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Area communities plan Memorial Day services

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By Dan King and Krystle S. Morey Memorial Day will be the focus throughout the area this weekend. Various towns will have parades and ceremonies to recognize the men and women who have fought and died for American freedom. Whitehall Two celebrations take place in the Birthplace of U.S. Navy. First, at Whitehall Elementary School, […]

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Local towns take different approaches to animal control

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By Dan King and Krystle S. Morey Dogs, and cows, and horses – oh my. Loose animals are a concern for some local towns, and different towns are taking different approaches to animal control. Whitehall The Whitehall Town Board discussed last Wednesday potentially changing the title of Nancy Quell and Ed Holland from “dog control […]

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Stanley, Van Gelder top Class of 2016

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Valedictorian to study at Georgetown  Three years ago, Granville business teacher Terry Wheeler approached Brooke Stanley and asked her to be on the Future Farmers of America’s farm business management team. “He gave me this big book to study and I thought it would be super boring, but it was really interesting,” she said. “I […]

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‘The Quarry’ opening soon

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By Krystle S. Morey Interior walls and the well-known wooden storefront of O’Callahan’s Irish Pub are coming down as owners make room for “The Quarry”. The Granville restaurant and bar, which closed earlier this month for renovations, is getting a facelift and a new name. “We’ve opened it all up on the inside,” said owner Dan […]

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Vladyka top vote-getter

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By Krystle S. Morey School district voters rejected two of three incumbents seeking new terms on the Granville Board of Education Tuesday while approving a $26.3 million budget for the coming school year. Audrey Hicks, the current board president, is the sole incumbent who will remain on the Granville Board of Education. Hicks, who received […]

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Color run in Granville Saturday

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By Krystle S. Morey This year’s “My School Color Run” is going to be twice as colorful as last year’s event, organizers said. “This time, there’s a lot more color involved,” said race organizer Sondra Smith. One hundred extra color packets and double the amount of color sprayers will be used, Smith said. The Granville […]

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Bernardo’s reopens Friday

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By Krystle S. Morey Bernardo’s will reopen Friday under new management. The restaurant’s new manager, Joe Chapman, said his main focus will be making the quality of both the food and service consistent. All of his plates are going to be the same whenever guests come in, from day to day, week to week, month […]

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Let’s stamp out hunger

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  By Krystle S. Morey and Dan King Local letter carriers will set out on their regular routes Saturday, but their loads will be a bit heavier than normal. That’s because cans of soup and boxes of pasta tend to weigh more than letters and postcards. As part of the 24th annual National Association of […]

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Board extends Bessen’s contract

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By Krystle S. Morey The Granville Board of Education voted 5-4 to extend school superintendent Mark Bessen’s contract by one year – moving the expiration date to June 30, 2018. The vote also approved a 3 percent salary increase. In favor of renewing the contract Monday night were board members Eric Scribner, John McDermott, Carrie […]

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It’s garage sale time

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville residents are cleaning out their garages and pruning their lawns in preparation for this weekend’s town-wide garage sale, an annual event that draws hundreds of bargain hunters to the village. For Shelley Fairbanks, who lives in Middle Granville, it’s difficult to get shoppers to venture to sales outside the village. […]

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Excitement continues at the Washington County Fair

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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