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School budget votes May 16

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By Krystle S. Morey, Matthew Saari and Keith Harrington Taxpayers across the region will head to the polls Tuesday, May 16 to vote on spending plans for their respective school districts. Locally, Granville, Whitehall and Hartford are among the districts looking to pass multi-million dollar budgets, elect school board officials and approve a number of […]

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Mother’s Day feature: A different kind of mom

Wendi Klobnock

By Matthew Saari In but a few short days it will be Mother’s Day, and everyone will be taking mom out to breakfast or lunch, perhaps gifting her a flower and a present, all for the purpose of celebrating the woman who brought us into this world and cared for us throughout childhood. But what […]

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Cumberland Farms addresses village concerns

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By Krystle S. Morey Cumberland Farms began work last week to help manage the flow of traffic traveling in and out of its Quaker Street convenience store’s lot. The store’s parking lot has been a safety concern for vehicles and pedestrians, and Granville Police Chief Ernie Bassett said he’s pleased with the improvements being made. […]

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Food drive goes postal Saturday

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By Krystle S. Morey When local mail carriers set out on their regular routes Saturday, their loads will be a bit heavier than normal – cans of soup and boxes of pasta tend to weigh more than letters and postcards. As part of the 25th annual National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food […]

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Schools get good marks from state comptroller

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By Matthew Saari Area schools have received excellent scores for the current fiscal year from the office of state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, which deemed that Whitehall, Granville, and Hartford district schools are not fiscally stressed In fact, two of the districts – Granville and Whitehall – earned perfect scores. Each district received two scores, the […]

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Runaways ‘in love’ found, facing charges

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By Krystle S. Morey Two Granville teens who reportedly ran away together after stealing a car last Monday will be facing charges. Jeremy J. Burch, 17, and Isabell V. Winchell, 15, who were a couple, were reported missing last week. They were found by State Police five days later downstate, in Ulster County. “We knew […]

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Contract talks continue with Granville school leader

High School Front

By Krystle S. Morey More than three weeks after announcing that a new superintendent had been hired to lead the Granville Central School District, the Board of Education is still negotiating a contract with its chosen candidate, whom the board still won’t identify by name. The board members declined to confirm the new superintendent’s identity […]

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Comptroller: Granville fiscally stressed, Whitehall not

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By Krystle S. Morey and Matthew Saari Granville is the second-most fiscally stressed village in the state, and trending to get worse unless action is taken, while neighboring Whitehall is one of the least stressed. A report released by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli last week pinpointed Granville as the most fiscally stressed village in the […]

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School budget, board votes May 16

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By Krystle S. Morey   The Granville Board of Education is proposing a $26.7 million budget for the next school year, $441,304 more than the current budget. The spending plan, which includes a summer school program and three new busses and calls for no tax levy hike, was presented at a board meeting Tuesday evening […]

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Haff decries ‘civil forfeiture’

Dana Haff

By Matthew Saari The Washington County Board of supervisors voted Friday to give $64,611 in forfeited funds from legal cases to the District Attorney’s office, despite strong objections by Hartford supervisor Dana Haff. Saying that he had “full faith that the Washington county sheriffs and the district attorney’s office are doing their jobs,” Haff added: […]

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Alumnus tells school board: Whitehall falling short

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By Matthew Saari Newly minted Air Force Lieutenant John Diekel made an appearance before the Whitehall Board of Education Monday […]

Berke wins Granville School Board runoff

Philip A. Berke

By Krystle S. Morey Philip A. Berke won the ninth and final seat on the Granville Board of Education Tuesday […]

Waters wins Whitehall School Board runoff

Roxanne Waters won the final seat on the Whitehall School Board in a runoff election June 20.

By Matthew Saari Roxanne Waters claimed the ninth and final Whitehall Board of Education seat Tuesday night, garnering 145 votes […]

After more than a year, state audit ‘still ongoing’

The Hook & Ladder is one of the Granville fire companies being audited by the New York State Comptroller's Office.

By Krystle S. Morey More than a year after the village of Granville asked the state to audit its fire […]

Busty’s causes a stir

The owner of Busty's Brew and BBQ in Whitehall decided to edit his sign after receiving flack from local officials.

By Matthew Saari The provocative mascot with her plunging neckline at Busty’s Brew and Barbecue Pit in Whitehall is at […]

Northshire Freepress – 06/16/17

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Lakes Region Freepress – 06/16/17

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North Country Freepress – 06/16/17

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Weekender – 06/16/17

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Lakes Classifieds – 06/16/17

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518 Wheels – 06/12/17

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Vietnam veteran to graduate with Class of 2017

Vietnam veteran Walter “Buddy” Hughes will receive his diploma with the Granville High School Class of 2017 at graduation next Friday.

By Krystle S. Morey Walter “Buddy” Hughes was drafted by the U.S. Army in 1963, the same year he was […]

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