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County supervisors examine transfer stations’ role-again

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By Bill Toscano   A year after deciding to keep its transfer stations open with a slight increase in fees, Washington County is again looking at ways to eliminate the expenditure going into the five stations. “We’ve had a $400,000 loss already, and we could lose another $600,000,” said Matt Hicks, Granville’s town supervisor and […]

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Students pitch in, clean up community

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The streets of Whitehall are a little cleaner after a group of students from Whitehall High School spent several hours last week picking up garbage. The junior and senior classes were given a few hours reprieve from school to tidy up the community and were joined by school faculty, village and town officials, members of […]

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Return of the Ban

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If the two early season coatings of snow weren’t enough to remind village residents, maybe the warning tickets were. Residents on some village streets who left cars parked on the street might have woken up to a little pink slip of paper under their windshield. Police Chief Ernie Bassett Jr. said the winter parking ban […]

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Leaf pick up different after Irene

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Tropical Storm Irene’s impact will be felt into the fall as damage from the storm will impact the annual leaf collection service. The Granville Department of Public Works will collect leaves as they have in the past, but have been forced to mandate the leaves be bagged this year. Residents are asked to put leaves […]

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Water project work on pace

A season of torn up lawns and missing sidewalks is coming to an end for the village of Granville. At a recent village board meeting the members spoke about how impressed they were with the company that won the bid to install the distribution system water pipe along Columbus and Mettowee streets as well as […]

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Rail Trail will get deck

The Rail Trail will have a platform overlooking the Mettowee River– that is if the weather decides to cooperate, village officials said. Regular Rail Trail users might have noticed some pressure-treated planking set up along the area where the rail trail bridge came to rest before it was put in place, just off of the […]

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Renovations close skate park for the year

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  Rail grinders and ollie enthusiasts are without a place to practice their unique skills after the village closed the skate park last week.  Granville Village DPW superintendent Dan Williams said the equipment including ramps and various obstacles for skateboarders to jump on, off and over had been removed from the park adding the park […]

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Blizzard whacks Granville…Again

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by Matthew Rice  Winter reasserted its icy grip on the North Country as a major storm dropped more than a foot of a mixture of snow, sleet and freezing rain across the region knocking out power, closing schools and generally making getting to work Monday morning difficult for residents already tired of a long, long, […]

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Village, DPW come to agreement

  The village and the union that represents seven Department of Public Works employees have agreed on a contract, giving the union its first contract since 2007. “I think both sides are happy with the way it worked out,” Village Mayor Francis “Fra” Putorti. “It’s a little win for both sides.” The workers will receive […]

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Meet your Granville Village Candidates

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    Brian LaRose Occupation: Production Management / Supervisor Position Sought: Mayor  Why do you want to hold this office? I have been a life long resident of Granville, raised my family here, and have always loved its small town ambiance, local history and heritage. As Mayor, I want to help preserve what makes Granville […]

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Classifieds 09/17/14

Railroaders trounce Bombers

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By Dan King Whitehall football defeated Section IX’s Pine Plains by a score of 54-6, sparked by 48 first half […]

Soccer team starts season with win

By Dan King Whitehall soccer started the season the right way, with a 2-0 shutout of the Hadley-Luzerne Eagles, last […]

Golf team moves to 4-0

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By Dan King Whitehall golf is now 4-0 on the season, after sweeping Corinth last Tuesday and sweeping North Warren […]

Despite councilman’s objections, town approves speed changes

By Dan King Town councilman Farrell Prefountaine returned from a lengthy medical leave at last Wednesday’s board meeting and he […]

Applefest Saturday in Fair Haven

By Dan King Applefest has been conducted annually by Fair Haven School for over 25 years now and the event […]

Rec Center sees rise in unaccompanied children

“We had to fish three little girls out of the canal, no parents were home and there was nobody we […]

Officials concerned with property

By Dan King “My son was riding his bike and almost got hit by a car, because he could not […]

WIC finds new home

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By Dan King The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program in Whitehall will now be hosted in the Rec Center. […]

100 years of Whitehall football

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By Dan King Whitehall High School has been fielding an interscholastic varsity football team since before the start of World […]

Volleyball team beats Glens Falls

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Granville’s volleyball team picked up a big non-league win over Glens Falls on Monday. After winning the first two games, […]

Soccer coach pleased with effort

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Girls soccer coach Jane Havens may not have been happy with the final score but she was pleased with her […]