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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.