Tag Archives: Community Effort

Granville: A look back at 2012

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With 2012 now in the history books, we decided to look back on the year and revisit the top stories. Fires The biggest fire to hit Granville in many years was the Main Street fire on Nov. 12. The fire completely destroyed the All In One Exchange pawn shop building and the former L.E. Roberts […]

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Hampton breaks ground on new town hall

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After nearly a decade of planning and a few months after residents voiced their support, officials in Hampton officially broke ground on construction of a new town hall last week. Around 30 people — current and former town officials, members of the Hampton Volunteer Fire Department, and interested residents — attended a ground-breaking ceremony, held […]

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No surprises in local town election

  Countywide election results (winners in bold, results unofficial)       Washington County Treasurer Albert Nolette, R,  5,726 Gayle Hall, I,         3,340  Washington County Sheriff Jeffery Murphy, R,  7,887  Washington County Clerk Dona Crandall, R,   7,537  Washington County Coroner: Naomi Marsh, D,  2,891; Terry Barber, D,  3,265; Michael Putorti, D,  3,350; James Gariepy, R,  […]

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‘Found’ money could lead to more playing fields

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Although in the early stages, the Hartford Town Board hopes a move made June 14 will eventually provide more places for the town’s youth to play. The board unanimously approved a motion to proceed with improving the language in a potential agreement between the board and the Hartford School District which could result in leveling […]

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Board extends Superintendent’s contract

Mark Bessen will be the superintendent in the Granville School District at least through the end of the 2014 school year after the board of education approved a contract extension May 23. In a contract amendment approved unanimously by the board 7-0, with two members absent, the move extended Bessen’s employment with the district beyond […]

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Budget passes; McEachron voted to board

By Bill Toscano As expected, Granville voters approved a $24 million budget and re-elected school board members Kathy Nelson and John Shaw Tuesday night. The unexpected came in the election of Suzanne McEachron to the board as a write-in candidate. One of the seats was up for grabs by a write-in candidate, because board member […]

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Clock to Chime Again Sept. 18th

Clock ceremony, parade set for Sept. 18 The Veterans Memorial Clock is set to chime again for the first time on Sept. 18 at the conclusion of a ceremony rededicating the clock near the Main Street location where it was first erected 67 years ago. This ceremony will take place rain or shine, organizers said. […]

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Summer recreation program saved

    The kids will have a place to play this summer after all – at Mary J. Tanner Primary School. The Granville Town Board decided Thursday night to move forward with the Summer Recreation Program and begin hiring workers to staff the program. (more…)

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‘Finding Bigfoot’ draws large crowd

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By Dan King The green trucker hat atop the mop top head of James ‘Bobo’ Fay read “Keep it Squatchy” […]

Washington County residents smoke more, weigh more

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By Derek Liebig County residents smoke more, weigh more and have limited access to exercise and medical care in Washington […]

Wiskoski wins Distinguished Young Women crown

Haley Wiskoski waves to the crowd after winning the 2016 DYW title

By Dan King Haley Wiskoski has become the first junior to win the Distinguished Young Women Program at Whitehall High […]

Family racing to beat cancer

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By Derek Liebig When Frank Hoard Jr. climbs into his race car later this month at Lebanon Valley Speedway, he […]

Whitehall man faces sexual abuse charges

A Whitehall man with an extensive criminal record has been indicted on charges that accuse him of multiple occasions of […]

Village of Whitehall officials honored

By Dan King Bob Dylan once said “the times, they are a changing,” and such is the case in the […]

Eagle Scout to build prayer garden

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By Dan King Garrett Stevens hopes by the time his Eagle Scout project is over that people won’t even recognize […]

Man arrested for growing pot

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A New Hampshire man was charged last week with operating a marijuana growing operation out of a house he owns […]

Whitehall still seeking superintendent

By Dan King Finding a new superintendent of schools, even an interim appointee, is proving to be not a quick […]

State aid unclear for school budget

By Derek Liebig Uncertainty over the distribution of state aid is muddling Granville Central School District’s budget process. The district […]

Village of Whitehall eyes 1.4 percent tax increase

By Dan King The proposed budget for the Village of Whitehall would raise taxes slightly. The Village Board work-shopped its […]

Granville man arrested for fraud

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A Granville man was charged last week with a felony after he tried to use a stolen public benefits card. […]