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Celani, Bartholomew, McDermott, Torres win seats

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By Joshua Bassett The Granville CSD Board of Education faced a lot of possible changes Tuesday night, as four seats were open on the board with nine candidates running. However, the votes of Granville kept nearly all of the incumbents on the board with one of the new candidates running being elected to a spot […]

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Communities prepare for Memorial Day

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Patriotism will be the epicenter of life in the greater Washington County and Lakes Region Area next week. Many towns in the area are vamping up their preparation for the Memorial Day holiday and the subsequent parades. Whitehall In Whitehall, the youngest students will be getting patriotic today, as the elementary school hosts its 42nd […]

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Roads in Hartford to change hands, names

By Dan King “Old-timers” in Hartford will soon have to adjust to some street name changes in the town. The town of Hartford is currently in talks with Washington County to change road jurisdiction of two roads within Hartford. County Route 23 will become a town road and Shine Hill Road will go over to […]

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Smith leads Horde youth movement

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By Laura McCusker The Granville High School tennis team played to a 6-2 record this spring. To help it achieve that winning total, the squad had a young weapon in its arsenal. Playing at number-one singles was Alexis Smith. Though she’s only a sophomore, Smith wasn’t new to the team, as she’s been playing for […]

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Granville fifth-graders invention in contention

By Joshua Bassett Emily Powers, a fifth-grader at Granville Elementary School, said her messy desk served as an inspiration to her for a class project that has been entered in a competition. “I did it for my young scholar’s class,” said Powers, adding that the whole class had to create a plan for an invention […]

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Washington County towns to get more back in sales tax

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By Dan King The Washington County Board of Supervisors voted Friday to allocate 7 percent of all total sales tax revenue back to the towns. Under the previous policy, regardless of how much sales tax revenue the county brought in, it would distribute $1 million to the towns, dividing that money using a complex formula […]

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Hearing set on Hebron road abandonment

The Hebron Town Board will hold a public hearing at its meeting on June 25 regarding the possible abandonment of four town roads. Supervisor Brian Campbell said the town is looking to abandon Wilson Lane, Pfitze Road, Oak Hill Road and West Campbell Road. “These are roads that haven’t been worked in 20 to 30 […]

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Local man charged with child assault

Tyler Beebe, 20, of Granville, has been charged with assault in the third-degree for recklessly causing an injury to another for allegedly assaulting his two-month-old child. Dave Williams, sergeant for the village police said that the station received a call from Child Protective Services about a two-month-old child who was transferred from Glens Falls Hospital […]

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Granville School Board votes to not extend Bessen’s contract

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By Joshua Bassett In a 5-4 vote, the Granville Board of Education has declined to renew school superintendent Mark Bessen’s contract, which will expire on June 30, 2017. In the meantime, however, the board increased his salary by 3 percent. Voting against renewing the contract were board members Greg Bourn, Audrey Hicks, Jo-Lynne Bartholomew, Nekia […]

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Jones, Young top students at GHS

By Joshua Bassett As a freshman, Hannah Jones said that she set out to be Granville High School’s valedictorian. Four years later, she is. Jones, who has earned a 99.48 GPA, said she always pushed herself to the best that she can be, which was echoed by two of her teachers, Jim Marsfelder and Michele […]

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Norton, Rocque, Scrimo elected

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By Dan King The results are in and the three new faces on the Whitehall Board of Education will be […]

Celani, Bartholomew, McDermott, Torres win seats

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By Joshua Bassett The Granville CSD Board of Education faced a lot of possible changes Tuesday night, as four seats […]

Whitehall pledges support for medical marijuana facility

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By Dan King The number of Washington County municipalities pledging support for a medical marijuana growing facility in the county […]

Communities prepare for Memorial Day

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Patriotism will be the epicenter of life in the greater Washington County and Lakes Region Area next week. Many towns […]

Roads in Hartford to change hands, names

By Dan King “Old-timers” in Hartford will soon have to adjust to some street name changes in the town. The […]

Smith leads Horde youth movement

smith tennis player color

By Laura McCusker The Granville High School tennis team played to a 6-2 record this spring. To help it achieve […]

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