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Search moves forward for new principal

By Joshua Bassett With 57 applicants for the job, the Granville Central School District will begin interviewing this week for the position of elementary school principal. School Superintendent Mark Bessen outlined at a board meeting last week the hiring process the district will follow in considering the narrowed field of 16 candidates. A group consisting […]

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Granville man runs Boston Marathon two years after bombing

Boston Marathon

By Joshua Bassett John Ehntholt loves running long distances races and is happiest running distances far longer than 26.2 miles. The Granville resident and pipe welder said he previously ran the Boston Marathon in 2006, 2007 and 2008, and after running his personal record in 2008 of two hours and 48 minutes and then winning […]

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Chamber seeks quilt makers

The Granville Chamber of Commerce is looking for folks who’d like to make a quilt. Ralph Krueger, a chamber director, said the idea is to produce a quilt trail that can be put on display for the community. He said the quilts should be four feet by four feet and that any person or business […]

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Preschool kids may be left off

By Joshua Bassett Some children are likely to be denied spots in the Granville school district’s preschool program this fall because the grant money used for the program isn’t sufficient to pay for them all. Diane Dumas, principal at Mary J. Tanner School, told the Board of Education last week that there are more prospective […]

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Granville track off and running

By Joshua Bassett Hannah Jones won three track events on April 21, including setting a personal best in the pole vault of 8-feet. Jones won the 400 meter and the 800 meter dash with times of 1:06.93 and 2:49.01, respectively. Hannah Gould came in second in the 1,500 meter run with a time of 6:09.90. […]

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Berke: School leaders should live here

By Derek Liebig A candidate for the Granville Board of Education voiced his opposition last week to a collective bargaining agreement forged between the district and its administrators last month. Phil Berke told the board that he was “very upset” that the board agreed to eliminate a residency requirement mandating that members of the Granville […]

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Little League starts Monday

By Joshua Bassett The Granville Little League season begins Monday at 5 p.m. with a parade of team members from the triangle on North Street down to the Little League field. Mary King, a parade organizer, said once the procession reaches the field there will be an introduction of dignitaries and Granville High School student […]

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Softball gets first win

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By Joshua Bassett Granville’s softball team, after a strong week, winning each of its games, has tripled its win total from a season ago. Granville got both its first season win and Wasaren League win by opening up an early six run lead against Hoosick Falls on route to winning the game 15-4. Natalie Haines, […]

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Hampton Firehouse may change hands


By Derek Liebig The Town of Hampton is considering selling the Hampton Firehouse to the Hampton Volunteer Fire Department, which has used the building for more than 50 years. Chief Joe Mead said the building needs repairs but efforts to do that have been complicated by the fact the department doesn’t own the building. “The […]

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Granville Science Fair a hit


Joshua Bassett A dry Christmas tree that emitted melodic sounds when hit was just one of the many exhibits on display last week at the 23rd annual Science, Art and Technology Fair in Granville. Maxx Juckett, a 10th grader who exhibited the tree, was approached by attendees even before the event started and his tree […]

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Classifieds 05/27/14

Hampton Firehouse sale looms

Hampton firehouse

By Joshua Bassett Barring someone petitioning for a public referendum within 30 days of May 20, the Hampton Town Board […]

Whitehall Elementary honors fallen heroes

Winners of the citizenship awards

By Dan King Although the weather started chilly on Thursday, it turned nice just in time for the annual Whitehall […]

Huge turnout for Whitehall parade

Charles Austin and Henry Gurney escort Cathy Aiken to place the wreath

By Dan King “I didn’t even know there were this many people in Whitehall,” a spectator said as he watched […]

Granville High School honors fallen soldiers

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By Joshua Bassett Granville High School’s gym was quiet Friday afternoon as many gathered there to give thanks to the […]

Hot dog contest next weekend

By Joshua Bassett After a one-year hiatus, the “What’s Up Dawgs Hot Dawg Eating Contest” is back. The event will […]

Hundreds join in Granville parade

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By Joshua Bassett Hundreds gathered Monday on Granville’s Main Street and in Veterans Park to honor and celebrate those lost […]

Car rally to boast more than just cars

According to organizers of the Penrhyn Engine Co. Car Rally in Middle Granville, they’ve seen it all over the years. […]

Beauty will be rewarded

The Slate Valley Garden Club is taking submissions for the organization’s annual beautification awards from now until August. Anyone with […]

Pratts question Hampton coverage

By Joshua Bassett During the public participation portion of a Hampton Town Board meeting last week, Arnie Pratt and his […]

Slate Valley Museum to host ‘spring tasting’

By Laura McCusker The Slate Valley Museum in Granville will host its first-ever Spring Tasting on the Alley on Saturday, […]

Granville FFA goes to convention

Granville FFA Convention pic

By Tara Cook New York State FFA 2014-2015 vice-president Seth Browe, was elected to be the 2015-2016 District 3 FFA […]

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