By Krystle S. Morey $1,399,000 – that’s the asking price for the factory that Manchester Wood called home for 27 years. The furniture manufacturer announced this summer that it was going out of business, with plans to sell off inventory and close its Granville location. The news of Manchester Wood’s closing came as a shock […]

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Rozell proposes new law for roadside work

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall town supervisor John Rozell has proposed a new law which would require any franchises seeking to do work along Whitehall’s roads to gain the highway superintendent’s approval beforehand. Rozell pitched the new law – calling it a Highway Work Permit Law – at the town board’s October meeting and town attorney […]

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Police watching drop boxes

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By Krystle S. Morey   Granville police are stepping up patrols to help curb littering in the village, particularly in and around drop boxes. Disposal of unwanted mattresses, car seats, books and more have plagued the parking lot of the former Bardin’s Tire Service on Quaker Street for years, but recently the piles of discarded […]

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Whitehall eyes $18M school project

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By Matthew Saari The Whitehall Board of Education voted 7-1 last week to move forward with an $18.5 million school upgrade project, with the vast majority of the cost expected to be covered with state aid. “It’s the first project of this scope in the district ever,” said school superintendent Patrick Dee. Before voting, board […]

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Woman dies in North Granville fire

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By Krystle S. Morey   A flag flies at half-staff outside of a North Granville home where a woman perished in an early-morning blaze Saturday. Kimberly A. Collins, 57, died of smoke inhalation caused by a fire ignited in her State Route 22 home. Collins was believed to be asleep in an upstairs bedroom, where […]

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Free food straining school cafeterias

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By Krystle S. Morey Since Granville schools began offering free breakfasts and lunches for all students this year, so many are taking advantage of the program that it’s straining cafeteria staff and resources. “It’s been one month and there’s certainly been a noticeable increase,” said business manager Cathy Somich. The district has already expanded the […]

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Dresden resident files request for town’s financials

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By Matthew Saari A Dresden resident has filed a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request with the town – her second such request in three month – to see Dresden’s monthly financial statements. Anda Stipins-Gang, wife of former Dresden supervisor George Gang, brought the request to the board’s attention during its monthly meeting last Monday, […]

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Route 22A paving resumes

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By Krystle S. Morey Paving work has resumed on Route 22A where repairs are slated from Middle Granville to Fair Haven, Vermont. Portions of the 10.7-mile stretch were reduced to one lane last week as crews were busy with repairs at the intersection of Route 22, near Mary J. Tanner School. “They’re out there working […]

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Obituary: Patricia W. Folger

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Patricia W. Folger, 75,  passed away on Sunday, November 4, 2018 after a long illness and a short stay at […]

Obituary: Faith S. Pitlak

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Faith S. Pitlak Poultney, VT – Faith Sarah Pitlak, passed away at her home on Lake St. Catherine, a place […]

Obituary: Emmi E. Loomis

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Emmi E. Loomis Granville, NY – Emmi E. Loomis, age 82, passed away peacefully at Granville Center, following a brief […]

North Country Freepress – 11/09/18

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Lakes Region Freepress – 11/09/18

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Obituary: Donald Levesque

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Donald “Don” Levesque went peacefully to his home in Heaven on Sunday, October 28, 2018 with his loving wife Barbara […]

Obituary: Robert J. Rozell

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Robert J. Rozell, 57 of Hampton passed away peacefully October 31, 2018 at home after a short battle with Pancreatic […]

518 Wheels – 11/08/18

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He crawled through the tunnels of Vietnam

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By Matthew Saari Tunnel rats. That was the unofficial moniker given to volunteer soldiers and Marines during the Vietnam War […]

Thousands of voters turnout for mid-term election

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By Matthew Saari and Krystle S. Morey Whitehall More than 1,170 Whitehallers went out into the cold and rain so […]

School struggles with state ‘meal shaming’ mandate

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By Matthew Saari A new state policy banning “meal shaming” is causing the Whitehall Central School to incur increased costs […]

Woman arrested with 11 pot plants

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By Matthew Saari A 39-year-old Whitehall woman faces a misdemeanor charge after Whitehall police discovered she was growing 11 marijuana […]

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