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Keepsakes: Some valuable, some not


By Christina Scanlon They started filing in a good hour before the excitement was to begin. They carried plastic bags and cardboard boxes. There were delicate items gingerly tucked in leather purses and a large oversized object carried in by two men. Though the items hidden by their plastic or paper wrapping covered a wide […]

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Despite setbacks, bridge repairs moving forward

By Christina Scanlon Concrete poured two weeks ago at the Church Street Bridge has been tested and approved, putting the project ahead of schedule. This should come as good news for area residents and business owners who’ve been inconvenienced by the closure of the structure, now nearing five months. Officials had previously stated the bridge […]

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School’s future to be considered

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By Christina Scanlon The strategic planning committee for Granville’s Board of Education will meet this week to consider the results of a study that recommended the closure of Mary J. Tanner School in Middle Granville. The study, completed in June by educational consultant Paul Seversky at a cost of $9,000, was called for at a […]

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A lifetime of public service

Granville Engine and Hose

By Christina Scanlon For 40 years, Buddy Hughes has been a familiar face on fire scenes in Granville. The volunteering bug bit him early, perhaps from his early days of exposure to the fireman lifestyle. He recalled rolling up the fire hose as a young boy, assisting his grandfather Dick Hughes, a volunteer with J. […]

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Haff calls out Brown

By Dan King Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff is not afraid to speak his mind. On several occasions recently Haff has called out board members at the town level and supervisors at the county level when he felt they were being irresponsible to their constituents or to the U.S. Constitution. Last Friday, Jackson Supervisor Alan Brown […]

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Combs sentenced

Jonathan Combs, 35, of Granville, was sentenced to one to three years in state prison on a plea deal to criminal possession of third-degree stolen property, a class D felony. Combs and Idris Ramos, 22, of Granville, were each charged with possession of stolen property in January of this year. Combs and Ramos were sitting […]

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Lobbyist paying dividends for local schools

By Christina Scanlon and Dan King Last year’s hiring of Terri Crowley of the Albany-based law firm, Hinman Straub, to lobby on behalf of school districts in the Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES has seen some benefits already, area superintendents said, though breaking it down into exact dollars is tricky. “To say we spent X amount and as […]

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Museum hosting zombie walk II

The night air is getting chillier, and Halloween is just around the corner. The Pember Library and Museum and the Slate Valley Museum are teaming up to host their Second Annual Halloween Party and Zombie Walk. Zombie Walk II will take place during the October First Friday event, this year rescheduled to the second Friday […]

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Car show Sunday

By Christina Scanlon Some 200 cars will cruise into Granville for this weekend’s 29th Annual Autumn Leaves Car Show and will set up shop at a new location, as the show’s growth dictates new digs. The Granville Little League Complex will offer the space both cars and spectators need. “It’s important that the classifications are […]

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Bassett tabbed to lead Whitehall PD

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By Dan King and Christina Scanlon After more than a year without an acting police chief, the Whitehall Police Department has a new head honcho – Granville’s police chief. Ernie Bassett was hired by the Whitehall Village Board last week to serve as the new chief of police in Whitehall while continuing to serve Granville. […]

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Sweeping drug bust nets 11

Drug Bust Press Conference

By Dan King Seven Granville residents were among a group of 11 “mid to high level drug dealers” arrested in […]

Suboxone: A growing scourge in the area


By Dan King Illicit sale and use of Suboxone, a prescription drug used to treat heroin addiction, is a growing […]

McDonald’s future uncertain

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By Dan King The sign along Route 4 telling drivers that a McDonald’s is coming up on the left has […]

Whitehall, Granville close to finalizing chief contract

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By Dan King and Jamie Norton In September, Granville Police Chief Ernie Bassett was tabbed to take on the same […]

Hampton may use, restore historic cemetery

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By Jamie Norton The town of Hampton is considering an idea that would allow its residents to be buried in […]

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