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Ladder truck repairs prolong Hook & Ladder stand-down

Firefighters discovered an issue with the ladder truck’s hydraulic lines during last week’s training.

By Krystle S. Morey The village will have to wait another few weeks for the Granville Hook & Ladder Fire Department to return to service. Members of both the Hook & Ladder and the Granville Engine & Hose Company teamed up last week to train on the Hooks’ ladder truck – one of the village […]

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Kids get free school supplies Saturday

Skyler (left) and Melody Schinski, Ann Schinski’s grandchildren, show off some of the gear that will be given away at Saturday’s backpack drive.

By Krystle S. Morey Shopping for school supplies is expensive. Students need backpacks, rulers, folders, pencils, crayons and more to get them ready for a year of learning. This Saturday kids can get all of those supplies free as part of a local Backpack Project giveaway. The event is Saturday, Aug. 6, from 9 a.m. […]

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Torres will coach – again

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By Krystle S. Morey After a months-long process of back-and-forth appointments, rescinded hires and resignations, Mario Torres has been named the varsity football coach for the fall 2016 season. By a 6-1 vote, the Granville Board of Education voted – for the second time – to appoint Torres. The first hire, on June 13, was […]

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Local couple to reopen Scotties’

Mark and Edie Pickard of Granville purchased Scotties’, a long-time diner and gift shop on Main Street, last week. The couple plans to preserve the atmosphere of the former Scotties’.

By Krystle S. Morey After about six months of negotiations, Scotties’ has been sold – and to a local couple. Mark and Edie Pickard of Granville sealed the deal last Friday to purchase the Main Street restaurant that’s been closed since last November. “I’m still in shock … did it finally, really happen?” Edie Pickard […]

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Hicks tasked with reuniting school board

School Board President Audrey Hicks was reelected Monday, July 11. She is pictured here being sworn in at the board’s reorganizational meeting.

By Krystle S. Morey Focusing on academics, improving the graduation rate and boosting student participation are just a few things Audrey Hicks would like to see done this school year, her second as president of the Granville Board of Education. Hicks’ biggest challenge, going into the 2016-17 school year, will be getting the board to […]

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Granville to pursue $30K Rail Trail planning grant

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By Krystle S. Morey The Granville Town Board voted unanimously at its meeting last Thursday to be the lead agency in pursuing a grant to connect two sections of the Delaware and Hudson Rail Trail, a recreation trail along the railroad bed that that was abandoned in the late 1900s. The $30,000 grant, if won, […]

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Pember Library sign vandalized

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By Krystle S. Morey A sign outside the Pember Library and Museum was vandalized this past weekend. Letters were swapped around on a marquee sign Saturday night to make a few inappropriate phrases. Derogatory terms toward women and racist comments about black people were among those used on the sign. A teen posted photos of […]

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‘Pokemon Go’ app takes village by storm

The Veterans Memorial Park is just one of several Pokestops in the village of Granville where players of the new ‘Pokemon Go’ mobile app can go to earn points and gather props to advance in the game.

By Krystle S. Morey Pokemon are running rampant around town – and so are Pokemon hunters. David McFarren, of Whitehall, has walked several kilometers chasing Pokemon around the region. McFarren, wearing a Pokemon shirt, was on the hunt for a Pikachu last Thursday in the village of Granville. “I’ve walked about 10 kilometers today,” he […]

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Granville school board rescinds Torres appointment

Only three board members showed up to last week's meeting, which is not enough to hold a meeting.

By Krystle S. Morey Granville school officials said Monday night that the school does not have a varsity football coach. “At this time there is no one legally appointed to be the head football coach,” said school Superintendent Mark Bessen, when asked by a parent at the Board of Education meeting Monday night. The school […]

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Hunting store plans expansion

The former Forum Restaurant was recently purchased by Dennis and Carrie Whitney for $81,000.

By Krystle S. Morey Dennis Whitney said the growth of his Granville business has sped up the demand to expand. Whitney’s Hunting Supply, at 2 Church Street, sells everything related to hunting and fishing, including tree stand accessories, animal calls and compound bows. It also specializes in taxidermy services. Whitney said sales of archery supplies […]

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Excitement continues at the Washington County Fair

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By Dan King and Krystle S. Morey Holy smokes! The final days of the fair are here already! The Washington […]

Shoppers’ ‘points’ can help schools get tools

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville residents can earn free supplies, musical instruments and playground equipment for their school simply by […]

Fundraiser for boy injured in ATV accident Saturday

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By Dan King Since 11-year-old Logan Pease was struck by a vehicle while riding his ATV in May, the community […]

Dirty water plagues users

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By Krystle S. Morey Several North Granville residents were plagued with dirty tap water last week after a local nursing […]

Step ‘N’ Time Dance Studio expands

Sondra Smith displays some of the dance attire that will be sold in the new dance shop.

By Dan King Step ‘N’ Time Dance Studio in Whitehall is expanding. The studio, which was once housed in one […]

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Washington County Fair Aug. 22-28

Jaxon Beebe, of Granville (2)

By Dan King and Krystle S. Morey Holy smokes! It’s fair time! With an attendance of 120,000 annually, the Washington […]

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