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Jane O’Shea resigns, cites issues with board

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By Derek Liebig A Granville principal is resigning at the end of the school year because of a disagreement over educational philosophy. Jane O’Shea, principal at Granville Elementary School, said in a letter she was not returning next year “due to the vast difference the Board of Education and I now have regarding education philosophy.” […]

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Reelected, incumbents face challenges

By Derek Liebig Members of the Granville Village Board will be together for at least two more years. Incumbents Dean Hyatt and Paul Labas defeated challenger Judith Daigle last Wednesday to earn new four-year terms. Labas received 76 votes and Hyatt 69 votes, while Daigle garnered 34 votes. Only 100 ballots were cast. Mayor Brian […]

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District, school administrators reach pact

By Derek Liebig The Granville Central School District and the Granville Administrators’ Association, with five members, reached agreement last week on a three-year contract. Under its terms, the association members would receive salary increases in each of the next three years and there will no longer be a residency requirement. The agreement needs to be […]

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Hampton to join county on savings plan

David O'Brien

By Derek Liebig The Town of Hampton will join Washington County on a regional government efficiency plan. Supervisor Dave O’Brien said the town approved a resolution last week that includes Hampton on the county’s plan. County Administrator Kevin Hayes has been visiting local towns and asking them to consider piggybacking on the county’s plan. Hayes […]

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County approves sale, use of sparklers

By Derek Liebig Local residents will now be able to buy sparklers and related novelties in Washington County. The county board of supervisors authorized the sale and use of the devices within the county at its monthly board meeting last week, but not without considerable debate. A few supervisors voiced opposition to the law, citing […]

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Medical Marijuana facility gains support

By Derek Liebig Support for a medical marijuana cultivation center in Washington County continues to grow. The Washington County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution last Friday in support of such a facility, which could generate thousands of dollars in tax revenue. Under the state’s Compassionate Care Act, a total of five organizations will receive […]

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Bigfoot not protected in Granville

By Derek Liebig Sasquatch may be protected by law in Whitehall, but don’t expect similar legislation to be approved in Granville. Despite an unprecedented number of sightings and a recent announcement that Animal Planet’s “Finding Bigfoot” plans to conduct investigation in Whitehall, Supervisor Matt Hicks said he does not see a need to extend any […]

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Granville Board of Education petitions available

Residents of the Granville Central School District interested in running for a spot on the board of education can pick up petitions beginning April 1. Petitions can be obtained by stopping by the district offices at the high school. Candidates will vie for one of four open seats. The terms of Nekia Torres, Dan Nelson, […]

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Granville students celebrate agricultural literacy

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Granville students recently celebrated Agricultural Literacy Day. On Friday, March 20 members of the Granville FFA met with second graders at Mary J Tanner School and spent their lunch periods reading the book “Weaving the Rainbow.” The book chronicles where the fibers in our clothes come from and the students go to touch uncarded wool […]

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‘Old-fashioned winter’ slows maple season

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By Derek Liebig and Dan King The region’s maple syrup producers are going with the flow, and the flow so far has been slow. This year’s maple season has gotten off to a late start after a long and frigid winter that delayed the season by about two weeks. Sap began to run last week. […]

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Search for Sasquatch resumes, forty years later

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By Dan King It’s been 40 years since the first reported Sasquatch sighting in Whitehall and now the quest to […]

Apathy leaves trustee seat vacant

Candidate pic Ken Bartholomew

By Dan King Whitehall’s mayor-elect, Ken Bartholomew was hoping someone would emerge to take his old trustee position, but that […]

Jane O’Shea resigns, cites issues with board

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By Derek Liebig A Granville principal is resigning at the end of the school year because of a disagreement over […]

Whitehall Elks honor three for service

New Elks officers are sworn into office

By Dan King Ken McKee, an old Whitehall Elk, used to tell his kids that the acronym BPOE stood for […]

Reelected, incumbents face challenges

By Derek Liebig Members of the Granville Village Board will be together for at least two more years. Incumbents Dean […]

Keough to plant community garden

Jensen Keough

By Dan King A Whitehall High School student has come up with a creative way to support local charity and […]