Tag Archives: Brian Larose

Iconic evergreen to come down

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

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?

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

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

  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

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

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

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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Irene impacts procurement policy

The ripple effect of Tropical Storm Irene was still being felt in the Village of Granville Monday night as every action the village board took was somehow touched or impacted by the event. Due to substantial infrastructure damage in the village, mostly to the waste water treatment system, the village board passed a resolution to […]

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Preparations underway for school year in Granville

The 2013-14 school year begins Wednesday and ushers in some significant change within the Granville Central School District. The district […]

Students build community of trust

Transitioning from elementary school to middle school is easily one of the most difficult processes in an adolescent’s life, but […]

Village approves new parking law

Last Tuesday evening the Whitehall Village Board of Trustees held a public hearing to discuss a potential parking law, which […]

Changes abound as school year begins

With the school year starting next Thursday for Whitehall students, the district has gone through a transformation this summer, one […]

Test scores improve, but continue to lag behind

Granville students showed improvement in both math and English on the state tests but continue to lag behind their peers […]

Youth Center for sale

The Granville Police Benevolent Association has put its youth center up for sale. Sergeant Dave Williams said a lack of […]

Former resident dies in accident

A former Granville resident was killed Saturday night in a motor vehicle accident on I-87 in Albany. Matthew Fiske, 43, […]