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Bassett tabbed to lead Whitehall PD

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By Dan King and Christina Scanlon After more than a year without an acting police chief, the Whitehall Police Department has a new head honcho – Granville’s police chief. Ernie Bassett was hired by the Whitehall Village Board last week to serve as the new chief of police in Whitehall while continuing to serve Granville. […]

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School clarifies its liability coverage

By Joshua Bassett Citing possible misinformation, Granville Central School District staff said Education Law and insurance liability concerns keep them from sponsoring many youth sporting events at the school. That’s why school football coach Mario Torres asked the village of Granville to insure a Granville 7-7 football team and a camp at the school from […]

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Village of Granville approves budget

By Derek Liebig The Village of Granville ratified its 2015-16 budget Monday evening. The $1.35 million budget increases the tax levy nearly 3 percent, from $1,015,924 to $1,046,114. The resulting increase in taxes is projected to be 3.55 percent and the tax rate is expected to increase from $9.71 per $1,000 of assessed valuation to […]

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Reelected, incumbents face challenges

By Derek Liebig Members of the Granville Village Board will be together for at least two more years. Incumbents Dean Hyatt and Paul Labas defeated challenger Judith Daigle last Wednesday to earn new four-year terms. Labas received 76 votes and Hyatt 69 votes, while Daigle garnered 34 votes. Only 100 ballots were cast. Mayor Brian […]

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Village of Granville taxes to increase

By Derek Liebig A decrease in revenues will lead to a tax increase for village residents. The Granville Village Board on Monday approved a tentative $1.35 million budget that raises the tax levy nearly 3 percent, from $1,015,924 to $1,046,114. The resulting increase in taxes is projected to be 3.55 percent and the tax rate […]

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Mayor LaRose to seek reelection

By Derek Liebig Granville Mayor Brian LaRose confirmed last week he will seek a second term in office, saying there are a number of projects he would like to see finished. LaRose outlined an ambitious agenda he hopes to complete if he’s reelected in March, including the completion of the village sidewalk project. The village, […]

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Village hires four new police officers

By Jaime Thomas After a long search and an ongoing pool of applicants, the Granville Police Department hired four new part-time officers between this month and last. One officer was hired in August, and on Monday the village board approved the hiring of three more. The four men, Edward Ashley, Scott Alkinburgh, Jason Vadenburgh and […]

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Resident unhappy with noise from bar

By Jaime Thomas Tenants of a Church Street apartment building are not too happy about the noise coming out of one of Main Street’s bars at night. Dale Clark told the Granville Village Board Monday that Happy Daze Pub is just too loud. “They’ve been excessively noisy since their expansion. I have to turn my […]

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Officials still waiting on rubble cleanup; Edgeco expected to return by middle of week

It’s still a waiting game to see when contractors from Edgeco Environmental, Inc., will return to Granville to finish the work they started. The company hired to clean up the pile of rubble on Main Street took their first load to an asbestos processing facility near Rochester several weeks ago and did not return days […]

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Rubble remains

Though the machinery is in place and the starting date has well passed, cleanup has yet to take place on Main Street. Nine months have passed since the Nov. 11 fire that destroyed two buildings, and their charred remains still sit behind a temporary fence. On Tuesday, Attorney John Winn, who is representing one of […]

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Sweeping drug bust nets 11

Drug Bust Press Conference

By Dan King Seven Granville residents were among a group of 11 “mid to high level drug dealers” arrested in […]

Suboxone: A growing scourge in the area


By Dan King Illicit sale and use of Suboxone, a prescription drug used to treat heroin addiction, is a growing […]

McDonald’s future uncertain

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By Dan King The sign along Route 4 telling drivers that a McDonald’s is coming up on the left has […]

Whitehall, Granville close to finalizing chief contract

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By Dan King and Jamie Norton In September, Granville Police Chief Ernie Bassett was tabbed to take on the same […]

Hampton may use, restore historic cemetery

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By Jamie Norton The town of Hampton is considering an idea that would allow its residents to be buried in […]

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