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Granville school board retains leaders

School Board President Audrey Hicks was reelected Monday, July 11. She is pictured here being sworn in at the board’s reorganizational meeting.

By Krystle S. Morey The Granville Board of Education voted to keep its leadership the same at its annual reorganizational meeting Monday night. Audrey Hicks was reelected 5-4 to serve a second year as the board’s president, with board members Molly Celani, John McDermott, Carrie O’Brien and Dale Bucciero voting against. The same vote secured […]

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School board lacks quorum, puts off Torres debate

Only three board members showed up to last week's meeting, which is not enough to hold a meeting.

By Krystle S. Morey Six of the nine members of the Granville Board of Education failed to show up Thursday evening for a special meeting called to discuss the controversial reappointment of varsity football coach Mario Torres. The three board members who were there weren’t enough to constitute a quorum, the minimum required attendees, the […]

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Tax breaks for solar may end in Granville

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By Dan King Following the lead of the towns of Hampton and Hartford, the town of Granville is considering opting out of the tax exemption for solar power. The town board agreed last Thursday to set a public hearing at 7:45 p.m. on Thursday, July 14, after which the board will vote on whether to […]

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Mud boggers, Granville board ‘on same page’

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By Dan King Granville town officials and representatives of Mettowee Off Road Extreme Park say they’re on the same page – sort of. The park’s owner, Ralph Jameson, and engineer Garry Robinson gave a presentation to the town board last Thursday, discussing future plans for the park. Town officials, in the past, have expressed concerns […]

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Search for missing Granville man continues

Police agencies in both New York and Vermont have recently ramped up efforts in the search for Jonathan Schaff, a Granville man who went missing in January 2014. Their investigation includes scuba diving in local quarries and questioning more than 30 witnesses. Police are looking into all tips in an effort to solve the case that started nearly 3 years ago.

By Krystle S. Morey Vermont State Police have been busy questioning potential witnesses in a local missing person case. Jonathan Schaff, a Granville man who was reported missing more than two years ago. He was last seen on January 18, 2014 at the New York-Vermont border walking east on Route 149. “We’re shaking the bushes,” […]

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Local bus garages fare well in state inspection

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By Dan King Local school districts are among the state’s best in keeping their buses up and running. The state Department of Transportation has released its annual Bus Inspection System Operator Profile, which summarizes the results of vehicle inspections performed by DOT during the state fiscal year ending last March 31. Of all the fleets […]

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Fireworks for sale, for a good cause

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By Krystle S. Morey Granvillians can start summer off with a bang now that fireworks are for sale in the village. Everything from $2 hand-held sparklers to $199.99 combo packs are for sale. The hot item so far this year is reportedly the “Encore” fountain pack. “It’s one big fountain,” said Reine Horner, a volunteer […]

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Class of 2016 grads bid Granville farewell

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  By Krystle S. Morey Jonathan Fisher has always lived a life of service and helping others. Fisher walked across the stage on the front steps of the Granville High School Friday with 87 of his fellow classmates as family, friends, administrators and community members applauded the group’s accomplishments, wishing them success in the next […]

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88 to graduate Granville High School Friday

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By Krystle S. Morey Eighty-eight “pretty remarkable” young men and women will walk across the stage tomorrow, ending their days as students at Granville High School. Some will start careers in fields from agriculture to welding, while others will go on to various colleges or enlist in the armed forces. At the 130th annual commencement […]

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State: No audit slated despite village request

Napa Auto Parts Manager Ken Towne said he’s worried about the time it will take a fire department to respond if his store, located across the street from the shut-down Hook & Ladder Co., were to have a fire.

By Krystle S. Morey The state Comptroller’s Office said it will not perform an audit on the Granville Hook & Ladder Fire Co.’s finances, as requested by the village. “We have been in contact with village and fire company officials, but nothing is scheduled at this time,” said Brian Butry, a spokesman for state Comptroller […]

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Excitement continues at the Washington County Fair

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By Dan King and Krystle S. Morey Holy smokes! The final days of the fair are here already! The Washington […]

Shoppers’ ‘points’ can help schools get tools

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville residents can earn free supplies, musical instruments and playground equipment for their school simply by […]

Fundraiser for boy injured in ATV accident Saturday

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By Dan King Since 11-year-old Logan Pease was struck by a vehicle while riding his ATV in May, the community […]

Dirty water plagues users

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By Krystle S. Morey Several North Granville residents were plagued with dirty tap water last week after a local nursing […]

Step ‘N’ Time Dance Studio expands

Sondra Smith displays some of the dance attire that will be sold in the new dance shop.

By Dan King Step ‘N’ Time Dance Studio in Whitehall is expanding. The studio, which was once housed in one […]

Washington County Fair Aug. 22-28

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By Dan King and Krystle S. Morey Holy smokes! It’s fair time! With an attendance of 120,000 annually, the Washington […]

County seeks PILOT for new solar projects

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By Dan King The Washington County Board of Supervisors wants Borrego Solar to pay some money for its solar project […]

Granville ends solar tax breaks

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville has opted out of the state’s solar tax exemption, which means solar installations being built […]

‘Go Horde’ signs paint town blue, gold

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By Krystle S. Morey Many may have noticed the dozens of “Go Horde” banners that have popped up around Granville […]

Whitehall man corresponds with former president

Former president Jimmy Carter (Credit: The Carter Center)

By Dan King It’s not every day you get a note from a former president. However, a Whitehall man received […]

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