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Circus ‘advance man’ clowns around

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By Christina Scanlon By the time the Kelly Miller Circus hits town later this month, one of the clowns will be long gone. Melvino, whose real name is Aaron Rider, made his rounds in Granville June 25 as part of his duties as an advance clown, traveling two weeks ahead of the rest of the […]

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Music, food, fireworks offered

By Christina Scanlon The New York Players have been a favorite for years as part of the Village Summer Concert Series. This year their appearance coincides with the Fourth of July celebration, kicking off at 7 p.m. in Veterans Memorial Park on Thursday, July 2. Also a favorite of the concert-goers, the Slate Valley Masonic […]

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Hughes steps down as defensive coordinator, takes job at Fair Haven

By Dan King Coaching football at Whitehall High School has been a hot-button topic for more than a year, and it’s not calming down yet. Defensive coordinator Neil Hughes stepped down from his position this past weekend, taking a coaching job at Fair Haven, Vt. Hughes told head coach Dick Gould on Saturday that he […]

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O’Shea continues as interim principal

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By Dan King When the Whitehall Board of Education scheduled a special meeting for last Thursday, the immediate assumption was that it would pertain to the ongoing state investigation – but it didn’t. During a finance and audit committee meeting prior to the official board meeting, the board made some last-second budget transfers, taking money […]

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Granville woman places third in triathlon

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By Linda Ellingsworth When Kerri Thomas rode the Cape May-Lewes Ferry as a child to visit relatives in Delaware, she never imagined she would return to that ferry decades later for the express purpose of jumping off it. That is exactly what the Middle Granville woman did on June 14. Thomas and more than 1,700 […]

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Museum honors people, industry, stone

By Christina Scanlon From wooden-soled shoes to lunch pails, steam whistles to checker boards, a unique collection of slate industry-related items is on display at the Slate Valley Museum, in celebration of the museum’s 20th anniversary. Public participation whittled the selection to 20 of their favorites, after the museum staff and Board of Directors originally […]

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Four in running for county administrator

By Christina Scanlon The pool of 45 candidates for Washington County administrator has been trimmed to four and county supervisors this week conducted more intensive interviews of those still in the running. There’s no time table as to when a replacement for current county administrator Kevin Hayes will be selected. Hayes will retire in December […]

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Youth ‘fun’ program starts July 6

By Christina Scanlon There’ll be a focus on fun as the Town of Granville Summer Youth Recreation Program kicks off July 6, with new activities in store. “We’re looking for more exciting things this year,” said Aaron Dodge, program director. “I’d like to add water games.” It’s Dodge’s third season as director. He’ll be joined […]

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Local communities plan Fourth of July celebrations

From fireworks to samba bands, from parades the area offers a wide spectrum of ways to celebrate the Fourth of July. Break out the Stars and Stripes and join your neighbors at one of these Independence Day events. New York Salem Firemen’s carnival, Civil War events, and fireworks Salem’s multi-day Fourth of July celebration features […]

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Future uncertain, McHugh to speak at graduation

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By Dan King Despite a whirlwind of rumors Thursday and Friday, high school Principal Kelly McHugh will be allowed to speak at tomorrow night’s graduation, but her future with the district remains uncertain. When the rumors that McHugh wouldn’t be allowed at graduation began surfacing, the Board of Education immediately scheduled a special meeting for […]

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A perfect season, game by game

Granville Football 1930

By Jamie Norton The 1930 Granville High School football team had a lot to live up to. The year before, […]

Schulz ends hunger strike, Haff pledges support

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By Dan King A supervisor says he is growing frustrated with the “politics” of the Washington County Board of Supervisors. […]

Two Granville men recognized for helping in escapee hunt

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By Dan King It’s not every day that a member of the Washington County Sheriff’s Department gets called on a […]

Bigfoot film to offer ‘new angle’

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By Dan King Filming of Bigfoot-related shows has been the topic du jour in Whitehall lately, and that continues. Seth […]

Opera to return to Granville

By Christina Scanlon There was a time an impressive stone and brick building flanked the intersection at Main and North […]

School ‘tweaks’ behavior program

By Dan King Interim superintendent Bill Scott said when he started that Whitehall’s school district needed to continue its newly […]

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