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Village ratifies sludge agreement

By Derek Liebig The village of Granville has ratified an inter-municipal agreement to dispose of sewer sludge at Washington County’s composting facility in Kingsbury. Dan Williams, superintendent of the village’s department of public works, said the agreement approved on Monday updates a previous pact between the villages of Granville and Lake George and the Washington […]

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Local woman arrested for welfare fraud

Welfare arrest

A local woman was arrested last month after she received thousands of dollars in Social Service benefits to which she was not entitled. Heather Nicholson, 34, of Granville, is accused of falsely reporting her household income and the number of people residing in her residence while collecting welfare benefits. As a result she received $13,481 […]

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Scribner sprints way to first win

Granville’s Taylor Scribner won her first race of the indoor track season Sunday in Troy. Scribner sprinted past the competition to win the girls 55 meter dash in a meet held at Hudson Valley Community College. Scribner finished ahead of three runners from Burnt Hills, recording a time of 7.6 seconds and edging Renee Manosh […]

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Town approves fire contracts

By Derek Liebig The town of Granville approved contracts last week with each of the community’s three fire department. Each department will receive a small increase in their allotment from the town. The Penrhyn Engine and Hose Co. will provide fire protection in the Middle Granville Fire District at a cost of $80,019, an increase […]

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Village nearing sidewalk plowing schedule


By Derek Liebig The village is in the final stages of drafting a sidewalk snow removal schedule. Mayor Brian LaRose said the schedule was in its final draft and after it is reviewed by the village trustees it will become effective later this month. The schedule prioritizes which sidewalks will be cleared after snowstorms. It […]

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Rally falls short as Granville loses to Eagles


Despite a furious fourth quarter rally, Granville’s varsity boys basketball team fell to Hadley-Luzerne in the consolation round of the 35th annual American Legion Post 323 Holiday basketball tournament. The Eagles took advantage of a big second quarter and held on in the second half for a 63-55 win. Jesse DeMarsh scored a game-high 23 […]

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Small team, big pride

Cheerleader team

Granville’s cheerleading is hoping to interject a little more “rah, rah, rah” at Horde sporting events. “Our cheerleading team has been working very hard on creating cheers to promote school spirit,” head coach Kayla Martel said. With only seven girls, what the team lacks in size, it makes up for in enthusiasm. “Our team consists […]

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Whatever happened to Donna Hakala

By Michael Emond “I wanted to be a nurse from the time I was in junior high,” Donna said in a recent email. “One of my favorite aunts was a nurse.” Donna earned an associates degree at SUNY Morrisville, her bachelors degree from SUNY College of Technology, and master degrees in nursing from Russell Sage […]

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Graduation rate average, but not good enough

By Derek Liebig The percentage of Granville students graduating high school within four years is a tick above the state average, data released by the state shows. But the head of the local school district says that isn’t good enough. Despite exceeding the state average, albeit slightly, school superintendent Mark Bessen said the district has […]

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Granville: Year in Review

Fatal Fire

By Derek Liebig 2014 was a newsworthy year in Granville. A state audit brought to light the financial hardships of one of the community’s most beloved cultural institutions. In January, a 24-year old man went missing and his fate remains as much a mystery today as the day he disappeared. And a pair of high […]

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Weekender 01/30/15

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Whitehall Marina, RV Park sold to new owners


By Dan King The Whitehall Marina, restaurant and RV park have new owners. Bill Brina, owner of Dagon Enterprises, said […]

Culligan still wants to coach

Justin Culligan

By Dan King Despite being terminated as the varsity football coach, Justin Culligan still wants to coach in Whitehall. Culligan […]

Whitehall Winterfest on ice

Winterfest III

By Dan King One of Whitehall’s favorite annual events will be on hiatus this year – the Whitehall Winterfest, which […]

Former Granville coaches doubtful move will help


By Derek Liebig Some former Granville sports coaches are skeptical that a move to the Adirondack League will cure what […]

Community Heroin discussion at SUNY ADK

Residents of Warren and Washington Counties are invited to learn how heroin affects everyone in the community and discuss ways […]

Petitions available to run for village office

Potential candidates interested in running for public office have until Feb. 10 to submit their name for this March’s village […]