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Big Lots grand opening next Friday

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Big Lots will officially celebrate its Granville grand opening on Nov. 16. In addition to specials, there will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m., and the store will present a $2,500 check to the Granville Elementary School as part of the celebration, said store manager Bill Ringer. “We’re excited to be here in Granville, […]

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Iconic evergreen to come down

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This holiday season will be the last for Granville’s traditional Christmas tree. “It’s dead. It’s in really bad shape. The tree has to come down, and it will be taken down next spring,” said village Mayor Brian LaRose. “What we need to do now is replace it, and we’re going to look across the whole […]

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Stories after the storm: A year after Irene, it’s back to normal for most, not all

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The memories are a full year old now, but for those who watched what Tropical Storm Irene did to Granville on Aug. 28, 2011, and in the days afterward, they remain vivid and painful. “It was surreal,” said Matt Zappone, general manager at Zappone Chrysler Jeep Dodge, which lost 140 cars and trucks to massive […]

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To cut or not to cut?

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By Bill Toscano A proposal by the Granville Chamber of Commerce to radically change the look of Main Street has not gone beyond the early planning stages, but it’s already drawing strong opinions from downtown merchants. “I think it would be an awesome idea,” Shelly Reed, who owns Happy Daze Pub with her husband Scott, […]

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Village battling eyesores

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When resident John Norton stood up at last week’s Granville Village Board meeting and asked why nothing was being done to clean up shabby properties, Mayor Brian LaRose had an immediate answer for him. “Actually, Mr. Norton, out new code enforcement officer has been hard at work at that, and if you’d like, you can […]

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Year in Review Part II

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  July 7 Village uses soft touch for property issues If your neighbors’ lawn is too long or they don’t take care of their garbage and you live in the village, you might have called Granville Village Ordinance Officer Gary Didier into action. As part of the duties of the part-time position, Didier is tasked […]

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A ‘Quick’ congratulations

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There isn’t much that makes Ken Quick Jr. nervous. But Quick admitted Friday to being just a bit nervous in his first trip home since becoming Granville’s first-ever national FFA Organization officer. The Cornell freshman returned home for a warm reception from friends, family and local dignitaries Nov. 18 with a whirlwind year of touring […]

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TSC cuts the ribbon

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No one could recall a day when the parking lot of what was once a grocery store was so full of cars. As the Granville location of Tractor Supply Company made its opening official, the parking lot outside was filled to capacity requiring shoppers to park across the street or in the empty lot in […]

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Village: Good news on insurance front

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After weeks of battling with Granville Village insurer, Trident, regarding claims tied to the devastation wrought by Tropical Storm Irene, village clerk treasurer Rick Roberts said he’s finally getting some good news. During a conference call Friday, Nov. 4 village officials spoke with representatives from Trident who agreed to pay the major portion of claims […]

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Insurance company tells village no coverage

Insurance agent: village ‘rolled dice’   The village may have to pay more than $500,000 in flood-repair costs, following a decision by Trident Insurance. Village officials are upset and weighing possible responses. Members of the village board peppered representatives from their insurance local agency, Cool Insurance Agency Inc., with questions Monday demanding to know what […]

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A year later, Pember on path to recovery

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By Derek Liebig A year after a state audit revealed the Granville institution was in a precarious financial state, the […]

A day in the life of a Whitehall Cop

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By Dan King For a small town, there is always something to do as a cop in Whitehall. At 9:30 […]

Behavioral Specialist program to continue

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By Dan King The Whitehall Board of Education voted Monday to continue the district’s much-discussed behavioral specialist program. In an […]

Snail Mail gets slower

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By Dan King People in New York’s rural municipalities, including Whitehall, may have to wait an extra day for delivery […]

Granville spirit night

By Derek Liebig Bolstering school spirit is the aim of an event that will be held tomorrow night at Granville […]

Hampton puts aside funds for equipment

By Derek Liebig The Hampton Town Board is putting some money aside for a rainy day. The board voted last […]