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Granville begins superintendent search

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

By Krystle S. Morey The Granville Board of Education has started its search for a new superintendent as the district’s current leader prepares to retire. Superintendent Mark Bessen announced recently that he would retire on Jan. 31. Soin the coming weeks the board will form search committees, determine a salary range and establish a list […]

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Whitehall Fire Co. seeks new contract

Smith Street Fire

By Dan King Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company is looking for a three-year fire protection contract that would increase its budget 3 percent each year. Deputy Chief Brian Brooks gave copies of the proposal to both the town and village and last Wednesday pitched the proposal to the town board. “We’re getting BMW service for a […]

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Chief eyes expansion of shared police services


By Dan King and Krystle S. Morey It’s been a year since the Granville and Whitehall police departments have shared a chief, and officials agree that the arrangement has worked out in both municipalities’ favor – so much so, in fact, that expanded shared services are being considered. “I think it’s worked very well the […]

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Car Show draws hundreds


By Krystle S. Morey Ward Woodruff remembers Sunday drives as a kid with his father in their family’s ‘67 Dodge Polara. Now, Woodruff has his own 1967 Polara. The only difference is Woodruff’s is a convertible – his dad’s was a hardtop. Woodruff, of Fort Edward, found the vehicle listed in an ad on Craigslist. […]

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Torres fired, other coaches resign


By Krystle S. Morey An incident involving a cover-up of Granville football players smoking marijuana on school property has led to the dismissal of Granville varsity football coach Mario Torres. School officials said Torres was informed of the incident by a police officer on Sept. 5, three days after the incident, but failed to notify […]

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Bessen to retire in January


By Krystle S. Morey After more than 35 years as an educator, Mark Bessen has decided to put down his No. 2 pencil. Bessen announced last week that he will retire and leave his post as the superintendent of the Granville Central School District, making his last day on the job Jan. 31, 2017. Bessen, […]

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Zumba event to benefit local girl


By Krystle S. Morey Like any other 9-year-old, Shaylah Shattuck loves reading books and listening to music, especially “Shoop” by Salt-N-Peppa. But much of the time that a typical youngster would spend watching cartoons and playing with building blocks has been taken up by doctor’s visits and genetic testing. Shattuck, of Granville, has a neurogenetic […]

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Scotties’ opens Sept. 21


By Krystle S. Morey After an abrupt shutdown last year, Scotties’ is ready to reopen – under new ownership. Complete with a new breakfast bar, penny candy display, updated menu and main-floor bathroom, the restaurant and convenience store on Granville’s Main Street will host a grand opening Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m. to 6 […]

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Armed police officer to patrol schools


By Krystle S. Morey A decision by the Granville Central School District to hire a full-time police officer was agreed to by the Village Board Monday night. The policeman will serve as school resource officer (SRO) and rotate between patrolling each of the school district’s three education buildings, retrieving truants and helping out with classroom instruction. […]

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Slow down: School zones back in effect


By Krystle S. Morey and Dan King With area schools back in session, local and state police agencies are reminding drivers to be cautious. “As the school year starts once again, the New York State Police remind motorists to be on the look-out for children boarding buses and walking to and from school,” said State […]

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Classifieds 12/07/16

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North Country Freepress – 12/02/16

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Lakes Region Freepress – 12/02/16

Northshire Freepress – 12/02/16

Classifieds 11/30/16

‘Frozen in Granville’ celebration Friday


By Donna Frischknecht and Krystle S. Morey Prep sled. Check. Get reindeer in shape. Check. Pack thermos of hot cocoa. […]

Water issues plague North Granville

Granville Highway Department workers Nick Loomis (left) and John Harney dug up a portion of Route 12A in Truthville Monday to fix a water leak.

By Krystle S. Morey As town officials await word on a $1 million grant request to upgrade the North Granville […]

Battle of the Bands marks 10 years

Van Gelder at Battle of Bands (1)

By Krystle S. Morey This Saturday more than 20 bands, singers, dancers, and more talented acts will compete for the […]

School board appoints alum to vacant seat

Elementary School Memorial Day

By Catherine L. Tobin The Whitehall School Board named Chris Dudley to fill the remaining six months on the term […]

Whitehall brings back holiday festivities


By Donna Frischknecht In the 1966 Broadway musical “Mame,” actor Angela Lansbury belts out the song, “We Need a Little […]

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