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Hartford food pantry reports busy month

Hartford Town Historian Mike Armstrong reported that in 2014 the Hartford Food Pantry served 2,350 people in 650 households. “That is more than the entire population of Hartford,” Armstrong said. He explained last month that the food pantry often serves people outside of Hartford, because some people associate a stigma with the food pantry and […]

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County seeks to increase mortgage tax

By Derek Liebig The cost of buying a home in Washington County may get more expensive. The Washington County Board of Supervisors has asked the state Legislature for authorization to impose an additional quarter percent on the mortgage recording tax; if it’s approved it would increase the county’s mortgage tax to 1.25 percent. Brian Campbell, […]

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Granville asks to join Adirondack League

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By Derek Liebig The Granville Board of Education voted Monday night to abandon the school district’s longstanding affiliation with the Wasaren League and seek admission into the Adirondack League, citing travel time and cost savings, as well as competitiveness issues. By an 8-1 vote, with only board president Eric Scribner dissenting, the board authorized school […]

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Roads’ speed limit to be reviewed

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By Derek Liebig The Town of Granville has agreed to allow the state to recommend proper speed limits on Hatch Hill and Upper Turnpike roads, which cross into Whitehall, where Amish residents use horse-and-buggy transportation. The state Department of Transportation study will examine the entirety of both roads. Supervisor Matt Hicks said the study was […]

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Village incumbents to seek reelection: challengers yet to emerge

By Derek Liebig It could be easy sledding for incumbent village officials planning to seek reelection later this year. Village clerk Rick Roberts said the village has yet to receive an independent nomination petition for any of the positions on this March’s ballot. Although the deadline for submitting a petition is still several weeks away, […]

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Jones reaches podium in three events

Hannah Jones had a banner day for Granville’s indoor track team Sunday at Williams College. Jones finished among the top three in three events, including a win the 600 meter run. Jones’ time of 1:50.7 in the 600 meter run was more than a full second ahead of the runner up and gave Jones her […]

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Law protects Granville’s ‘actual farmers’

By Derek Liebig The town of Granville adopted a new Right to Farm Law last week “to protect actual farmers.” The updated law complies with existing state Agriculture and Markets Law and more closely complements the town’s Farmland Protection Plan, which was adopted in 2012 and seeks to enhance, protect and sustain agriculture in Granville. […]

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Long term care is administrator’s ‘passion’

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By Derek Liebig Long-term care isn’t just a job for Orchard Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Centre’s new administrator. It’s a passion. Joan DePaolis took the reins of the 88-bed facility in late October and has wasted little time in fostering an environment she believes will allow both residents and patients a higher standard of living. […]

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Boys’ basketball earns first league win

The outside shooting of Matthew Fuller and Jacob Young led Granville to its first league win of the season last Friday. Fuller and Young combined for 43 points and seven 3-pointers as Granville defeated Cambridge 62-51. Fuller scored a season-high 26 points in the game, including four 3-pointers and Young hit three 3-pointers on the […]

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Forando asks for court assistance

Roger Forando, justice for both the village and town of Granville, is asking for a part-time assistant so residents can have more accessibility to court services. Forando said the individual would provide administrative support for the local court system. “I’ve received complaints that no one is available at court on off nights,” Forando said. “Around […]

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Rivals speak on sports’ success


By Derek Liebig When the Granville Board of Education decided last week to abandon the school district’s 30-year affiliation with […]

Landlord says he is remedying properties

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By Dan King A Queensbury man, who owns multiple properties in Whitehall, says he has been working on getting all […]

District to reevaluate schedule


By Dan King Whitehall School District Superintendent Liz Legault said the district will begin working toward a new block schedule […]

Probation officers to carry firearms

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By Derek Liebig In a split vote, the Washington County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution last week authorizing probation […]

Two close losses for boys’ hoops

The Whitehall boys’ basketball team lost two games by a combined nine points last week. On Friday evening, the Railroaders […]

No new leads in case of missing man

By Derek Liebig It’s been a year since Jonathan Schaff was last seen walking from a Main Street bar toward […]