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Museums’ holiday festival tomorrow

Granville’s museums will get into the spirit of the season tomorrow night as both the Slate Valley Museum and Pember Library and Museum host holiday festivals as part of their First Friday celebrations. For the Slate Valley Museum, it will be its third annual Festival of Trees; the Pember will host its inaugural Festival of […]

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Hartford hopes to heat with wood

In an attempt to reduce heating costs, the town of Hartford is turning to wood, which is in ample supply – and free. The town is seeking bids for a 2005 or newer Taylor T1000 outdoor wood boiler or its equivalent and have it delivered and installed in its municipal buildings. The cost of the […]

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‘Give dead their due,’ local supervisor says

A local supervisor wants to make sure the dead are given “their due.” Hampton Supervisor Dave O’Brien is hoping to revitalize the community’s cemeteries, many of which have fallen into disrepair. “There are a lot of stones that are broken and a lot of stones that are down,” O’Brien said. “I want to find a […]

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Local man charged with assault

A local man was arrested Sunday for allegedly assaulting a woman. James Bushman, 33, of Church Street, was charged with felony counts of sexual assault and criminal contempt, as well as forcible touching, and unlawful imprisonment, both misdemeanors. Police say Bushman forced a woman he knew to have sexual contact with him. The victim had […]

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Hampton must fix records room

The town of Hampton will have to modify its almost-new records room to comply with state regulations. Supervisor Dave O’Brien admitted to making a miscalculation when the town built the room in 2012. The room, located in the town hall, is rectangular and contains two separate areas, one for storage of court records and another […]

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Couple sentenced in county’s largest drug bust

Amanda Northshield

A Hartford man and his girlfriend who were arrested last January in what authorities called one of the largest drugs busts ever in northern New York were sentenced last month to lengthy terms in state prison. Peter G. Holcomb II, 33, was sentenced to 15 years in state prison and five years of post-release supervision. […]

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Alvin, chipmunks to headline Christmas show


Alvin and The Chipmunks are coming to Granville. The human-like chipmunks will headline a Christmas Variety Show at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Granville Hook and Ladder Fire Department. The show, which will feature music, skits, dancing and other holiday merriment, is being produced by Steve “Skeeter” Morse. “It’s different,” Morse said, […]

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Battle of the Bands Saturday

A battle of musical proportions will take place on the stage of Granville High School Saturday evening. The Granville FFA will host its seventh annual Battle of the Bands at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Seven regional bands will show off their skills as they compete for the $500 grand prize. Each band […]

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Mettawee eating away village properties

River Factory St (2)

Jon Aubin says his Granville property is disappearing. The Factory Street resident said he loses as much as six inches of lawn every year because of erosion caused by the Mettawee River. His neighbor, Hilda Viger, who has lived on Factory Street for nearly five decades, says she too has seen her property swept away […]

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‘Polar Express’ on tap for tree-lighting


The Polar Express will chug into Granville tomorrow night to help the community usher in the holiday season. The holiday celebration and tree-lighting ceremony will be Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. in Veterans Park and will include horse-drawn wagon rides, children’s activities, sky lanterns, an appearance by Santa Claus and First Friday activities at both […]

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Girls fall to Greenwich in opener

A stingy defense was too much for Granville to overcome in season opener Friday night. Granville was held to seven […]

Girls compete with Cougars

The Whitehall girls’ basketball team (0-3) is still seeking its first win of the season. However, the girls stuck with […]

Boys’ hoops handed first loss

After leaping out to a 2-0 start, the Whitehall boys’ basketball team was grounded at North Warren, 65-43. To say […]

Main Street rebounding, says dog salon owner

Dog Salon

By Dan King Malin Shepherd’s new dog salon on Main Street is a sign, she says, that the street is […]

What are you drinking?

Whitehall water

By Dan King If you live in the Village of Whitehall, your drinking water is perfectly healthy. That’s what the […]

Dared by friends, she write a novel


By Derek Liebig It started with a dare. A few years ago, Granville resident Michele Sargent was having lunch with […]