Tag Archives: Community Members

Fire company honors McCullen for 50 years of service

By Jaime Thomas It’s not often people gives decades of service to a volunteer organization. But on Saturday night, dozens of community members gathered to honor John McCullen for 50 years of his time with the North Granville Hose Company. McCullen’s son, Chief Scott McCullen, planned a surprise for his dad along with other older […]

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Parents Raise Questions at School Board Meeting

By Jaime Thomas A couple of parents recently questioned Granville Central School’s failure to touch base with them about safety procedures and preparedness after the recent school shooting in Connecticut. According to a discussion after the meeting of those in attendance, the two represented a larger group of concerned parents. “I do find it disheartening […]

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Community comes together on new town hall

In a modern version of an old-time barn raising, community members in Hampton have come together over the last three months to erect a new town hall without burdening the rural community with any debt. Around two dozen volunteers have pitched in to construct the new municipal building, a 1,460-square-foot building on the eastbound side […]

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Write in candidate Suzanne McEachron

With a sudden open seat on the Granville Board of Education, one resident mounted a campaign for the position. Posted here are answers to the questions offered to candidates for office by the Granville Sentinel. Name – Suzanne McEachron Occupation – EMR Coordinator of Community Health Centers of the Rutland Region   Why do you […]

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Mt. Carmel Church sold

For those who used to worship there before the doors closed, Our Lady of Mount Carmel was a place they loved, where they went for weddings and funerals and came together during good times and bad. Following a sale in February, at least one person is going to love the reoccupied building for meals and […]

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Youth League seeks fund-raising ideas

By Bill Toscano The Whitehall Youth League, which provides more than 225 youths in grades 3-6 the chance to play baseball and offers football and cheerleading to about 70, has lost one-third of its funding because of the ban on coin drops. “If you add everything up, we probably spend about $20,000, and about one-third […]

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Residents get last look at Revitalization

With implementation of the Mettowee River Revitalization Strategy right around the corner, Granville Mayor Jay Niles urged those who turned out Monday night for the final look to get involved. “Pursue your interests,” Niles told the 20 people in attendance on the snowy night. The Granville Village Board convened the special meeting to get a […]

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Mettowee River Revitalization Strategy meeting

  The final Mettowee River Revitalization Strategy meeting will be held Dec. 13 starting at 6 p.m. featuring a presentation of the final product by Elan Planning. Members of the public are invited to take in the presentation detailing the report that will go to the New York State Department of State as a tool […]

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Schools to host annual open houses on Sept. 23 and Sept. 28

Whitehall Central School will host a pair of open houses in the upcoming week. The Junior/Senior High School open house will take place on Thursday, Sept. 23, starting at 6:45 p.m. and lasting until around 8:30 p.m. Members of the school faculty, guidance office and administration will be on hand to answer questions and talk […]

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Fundraisers Halted

Please, don’t ask for anything more. That’s the message that was sent out by Whitehall Central School Superintendent James Watson last week as he announced a “freeze” on school organizations fundraising throughout the rest of the school year.  

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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, […]