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New York trailblazer for free college tuition


By Matthew Saari Beginning this fall, resident-students young and old will be able to attend New York state colleges and universities without having to bear the burden of tuition costs. Roberta Reardon, commissioner of the state Department of Labor, outlined the workings of the Excelsior scholarship program at a seminar at SUNY Adirondack last Tuesday, […]

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Hartford upsets unbeaten Germantown


By Keith Harrington As the Hartford softball team practiced on Tuesday, you could almost see the confidence flowing as the Tanagers took batting practice. It was just a day after seven-seeded Hartford had upset Germantown, the second-seed team unbeaten in 16 games, in the Section II Class D quarterfinals. With that 11-5 victory over the […]

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School budget, board votes are in

school budget vote

By Krystle S. Morey and Mathew Saari Area voters went to the polls Tuesday to vote on spending plans and officials for their respective school districts. Here’s a look at the results: Granville Suzanne McEachron will keep her seat on the Granville Board of Education – and two first-timers will join her. Nearly 450 district […]

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Granville town-wide sales this weekend

pauquette sale

By Krystle S. Morey After a week of non-stop rain and chilly weather, it looks like the clouds will part and the sun will shine this weekend – just in time for Granville’s town-wide garage sales. Residents have been busy cleaning out their garages, closets, attics and basements, and pruning their lawns, in preparation for […]

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TD Bank to consolidate; close Main Street store


By Krystle S. Morey Soon, Granville will have just one TD Bank office. The company has decided to consolidate its banking services at its newly renovated Quaker Street location and close its Main Street location. Traffic patterns and store transaction volumes contributed to the New Jersey-based company’s decision, said Lisa Sawicki, TD’s vice president of […]

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School budget votes May 16

school budget vote

By Krystle S. Morey, Matthew Saari and Keith Harrington Taxpayers across the region will head to the polls Tuesday, May 16 to vote on spending plans for their respective school districts. Locally, Granville, Whitehall and Hartford are among the districts looking to pass multi-million dollar budgets, elect school board officials and approve a number of […]

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Mother’s Day feature: A different kind of mom

Wendi Klobnock

By Matthew Saari In but a few short days it will be Mother’s Day, and everyone will be taking mom out to breakfast or lunch, perhaps gifting her a flower and a present, all for the purpose of celebrating the woman who brought us into this world and cared for us throughout childhood. But what […]

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Cumberland Farms addresses village concerns

Cumberland Farms

By Krystle S. Morey Cumberland Farms began work last week to help manage the flow of traffic traveling in and out of its Quaker Street convenience store’s lot. The store’s parking lot has been a safety concern for vehicles and pedestrians, and Granville Police Chief Ernie Bassett said he’s pleased with the improvements being made. […]

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Food drive goes postal Saturday


By Krystle S. Morey When local mail carriers set out on their regular routes Saturday, their loads will be a bit heavier than normal – cans of soup and boxes of pasta tend to weigh more than letters and postcards. As part of the 25th annual National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food […]

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Schools get good marks from state comptroller


By Matthew Saari Area schools have received excellent scores for the current fiscal year from the office of state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, which deemed that Whitehall, Granville, and Hartford district schools are not fiscally stressed In fact, two of the districts – Granville and Whitehall – earned perfect scores. Each district received two scores, the […]

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Fire Company, village resolving their quarrel

Fire House

By Matthew Saari The months-long feud between the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company and the village of Whitehall may soon come […]

Absentee landlords not abiding by law

Whitehall Mayor Phil Smith

By Matthew Saari Last Aug. 30, the Whitehall Village Board passed a law requiring “absentee” landlords – Individuals who own […]

Quarry still focus in Schaff search

Jonathan Schaff

By Krystle S. Morey The lead investigator in the search for a man who went missing after leaving a Granville […]

Former Mount Carmel Church celebrates 150 years

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church

By Krystle S. Morey Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church held its final Mass on April 12, 2009, but its […]

Fall coaches pine for more players


By Krystle S. Morey Student athletes took to their respective fields Monday as the fall sports season began. Practices kicked […]

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