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Church Street bridge to be replaced next summer

By Krystle S. Morey The bridge on Granville’s Church Street is slated for replacement next summer – and with minimal impact on traffic. Bids were accepted by Washington County’s Department of Public Works last December and awarded the lead on the project was McFarland Johnson, of Saratoga. “The main reason we selected them was because […]

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Floating phenomenon: Mettawee River currents create ‘ice disk’

By Krystle S. Morey Is it aliens? Hooligans? Nope, just science. Several Granville residents were mystified by a floating ice disk that appeared recently in the Mettowee River. “At first I thought someone was crazy enough to go out there with a snow machine – doing doughnuts,” said Gregory Fleming, trying to explain how the […]

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East Bay Road trashed

By Matthew Saari Whitehall police are assisting an investigation by the state Department of Environmental Conservation of an illegal dumping incident that apparently occurred during the night of Saturday, Dec. 29 or early morning of Sunday, Dec. 30, on Whitehall’s East Bay Road. Village Department of Public Works foreman happened to be driving by the […]

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McGurl’s pay ranks 10th in county

By Krystle S. Morey   “It is often said the most important role of the Board of Education is to hire its superintendent.” So wrote William L. Sharp and James K. Walter in their book “The School Superintendent: The Profession and the Person.” With job duties that include supervising a school district’s academics, oversight of […]

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Fire calls, accidents keep firemen busy

By Matthew Saari It’s been a busy time for the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company, which has been called to numerous fires and accidents in recent days. “We’ve definitely had an uptick in calls the past couple of weeks,” said deputy chief Jim Brooks. Since Dec. 19, firemen have been called to 10 reported fires or […]

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Lakes Classifieds – 06/07/19

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Obituary: Emerson L. DeKalb

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Granville, NY – Emerson Lee DeKalb, age 86, passed away at home on his farm on June 2, 2019 following a long illness. Emerson was born on September 9, 1932 in Granville, New York the son of the late Clinton E and Pearl I. (Lee) DeKalb. Emerson was a graduate of Granville High School. Upon […]

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Obituary: Marie V. Butler

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Raceville, NY – Marie Violet Butler passed away on May 30, 2019 at Washington Center in Argyle, NY following a long illness. Marie was born on September 17, 1927 in Middle Granville, New York the daughter of the late Levi and Essie (Wright) Ely. She married Warren Butler on November 11, 1943. Marie was a […]

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Obituary: Anita M. Jones

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Granville, NY – Anita Marguerite Jones, 88, of Granville passed away May 29th, 2019 at the Haynes House of Hope following a brief battle with cancer.  She was with family when she found eternal peace. Anita was born June 4th, 1930 in Granville to Andrew Jause (Cenname) and Mary Jause (Covino), and was of proud Italian […]

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Lakes Region Freepress – 05/31/19

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Lakes Classifieds – 05/31/19

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Obituary: James (Jim) Frederick Johnson

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James (Jim) Frederick Johnson, 86 years of age, passed away on Friday, May 17, 2019 at his home in Leeds, UT. He had been suffering from cancer for several months until his passing. Jim was born in West Carthage, New York to Francis James Johnson and Ethel Johnson (both deceased). He has one sibling, a sister, […]

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Obituary: W. Otis Andrus

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Pawlet, VT – W. Otis Andrus, age 88, passed away peacefully at home with his daughter Nancy and his grandson Cody by his side on Friday May 24th, 2019. Oat was born on September 12th, 1930 the son of J. Holmes Andrus and Beatrice (Loomis) Andrus. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 65 […]

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Obituary: Marion Barnes

Marion Barnes Granville, NY – Marion Barnes passed away peacefully on May 28, 2019 at the Slate Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility in North Granville. Marion was born October 2, 1934 in Hebron, NY the daughter of the late Mark and Hazel (Dekalb) Glasier. She was a graduating of Ellis Hospital Registered Nurse training in […]

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Obituary: Evelyn (Hatch) Hackett

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Granville, NY – After leading a very full life, Evelyn (Hatch) Hackett, 86, has joined many loved ones in eternal peace.  Born in Pittsford, Vermont on July, 21, 1932, Evelyn was the daughter of Howard and Beatrice (Wood) Hatch. Evelyn spent her childhood on the family farm first in Clarendon, Vermont and later in North […]

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Obituary: Michael Patrick Smith

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Lake George/Granville, NY – Michael Patrick Smith was freed of his physical constraints for eternal rest on Sunday, May 26, 2019. Mike was born on December 5, 1954, the third of eight children born to Gordon B. and Patricia A. (Rathbun) Smith. Mike was a graduate of Granville High School and went on to graduate […]

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Obituary: Elsie Mae (Priest) McGraw

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Granville, NY – Elsie Mae (Priest) McGraw, age 88, passed through heaven’s gates May 26, 2019 at her home, while being cared for by her loving family. Elsie was born  on May 12, 1931 in Granville, the daughter of the late Louis and Anna (Williams) Priest. Though she was Mrs. McGraw to the world, she was […]

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Obituary: Allan E. Golden

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North Granville – Allan E. Golden, 70, of State Route 22, passed away on July 17, 2019 at his home.  […]

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Obituary: Linda J. Beckwith

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Whitehall-Linda J. Beckwith, 75, passed away unexpectedly Monday July 15, 2019 at Rutland Regional Medical Center.  Born on Valentine’s Day, […]

Obituary: Robert Egil Olsen

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Robert Egil Olsen, 87, formerly of Salem, New York and most recently a resident of the Home of the Good […]

Obituary: Earl F. Carswell

ALBANY-Earl F. Carswell, 71 of Albany, passed away on Friday, July 5, 2019, at St. Peter’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. […]

Obituary: Richard Morey

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Richard Morey, age 72, passed away following a four-wheeler accident on Thursday, July 11, 2019. Richard was born September 26, […]

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