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Hey, kids, this slate’s for you!

By Christina Scanlon The Slate Valley Youth Chalk Art Week returns for a second year, bringing artwork to slate on sidewalks at the Slate Valley Museum. Children are invited to the museum to draw on the sidewalks throughout the week of Aug. 1 -7. A photo of their artwork will be taken and considered for […]

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Hearing set on vets tax exemption

By Dan King Whitehall officials are ready to give more of a tax break to the village’s veterans, after getting information from Washington County Real Property. Mayor Ken Bartholomew said the data provided by Real Property shows that the total exemption increase village-wide would amount to $10,912 for the 211 veterans who qualify for the […]

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Granville’s gridiron golden age

By Jamie Norton It’s rare that an athletic program will so decisively overwhelm the competition throughout an entire season. It’s even more rare that a program will develop two near-perfect and dominant teams within such a short span. It’s so rare, in fact, that it’s been more than 80 years since Granville High School’s varsity […]

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Museum to host Italian Opera

By Christina Scanlon The Slate Valley Museum will present an Italian Opera with Hubbard Hall at 7 p.m. July 31, bringing three talented musicians to Granville. “There’s something so powerful about seeing opera live,” said Krista Rupe, museum executive director. “It instantly moves you.” Singing at the museum will be award-winning American soprano Meghan Picerno, […]

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Concert Thursday a ‘special one’

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By Christina Scanlon Thursday’s concert at Veterans Park will feature a return of Daryl Magill, formally of the Big Smoothies, along with The Cagney’s. This year marks 25 years since the Big Smoothies were formed, and this performance in particular is a special one. It’s the only time this year Magill and former member of […]

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Seniors play hard at picnic


By Christina Scanlon The ants were fake but the laughs were real as 300 guests gathered for the Washington County Senior Picnic last week. Granville’s “Ants in the Pants,” defending champions of last year’s picnic, couldn’t maintain a firm grip on their title, falling to second place to Kingsbury’s “Mustard Busters.” The groups were among […]

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Music for all on Thursday

Grand Central Station

By Christina Scanlon The Summer Concert Series brings a multi-membered band with 30 years of experience on Thursday to Granville Veterans Memorial Park. There’s a season-six contestant from American Idol and a Billboard magazine award-winner in this mix of talented performers of Grand Central Station. With such a wide variety of selections on their set […]

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Town board wants cameras installed

By Dan King The Whitehall Town Park has been plagued recently with vandalism and town officials are ready to address the issue. The Town Board received bids last week to install a camera system at both the town park and the town highway garage. After several bouts of vandalism, Supervisor George Armstrong called for increased […]

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Phased water system upgrade eyed

By Christina Scanlon More than $3 million is needed to fix the North Granville Water District’s aging and rapidly deteriorating system, but a grant application due by the end of this month could get the project started, and at no cost to users. By breaking the project into phases, the town can apply for the […]

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DeBolt tabbed as county administrator

Washington County Planner Chris DeBolt, of Hartford, has been selected for and accepted the position of assistant to the County Administrator. The position is expected to lead to his approval as County Administrator upon current Administrator Kevin Hayes’ retirement planned for Dec. 31. DeBolt will shadow Hayes in the role for three months starting this […]

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Northshire Freepress – 08/28/15

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Classifieds 08/27/15

Washington County Fair in full swing


By Linda Ellingsworth There’s still plenty of time to experience the excitement of the Washington County Fair. A celebration of […]

Coin drops hurt by bridge work


By Dan King Those who volunteer their time to serve the people of Whitehall say their coin drop operations have […]

Working together: town, village fixing waterline


By Dan King For the past week and a half the town and village of Whitehall have been working together […]

Washington County Board opposes Common Core

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By Dan King The third time was indeed a charm for Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff and activist Bob Schulz. Haff […]

Townwide sale next weekend

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By Dan King Bargain seekers will converge on Whitehall Labor Day Weekend, as they seek the best deals around. The […]

Three vying for public safety position

By Christina Scanlon Washington County supervisors have narrowed the field to three candidates for county public safety director and will […]

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