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Armed probation officers still being debated

By Derek Liebig Even though the Washington County Board of Supervisors has authorized probation officers to carry firearms, members are still debating how to implement the change. A proposal to allocate $26,100 for increased insurance prompted Jackson Supervisor Alan Brown to question the firearms policy approved last month by the supervisors’ public safety committee. “I […]

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Golden Horde upended by Broadalbin-Perth

Basketball

In the end Broadalbin-Perth was just too much for Granville. The Patriots upended Granville 67-44 Tuesday night in the opening round of the Section II, Class B playoffs. Broadalbin-Perth outscored Granville in all four quarters, including a big second quarter, to end the Horde’s season. Matt Fuller scored a team-high 18 points and Jacob Young, […]

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Study: Granville enrollment to continue to drop

By Derek Liebig Enrollment in the Granville Central School District is expected to continue to decline. An enrollment projection and demographic study released by the district earlier this month projects that total enrollment in grades K through 12 could decrease more than 21 percent over the next decade. The analysis, which is part of a […]

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Granville Border Riders maintain local trails

Snowmobile groomer (1)

By Derek Liebig On top of the hill at the end of Dibble Lane, the circa 2000 Chevrolet Blazer, equipped with snowmobile tracks instead of tires, pulls into the woods, ready to groom some of Granville’s trails Friday evening. Temperatures are hovering around zero, but it’s comfortable inside as Dan Daigle shifts the modified Blazer […]

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Town explores Camp Hebron purchase, uses for it

Camp Hebron

The Town of Hebron has hired a consulting group to help identify potential uses for Camp Hebron, should the town decide to buy a portion of the camp. GWC, Inc., a locally based parks and outdoor recreation planning consultant, will study the feasibility of the town purchasing and operating the camp. The camp, owned by […]

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Granville hires assistant court clerk

By Derek Liebig The town and village courts in Granville are expanding their hours of operation. The town authorized Justice Roger Forando to hire an assistant court clerk to help out on nights when court is not in session. The decision last week comes just weeks after the village board gave Forando the same authorization […]

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Busy Winter in Granville

Highway depts endure busy year

By Derek Liebig It’s been a busy winter for area highway departments. As the snow has continued to pile up, so too have the overtime hours of municipal employees. “There have been a lot of long hours,” said Dan Williams, supervisor of public of works of the Village of Granville. “We’re doing alright but our […]

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Winning coach wasn’t confronted

By Derek Liebig The only varsity coach at Granville to lead her team to a winning record this year told the Board of Education she was disheartened that she wasn’t consulted about the board’s decision to try to move to the Adirondack League, which consists of smaller schools in the region. Sarah Twardy, a teacher […]

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Runners crowned champions

The Granville girls indoor track team fell short of its goal of winning a Wasaren League Championship, but several members of the team were crowned individual champions. Taylor Scribner, Emily Leavey and Hannah Jones all won their respective events at the Wasaren League Championships, held Saturday at the University of Albany. Scribner, who finished second […]

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Hartford eyes ‘best value’ bids

By Dan King Hartford has proposed a new law that would allow the town to forego a requirement to accept the lowest bids for goods or services, instead allowing for “best value” offered by bidders. A public hearing will be held at the town board’s meeting on March 10 at 7 p.m. Town law requires […]

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Banner year for Whitehall RailRiders

Snowmobile club 1

By Dan King This year has been fantastic for the Whitehall RailRiders snowmobile club, in more ways than one. For […]

Granville MMA fighter to be featured on CNN

Prieur in ring

By Derek Liebig A Granville woman who has spent two-and-a-half years training in mixed martial arts will have her story […]

Students, faculty join to boost school spirit

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By Derek Liebig Granville Central School pride was alive and well, at least for one night, as students, faculty and […]

Boy Scout Troop 83 Moving Forward

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By Dan King Boy Scout Troop 83 in Whitehall is in a transition, but new scoutmaster Jason Ashline says he’s […]

Whitehall golf second in state for GPA

Whitehall Soccer

The fall 2014 season was great for Whitehall athletes on the course and field, and it continues in the classroom. […]

WHS to host musical Friday and Saturday

Musical

Students at Whitehall High School will be performing a musical this weekend. March 6 and 7 at 7 p.m. each […]