Tag Archives: Brian Larose

What next? Clean-up progresses; no firm plan on future of buildings

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As village employees built a fence around the pile of charred debris on Main Street that was recently two buildings, one of the former owners was already looking to get it cleared up. “The goal is to get that cleaned up and finished very quickly,” said Constance Rojcewicz, owner of the building that housed All […]

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Big Lots open for business

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A line formed out the door of the new Big Lots for its grand opening on Friday, Nov. 16. District Manager Vincent Zaluski and store manager Bill Ringer kicked off the event by presenting a $2,500 check to the Granville elementary school as the school’s students of the month and their parents watched. Mayor Brian […]

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A total loss: Fire leaves hole on Main Street

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By Jaime Thomas A fire destroyed two buildings on Main Street in Granville early Monday morning. Local firefighters responded to a call at 3:50 a.m. for a fire in a trash receptacle. Upon further investigation, however, they realized a structure fire was in progress in two buildings, All In One Exchange pawn shop and the […]

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Vets, committee honored

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By Jaime Thomas Residents came out to honor those who have served our country and to enjoy unseasonably warm weather on Veterans Day. Old and young alike enjoyed a parade down Main Street that ended in Veterans Park. Among other groups there were Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, a marching band and veterans marching in the […]

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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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Washington County Fair in full swing

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By Linda Ellingsworth There’s still plenty of time to experience the excitement of the Washington County Fair. A celebration of […]

Coin drops hurt by bridge work

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By Dan King Those who volunteer their time to serve the people of Whitehall say their coin drop operations have […]

Working together: town, village fixing waterline

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By Dan King For the past week and a half the town and village of Whitehall have been working together […]

Washington County Board opposes Common Core

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By Dan King The third time was indeed a charm for Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff and activist Bob Schulz. Haff […]

Townwide sale next weekend

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By Dan King Bargain seekers will converge on Whitehall Labor Day Weekend, as they seek the best deals around. The […]

Three vying for public safety position

By Christina Scanlon Washington County supervisors have narrowed the field to three candidates for county public safety director and will […]

Recycled teens applauded

By Christina Scanlon Nine honorary members of the Mettowee Valley Senior Citizens were honored last week at a luncheon filled […]

County opposes pregnant inmate restraint changes

By Dan King The state Legislature passed a bill in June that limits the use of restraints on pregnant inmates, […]

Granville, Hartford low opt outs; Whitehall average

By Dan King and Christina Scanlon Students at area school districts opted out of Common Core with less frequency than […]

Eighty-one take part in football camp

By Christina Scanlon Summer football camps for students at Granville are nothing new. Over the years, the players have attended […]

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