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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

State rates towns’ fiscal health

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By Krystle Morey & Matthew Saari The state Comptroller’s office recently released a series of reports detailing the fiscal health of towns across the state. Granville State officials say Granville is on the right track fiscally but is susceptible to environmental stress. A report released by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s Office indicated that the town […]

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Halloween happenings throughout the area

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Halloween happenings abound throughout the region, with plenty of hair-raising, terrifying, horrifying events for those who like the thrill of this mystical time of the year. Trick or treat? It’s time to adorn costumes, whether they are outlandish, simplistic, or whatever. Do you want to frighten others, or are you living out a dream of […]

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Lakes Region Freepress – 10/05/18

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Head Start gets delayed start

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By Krystle S. Morey Following a few delays with upgrades to its new space, Head Start is now fully operational at Mary J. Tanner School. On Tuesday, 34 Head Start students attended school at its new Middle Granville location. “It’s a great space,” said Linda Daigle, Head Start coordinator. Head Start hoped to start school […]

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Annual Hollerin’ Festival draws Sasquatch fans

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By Matthew Saari “Oh wow, it’s a lot busier than last year.” That was what one attendee of Whitehall’s third annual Sasquatch Calling Festival had to say upon seeing the cars lining Skenesborough Drive. “It’s far busier,” agreed Bob Parker. “Busier than even two years ago.” It was impossible not to notice the scope of […]

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Barge strikes bridge; road closed 4 hours

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By Matthew Saari A section of Saunders Street was shut down by police after a barge traveling the Champlain Canal struck the street’s bridge Saturday evening. While the Sasquatch Calling Contest was happening not 100 yards away, Whitehall police were called to Saunders Street after a construction barge became lodged on the underbelly of the […]

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One year later…tossed kitten happy in new home

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By Krystle S. Morey The kitten that was thrown from a pick-up truck and abandoned on the side of Route 22 in Granville one year ago is now happy and healthy in her new home. “She is doing great,” said Myles Roberts. Roberts, of Granville, and his family adopted the kitten following the incident last […]

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Zombie walk, party in Granville Friday

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The night air is getting chillier and Halloween is just around the corner, which means it’s time for the Pember Library and Museum and the Slate Valley Museum’s annual Halloween-themed First Friday events. The museums are teaming up again to host their Fifth Annual Halloween Party and Zombie Walk on Oct. 5 from 7 to […]

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Sasquatch Festival this Saturday

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By Matthew Saari The hills and vales of the bucolic Whitehall countryside will be resonating with the deep, sonorous calls of Bigfoot this weekend. The third annual Sasquatch Calling Festival is set to kick off Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Skenesborough Park in Whitehall. There is no cost to attend. “I’m shocked at how […]

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Autumn Leaves Car Show Sept. 30

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By Krystle S. Morey Get ready to hear those engines roar! Granville will be a hot spot for hot rods this Sunday as more than 200 cars travel to the village for the 32nd annual Autumn Leaves Car Show. The event kicks off at 9 a.m. on Sept. 30 at the Granville Little League Field. […]

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Village to charge resident $445+ for mowing lawn

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By Matthew Saari Do you find yourself just too busy to mow your lawn? Wait long enough and the village of Whitehall will mow it for you for the low, low sum of $445. This was just the case at 45 Saunders St. as Mayor Phil Smith explained during a village board meeting on Tuesday. […]

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Free piles causing headache for code enforcement

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By Krystle S. Morey Tires, dressers, televisions, books and more have found their way out to curbs and Granville code enforcement officer Curtis Pedone said, “It’s becoming an issue.” “A lot of people are putting lawn furniture and stuff out by the curb for free to get rid of,” Pedone said. “…anything they don’t want. […]

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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 […]