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Exchange student enjoying Granville


By Krystle S. Morey Marianna Pittnerova said she is enjoying the “laid back” lifestyle in Granville. Here to finish high school, Pittnerova, 17, is from Bratislava, Slovakia, a city of about 415,000 people. Granville has about 2,500. “It’s a little different,” she said. “…more relaxing and calm, but that is why I am here: to […]

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October First Friday: Zombie walk, Halloween party

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By Krystle S. Morey With Halloween just around the corner, Granville’s annual zombie walk and party are set for this Friday. The Pember Library and Museum and the Slate Valley Museum are teaming up to host their third annual Halloween Monster Mash party and zombie walk. The Halloween festivities occur on Oct. 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. at […]

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Girls’ soccer nets sole lights week win


By Krystle S. Morey Members of the crowd were on the edge of their seats last Thursday as Granville’s girls’ soccer team battled Whitehall under the lights. The teams were neck-in-neck for the full 90-minutes, driving the game into overtime. The Horde’s strong offense overpowered the Railroaders. Granville’s Alexis Smith scored with just 4:30 left […]

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Trek for Hope 5K race Sunday


The sixth annual Trek for Hope 5K walk/run is slated for Sunday, Oct. 9. Coming at the height of fall foliage season, the run takes participants through village streets, a Rail Trail, and over a covered footbridge for an enjoyable autumn experience. “There are many different types of terrain,” said Haynes House spokesperson Linda Ellingsworth. […]

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Probe supports Torres’ firing


By Krystle S. Morey An investigation by the Granville Central School District that led to the firing of varsity football coach Mario Torres offers myriad reasons for his mid-season ouster. Torres maintained that he had “no obligation” to notify school administrators after he learned that police had found three of his players smoking marijuana on […]

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Granville begins superintendent search

Only three board members showed up to last week's meeting, which is not enough to hold a meeting.

By Krystle S. Morey The Granville Board of Education has started its search for a new superintendent as the district’s current leader prepares to retire. Superintendent Mark Bessen announced recently that he would retire on Jan. 31. Soin the coming weeks the board will form search committees, determine a salary range and establish a list […]

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Whitehall Fire Co. seeks new contract

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By Dan King Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company is looking for a three-year fire protection contract that would increase its budget 3 percent each year. Deputy Chief Brian Brooks gave copies of the proposal to both the town and village and last Wednesday pitched the proposal to the town board. “We’re getting BMW service for a […]

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Chief eyes expansion of shared police services


By Dan King and Krystle S. Morey It’s been a year since the Granville and Whitehall police departments have shared a chief, and officials agree that the arrangement has worked out in both municipalities’ favor – so much so, in fact, that expanded shared services are being considered. “I think it’s worked very well the […]

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Car Show draws hundreds


By Krystle S. Morey Ward Woodruff remembers Sunday drives as a kid with his father in their family’s ‘67 Dodge Polara. Now, Woodruff has his own 1967 Polara. The only difference is Woodruff’s is a convertible – his dad’s was a hardtop. Woodruff, of Fort Edward, found the vehicle listed in an ad on Craigslist. […]

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Torres fired, other coaches resign


By Krystle S. Morey An incident involving a cover-up of Granville football players smoking marijuana on school property has led to the dismissal of Granville varsity football coach Mario Torres. School officials said Torres was informed of the incident by a police officer on Sept. 5, three days after the incident, but failed to notify […]

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Three years later, search continues for missing man

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By Krystle S. Morey Nearly three years ago, a man set off walking from a Main Street bar toward the […]

Whitehall boy gets prosthetic

Logan Pease walks again with the help of a prosthetic leg.

By Serena Kovalosky Logan Pease has been waiting a long time for this moment. For this first time since his […]

Locals to attend Trump’s inauguration

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By Krystle S. Morey and Donna Frischknecht On Friday, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the […]

Losing mill would be ‘nail in the coffin’


By Donna Frischknecht It’s been part of the Whitehall landscape since 1940. Back then, Commonwealth Plywood was supplying birch plywood […]

‘Extensive damage’ gets vacant building demolished

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By Serena Kovalosky For many who drove down Williams Street in Whitehall last week, the pile of rubble next door […]

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