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Macuras ‘my favorite’

By Jamie Norton Daryl Magill has been lighting up the pagoda at Veterans Memorial Park for years. And every year, there was Mary Macura and her sister, Helen, front and center, clapping and singing along with him every step of the way. The Macuras were such stalwarts on his visits to the park every year […]

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Missing teen found

Two seemingly unrelated cases involving teens from Fair Haven, Vt., converged last week, resulting in both the arrest of a wanted felon and the resolution of a missing persons case. Calvn J. Lena, 18, and Issac Voisine, age 13, were located together at Cumberland Farms in Fort Ann Tuesday following an investigation that involved the […]

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Hartford to host annual sale

By Dan King There will be bargains galore next weekend in the “Heart of Washington County.” Hartford will host its annual town-wide garage sale on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 8 and 9. Sales will be held throughout the community, at both private and public locations. “We’ve got over 40 sales and people can find a […]

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Despite tickets, drivers still disobey law

By Christina Scanlon A recent upswing in cell phone tickets in the village of Granville is due, in part, to dedicated patrols looking for such violations by drivers, according to Granville Police Chief Ernie Bassett. Funding for extra officers on duty comes from the Governor’s Highway Traffic Safety Grant, awarded across the county. “They’re looking […]

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Teen drivers learn lessons

By Joshua Bassett and Christina Scanlon Brooke Perry let out a shriek and Justin Nardone got an orange safety cone lodged under the right rear tire. It was all part of a driving safety event for Granville students in grades 7 through 12, albeit the vehicles involved were golf carts. The students were driving the […]

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Loomis’ dad: ‘Not guilty’

By Christina Scanlon Dressed in shorts and work boots, Melvin C. Loomis, 64, of Granville, appeared before Judge Roger Forando Monday evening and pled not guilty to charges of second-degree facilitating aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and knowingly lending a vehicle without an interlock device to a person required to have one. The […]

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A perfect season, game by game

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By Jamie Norton The 1930 Granville High School football team had a lot to live up to. The year before, Granville won its first-ever Northeast New York Public High School League championship after outscoring the opposition 223-39 – so it was going to take quite a season to match that. Turns out, it was even […]

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Schulz ends hunger strike, Haff pledges support

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By Dan King A supervisor says he is growing frustrated with the “politics” of the Washington County Board of Supervisors. When the board decided last week not to hear discussion on two proposed resolution questioning the constitutionality of the Common Core education standards, Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff pledged to raise the resolution at next month’s […]

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Two Granville men recognized for helping in escapee hunt

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By Dan King It’s not every day that a member of the Washington County Sheriff’s Department gets called on a manhunt for two escaped murders, but that’s exactly what happened last month when Richard Matt and David Sweat broke out of Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora. A captain, five deputies and a canine from the […]

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Opera to return to Granville

By Christina Scanlon There was a time an impressive stone and brick building flanked the intersection at Main and North streets. Over the years it housed a millinery, an ice cream parlor, the Electric and Gas Co., Butter-Nut Bread, among many other services. Its original purpose, however, began in 1901, when the Pember Opera House […]

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Washington County Fair in full swing


By Linda Ellingsworth There’s still plenty of time to experience the excitement of the Washington County Fair. A celebration of […]

Coin drops hurt by bridge work


By Dan King Those who volunteer their time to serve the people of Whitehall say their coin drop operations have […]

Working together: town, village fixing waterline


By Dan King For the past week and a half the town and village of Whitehall have been working together […]

Washington County Board opposes Common Core

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By Dan King The third time was indeed a charm for Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff and activist Bob Schulz. Haff […]

Townwide sale next weekend

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By Dan King Bargain seekers will converge on Whitehall Labor Day Weekend, as they seek the best deals around. The […]

Three vying for public safety position

By Christina Scanlon Washington County supervisors have narrowed the field to three candidates for county public safety director and will […]

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