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Railroaders hand Horde first loss of season


By Keith Harrington The Whitehall boys basketball team may have had a little extra incentive as Granville entered their Adirondack League game with a record of 11-0, and it paid off with a stunning 66-58 victory for the Railroaders. Whitehall coach Keith Redmond has one of the area’s leading scorers in Evan St. Claire who […]

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Public’s input sought in school leader hunt


By Krystle S. Morey The Granville Board of Education has been searching for months for a new leader for the school district and now, as it prepares to consider final candidates, it’s asking for the public’s help. The district has posted on its website,, a survey intended to “collect information about what the community […]

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‘Lack of weather’ cancels snow races


By Krystle S. Morey Mettowee Off Road Extreme Park was set to trade in its mud for snow – but Mother Nature didn’t want to cooperate. Next weekend the park planned to welcome snowmobilers to test their sleds on its off-road playground, which is usually intended for Jeeps and four-wheelers. Snowmobile races, scheduled for Feb. […]

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Three years later, search continues for missing man

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By Krystle S. Morey Nearly three years ago, a man set off walking from a Main Street bar toward the New York-Vermont border. Jonathan Schaff, who was 23 at the time, hasn’t been seen since, but police say they are not giving up efforts to determine what happened to him. The Vermont State Police and […]

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Locals to attend Trump’s inauguration

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By Krystle S. Morey and Donna Frischknecht On Friday, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States – and Granville native Brooke Stanley will be there to witness it. Trump, who won the presidency in November with 306 Electoral College votes, will take the oath of office at the Capitol […]

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North Granville misses water grant

Granville Highway Department workers Nick Loomis (left) and John Harney dug up a portion of Route 12A in Truthville Monday to fix a water leak.

By Krystle S. Morey North Granville residents will have to wait another year – or more – for any upgrades to the aging infrastructure of their deteriorating water system. Despite being plagued by a series of water line breaks and dirty tap water, the 240 residents were notified recently that the town would not receive […]

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‘Zombie Law’ takes effect

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By Donna Frischknecht Abandoned residential homes have crept onto Washington County’s landscape over the years, becoming as much a part of the scenery as its weathered barns and grazing cows. Boarded up windows and overgrown yards with weeds and garbage, though, are not what town and village officials want to be known for. “We have […]

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MJT to change dismissal time


By Krystle S. Morey School officials have come up with a plan they say will address the years-long issue of traffic congestion at Mary J. Tanner School in Middle Granville. Starting Jan. 3, walkers – the students who are picked up and dropped off at school by a parent or guardian – will be dismissed […]

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Loomis case delayed again

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By Donna Frischknecht There will be no closure this year for the family of Elizabeth Gibson, who was killed in a vehicle collision caused by a drunk driver last year. On Thursday morning, Dec. 15, men and women bearing jury duty slips filed into Whitehall Village Court to be vetted in the case against Melvin […]

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Holiday hoops tournaments upcoming

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By Krystle S. Morey and Keith Harrington Granville Even though students will be on winter break the week following Christmas, the halls of Granville High School will be far from quiet. On Dec. 27 and 28, the school, especially the high school gym, will be filled with teams and supporters of high school basketball for […]

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Comptroller: Granville fiscally stressed, Whitehall not


By Krystle S. Morey and Matthew Saari Granville is the second-most fiscally stressed village in the state, and trending to […]

School budget, board votes May 16

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By Krystle S. Morey   The Granville Board of Education is proposing a $26.7 million budget for the next school […]

Haff decries ‘civil forfeiture’

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By Matthew Saari The Washington County Board of supervisors voted Friday to give $64,611 in forfeited funds from legal cases […]

Little League coin drop, clean-up Saturday

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By Krystle S. Morey Members of the Granville Little League will take to the streets this weekend to raise money […]

Local schools see state aid increases

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By Krystle S. Morey and Matthew Saari New York State increased education aid for the next fiscal year by $1.1 […]

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