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School spirit a winner


By Jamie Norton The Golden Horde spirit has never been more alive. The second annual Spirit Night at Granville High School was a huge hit last month, as kids from grades 7 through 12 competed on two gigantic teams against each other for school pride and bragging rights. The Blue team ultimately took home the […]

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That’s entertainment!

Skeeter and Nancy Morse 50s doo-wop

By Jamie Norton Don’t ever say there’s nothing to do in Granville. Want to see the Easter Bunny? How about go to a good ol’ country show? Want to check out a throwback dance and groove to the tunes of Elvis or Buddy Holly, or moonwalk to Michael Jackson and dance to “Like A Virgin? […]

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Danger zone?


By Jamie Norton The Cumberland Farms store parking lot has been under scrutiny for years now because of safety concerns, and officials are concerned that a Dunkin Donuts shop being built nearby could make matters worse. The busy location on Quaker Street is one of the few places in the village to get soda, coffee, […]

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Granville could face fiscal stress, not the case in Whitehall


By Dan King Granville is knocking on the door of fiscal stress, according to state data. State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli released village fiscal stress scores last week, and although the village of Granville is not currently fiscally stressed, the comptroller predicted that by fiscal year 2016 – beginning in June – the village of Granville […]

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Forum consensus against closing school

BOE Forum Beverly Tatko

By Jamie Norton The Board of Education wanted to find out how the public felt about the possibility of closing Mary J. Tanner School. Now it knows. Almost 80 taxpayers and community members showed up to an open forum on Wednesday to voice their opinions about whether or not the school district should consider closing […]

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‘Bummer year’ for snowmobiling


By Jamie Norton A year ago, snowmobilers in the area had all the snow on the ground they could ask for. With a huge storm seemingly twice a week last winter, conditions were perfect for a wildly successful snowmobile season, and although local clubs were busy constantly maintaining and grooming miles and miles of trails, […]

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Sailing with celebrities

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By Jamie Norton Joe Rota was just a 20-year-old kid when he got his first job on the S.S. United States. The ship was the first of its kind, and it drew the attention of anyone who was anyone in those days. Still, the naïve young man from a tiny New Jersey town couldn’t help […]

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School’s future at stake

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By Jamie Norton Now is the time to speak up. After months of speculation, discussion and research regarding the structure of both the school buildings and the education system within the Granville Central School District, the Board of Education will be opening the floor to the public on Tuesday, Feb. 23. The board will host […]

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Haff optimistic about future of hemp


By Dan King Long a proponent of industrial hemp, Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff says he is optimistic about the future of the crop. New York State released its final regulations for a hemp pilot program last month and will issue 10 licenses to universities to grow and research the crop. A press release from the […]

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Local highway budgets continue to benefit


By Dan King At this point last year, Sasquatch was up to his knees in snow and town highway budgets were being hit with overtime expenses and salt and sand expenses – this year it’s the exact opposite. Even with some snow over the last week, the total impact of the weather on highway budgets […]

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Town proposes solar moratorium

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By Dan King Whitehall town officials want to figure out some rules and regulations before allowing new solar projects to […]

Area communities plan Memorial Day services

Last year's memorial day parade

By Dan King and Krystle S. Morey Memorial Day will be the focus throughout the area this weekend. Various towns […]

Local towns take different approaches to animal control


By Dan King and Krystle S. Morey Dogs, and cows, and horses – oh my. Loose animals are a concern […]

Stanley, Van Gelder top Class of 2016


Valedictorian to study at Georgetown  Three years ago, Granville business teacher Terry Wheeler approached Brooke Stanley and asked her to […]

‘The Quarry’ opening soon


By Krystle S. Morey Interior walls and the well-known wooden storefront of O’Callahan’s Irish Pub are coming down as owners […]

Lakes Region Freepress – 05/20/16

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