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Trump, Sanders take Washington County

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By Dan King An outspoken businessman and a democratic socialist walk into Washington County – and they leave victorious. During Tuesday’s presidential primary race, businessman Donald Trump and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders swept Washington County. Trump was the top Republican vote-getter in all six towns in our coverage area and Sanders was the top Democratic […]

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Resident questions Hicks over mud boggers

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By Dan King A Granville resident has questioned town Supervisor Matt Hicks’ stance with mud-boggers at Mettowee Off Road Extreme events, saying the town should cooperate with event sponsors “instead of finger-pointing.” John Shaw told the town board at its meeting Thursday that the mud-bogging program brought business to the town and should be supported. […]

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Bridge won’t be closed for final repairs

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By Dan King When the Church Street Bridge was closed last year, Granville businesses and commuters suffered. This year that won’t be the case. As final repairs are made to the bridge during the construction season, the work will not require the bridge to be fully closed to traffic. “We did a lot of the […]

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Coal tar project delayed two years

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By Dan King The coal tar in the Mettowee River isn’t going anywhere for another two years. When the original plans were laid out in 2014, it was expected that the removal of coal tar from the river would take place this year. However, Mayor Brian LaRose reported last week that he had a meeting […]

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Cumby’s, village working together

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By Dan King Management at the Cumberland Farms convenience store is trying to address issues with parking at its Quaker Street site. At either of the two cash registers in the Granville Cumberland Farms, customers will find a notice, urging them to park in safety in the parking lot. “For your safety and the safety […]

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Brooks wins Distinguished Young Woman

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By Jamie Norton When Alexa Brooks was announced as the winner of the Interview and Scholastic Achievement categories at Saturday’s Distinguished Young Women scholarship show, it was pretty obvious who the overall winner was going to be. After all, those two categories make up 50 percent of each competitor’s overall scores. Still, when Brooks’ name […]

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Hicks: Mud boggers flouted the rules

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By Dan King The Mettowee Off Road Extreme Park’s “Spring Fling” this year was an “epic disaster,” Granville Supervisor Matt Hicks said. Ralph Jameson, the park’s owner, said his goal for last weekend’s mud-bogging event was to abide by local laws and rules that apply to his business. He said that he told drivers to […]

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Rail Trail supporters seek missing link

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By Dan King Interest is high in developing the missing link in the Delaware and Hudson recreational rail trail that meanders along the Vermont-New York border. A couple of dozen people showed up for a workshop in Granville last Tuesday to offer ideas for finishing a four-mile gap in the 35-mile trail, which starts near […]

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Mud boggers aiming for compliance

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By Dan King With the annual “Spring Fling” event at Mettowee Off Road Extreme Park tabbed for this weekend, Granville town officials are hoping for compliance from mud boggers, and the park’s owner says that will happen. The event will take place April 1-3, with gates opening at 8 a.m. Friday and closing Sunday at […]

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Public urged to take new approach to drug abuse

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By Jamie Norton “We need to stop investing in the problem and start investing in the solution.” Those powerful words reverberated through the Granville High School auditorium last week, spoken by Bob Lindsey, CEO of Friends of Recovery New York. They were about the increasing presence of heroin and other opiates in the region. Lindsey […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Whitehall graduates 46

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By Dan King “The easy part of our lives is over.” That was the message from Whitehall High School’s salutatorian […]

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 […]

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 […]

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88 to graduate Granville High School Friday

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By Krystle S. Morey Eighty-eight “pretty remarkable” young men and women will walk across the stage tomorrow, ending their days […]

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