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GCS exploring possibility of offering SUNY classes

Officials from the Granville Central School District and SUNY Adirondack are exploring ways they can strengthen the connection between the two schools. Superintendent Marc Bessen, Principal Camille Harrelson and Kristine Duffy, president of SUNY Adirondack, met last week to discuss how they could better prepare students for college and provide more college level courses at […]

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Scribner elected board president

Eric Scribner is the new president of the Granville Board of Education. Scribner received the unanimous support of his fellow board members during last Monday’s annual organizational meeting. He will replace outgoing president John Shaw, who lost his bid for reelection during May’s general election. Kevin Ely nominated Scribner with John McDermott seconding the nomination. […]

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Bridge money dried up

A federal program that would have funded the replacement of the Church Street Bridge has been suspended and officials are trying to determine how to proceed. The bridge had been included under the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), a federal program overseen by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration that provides funding to repair […]

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Storms wreak havoc

The sound of fireworks was replaced by the mechanical buzz of chain saws and wood chippers last Friday as residents cleaned up the debris from a string of violent thunderstorms that blew through the area on the eve of the Independence Day holiday. The storms wreaked havoc on portions of the area, particularly North Granville, […]

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Gretchen Braymer

Gretchen Mae Braymer, 84, of Granville, passed away Saturday morning, July 5, 2014 at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington with her family at her side. Born Oct. 31, 1929, in her grandparents’ house on the family farm at Slyboro in the town of Granville., Gretchen was the daughter of the late Charles and […]

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Patrick E. Kennelly

Patrick E.”Packy” Kennelly, 86, of Meadow Drive, Queensbury, passed away peacefully Thursday morning July 3, 2014 at Fort Hudson Nursing Home after a long illness. Born on Sept. 20, 1927 in South Orange, New Jersey, he was the son of the late William F. and Mary (Morrison) Kennelly. He married Marjorie S. Brown on Oct. […]

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Jean E. Wright

On July 8 with her loving family by her side, Jean E. Wright was called to eternal rest after a brief illness. She was born on June 8, 1927 in Granville, the daughter of H. Earl and Catherine (Griffiths) Evans. A 1944 graduate of Granville High School, Jean attended Rutland Business College where she received […]

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Church to host celebration Saturday

A local church, steeped in history, will celebrate a significant milestone this weekend. The congregation of the Hartford Baptist Church will celebrate its 225th anniversary on Saturday, June 28. The celebration will include a community picnic at 5 p.m. and will be followed by a short program detailing the history of the church. The story […]

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East Hebron Church to sing holiday songs on June 30

The congregation of the East Hebron Presbyterian Church patriotic songs at the church’s Fourth of July Community Sing on Monday, June 30. The evening will be led by Debi Craig, a retired music teacher in the Saratoga Springs City School District and resident of Hebron. “America, the Beautiful”, “This Land is Your Land”, “You’re a […]

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Pember Summer reading program begins Saturday

School may be out for summer, but the Pember Library is offering area children an opportunity to get a jump start on the summer reading lists. The library’s “Fizz, Boom, Read” summer reading program will begin this Saturday, June 28, and continue each Saturday for four consecutive weeks. The program is open to all children […]

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Preparations underway for school year in Granville

The 2013-14 school year begins Wednesday and ushers in some significant change within the Granville Central School District. The district […]

Students build community of trust

Transitioning from elementary school to middle school is easily one of the most difficult processes in an adolescent’s life, but […]

Village approves new parking law

Last Tuesday evening the Whitehall Village Board of Trustees held a public hearing to discuss a potential parking law, which […]

Changes abound as school year begins

With the school year starting next Thursday for Whitehall students, the district has gone through a transformation this summer, one […]

Test scores improve, but continue to lag behind

Granville students showed improvement in both math and English on the state tests but continue to lag behind their peers […]

Youth Center for sale

The Granville Police Benevolent Association has put its youth center up for sale. Sergeant Dave Williams said a lack of […]

Former resident dies in accident

A former Granville resident was killed Saturday night in a motor vehicle accident on I-87 in Albany. Matthew Fiske, 43, […]