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Hartford eyes floodplain manager

By Christina Scanlon Hartford town officials are considering hiring a floodplain manager, an extra layer of protection for the issuance of building permits. “We need a working plan, not just a plan,” said Supervisor Dana Haff. A town law drafted in 1992 does not address needs that were seen around the state after Hurricane Irene, […]

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Common Core, not so telling score

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By Christina Scanlon The results of this year’s Common Core testing are in and a quick glance at Granville may look like students fared worse this year than last. That’s before, however, you take a look at what the data is showing. Organized in a chart comparing the third grade scores last year versus this […]

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Troy supports league change


By Christina Scanlon Granville athletic director Eileen Troy told the Board of Education last week that she believes a proposed move from the Wasaren League to the Adirondack League is the right thing to do. “I support it,” Troy said. “I think it makes sense after reviewing it.” Her presentation to the board got into […]

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House fire cause uncertain


By Christina Scanlon Investigators believe last week’s house fire at 514 Dublin Rd. started from a coffee pot, though the investigation will remain open, according to North Granville Fire Chief Scott McCullen. “We’re definitely still looking at the electrical, but we’re waiting for other things to be looked into,” Washington County fire coordinator Ray Rathbun […]

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Orchard picnic draws ‘farmers’

By Christina Scanlon Last Thursday’s downpour didn’t defeat the annual family picnic at The Orchard Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre, as all but one planned activity escaped the rain. However, Steve Brand, activities director, was defeated in the pie-eating contest. “I got beaten by a 12-year-old girl,” he said while laughing. “Everyone had a great time. […]

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St. Gobain tax cut ‘fair’

By Christina Scanlon An anticipated tax settlement with St. Gobain Corp. will equate to an estimated $3,300 to $3,500 less in tax revenue each year for the next four years for Granville Central School District. School officials were not unhappy with the settlement. “It’s about as fair as it’s going to get,” said school superintendent […]

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Granville Rotary Bloodmobile returns

The Granville Rotary’s annual August Bloodmobile is fast approaching and there’s many appointment slots left to fill. “Currently, we have 18 appointments, but we need 32 more,” said Jill Ballou, Red Cross accounts manager. “Currently, the American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for the blood types (O negative, B negative and A […]

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They’re making Granville beautiful


By Christina Scanlon For 20 years, the Slate Valley Garden Club has appreciated area gardens and landscaping, recognizing those who have put their hard work, effort, designs and creativity into their properties, making the village of Granville a more beautiful place. The club held its annual luncheon at the Slate Valley Museum last Wednesday, honoring […]

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Hampton Firehouse sold for $1

By Christina Scanlon For more than 50 years, the Hampton Volunteer Fire Department has used and maintained the firehouse located on county Route 18, but it’s never been the property of the department. Now it is, as the Town of Hampton recently made its sale official, passing the building on to the department for $1. […]

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New store in town

The 2nd Time Around consignment store at 35 Main St., Granville, is filled with hundreds of items at bargain prices.

By Christina Scanlon There’s a new storefront at 35 Main St., but what’s inside isn’t new. “It’s brand-newly used,” said Will Kuban of the items lining the shelves at his consignment shop, 2nd Time Around. It’s a phrase he’s coined himself and it does describe the new and nearly-new offerings he’s accepted to resell for […]

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Washington County Fair in full swing


By Linda Ellingsworth There’s still plenty of time to experience the excitement of the Washington County Fair. A celebration of […]

Coin drops hurt by bridge work


By Dan King Those who volunteer their time to serve the people of Whitehall say their coin drop operations have […]

Working together: town, village fixing waterline


By Dan King For the past week and a half the town and village of Whitehall have been working together […]

Washington County Board opposes Common Core

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By Dan King The third time was indeed a charm for Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff and activist Bob Schulz. Haff […]

Townwide sale next weekend

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By Dan King Bargain seekers will converge on Whitehall Labor Day Weekend, as they seek the best deals around. The […]

Three vying for public safety position

By Christina Scanlon Washington County supervisors have narrowed the field to three candidates for county public safety director and will […]

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