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Torres re-hired after heated debate

School Board 3-Walter Foster

By Krystle S. Morey By a controversial 5-4 vote, the Granville Board of Education agreed Monday night to rehire Mario Torres as the varsity football coach for the fall season. The move rejected another candidate for the job who was supported by Athletic Director Eileen Troy and high school Principal Camille Harrelson. The deciding vote was cast […]

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Village orders Hook & Ladder to ‘stand down’

The Hook & L

By Krystle S. Morey Citing “hundreds of thousands of dollars” of debt and the absence of certifications for its members and equipment, the Granville Village Board has ordered Granville Hook & Ladder Co. to “stand down” until further notice. At the same time, the board asked the state Comptroller’s Office to audit the department’s finances. […]

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Telescope tent sale to aid local teen

Siliski Fundraiser

By Krystle S. Morey Kontessa Siliski lost her mother when she was just 15 years old. Now at age 17, she is responsible for paying her late mother’s funeral costs and other inherited expenses. On June 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Telescope Casual Furniture will host Kontessa’s Tent Sale, a large-scale furniture sale […]

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Torres ‘shocked’


By Krystle S. Morey Granville High School has posted the position of varsity football coach held for years by Mario Torres, who said he is at a loss to understand what’s going on. The Board of Education voted unexpectedly on May 31 to delay filling that job while appointing all other coaches. Efforts to determine […]

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Hearing on solar moratorium Wednesday

Solar front

By Dan King A public hearing will be held at 7 p.m. in the Whitehall Municipal Building for the purpose of discussing a proposed six-month moratorium on solar farms in the town of Whitehall. The town board voted 4-1 last month to propose the land-use solar moratorium and set a public hearing for Wednesday. Only […]

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Dunkin’ Donuts eyes September opening

Dunkin design

By Krystle S. Morey Construction on the Dunkin’ Donuts shop that’s poised to be built on Quaker Street will begin any day now, officials said. Doors will open by the middle of September, said David Shelburne, general manager of Donuts of Rutland, the company that’s building the franchise. The colonial-style building, which will rise on […]

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High speed chase takes place in village

Hankle high-speed chase -from gpd

By Krystle S. Morey An East Nassau man is facing several misdemeanor charges and traffic infractions after he led Granville police on a high-speed chase last week. Police said Hunter Hankle, 17, was clocked traveling 88 mph in a 30 mph zone on Pine Street on May 29. Sgt. Ryan Pedone attempted to stop the […]

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Board of Education tables decision to appoint Torres


By Krystle S. Morey The Granville Board of Education voted Tuesday to table the appointment of head varsity football coach Mario Torres. “A slate of football coaches were approved, so we can get the season started,” said Superintendent Mark Bessen. Bessen said more work will be done by the athletic director and the principal, who […]

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Granville honors those who served


By Krystle S. Morey The rain ended and the sky cleared Monday, just in time for the annual Memorial Day Parade. More than 100 veterans, scouts and first responders marched in the parade, while a couple of hundred others watched from the sidewalks, cheering on the marchers as they walked by. “There are a lot […]

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It’s a ‘winn-winn’


By Krystle S. Morey When Robert and Janet Winn move to the village of Granville this summer, they’ll be able to bring their chickens with them after all. Well, sort of. The Winns’ new Westview Drive home lies in the village, where chickens are not permitted, but it’s pretty close to the town line, where […]

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Excitement continues at the Washington County Fair

fair go round

By Dan King and Krystle S. Morey Holy smokes! The final days of the fair are here already! The Washington […]

Shoppers’ ‘points’ can help schools get tools

art sci dog fish cut up web

By Krystle S. Morey Granville residents can earn free supplies, musical instruments and playground equipment for their school simply by […]

Fundraiser for boy injured in ATV accident Saturday

Logan Pease

By Dan King Since 11-year-old Logan Pease was struck by a vehicle while riding his ATV in May, the community […]

Dirty water plagues users

The Orchard in North Granville

By Krystle S. Morey Several North Granville residents were plagued with dirty tap water last week after a local nursing […]

Step ‘N’ Time Dance Studio expands

Sondra Smith displays some of the dance attire that will be sold in the new dance shop.

By Dan King Step ‘N’ Time Dance Studio in Whitehall is expanding. The studio, which was once housed in one […]

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Washington County Fair Aug. 22-28

Jaxon Beebe, of Granville (2)

By Dan King and Krystle S. Morey Holy smokes! It’s fair time! With an attendance of 120,000 annually, the Washington […]

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