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Police, school officials take threats ‘seriously’

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By Krystle S. Morey The misdemeanor charge against the Granville teen who made threatening remarks at school is punishable by up to one year in jail, but – depending on what words are said – the consequences could be much worse. “Depending on what’s said, you are talking ramifications that could … there are serious […]

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Other districts may add armed security officers such as Granville has

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By Krystle S. Morey and Matthew Saari Granville Central School is the sole district of the 22 in Washington County with a school resource officer but that may change in light of a school shooting that resulted in the death of 17 victims in South Florida last week. Dave Williams is an armed police officer […]

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School lock down simulates real thing

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By Christina Scanlon Lockdown drills at Granville schools last week went well, this time offering education for more than the students. “We invited other departments,” said Granville Police Sgt. Dave Williams, for an enhanced drill that gave the school and police a better gauge at how a real emergency would be handled. The Washington County […]

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Winter parking ban in effect

It’s snowing, and you know what that means. Don’t keep your car parked on village streets overnight from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Police gave out 10 tickets last week to residents who left their vehicles on the streets, but it wasn’t due to the snow. Granville’s winter parking ban takes effect from Nov. 1 […]

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Bizarre behavior leads to heroin arrest

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By Jaime Thomas Police arrested a young man Sunday night who had up to $10,000 worth of heroin on him that he allegedly intended to sell. Granville Police Sergeant Dave Williams said 18-year-old Damon Townsend, of the Bronx, had taken a bus to the area where a Granville resident picked him up by car. Officer […]

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Granville police arrest dangerous fugitive

By Jaime Thomas Granville police arrested a fugitive last Tuesday who had been hiding in the village of Granville for at least a month. Idris Ramos, Sr., 39, who was wanted for shooting a handgun toward two subjects in Poultney, Vt., on May 10 and for burglary and aggravated assault with a weapon, is also […]

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PBA blames contract for overtime issue

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, […]

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Investigators arrest two for arson, 11 left temporarily homeless

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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 […]

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Brawl at the Forum

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 […]

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PBA Youth Center looking for higher attendence

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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 […]

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Lakes Region Freepress – 12/14/18

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Residents defend Dresden supervisor; Stipins-Gang demands apology

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By Matthew Saari The Dresden Town Board meeting was proving to be uneventful Monday night, with board members tracking to […]

Fatal fire inspires safety float

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By Krystle S. Morey The fire that claimed the life of a North Granville woman this fall has inspired a […]

Only 122 votes cast for $18.5 million project

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By Matthew Saari The largest building project since Whitehall Central School relocated to Buckley Road garnered little interest from district […]

Horde opens with two road wins

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By Keith Harrington Granville opened the basketball season in good fashion last week, winning a pair of Adirondack League games […]

Santa visits Whitehall

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By Krystle S. Morey “It’s coming!” Children and adults alike cheered and waved as Amtrak train #69 rolled into Whitehall […]

Obituary: Barbara Jane Flack

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Granville, NY – Barbara Jane Flack, age 87, passed away Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Slate Valley Center in Granville. […]

Obituary: Michael Augustus Tuttle

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Whitehall/Colorado Springs- Michael Augustus Tuttle, 31 of Colorado Springs, Colorado, passed away on November 30, 2018 at his home.  Michael […]

North Country Freepress – 12/07/18

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