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Principal swapping buildings, missions

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  by Matthew Rice   A major change is coming to the lower grades in the Granville School District in the fall. In a move related to being on the state’s Schools In Need of Improvement list, Granville Elementary School Principal Diane Dumas will take over for Kristie Gijanto, who announced her coming retirement as […]

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Snowmobilers not waiting patiently for snow

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by Matthew Rice     Clubs, riders chomping at the bit   Talk about “polar opposites.” Last year, the snow came early and often for local clubs and riders, but so far, this winter has many riding clubs scrambling to stay busy and in some cases keep club activities going despite an almost  total lack […]

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Pee Wee wrestling starts Monday

Introduce your child to wrestling - it's good exercise.

The Granville Town Recreation Pee Wee Wrestling program begins Jan. 23 at Granville High School. Granville head coach Steve Palmer and staff will run an 8-week introduction to wrestling program Mondays and Wednesdays with grades K-3 wrestling from 6 to 7 p.m. and grades 4-6 wrestling from 7 to 8 p.m. The program is open […]

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Accused sex offender flees area, found, jailed

Ricardo Martinez-Gomez is the suspect in the sexual abuse of an 8-year-old Granville girl. He is in custody in Fort Edward.

By Matthew Rice   A sharp-eyed New York City Port Authority detective is being credited by local law enforcement in the capture of a man accused of sexually abusing an 8-year-old Granville girl late Friday night. Ricardo Martinez-Gomez, 24, a Mexican citizen in the country illegally, was located in New York City having fled Granville […]

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Nature writer to speak at GMC

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By Matthew Rice   Lakes Region residents will have two chances to hear from a nationally acclaimed nature writer at Green Mountain College at the end of the month. Author Rick Bass will read from his nature works on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 12:30 p.m. in the Griswold Library at Green Mountain College.  The author […]

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More time for family

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Gijanto retiring to visit family, travel     Although Kristie Gijanto is regularly in charge of more than 300 students, it was only one child who prompted her to contemplate retiring. “Grandchild number four is on the way so my grandkids decided it for me,” Gijanto said Friday. The principal at Mary J. Tanner Primary […]

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Hartford files suit against Washington County

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By Matthew Rice   Hartford Town Supervisor Dana Haff and the rest of the town board have had enough. Tired of Washington County’s refusal to discuss or mediate a matter where the town feels it is entitled to reimbursement, Hartford announced plans to file suit against the county for funds owed from a host agreement […]

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No Snow? Towns happy…for now

What a difference a year makes. In the photo, village DPW worker Nate Baker uses the sidewalk plow on Main Street as the flags on the lawn of TD Bank blow in wind Monday morning. The only major snowstorm of 2010 wound down Dec. 27 after dropping an extimated 12 inches of snow in Granville. Dec. 27, 2010.

Towns ahead, for now, after mild winter start   By Matthew Rice   Frigid winter temperatures finally hit the region over the weekend, but the warm start to the winter, along with far less snow than usual, has been a boon to local highway departments – in a variety of ways. In Granville, highway Superintendent […]

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Pember adapts to changing times

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Rolling with the changes, Pember deals with renewed attention Tough times, services draw patrons back to lending library     By Matthew Rice   The lagging economy and rapidly advancing technology have vastly changed the role of the Pember Library over the last three years and have resulted in more and more people using the […]

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Fire damages Hebron home

First assistant chief Chuck Ptacek digs for more evidence of fire Monday.

by Matthew Rice   Quick action by homeowners was credited with stopping a fire Monday afternoon in North Hebron. Hebron Fire Chief George Flint said when homeowners Lisa and Gordon Cruikshank noticed smoke in their Halls Pond Road home just before 2 p.m. they grabbed their animals, got out and called 911. The cause of […]

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North Country Freepress – 12/06/19

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Lakes Region Freepress – 12/06/19

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Lakes Classifieds – 12/06/19

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Obituary: Stanley M. Fifield

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Granville, N.Y.  –  Stanley M. Fifield, 80, passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2019 at Rutland Regional Medical Center in […]

Classifieds 12/05/19

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518 Wheels – 12/05/19

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Budget Inn for sale

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By PJ Ferguson Often a site of controversy, the Budget Inn on Route 4 in Whitehall is officially for sale. […]

Village, town to bid jointly on TD Bank

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By Matthew Saari There may be a joint village-town municipal center on the horizon for Granville. Town and village officials […]

Waste-to-energy questions abound

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By PJ Ferguson Whitehall village officials and residents are seeking answers to several questions about the proposed waste-to-energy plant before […]

Tree lighting Friday

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By Matthew Saari Granville will be overtaken with holiday cheer Friday as the annual tree-lighting ceremony, holiday parade, Festival of […]

Toys for Tots brings holiday cheer

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By PJ Ferguson “For a small community we can pull off something big for the kids,” said Danielle Jones, a […]

Obituary: Melody Jean McIntyre Troy

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Melody Jean McIntyre Troy, 66, died peacefully on November 22, 2019 surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with […]

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