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Granville school board rescinds Torres appointment

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

By Krystle S. Morey Granville school officials said Monday night that the school does not have a varsity football coach. “At this time there is no one legally appointed to be the head football coach,” said school Superintendent Mark Bessen, when asked by a parent at the Board of Education meeting Monday night. The school […]

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Hunting store plans expansion

The former Forum Restaurant was recently purchased by Dennis and Carrie Whitney for $81,000.

By Krystle S. Morey Dennis Whitney said the growth of his Granville business has sped up the demand to expand. Whitney’s Hunting Supply, at 2 Church Street, sells everything related to hunting and fishing, including tree stand accessories, animal calls and compound bows. It also specializes in taxidermy services. Whitney said sales of archery supplies […]

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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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Torres fired, other coaches resign

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By Krystle S. Morey An incident involving a cover-up of Granville football players smoking marijuana on school property has led […]

Sasquatch calling festival Saturday

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By Dan King You’ve heard of hog-calling contests at county fairs, but Whitehallers will be calling a much more exotic […]

Bessen to retire in January

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By Krystle S. Morey After more than 35 years as an educator, Mark Bessen has decided to put down his […]

Old church closes doors

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By Dan King A small congregation of Presbyterians is currently without a full-time home. The First Presbyterian Church of Whitehall […]

Zumba event to benefit local girl

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By Krystle S. Morey Like any other 9-year-old, Shaylah Shattuck loves reading books and listening to music, especially “Shoop” by […]

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