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Food drive goes postal Saturday

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By Krystle S. Morey When local mail carriers set out on their regular routes Saturday, their loads will be a bit heavier than normal – cans of soup and boxes of pasta tend to weigh more than letters and postcards. As part of the 25th annual National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food […]

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Schools get good marks from state comptroller

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By Matthew Saari Area schools have received excellent scores for the current fiscal year from the office of state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, which deemed that Whitehall, Granville, and Hartford district schools are not fiscally stressed In fact, two of the districts – Granville and Whitehall – earned perfect scores. Each district received two scores, the […]

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Runaways ‘in love’ found, facing charges

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By Krystle S. Morey Two Granville teens who reportedly ran away together after stealing a car last Monday will be facing charges. Jeremy J. Burch, 17, and Isabell V. Winchell, 15, who were a couple, were reported missing last week. They were found by State Police five days later downstate, in Ulster County. “We knew […]

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Contract talks continue with Granville school leader

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By Krystle S. Morey More than three weeks after announcing that a new superintendent had been hired to lead the Granville Central School District, the Board of Education is still negotiating a contract with its chosen candidate, whom the board still won’t identify by name. The board members declined to confirm the new superintendent’s identity […]

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Comptroller: Granville fiscally stressed, Whitehall not

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By Krystle S. Morey and Matthew Saari Granville is the second-most fiscally stressed village in the state, and trending to get worse unless action is taken, while neighboring Whitehall is one of the least stressed. A report released by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli last week pinpointed Granville as the most fiscally stressed village in the […]

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School budget, board votes May 16

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By Krystle S. Morey   The Granville Board of Education is proposing a $26.7 million budget for the next school year, $441,304 more than the current budget. The spending plan, which includes a summer school program and three new busses and calls for no tax levy hike, was presented at a board meeting Tuesday evening […]

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Haff decries ‘civil forfeiture’

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By Matthew Saari The Washington County Board of supervisors voted Friday to give $64,611 in forfeited funds from legal cases to the District Attorney’s office, despite strong objections by Hartford supervisor Dana Haff. Saying that he had “full faith that the Washington county sheriffs and the district attorney’s office are doing their jobs,” Haff added: […]

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Little League coin drop, clean-up Saturday

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By Krystle S. Morey Members of the Granville Little League will take to the streets this weekend to raise money for the sports organization. Players, coaches and parents will go door-to-door in the village Saturday, collecting donations. Others will be positioned at various drop sites on Main and Quaker streets, and at the intersection of […]

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Local schools see state aid increases

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By Krystle S. Morey and Matthew Saari New York State increased education aid for the next fiscal year by $1.1 billion, and local school districts are pleased with the news. Statewide education funding, $25.8 billion, makes up nearly 16 percent of the state’s total budget. Gov. Cuomo struck a deal with legislators earlier this month […]

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St. Mary’s dedication of altar April 27

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By Krystle S. Morey Following the recent completion of a years-long renovation, St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church is finally ready to unveil itself. New exterior and interior paint, new slate shingle roof and refurbished pews and floors are just a few of the upgrades the church will show off at a dedication and confirmation ceremony […]

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Lakes Classifieds – 05/26/17

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Lakes Region Freepress – 05/26/17

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Northshire Freepress – 05/26/17

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Weekender – 05/26/17

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North Country Freepress – 05/26/17

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518 Wheels – 05/25/17

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Memorial Day parades, ceremonies on tap

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By Krystle S. Morey, Matthew Saari and Donna Frischknecht Memorial Day will be the focus of area communities throughout New […]

Village: Trailer must go by June 1

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By Matthew Saari “I’m not a mean person. But you came to us back in March. You’ve had ample time.” […]

Granville High School receives national award

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By Krystle S. Morey In recognition of how well it prepares students for college, Granville High School received a “bronze […]

New York trailblazer for free college tuition

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By Matthew Saari Beginning this fall, resident-students young and old will be able to attend New York state colleges and […]

Hartford upsets unbeaten Germantown

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By Keith Harrington As the Hartford softball team practiced on Tuesday, you could almost see the confidence flowing as the […]

North Country Freepress – 05/19/17

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