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Recycled teens applauded

By Christina Scanlon Nine honorary members of the Mettowee Valley Senior Citizens were honored last week at a luncheon filled to the brim with guests and laughter. “Recycled teenagers” was uttered many times by members of the group, describing the twice-monthly meetings, outings and craft gatherings they host. Members visited and repeated the fun they […]

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County opposes pregnant inmate restraint changes

By Dan King The state Legislature passed a bill in June that limits the use of restraints on pregnant inmates, but a majority of the Washington County Board of Supervisors feels the bill limits the capabilities of law enforcement. Thirteen of the 16 supervisors present at last week’s board meeting voted to send a letter […]

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Granville, Hartford low opt outs; Whitehall average

By Dan King and Christina Scanlon Students at area school districts opted out of Common Core with less frequency than most of the county and less than the state average, data shows. The statewide average for opt-outs in grades three through eight in math and ELA was 20 percent. Data shows that opt-out rates were […]

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Eighty-one take part in football camp

By Christina Scanlon Summer football camps for students at Granville are nothing new. Over the years, the players have attended such camps outside the county, followed by a program in Granville run by those from outside the district. Since 2010, the program has been run by Granville’s varsity football coach Mario Torres, though not a […]

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Washington County Fair kicks off next week


By Linda Ellingsworth From 4-H kids to rodeo competitors, from line dancers to carnival ride fans, next week is the culmination of the summer as the Washington County Fair opens on Monday, Aug. 24 and runs through Sunday, Aug. 30. Approximately 120,000 people annually converge on the sprawling fairgrounds on Route 29 in Greenwich for […]

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Bridge work impacts business


By Christina Scanlon The sign in front of American Hardware, 57 Church St., reads “Bridge is closed. We are open,” but there’s about 100 fewer customers per week to see the sign, according to David Linendoll, who owns the store with Kyle Hunter. That number translates to some 20 percent of traffic, though sales from […]

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Bluegrass Festival returning

By Christina Scanlon The VFW Bluegrass Festival returns to Granville this year, featuring some favorite performers from last year and some new faces. The line-up has the Wolf Holler Band, Honky Tonk Express, Bluebillies, Stringdusters, Mad Dog Spike and more. The gates open at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, with music set to start at […]

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Hartford eyes floodplain manager

By Christina Scanlon Hartford town officials are considering hiring a floodplain manager, an extra layer of protection for the issuance of building permits. “We need a working plan, not just a plan,” said Supervisor Dana Haff. A town law drafted in 1992 does not address needs that were seen around the state after Hurricane Irene, […]

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Common Core, not so telling score

Bessen, Mark

By Christina Scanlon The results of this year’s Common Core testing are in and a quick glance at Granville may look like students fared worse this year than last. That’s before, however, you take a look at what the data is showing. Organized in a chart comparing the third grade scores last year versus this […]

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Troy supports league change


By Christina Scanlon Granville athletic director Eileen Troy told the Board of Education last week that she believes a proposed move from the Wasaren League to the Adirondack League is the right thing to do. “I support it,” Troy said. “I think it makes sense after reviewing it.” Her presentation to the board got into […]

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Scottie’s closing doors ‘for good’


By Christina Scanlon There was no sign on the locked doors Tuesday morning, but everyone in town was already spreading […]

Facebook probe concludes – in private

Board of Ed 2014

By Dan King The investigation into the alleged hacking of Whitehall School District clerk Martha Bascue’s Facebook page is now […]

Bridge-walkers beware

Saunders Street Bridge 1874

By Dan King We might all be criminals without even knowing it. If you’ve ever strode across the Saunders Street […]

Trailers released for Whitehall-based documentary

Bigfoot 2

By Dan King Bigfoot is coming to the big screen. A documentary filmmaker, who is aiming to tell the stories […]

Superintendent introduces policy book

By Dan King Interim school superintendent Bill Scott has given the Whitehall Board of Education an eight-part policy book that […]

Edward’s Market celebrates one year anniversary


By Christina Scanlon It was chilly out Monday morning, as some gathered at the front door of Edwards Market, waiting […]

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