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Probe supports Torres’ firing


By Krystle S. Morey An investigation by the Granville Central School District that led to the firing of varsity football coach Mario Torres offers myriad reasons for his mid-season ouster. Torres maintained that he had “no obligation” to notify school administrators after he learned that police had found three of his players smoking marijuana on […]

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Granville begins superintendent search

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

By Krystle S. Morey The Granville Board of Education has started its search for a new superintendent as the district’s current leader prepares to retire. Superintendent Mark Bessen announced recently that he would retire on Jan. 31. Soin the coming weeks the board will form search committees, determine a salary range and establish a list […]

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Whitehall Fire Co. seeks new contract

Smith Street Fire

By Dan King Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company is looking for a three-year fire protection contract that would increase its budget 3 percent each year. Deputy Chief Brian Brooks gave copies of the proposal to both the town and village and last Wednesday pitched the proposal to the town board. “We’re getting BMW service for a […]

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Chief eyes expansion of shared police services


By Dan King and Krystle S. Morey It’s been a year since the Granville and Whitehall police departments have shared a chief, and officials agree that the arrangement has worked out in both municipalities’ favor – so much so, in fact, that expanded shared services are being considered. “I think it’s worked very well the […]

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Car Show draws hundreds


By Krystle S. Morey Ward Woodruff remembers Sunday drives as a kid with his father in their family’s ‘67 Dodge Polara. Now, Woodruff has his own 1967 Polara. The only difference is Woodruff’s is a convertible – his dad’s was a hardtop. Woodruff, of Fort Edward, found the vehicle listed in an ad on Craigslist. […]

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Torres fired, other coaches resign


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


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


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


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


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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Rivalry resurrected: Whitehall-Granville crossover game Saturday


By Krystle S. Morey The Granville-Whitehall crossover game is a go! A once-prominent football rivalry between the Golden Horde and […]

Scotties’ to expand


By Krystle S. Morey Almost four years after a fire destroyed two buildings on Granville’s Main Street, the properties will […]

Security enhanced at Whitehall schools

A desk has been set up at the front of the Elementary School for security and tax processing. All visitors must check in at the front desk or office when entering either the high school or elementary school.
This new procedure is designed to improve security at the facilities.

By Catherine L. Tobin Security and safety of students became an issue at all schools across the nation following the […]

Apple pickin’ season nearly done


By Krystle S. Morey The 111th season of U-pick apples at Hicks Orchard is coming to a close. Because much […]

GES principal resigns, interim hired

A desk has been set up at the front of the Elementary School for security and tax processing. All visitors must check in at the front desk or office when entering either the high school or elementary school.
This new procedure is designed to improve security at the facilities.

By Krystle S. Morey Granville Elementary School will have a new leader next week. Stacey Roberts, who has been principal […]

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Clown sightings inspire local film


By Krystle S. Morey At a time when clown-sightings are instilling fear across the nation, a Granville filmmaker has found […]

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