By Jaime Thomas It all comes down to a contract. Gordon Smith, a Granville Village Trustee, expressed his misgivings at a meeting last week about a 100 percent increase in police overtime pay within the budget. Issues within the police union contract have since come to light. Both Police Chief Ernie Bassett and Dave Williams, [...]
By Jaime Thomas Police arrested two Saratoga County men for intentionally starting a fire at an apartment building at 44 Mettowee Street in Granville early Monday morning. Both 44-year-old Stephen J. Gyarmathy and 57-year-old Joseph L. Guerrier, of Porter Corners, were charged with second-degree arson and first-degree reckless endangerment for their act, which left at [...]
By Jaime Thomas A brawl involving 50-75 people erupted at the Forum Restaurant early Sunday morning following a St. Patrick’s Day event the bar was hosting. At 3:25 a.m., Granville police responded to a call about a large disturbance at the Forum and were surprised to find 50 to 75 people fighting outside in the [...]
By Jaime Thomas Despite low numbers, PBA youth center continues programs It’s got everything a kid could ask for: a big dance floor with a snazzy lighting system, video games, pool tables, food and more. The Police Benevolent Association (PBA) youth center on Main Street is just missing one thing — more kids. Regular attendance [...]
Although it was the holiday traditionally known for over indulgence with alcohol and the difficulties that come with such activity, New Year’s Eve could not be called a busy night locally, police said. Christmas might be what people think of when they hear the phrase “silent night,” but law enforcement officials across the region report [...]
The Granville skating rink will open sometime soon, but organizers said they have been stuck waiting on the weather. Dave Williams, along with at least two other people, plan to open the rink much as they have for the past several years; they’re just waiting for good enough weather to flood the skating surface. “Mixing [...]
Despite more than 24 hours of high winds last week, Granville managed to avoid serious property damage while authorities and residents were kept busy cleaning up debris. No injuries were reported as a result of the high winds on Dec. 1. Granville village police said they were busy for a few hours when the winds [...]
Make your own revolution the title track from the latest release by Niskayuna-based band Sirsy encourages. The up-and-coming two-piece band returns to the Granville Police Benevolent Association Youth Center Dec. 16 for an all ages show; tickets will be available at the door. Now playing nationally, the band has been a fixture in the bar [...]
Peek-a-boo you can see the Youth Center The paper has come down. The newspaper covering the front windows of the soon-to-be Granville PBA Youth Center came down Sunday night as work progresses toward an opening day.
Youth Center effort hits stumbling block A misunderstanding and an unanticipated fire sprinkler system expense has caused a snag in the creation of a Granville youth center, one that could take weeks and thousands of dollars to resolve, organizers said Sunday.