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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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Saint-Gobain workers build prosthetic hands

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By Krystle S. Morey Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp. suspended operations at its Granville plant last Tuesday to lend a helping hand to others. Split into groups, employees spent about an hour building 30 plastic prosthetic hands, which will be distributed to land mine victims, people in third-world countries and more. “We are going to take […]

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Mother Nature solves dam problem

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville town highway superintendent Eric Towne thanked Mother Nature last weekend for helping to clear a problem beaver dam. The dam had plugged a water pipe, causing flooding on parts of Cross and Butler roads, and several hundred acres of private property with some 10 feet of water. “Mother Nature took […]

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Food rivalry returns for 2nd year

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By Matthew Saari The age-old Granville-Whitehall rivalry returns – not on the gridiron but rather between food pantries. The Great Granville-Whitehall Holiday Food Drive competition returns for its second year, set to begin today when newspapers hit newsstands. “We’re doing it a little earlier this year,” said event organizer John Hoagland. “We want to make […]

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Village OK’s policy to fix budget shortcomings

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By Krystle S. Morey After being faulted by the state regarding an audit of its finances, the village of Granville has adopted a policy that will govern the amount of money it keeps in each of its funds. The village board voted unanimously last week to put in place a plan to regulate its reserves. […]

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Hampton ’roundtable’ group formed

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By Krystle S. Morey   A group of Hampton residents has started a committee to facilitate relationships between neighbors and address town-wide woes. The Hampton Roundtable’s mission ranges from starting conversation among the town’s residents to addressing the years-long battle with the lack of reliable internet coverage in Hampton. The Hampton Roundtable started almost a […]

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State rates towns’ fiscal health

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By Krystle Morey & Matthew Saari The state Comptroller’s office recently released a series of reports detailing the fiscal health of towns across the state. Granville State officials say Granville is on the right track fiscally but is susceptible to environmental stress. A report released by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s Office indicated that the town […]

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Halloween happenings throughout the area

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Halloween happenings abound throughout the region, with plenty of hair-raising, terrifying, horrifying events for those who like the thrill of this mystical time of the year. Trick or treat? It’s time to adorn costumes, whether they are outlandish, simplistic, or whatever. Do you want to frighten others, or are you living out a dream of […]

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Head Start gets delayed start

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By Krystle S. Morey Following a few delays with upgrades to its new space, Head Start is now fully operational at Mary J. Tanner School. On Tuesday, 34 Head Start students attended school at its new Middle Granville location. “It’s a great space,” said Linda Daigle, Head Start coordinator. Head Start hoped to start school […]

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One year later…tossed kitten happy in new home

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By Krystle S. Morey The kitten that was thrown from a pick-up truck and abandoned on the side of Route 22 in Granville one year ago is now happy and healthy in her new home. “She is doing great,” said Myles Roberts. Roberts, of Granville, and his family adopted the kitten following the incident last […]

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Obituary: Dorothy “Tosh” (Keelan) Plisko

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West Pawlet, Vt. – Dorothy “Tosh” (Keelan)  Plisko, 86, went into the arms of the Lord on Wednesday, November 14, […]

Obituary: Thomas Edward (Tucker) Rock Sr.

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Whitehall – Thomas Edward (Tucker) Rock Sr., 71, of Lower Bellamy Street, went peacefully into the arms ms of the Lord while […]

North Country Freepress – 11/16/18

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Lakes Region Freepress – 11/16/18

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518 Wheels – 11/15/18

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Former church being transformed

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By Adam Cook   The Middle Granville Presbyterian Church on Route 22A has stood empty for the better part of […]

School bus passer ticketed

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By Krystle S. Morey A driver who claims she was “not paying attention” is facing legal ramifications after she drove […]

Dresden rushes to pass budget

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By Matthew Saari The Town of Dresden is attempting to fine-tune a budget, hold a public hearing and approve its […]

$100K to be returned to state

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By Krystle S. Morey The village of Granville will reluctantly return about $100,000 in grant money to the State of […]

Holiday meals to be offered

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Thanksgiving is coming soon and many churches and community organizations will open their doors to the public for a holiday […]

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 […]

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