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Maple Open House this weekend

Maple 4 grottoli

Over the course of the next two weekends, local maple producers will celebrate the return of the sugaring season. With temperatures finally rising into 40s during the day, Mother Nature is cooperating just in time for the sap to run during the 20th Maple Open House Weekend, March 21 and 22, and next weekend, March […]

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Eileen Troy appointed AD

Boys Basketball

By Derek Liebig A Granville woman who spent more than three decades working in high school athletics was selected to be Granville Central School’s next athletic director. The Board of Education appointed Eileen Troy to the position Monday night. She replaces assistant principal Dan Poucher, who has served as interim athletic director since January. Troy […]

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Two Granville men arrested

A pair of Granville men were arrested following an altercation Saturday night. Ben Rathbun, 29, and Mike Bucciero, 24, both of Granville, were each charged with second degree harassment, second degree obstructing government administration and resisting arrest. They were processed and sent to Washington County Jail for lack of $1,500 bond. After arriving at the […]

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Paul Manchester appointed justice

The Town of Granville has appointed Paul Manchester to serve as a second town justice. Manchester, already one of two village justices, will succeed Ronald Daigle, who resigned last month. The appointment will be effective from April 1 to Dec. 31. Daigle’s term was set to expire at the end of the year and officials […]

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Hartford approves best value bids

By Derek Liebig The Town of Hartford passed a law last week that enables it to forego a requirement to accept the lowest bids for goods or services and instead accept the “best value” offered by bidders. The law applies to purchases of more than $20,000, but does not include Department of Public Works projects. […]

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Jazz concert tonight

The Granville High School Jazz Ensemble will host its annual Jazz Café tonight at 7 p.m. at the high school. The annual event will feature musical performances as well as silent live auctions. The ensemble will perform a dozen titles, including “Stairway to Heaven,” “Footloose,” and “La Noche Del Burrito Picante,” among others. “We’re really […]

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Washington County eyes more lenient fireworks law

By Derek Liebig The skies over Washington County could be a little brighter this Independence Day. Washington County is considering a law that excludes certain items from the dangerous fireworks definition, thereby allowing the sale and use of “non-aerial sparkling devices and novelties.” A public hearing on the proposed law will be held Friday at […]

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Hartford supports medical marijuana facility

Dana Haff

By Derek Liebig The Town of Hartford formally pledged its support to a proposed medical marijuana growing facility and dispensary in Washington County. The Compassionate Relief Centers of New York, Inc., is seeking to become one of five “registered organizations” licensed to grow medical marijuana under the state’s Compassionate Care Act. “There is a strong […]

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Salt and sand costs dent fund balance

By Dan King The Town of Whitehall’s fund balance took a hit this winter, and the weather was largely to blame. Between the general fund balance and the highway fund balance, there has been a drop of $71,966, but there is no need to panic, officials said. “$45,000 of that is the grant we used […]

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More Granville teachers ‘highly effective’

Bessen, Mark

By Derek Liebig The percentage of “highly effective” teachers in the Granville Central School District increased by 26 percent in the 2013-2014 school year, data released by the state shows. Overall, 62 percent of teachers in the district were rated as highly effective, 35 percent were rated as effective, 2 percent as developing and 2 […]

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Search for Sasquatch resumes, forty years later

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By Dan King It’s been 40 years since the first reported Sasquatch sighting in Whitehall and now the quest to […]

Apathy leaves trustee seat vacant

Candidate pic Ken Bartholomew

By Dan King Whitehall’s mayor-elect, Ken Bartholomew was hoping someone would emerge to take his old trustee position, but that […]

Jane O’Shea resigns, cites issues with board

Jane O'Shea BW

By Derek Liebig A Granville principal is resigning at the end of the school year because of a disagreement over […]

Whitehall Elks honor three for service

New Elks officers are sworn into office

By Dan King Ken McKee, an old Whitehall Elk, used to tell his kids that the acronym BPOE stood for […]

Reelected, incumbents face challenges

By Derek Liebig Members of the Granville Village Board will be together for at least two more years. Incumbents Dean […]

Keough to plant community garden

Jensen Keough

By Dan King A Whitehall High School student has come up with a creative way to support local charity and […]