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Farming vegetables is a growing business

By Christina Scanlon Last week, three men and a woman spent the better part of their morning under an increasingly hot sun. Their boots were dirty as they plucked lively green stalks with rounded, happy-looking beets. Delicate tendrils of cilantro awaited a cutting, their recognizable scent wafting above rows of Swiss chard. To the rear […]

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Hicks new school board president

BOE president

By Christina Scanlon A unanimous vote landed Audrey Hicks a new role as president of the Granville Board of Education, with Suzanne McEachron retaining her seat as vice president. The nominations for both came and votes followed with no discussion or opposing nominations. Of her goal, Hicks said, “In general, it’s to improve communication and […]

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It’s ‘Bloom Thyme’ again

By Christina Scanlon The Slate Valley Garden Club’s annual Bloom Thyme sale returns this year, with a new location and a variety of award-winning plants for sale. “We’ll be featuring plants from gardens that won the beautification award,” said Joan Post, club member and event organizer. There will be a large selection of hostas grown […]

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Hebron audit prompts changes

By Christina Scanlon Improper handling of the town of Hebron’s checkbook was addressed immediately following an audit by the state Comptroller’s Office in January, according to a report released last week. “They were correct,” said supervisor Brian Campbell of the state’s findings. “There was no checks and balances.” The lack of check and balances, however, […]

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Hee Haw offers pickin’, grinnin’

By Christina Scanlon Pickin’ and grinnin’ on stage this Saturday for the return of the Hee Haw Show will be the Gossip Girls and Grandpa Jones, new additions to an already seasoned cast of characters. “It gets bigger and better every year,” said Steve “Skeeter” Morse of SJM Productions. “We’ve really refined the show.” Nearly […]

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Where are they now? Richard Toman

By Michael Emond “In 1983 three young girls in the Springfield, Vt., area were abducted and killed. These events affected the entire state, and I thought I might be able to help by printing and distributing information about missing children. An attorney and other friends joined in, and we created “Childseekers.” Two days after an […]

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Roberts ‘excited’ for role

By Joshua Bassett Granville Elementary School’s new principal, Stacey Roberts, said a kindergarten teacher helped choose a career as a teacher and an educator. “I’ve always wanted to be a teacher since kindergarten,” said Roberts. She said she enjoys working with children and recalled how her teacher Mrs. Butts set “a very high bar” for […]

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School board adds meetings

By Christina Scanlon Immediately after taking her seat as the new president of the Granville Board of Education last week, Audrey Hicks got to business with her suggested new meeting schedule that would have virtually doubled the number of gatherings in the coming year. After much discussion, the board settled on adding four meetings to […]

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Parolee faces new charges

By Christina Scanlon A Granville man convicted for the May 2012 burglary of Chapman’s General Store in Middle Granville was charged with petit larceny and fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property in Granville last week. Gary J. Parker of 45 Quaker St. was found to have a chop saw – previously reported stolen from a […]

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Eighty-eight grads celebrate mountains, milestones


By Christina Scanlon Bags of M&M candies were distributed to the graduating seniors at Granville Junior-Senior High School Friday night, as a reminder of both the mountains and milestones they’ve faced and have yet to come. “Some are small … and some will take your breath away,” said principal Camille Harrelson. She encouraged the group […]

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A perfect season, game by game

Granville Football 1930

By Jamie Norton The 1930 Granville High School football team had a lot to live up to. The year before, […]

Schulz ends hunger strike, Haff pledges support

Schulz 2

By Dan King A supervisor says he is growing frustrated with the “politics” of the Washington County Board of Supervisors. […]

Two Granville men recognized for helping in escapee hunt

Sheriff 1

By Dan King It’s not every day that a member of the Washington County Sheriff’s Department gets called on a […]

Bigfoot film to offer ‘new angle’

Brian Gosselin interview

By Dan King Filming of Bigfoot-related shows has been the topic du jour in Whitehall lately, and that continues. Seth […]

Opera to return to Granville

By Christina Scanlon There was a time an impressive stone and brick building flanked the intersection at Main and North […]

School ‘tweaks’ behavior program

By Dan King Interim superintendent Bill Scott said when he started that Whitehall’s school district needed to continue its newly […]

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