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Principals discuss test results at workshop

By Jaime Thomas Following a regular business meeting on Monday, the Granville Board of Education held a more casual discussion. Though the public was invited to attend and share their ideas with the board, few community members showed. The focus of the forum was recently-released state test scores for grades three through eight on which […]

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Shaw reelected in 5-4 vote

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By Jaime Thomas It was boys versus girls at a school board vote in Granville last Tuesday night. In a battle of the sexes, Kathy Nelson nominated Suzanne McEachron as school board president, and Eric Scribner nominated incumbent John Shaw. Shaw won 5-4 with the women raising their hands for McEachron and the men for […]

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Hicks appoints new historian

By Jaime Thomas An opening for a town historian in Granville came at a perfect time for Lee Tugas. Tugas, who is retiring at the end of this school year from Whitehall Central School after teaching English for 30 years, was looking for a way to stay active. So he applied for the position of […]

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Donnelly announces resignation, will pursue work in China

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By Jaime Thomas Jim Donnelly, Granville’s junior/senior high school principal, is resigning at the end of this summer in order to pursue a job opportunity that will take him to China. Donnelly confirmed his plans Monday, days after he announced his move to school staff and officials. “I’ve been given a great opportunity,” Donnelly said. […]

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Hartford announces new principal

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By Jaime Thomas The search is over for a new principal at Hartford Central School. District Superintendent Andrew Cook announced at a meeting last week that Brian George will take the position of Junior/ Senior High School principal effective July 1. “He had the personality the board felt really would work well with our staff […]

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Jones out as budget officer: Supervisor cites cost savings as reason

Kathy Jones was replaced last week as the Town of Whitehall’s budget officer in a cost-cutting move Supervisor George Armstrong said will save the town tens of thousands of dollars. Armstrong chose last Wednesday not to reappoint Jones who has served as budget officer, Supervisor’s clerk, and the town highway superintendent’s clerk for the past […]

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Busy crews put out brush fire

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By Jaime Thomas As area fire departments were finishing up a long, strenuous day on Main Street, they were called to respond to a working brush fire at 181 Beecher Road. Noreen Tennant had stopped home to drop off her son, who didn’t want to wait at his grandmother’s doctor appointment, when she noticed a […]

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Rail Trail vandalism concerns officials

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By Jaime Thomas Officials are looking to take action after someone vandalized a recently completed section of the rail trail last weekend. John Tanner, the town of Granville’s highway superintendent, said he agrees 100 percent with Supervisor Matt Hick’s desire to find the culprit. “If you let it go and you overlook it, you’re just […]

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Incumbents return to office: Bartholomew leads all candidates with 153 votes

The village board received a vote of confidence Tuesday as voters re-elected both incumbent candidates. Republican Ken Bartholomew and Democrat Walter Sandford defeated their opponents and will return in their roles as village trustees. Bartholomew garnered the most support, receiving 153 votes, while Sandford had 135. Fellow Democrat Jim Putorti finished with 119 votes and […]

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Hartford holds budget increase to one percent

Haff: one percent due to outside factors   The Hartford Town Board continues its frugal ways as the budget passed at its October meeting will increase by just one percent. Supervisor Dana Haff said just one year after dropping the tax levy 15 percent, the levy will just miss remaining flat and rise just about […]

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Classifieds 12/24/14

Low income grants available

Residents in the Town of Hartford with “very low income” can qualify for Rural Development Grants. The grants are part […]

Decision to arm probation officers shelved

By Derek Liebig A proposal to allow probation officers to carry firearms has been shelved for now by the Washington […]

How to deal with winter weather

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By Dan King With the snowy season starting in the Northeast, there are some helpful guidelines to follow and there […]

Grapplers finish 11th at own tournament

Granville’s wrestling team finished 11th at the Ken Harrison Memorial Lions Tournament. The tournament, held Saturday at Granville High School, […]

Horde falls to Mechanicville

A poor second quarter doomed the Granville boys basketball team in their only game played last week. The Horde was […]

New laws effect seniors, solar power

By Dan King Whitehall has two new laws on the books, one of which helps seniors by raising the income […]

Girls still seeking first win

Salem’s stingy defense kept the Whitehall girls’ basketball team winless. The Railroaders dropped a nail-bitter to the Generals last Wednesday, […]

Wrestlers successful at Granville Lions Tourney

The Whitehall/Fort Ann wrestling team was handed its first league loss last Wednesday. The Salem Generals defeated Whitehall/Fort Ann 54-28 […]

Bowling team picks up first win

Granville’s bowling team picked up its first team wins of the season last week against visiting Corinth and North Warren. […]

Annual Holiday Tournament this weekend

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By Dan King Holiday joy meets hardwood competition this weekend. The 19th annual Whitehall Holiday Basketball Tournament takes places Tomorrow […]

Dresden officials hope to fix veteran memorial

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By Dan King Dresden’s memorial to the town’s veterans is inadequate, officials say, and they want to do something about […]