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Mother becomes advocate after daughter’s suicide

It had only been a few months since her eldest daughter had taken her life when Jen Hoffman’s sister came to her with an idea. “My sister came across this flyer last year for a walk to raise money for suicide awareness and she wondered if we wanted to put together a team,” Hoffman. “I […]

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Hartford townwide sale this weekend

From tag sales to flowers and history to food, there will be a little something of everything this weekend during Hartford’s Townwide Garage Sale. On Saturday, Aug. 9 and Sunday, Aug. 10, more than 50 homes throughout the community will display all sorts of items on their lawns for people to purchase. Bonnie Williamson, coordinator […]

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District to conduct “building reorganization” study

Facing an uncertain future, the Granville Central School District will explore how it can deliver educational opportunities in a more cost effective manner. The Board of Education on Monday authorized the district to hire the SES Study Team to conduct a “building reorganization study.” “The bottom line is we can’t stay stagnant. We need to […]

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Backpack Project Saturday at H.S.

An annual charitable endeavor that benefitted more than 300 local students last year will be held this Saturday. The annual Backpack Project, which provides backpacks and school supplies to local children, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 9, at Granville High School. This is the eighth year of the home-grown […]

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GCS switching to one-tier bus system

School may be out for summer but the head of transportation for the Granville Central School District has had plenty of homework. John Steves has been trying to hammer out the logistics of changing from a two-tier bus system to a single-tier system. In May, officials proposed eliminating the two-tier bus system and replacing it […]

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Seniors enjoy county picnic

By Dan King Last Friday the horse barn at the Washington County Fairground was decked out in tye-dye, as seniors from all over the county made their way to Greenwich for the annual Washington County Senior Picnic. There were 270 people in attendance for this year’s picnic and they had the opportunity to enjoy games, […]

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River work to begin next month

Nearly three years since Hurricane Irene devastated the area, the process of repairing the Mettawee River in Granville is expected to get underway next month. Village officials expect the revitalization of the river bottom near the Slate Valley Museum to begin in August and be complete later this fall. The village received two bids for […]

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County changes polling location

The planned closure of the North Granville Firefighter Hall and a shortage of personnel has forced Washington County officials to change the polling location for registered voters in this November’s general election. The Washington County Board of Elections will consolidate the polling location for Districts 4 and 5. Citizens who had previously cast their votes […]

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Business fulfills life long dream

Tonya Bowen has always dreamed of owning her own business and that dream recently became a realty with the opening of American Pizza Pie at 24 West Main Street. “I always wanted to have a business of my own and one day my husband came home and said ‘do you want to give it a […]

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Hartford codifies laws

If you ever had questions about Town of Hartford laws, it just became a lot easier to find the answer. The town board approved a resolution last week to codify all of the town’s laws online. Every law, from those pertaining to building code to Bingo and games of chance can be viewed on General […]

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Matthew Fiske, 43

Matthew Parker Fiske, 43, passed away Aug. 24 as a result of a tragic automobile accident. One of God’s brightest […]

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Fire Co. renews search for lost horn

By Dan King Thirty years ago a silver plated presentation horn was stolen from the Whitehall Fire Company and the […]

Town finalizes speed reduction proposal

By Dan King Back in July, the Town of Whitehall drafted a proposal to reduce the speed limits of a […]

Officials weight safety vs. freedom of Amish

By Dan King Just when it seemed that all discrepancies and arguments about how to handle Whitehall’s growing Amish population […]

Superintendent upset with test scores

Whitehall Central School District Superintendent Elizabeth Legault has been analyzing data and researching educational policy in an attempt to turn […]