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The bridge is open! Repairs done, but for painting


By Krystle S. Morey The Lower Turnpike Bridge in North Granville has reopened after more than five months. The steel truss-style bridge, which crosses the Mettowee River to connect State Route 22 in North Granville with County Route 12 in Whitehall, reopened Feb. 15 following a series of upgrades and repairs. “There were cracks found […]

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Granville Drama Club presents ‘Sound of Music’

Granville Drama Club - Sound of Music

By Krystle S. Morey The halls of Granville High School will be alive with the “Sound of Music” this weekend. Starting this evening at 7 p.m., the Granville Junior-Senior High Community Players will present Rodgers and Hammerstein’s award-winning production “The Sound of Music.” The 15-member cast will perform this tonight, Friday and Saturday at 7 […]

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Other districts may add armed security officers such as Granville has


By Krystle S. Morey and Matthew Saari Granville Central School is the sole district of the 22 in Washington County with a school resource officer but that may change in light of a school shooting that resulted in the death of 17 victims in South Florida last week. Dave Williams is an armed police officer […]

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Haff: Washington County will override tax cap

Wash county

By Matthew Saari With the passage of two resolutions providing county employees pay raises, the Washington County Board of Supervisors is set to override the tax cap this year. And it’s only February. Hartford supervisor Dana Haff sounded the alarm at a board meeting Friday in Fort Edward. “By adopting these we will now acknowledge […]

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Assistant principal job cut just months after it began

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By Krystle S. Morey Just months after establishing the role, the Granville Central School District has decided to eliminate its elementary school assistant principal position. The assistant principal was added as part of the district’s restructuring of its administration last summer following “a careful and complete survey of the district goals and objectives.” Colleen Jennings, […]

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Stewart’s plan OK’d – with conditions

Stewart's Shops Quaker Street Granville

By Krystle S. Morey The Granville Planning Board gave Stewart’s Shops the go-ahead Monday to build a new 3,600-square-foot store with six fueling pumps on Quaker Street – if it satisfies concerns of abutting property owners. A pair of conditions were attached to the board’s approval of the expansion, including installing fencing and trees around […]

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State: Local schools not fiscally stressed


By Matthew Saari & Krystle S. Morey Local school districts received excellent marks for fiscal health in the state Comptroller’s Office’s latest fiscal stress reports for New York’s public schools. In fact, two of the districts – Granville and Hartford – earned perfect scores. Each district received two scores, the first of which addresses factors […]

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Quarry setback proposal opposed by operators

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By Krystle S. Morey Area slate company owners and Poultney, Vermont officials are still at odds over proposed town bylaws that would regulate mining and change the way the industry does business there. About 30 local quarrymen attended the Poultney Planning Commission’s meeting Monday to dispute the proposed zoning amendments, particularly one that calls for […]

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Valentine’s Day feature: ‘Love is in the air’

Nicholas and Mary Frances Silitch

By Krystle S. Morey Being held up on the runway for nearly three hours because of inclement weather would make for a bad day for most, but for Nicholas and Mary Frances Silitch, it was the making of a love story. The two, at the time, were strangers caught on a delayed flight from Newark […]

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Granville Senior Shuttle to be run by non-profit

John Paro, Granville Senior Shuttle

By Krystle S. Morey The Granville Village Board voted unanimously Monday to contract out its Senior Shuttle services to a local non-profit. Washington County Economic Opportunity Council, Inc. (EOC) will this spring take over providing transportation for town and village residents over the age of 55 to stores, medical offices, churches and more. The Fort […]

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Area schools confer with police


By Matthew Saari School administrators throughout Washington County met with local and county law enforcement officials last week in an […]

‘School threat’ teen appears before judge

Granville school

By Krystle S. Morey The 17-year-old Granville High School student who allegedly made “threatening and intimidating statements” to several of […]

Whitehall school’s infrastructure ‘aging’ engineers say


By Matthew Saari Some of the Whitehall Central School buildings dates to its original construction 50 years ago. That concern […]

Hero firemen honored in Hampton

Hampton fire chief Matthew Sears and family

By Matthew Saari For their heroic actions during a February structure fire, two firemen were honored during the Hampton Town […]

School Board petitions available

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By Matthew Saari and Krystle Morey School board elections will be held in May which means petitions are being made […]

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