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Former church being transformed

By Adam Cook   The Middle Granville Presbyterian Church on Route 22A has stood empty for the better part of six years since the last church service. Now, Granville resident Jeff Anderson is looking to breathe new life into the space. “This, I envision as a stage for music events,” Anderson said, indicating the raised […]

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School bus passer ticketed

By Krystle S. Morey A driver who claims she was “not paying attention” is facing legal ramifications after she drove around a stopped Granville school bus. Police said the bus was standing with red lights flashing to pick up students at Granville High School when 18-year-old Ashlea M. Baron of Middle Granville disregarded the bus […]

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Dresden rushes to pass budget

By Matthew Saari The Town of Dresden is attempting to fine-tune a budget, hold a public hearing and approve its 2019 spending plan…all in five days’ time. Supervisor Paul Ferguson unveiled the tentative budget at the town’s monthly meeting Monday night, and for some board members, it was the first time they’d laid eyes on […]

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$100K to be returned to state

By Krystle S. Morey The village of Granville will reluctantly return about $100,000 in grant money to the State of New York. Officials spent the last couple of months brainstorming projects that would satisfy the terms of a $600,000 Community Development Block Grant earmarked for upgrades at the wastewater treatment plant, but restrictions of the […]

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Holiday meals to be offered

Thanksgiving is coming soon and many churches and community organizations will open their doors to the public for a holiday feast. Here’s a look at some of the dinners happening across the region:   NEW YORK   Granville A Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 3 to 6 p.m. in […]

Recent News

Woman arrested with 11 pot plants

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By Matthew Saari A 39-year-old Whitehall woman faces a misdemeanor charge after Whitehall police discovered she was growing 11 marijuana plants in her yard. Devin Mahar of 40 Vaughn Street Extension was charged with unlawful growing of cannabis on Oct. 26. “That’s a public health law charge not penal law,” said Whitehall Sgt. Ryan Pedone. […]

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Parades, meals, ceremonies on tap

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By Krystle S. Morey and Matthew Saari Veterans Day will be here on Sunday, Nov. 11, and several local organizations are giving people the opportunity to honor our nation’s servicemen and women. Those interested in sharing a meal with a veteran, attending a ceremony honoring veterans, or simply stopping by an area monument will have […]

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Lakes Region Freepress – 11/02/18

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Bar thieves plead guilty, another going to trial

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By Krystle S. Morey Two of the three men who Granville police said burglarized a West Main Street bar in May have pled guilty to felony charges while the third is headed to trial. Police said Calvin J. Lena, Daryl W. Shaw and Lucas N. Sisco broke into On the Rocks in Granville on May […]

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Hampton residents question tax hike

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By Matthew Saari Nearly two dozen Hamptonites turned out Monday evening to learn about and argue the need for the town to exceed the state-imposed tax cap. Hampton supervisor Dave O’Brien opened the meeting by establishing expected conduct for public participation and then, for nearly an hour, residents grilled the town board on what they […]

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Factory, bank for sale

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By Krystle S. Morey $1,399,000 – that’s the asking price for the factory that Manchester Wood called home for 27 years. The furniture manufacturer announced this summer that it was going out of business, with plans to sell off inventory and close its Granville location. The news of Manchester Wood’s closing came as a shock […]

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Rozell proposes new law for roadside work

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall town supervisor John Rozell has proposed a new law which would require any franchises seeking to do work along Whitehall’s roads to gain the highway superintendent’s approval beforehand. Rozell pitched the new law – calling it a Highway Work Permit Law – at the town board’s October meeting and town attorney […]

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Police watching drop boxes

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By Krystle S. Morey   Granville police are stepping up patrols to help curb littering in the village, particularly in and around drop boxes. Disposal of unwanted mattresses, car seats, books and more have plagued the parking lot of the former Bardin’s Tire Service on Quaker Street for years, but recently the piles of discarded […]

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Lakes Region Freepress – 10/26/18

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Whitehall eyes $18M school project

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By Matthew Saari The Whitehall Board of Education voted 7-1 last week to move forward with an $18.5 million school upgrade project, with the vast majority of the cost expected to be covered with state aid. “It’s the first project of this scope in the district ever,” said school superintendent Patrick Dee. Before voting, board […]

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Woman dies in North Granville fire

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By Krystle S. Morey   A flag flies at half-staff outside of a North Granville home where a woman perished in an early-morning blaze Saturday. Kimberly A. Collins, 57, died of smoke inhalation caused by a fire ignited in her State Route 22 home. Collins was believed to be asleep in an upstairs bedroom, where […]

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Free food straining school cafeterias

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By Krystle S. Morey Since Granville schools began offering free breakfasts and lunches for all students this year, so many are taking advantage of the program that it’s straining cafeteria staff and resources. “It’s been one month and there’s certainly been a noticeable increase,” said business manager Cathy Somich. The district has already expanded the […]

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Obituary: Dorothy “Tosh” (Keelan) Plisko

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West Pawlet, Vt. – Dorothy “Tosh” (Keelan)  Plisko, 86, went into the arms of the Lord on Wednesday, November 14, […]

Obituary: Thomas Edward (Tucker) Rock Sr.

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Whitehall – Thomas Edward (Tucker) Rock Sr., 71, of Lower Bellamy Street, went peacefully into the arms ms of the Lord while […]

North Country Freepress – 11/16/18

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Lakes Region Freepress – 11/16/18

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518 Wheels – 11/15/18

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Obituary: Patricia W. Folger

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Patricia W. Folger, 75,  passed away on Sunday, November 4, 2018 after a long illness and a short stay at […]

Obituary: Faith S. Pitlak

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Faith S. Pitlak Poultney, VT – Faith Sarah Pitlak, passed away at her home on Lake St. Catherine, a place […]

Obituary: Emmi E. Loomis

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Emmi E. Loomis Granville, NY – Emmi E. Loomis, age 82, passed away peacefully at Granville Center, following a brief […]

North Country Freepress – 11/09/18

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Lakes Region Freepress – 11/09/18

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Obituary: Donald Levesque

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Donald “Don” Levesque went peacefully to his home in Heaven on Sunday, October 28, 2018 with his loving wife Barbara […]

Obituary: Robert J. Rozell

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Robert J. Rozell, 57 of Hampton passed away peacefully October 31, 2018 at home after a short battle with Pancreatic […]