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Forum consensus against closing school

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By Jamie Norton The Board of Education wanted to find out how the public felt about the possibility of closing Mary J. Tanner School. Now it knows. Almost 80 taxpayers and community members showed up to an open forum on Wednesday to voice their opinions about whether or not the school district should consider closing […]

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‘Bummer year’ for snowmobiling


By Jamie Norton A year ago, snowmobilers in the area had all the snow on the ground they could ask for. With a huge storm seemingly twice a week last winter, conditions were perfect for a wildly successful snowmobile season, and although local clubs were busy constantly maintaining and grooming miles and miles of trails, […]

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Sailing with celebrities

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By Jamie Norton Joe Rota was just a 20-year-old kid when he got his first job on the S.S. United States. The ship was the first of its kind, and it drew the attention of anyone who was anyone in those days. Still, the naïve young man from a tiny New Jersey town couldn’t help […]

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School’s future at stake

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By Jamie Norton Now is the time to speak up. After months of speculation, discussion and research regarding the structure of both the school buildings and the education system within the Granville Central School District, the Board of Education will be opening the floor to the public on Tuesday, Feb. 23. The board will host […]

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Haff optimistic about future of hemp


By Dan King Long a proponent of industrial hemp, Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff says he is optimistic about the future of the crop. New York State released its final regulations for a hemp pilot program last month and will issue 10 licenses to universities to grow and research the crop. A press release from the […]

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Local highway budgets continue to benefit


By Dan King At this point last year, Sasquatch was up to his knees in snow and town highway budgets were being hit with overtime expenses and salt and sand expenses – this year it’s the exact opposite. Even with some snow over the last week, the total impact of the weather on highway budgets […]

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Slate of student art on display

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By Jamie Norton Students and art teachers from throughout the region converged on the Slate Valley Museum in Granville last Friday for the opening reception of the ongoing “Artists of the Slate Valley” display. The display features art by the students, much of it composed using actual slate as a medium. “This is the first […]

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Vermont tuition unchanged


By Jamie Norton With many Act 46 issues still up in the air for Vermont taxpayers, at least one thing became clear on Monday: They won’t have to pay any more next year to send their children to Granville than they do now. The Granville Board of Education debated the pros and cons of increasing, […]

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Village of Granville overrides tax cap


By Dan King If you live in the village of Granville, your taxes will go up this year – the question is, by how much? Despite some objections from residents, the Village Board voted 5-0 Monday to override the state’s 0.12 percent tax levy increase cap. “It wasn’t easy,” said Mayor Brian LaRose. “I’ll be […]

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Area schools not fiscally stressed


By Dan King There’s no need to stress, fiscally that is. State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli released the 2015 fiscal stress monitoring scores for the state’s school districts last week, and it was determined that neither Whitehall, Granville nor Hartford were fiscally stressed. Each district receives two scores: a fiscal score, which deals with stress indicators […]

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