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Lobbyist paying dividends for local schools

By Christina Scanlon and Dan King Last year’s hiring of Terri Crowley of the Albany-based law firm, Hinman Straub, to lobby on behalf of school districts in the Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES has seen some benefits already, area superintendents said, though breaking it down into exact dollars is tricky. “To say we spent X amount and as […]

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Museum hosting zombie walk II

The night air is getting chillier, and Halloween is just around the corner. The Pember Library and Museum and the Slate Valley Museum are teaming up to host their Second Annual Halloween Party and Zombie Walk. Zombie Walk II will take place during the October First Friday event, this year rescheduled to the second Friday […]

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Car show Sunday

By Christina Scanlon Some 200 cars will cruise into Granville for this weekend’s 29th Annual Autumn Leaves Car Show and will set up shop at a new location, as the show’s growth dictates new digs. The Granville Little League Complex will offer the space both cars and spectators need. “It’s important that the classifications are […]

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Bassett tabbed to lead Whitehall PD

Whitehall Police

By Dan King and Christina Scanlon After more than a year without an acting police chief, the Whitehall Police Department has a new head honcho – Granville’s police chief. Ernie Bassett was hired by the Whitehall Village Board last week to serve as the new chief of police in Whitehall while continuing to serve Granville. […]

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Hollywood bikes into Granville

From left, Laurence Fishburne, What's Up Dawg's owners Vinnie and Julie Covina, Lauren Hutton and Harold Perrineau last week at an unexpected visit to the Granville hot dog hot spot.

By Christina Scanlon A celebrity sighting at What’s Up Dawg’s last week went mostly unnoticed by locals, but for restaurant owners Julie and Vinnie Covino, the unexpected drop-in of the Guggenheim Motorcycle Club is an experience they won’t soon forget. It was Tuesday evening, Julie said, when she glanced up from behind the counter and […]

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Museum to celebrate 20th anniversary

By Christina Scanlon It’s been two decades since a community-wide effort of volunteers came together to preserve and share the history of the local slate industry. Their dedication culminated into the Slate Valley Museum, now set to celebrate its 20th anniversary. The public is invited to mark the milestone by helping to establish a time […]

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Software malfunction

By Christina Scanlon Glitches in the new software system used for Granville students caused delays, rerouting of students and some upset parents on the first day of school, but a majority of those issues were addressed by the second day. “We rely on technology,” said District Superintendent Mark Bessen. “Technology is our friend, until it […]

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Final Morrill case settled

By Christina Scanlon The one case left lingering for months after the abrupt resignation of former Granville Police Officer Marc D. Morrill was settled Sept. 1 when the man accused of aggravated driving while intoxicated pleaded to a minor traffic infraction, Granville Village Court records show. The case was one of several that were either […]

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Hampton primary decides board

Emily Kelley was one of 125 registered Republicans who voted in last week's Republican Primary.

By Christina Scanlon Unofficial Republican Primary results in Hampton have incumbent Dave O’Brien handily defeating former town supervisor Lenny Reed, 74-51. Similar ballot spreads were seen for the two town council seats, which went to incumbent Tamme Taran, 76 votes, and newcomer Roger Weeden, 72 votes. Doran Pratt with 51 votes and Arthur Pratt with […]

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Bustling no more: Main Street in decline


By Christina Scanlon The closure of Happy Daze on Main Street last month brought the tally of vacant storefronts to nine on the small stretch of what used to be a bustling downtown district. The shuttered spaces, however, don’t reflect the growth of retail in other areas of the village. Edward’s Market, Eco Cents Bottle […]

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Putortis discuss LGBTQ issues in the Church


By Dan King Being gay in the Catholic Church is not an easy thing. With Pope Francis making his first-ever […]

Karas leaves


By Dan King Whitehall Central School business manager Joe Karas has left the district, leaving Gregg Chappell, director of special […]

Dry summer takes toll on area water supplies


By Dan King and Christina Scanlon A record-dry summer has taken its toll throughout the country, and Northern Washington County is […]

New Schoony’s owners look to return to general store roots


By Christina Scanlon A 1911 photo of what is today Schoonys Country Store shows a long two-story building with expanded […]

First Friday to be frighteningly good

By Christina Scanlon The rescheduling of First Friday events at the Pember Library and Museum and the Slate Valley Museum […]

A ‘really great student’ sets her sights on goal

By Christina Scanlon Lidia Medrano-Garcia had almost forgotten about a form she’d filled out at the end of her junior […]

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