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Outdoor park closed until further notice


By Joshua Bassett After a heavy amount of activity for the annual “spring fling” event and mud left on the road by vehicles, the Mettawee Off Road Extreme Park is closed until further notice. Owner Ralph Jameson said he fully intends to re-open the park and run the “spring fling” event again next year, but […]

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Baseball splits a pair

By Joshua Bassett The Granville varsity baseball team took a loss, but also notched its second Wasaren win of the season in the past week. On Monday, the Golden Horde rallied for eight runs in the third inning and went on to beat Mechanicville, 14-6, at Granville High School. Bailey Daigle got the job done […]

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Softball team still hot

By Joshua Bassett The Granville softball team may be below .500, but it picked up a couple of big victories in the past week. A General win On Tuesday, the Golden Horde visited Salem, and downed the Generals, 5-2. “I don’t like it when the game is that tight, but we held on,” said Granville […]

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Mom’s 177 offspring bring her joy

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By Joshua Bassett Elsie McGraw has many pictures of her family members in her living room. There are pictures of her parents, her children, her grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and more. “She could literally wallpaper her wall with pictures,” said her daughter, Kathy Hoyt. Elsie always makes space for pictures from relatives no matter […]

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Scribner wins four events

By Joshua Bassett Taylor Scribner won four events at a track meet between Granville, Stillwater and Lake George High Schools last week. Scribner won the 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash with times of 14.10 and 24.68, respectively. She also won the long jump with a distance of 15-feet and the triple jump with a distance […]

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Tennis team bounces back

By Joshua Bassett Granville’s tennis team has played fairly well recently, coming back from a tough loss with a nice win and narrowly winning another match. The Golden Horde came out strong on Monday, beating Argyle, 6-1. In singles matches, Granville’s Alexis Smith defeated Sam Branion, 10-0; Matt Bixby defeated Elliot Jenks, 10-1; and Kyle […]

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Common Core, not so common

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By Dan King and Derek Liebig A growing number of area parents are choosing to have their children opt out of the Common Core assessments in English and Math. The numbers vary by school district, but one common theme – no pun intended – is that parents are choosing to opt out at relatively large […]

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Granville in the Civil War

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By Col. Edward “Ned” Fish, Sr. (U.S. Army, Retired) In the coming months of 2015, the four-year-long series of events commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War will come to a close. Such events began in 2011 in Charleston, S.C., marking the bombardment of Fort Sumter, and have since occurred throughout the Southern and […]

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Baseball team has uneven week

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By Joshua Bassett Granville’s baseball team had two close games in Wasaren League action this week, winning their first game in league play. Granville had one more error and one less hit than Hoosick Falls on Thursday, culminating in a 2-0 loss. Josh Sumner only allowed four hits for Granville, and did not allow any […]

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Search moves forward for new principal

By Joshua Bassett With 57 applicants for the job, the Granville Central School District will begin interviewing this week for the position of elementary school principal. School Superintendent Mark Bessen outlined at a board meeting last week the hiring process the district will follow in considering the narrowed field of 16 candidates. A group consisting […]

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Norton, Rocque, Scrimo elected

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By Dan King The results are in and the three new faces on the Whitehall Board of Education will be […]

Celani, Bartholomew, McDermott, Torres win seats

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By Joshua Bassett The Granville CSD Board of Education faced a lot of possible changes Tuesday night, as four seats […]

Whitehall pledges support for medical marijuana facility

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By Dan King The number of Washington County municipalities pledging support for a medical marijuana growing facility in the county […]

Communities prepare for Memorial Day

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Patriotism will be the epicenter of life in the greater Washington County and Lakes Region Area next week. Many towns […]

Roads in Hartford to change hands, names

By Dan King “Old-timers” in Hartford will soon have to adjust to some street name changes in the town. The […]

Smith leads Horde youth movement

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By Laura McCusker The Granville High School tennis team played to a 6-2 record this spring. To help it achieve […]

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