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Concert Sept. 13 to benefit troops

By Christina Scanlon When Phil Hoyt takes to the stage for the 4th annual Operation Adopt a Soldier benefit concert, he won’t be alone. Plans are in the works for his four grand-daughters – Ashley and Taylor Hoyt, Kalyn Gould and Reagan Hoffman – to lead the way with the National Anthem. Hoyt will follow […]

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Fire probe continues

By Christina Scanlon The early August fire that destroyed a home at 514 Dublin Road remains under investigation, according to Washington County Fire Coordinator Ray Rathbun. “The investigation is still open, still being worked on and looked into,” he said. Investigators previously stated the blaze was believed to have originated from a coffee pot. North […]

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Charges linger for 10 months, Man in limbo after arresting cop quits

Morrill resignation

By Christina Scanlon When former Granville Police Officer Marc D. Morrill resigned abruptly in April, several cases were still to go before the judge. Some have since been dismissed and some have been decided by plea bargains, but for one man, it’s been ten months and he has no court date, no answers and no […]

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Trump, Cruz, Carson, Sanders top Washington County straw poll

Straw Poll

By Dan King The Washington County Fair met politics last week, as 737 people came out to vote in a presidential straw poll. Results of the poll, conducted at the Washington County Tea Party Patriots’ table, were similar to most of the recent national polls and those being conducted in early caucus states such as […]

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Friendships formed at fair live on


By Christina Scanlon Shortly after the gates opened at the Washington County Fair Friday morning, tractors were moving and stirring up dust. Their buckets repeatedly filled with sand, depositing it around newly formed paths. The machines were toys and the operators were boys, but unlike the dirt roads they were building, the friendships they were […]

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First Friday this Friday

This month’s First Friday event, hosted by The Slate Valley Museum and Pember Museum and Library will features an unveiling of a month-long shale art exhibit along with a unique display of large, wild animal paintings. Get the first look at Andrew Gioulis’ newest series Fissility: Symmetry in Shale brings shale harvested from a rock […]

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Teens’ summer jobs pay off

By Christina Scanlon As the summer of 2015 winds down and local youth prepare to head back to school, 50 teens from the area will be taking with them the experiences and education they’ve earned over the summer as part of the Summer Youth Employment Program. The program was funded primarily from Temporary Assistance to […]

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Hampton primary could decide election

By Christina Scanlon November’s election could be decided next week in Hampton, depending how the votes play out at the Sept. 10 Republican primary. Town supervisor Dave O’Brien is being challenged by former supervisor Lenny Reed. If Reed loses, his campaign is done as he is not on any other lines assuring him a spot […]

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Back to school in Hartford

By Christina Scanlon Teachers in the Hartford are headed back to school this week, while students across the district will join them for their first day Sept. 8. New faces in the faculty this year are Jody Hyatt, elementary special education; Edward Rodriguez, high school special education; Chelsea Hall, high school math; Deena Lazore, long-term […]

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Bus routes honed as school looms

By Christina Scanlon The floors are gleaming with new wax, while outside the leaves are beginning to turn colors and fall. It’s a sign that school is just around the corner and in Granville, they’re ready. School Superintendent Mark Bessen said they are putting the final tweaks on the transportation schedule. “It’s more of an […]

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Sweeping drug bust nets 11

Drug Bust Press Conference

By Dan King Seven Granville residents were among a group of 11 “mid to high level drug dealers” arrested in […]

Suboxone: A growing scourge in the area


By Dan King Illicit sale and use of Suboxone, a prescription drug used to treat heroin addiction, is a growing […]

McDonald’s future uncertain

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By Dan King The sign along Route 4 telling drivers that a McDonald’s is coming up on the left has […]

Whitehall, Granville close to finalizing chief contract

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By Dan King and Jamie Norton In September, Granville Police Chief Ernie Bassett was tabbed to take on the same […]

Hampton may use, restore historic cemetery

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By Jamie Norton The town of Hampton is considering an idea that would allow its residents to be buried in […]

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