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Torres fired, other coaches resign

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By Krystle S. Morey An incident involving a cover-up of Granville football players smoking marijuana on school property has led to the dismissal of Granville varsity football coach Mario Torres. School officials said Torres was informed of the incident by a police officer on Sept. 5, three days after the incident, but failed to notify […]

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Bessen to retire in January

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By Krystle S. Morey After more than 35 years as an educator, Mark Bessen has decided to put down his No. 2 pencil. Bessen announced last week that he will retire and leave his post as the superintendent of the Granville Central School District, making his last day on the job Jan. 31, 2017. Bessen, […]

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Zumba event to benefit local girl

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By Krystle S. Morey Like any other 9-year-old, Shaylah Shattuck loves reading books and listening to music, especially “Shoop” by Salt-N-Peppa. But much of the time that a typical youngster would spend watching cartoons and playing with building blocks has been taken up by doctor’s visits and genetic testing. Shattuck, of Granville, has a neurogenetic […]

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Scotties’ opens Sept. 21

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By Krystle S. Morey After an abrupt shutdown last year, Scotties’ is ready to reopen – under new ownership. Complete with a new breakfast bar, penny candy display, updated menu and main-floor bathroom, the restaurant and convenience store on Granville’s Main Street will host a grand opening Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m. to 6 […]

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Armed police officer to patrol schools

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By Krystle S. Morey A decision by the Granville Central School District to hire a full-time police officer was agreed to by the Village Board Monday night. The policeman will serve as school resource officer (SRO) and rotate between patrolling each of the school district’s three education buildings, retrieving truants and helping out with classroom instruction. […]

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Slow down: School zones back in effect

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By Krystle S. Morey and Dan King With area schools back in session, local and state police agencies are reminding drivers to be cautious. “As the school year starts once again, the New York State Police remind motorists to be on the look-out for children boarding buses and walking to and from school,” said State […]

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Apple season to be cut short

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By Krystle S. Morey Apple season is here – but it may not last long. Much of the state’s apple crop was damaged by a late frost in April. Because the trees at Hicks Orchard in Granville had already blossomed when the frost hit, many of the apple trees were damaged. Pam Andrews, manager at […]

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School addresses audit

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville school officials have come up with a financial management plan to address concerns cited in a recent state audit. The plan includes setting aside $500,000 for future capital projects and appropriating nearly $300,000 as a financing source. Both steps were approved by taxpayers in May. The State Comptroller’s Office made […]

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Free concert to benefit troops Sept. 11

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville’s annual Operation Adopt A Soldier Benefit Concert is this Sunday. Local singer-songwriter Phil Hoyt will perform a free concert on Sept. 11 from noon to 3 p.m. in Veterans Memorial Park on Quaker Street. “Come support a good cause and listen to some good traditional country and military songs,” Hoyt […]

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District close to finishing slate of projects

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By Krystle S. Morey The school is on the cusp of finishing up three major capital projects it began earlier this summer – hopefully before school starts Sept. 6. Parking lots “The parking lots are the biggie,” said Superintendent Mark Bessen. “That’s where the buses, the cars and the parents and everybody has to come.” […]

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Torres fired, other coaches resign

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By Krystle S. Morey An incident involving a cover-up of Granville football players smoking marijuana on school property has led […]

Sasquatch calling festival Saturday

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By Dan King You’ve heard of hog-calling contests at county fairs, but Whitehallers will be calling a much more exotic […]

Bessen to retire in January

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By Krystle S. Morey After more than 35 years as an educator, Mark Bessen has decided to put down his […]

Old church closes doors

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By Dan King A small congregation of Presbyterians is currently without a full-time home. The First Presbyterian Church of Whitehall […]

Zumba event to benefit local girl

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By Krystle S. Morey Like any other 9-year-old, Shaylah Shattuck loves reading books and listening to music, especially “Shoop” by […]

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