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Granville men indicted for theft

A Washington County grand jury has indicted two Granville men for possessing more than $3,000 worth of tools reported stolen from a slate quarry in Granville. Jonathan E. Combs, 35, and Idris M. Ramos, 22, each face a count of third-degree criminal possession of stolen property, a felony, after they were found in possession of […]

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Granville MMA fighter to be featured on CNN

Prieur in ring

By Derek Liebig A Granville woman who has spent two-and-a-half years training in mixed martial arts will have her story chronicled on CNN. Malinda Prieur will be profiled on an upcoming episode of “This is Life with Lisa Ling,” a nationally broadcast investigative series focused on “ordinary people with extraordinary lives.” The story will follow […]

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Students, faculty join to boost school spirit


By Derek Liebig Granville Central School pride was alive and well, at least for one night, as students, faculty and community members came together Friday to bolster school spirit. More than 200 students, a couple dozen faculty members and a hundred or so community members packed the high school gymnasium for the inaugural Spirit Night, […]

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Teacup auction

The Wells United Methodist Church will host a Giant Teacup Auction on Friday, March 13, at the Modern Woodman Hall in Wells, Vt. Bidding will begin at 5:30 p.m. and winners will be announced beginning at 6:45 p.m. The auction will features hundreds of collectibles, jewelry, dishes, nick knacks, household items, personal care items, cereals, […]

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Solomon Northup reenactor in Salem

The Salem Courthouse Community Center, 25 East Broadway, continues its March Civil War series at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, as guest speaker Clifford Oliver presents a first-person narrative on Solomon Northup, as portrayed in the recent film “12 Years a Slave.” A professional photographer who is interested in reenactors of historic figures, Oliver […]

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Village of Granville taxes to increase

By Derek Liebig A decrease in revenues will lead to a tax increase for village residents. The Granville Village Board on Monday approved a tentative $1.35 million budget that raises the tax levy nearly 3 percent, from $1,015,924 to $1,046,114. The resulting increase in taxes is projected to be 3.55 percent and the tax rate […]

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Ice fishing clinic at Carter’s Pond

Families who wish to learn the sport of ice fishing are welcome to attend a free ice fishing clinic taking place from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 7 at the Carter’s Pond Wildlife Management Area in the Town of Greenwich. The event is co-sponsored by the Department of Environmental Conservation and the Washington […]

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Granville man arrested for heroin

A Granville man is facing drug charges after he was found in possession of heroin and marijuana. Brian L. James, 45, of Granville, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal use of drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop last week. James was stopped on Quaker Street around 6:30 p.m. on Feb. […]

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Historic Granville church dates to 1782

Perhaps the oldest building in the Town of Granville, the First Church of Granville has an interesting history. On April 16, 1782, Rev. Hibard of Poultney, on request of the members of the church, preached the first sermon to the assembled body of the Union Religious Society. On April 30, 1782, the church formally announced […]

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Poultney winter carnival this weekend

Poultney winter carnival

By Dan King Fun for the whole family will be on tap next weekend at the Poultney Winter Carnival in Poultney, Vt. The carnival, organized by the Poultney Valley Snowmobile Devils Inc., will take place on Saturday, March 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bob Chestnut’s home on York Street Extension. Carnival-goers are […]

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Search for Sasquatch resumes, forty years later

Statue 2

By Dan King It’s been 40 years since the first reported Sasquatch sighting in Whitehall and now the quest to […]

Apathy leaves trustee seat vacant

Candidate pic Ken Bartholomew

By Dan King Whitehall’s mayor-elect, Ken Bartholomew was hoping someone would emerge to take his old trustee position, but that […]

Jane O’Shea resigns, cites issues with board

Jane O'Shea BW

By Derek Liebig A Granville principal is resigning at the end of the school year because of a disagreement over […]

Whitehall Elks honor three for service

New Elks officers are sworn into office

By Dan King Ken McKee, an old Whitehall Elk, used to tell his kids that the acronym BPOE stood for […]

Reelected, incumbents face challenges

By Derek Liebig Members of the Granville Village Board will be together for at least two more years. Incumbents Dean […]

Keough to plant community garden

Jensen Keough

By Dan King A Whitehall High School student has come up with a creative way to support local charity and […]