Tag Archives: Jaime Thomas

Annual antique and jewelry appraisal returns

By Jaime Thomas Ever wonder what that funky item you picked up at a yard sale is, or what it’s worth? Still hanging on to collectibles from your great-grandmother because you just can’t seem to let go? Have some handed-down jewelry that looks like it could pay off your mortgage? Find out the story and […]

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Resident unhappy with noise from bar

By Jaime Thomas Tenants of a Church Street apartment building are not too happy about the noise coming out of one of Main Street’s bars at night. Dale Clark told the Granville Village Board Monday that Happy Daze Pub is just too loud. “They’ve been excessively noisy since their expansion. I have to turn my […]

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Drastic improvement for apple orchards this year

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By Jaime Thomas Dan Wilson is not downplaying that he’s pleased with his apple crop this year. “If it sounds like I’m really happy, it’s because I am,” the owner of Hicks Orchard said Monday. After taking a big hit last fall due to irregular weather, Wilson is glad to be looking at a season […]

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Women enjoy conversation, coffee, doughnuts and bowling

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By Jaime Thomas Bernice Wallman laced up her shoes. She used both arms to carry her bowling ball to the ball return, and she took a seat with her teammates. When it was her turn she dropped the ball with a thud, and it slowly but intently made its way down the lane to knock […]

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Project connects two distant generations

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By Jaime Thomas In the nearly eight decades since Helen Macura was Molly O’Brien’s age, life around Granville has changed a bit. The pharmacy served the best hot chocolate, for example, and there was a movie theater right in the village. Macura was one of 13 children of a Czechoslovakian couple, and she sometimes earned […]

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Locker decision

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By Jaime Thomas The Granville Board of Education moved a bit closer to making a decision about the boys locker room Monday night. After having an opportunity to look at and feel physical samples of new lockers, board members discussed their options. District Superintendent Mark Bessen explained what the refurbishment process would entail. “It would […]

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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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Granville grad competes in Ironman

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By Jaime Thomas When he was about 16 years old, Travis Crocker’s doctor told him it was a good thing he did well in school, because he would never be competitive in sports. A few weeks ago, the Granville native competed in an Ironman event. Not only that—he finished in the top 15 percent. Crocker, […]

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Need a lift? Senior shuttle offers important service

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By Jaime Thomas As a person gets older, it becomes harder and harder to maintain independence—both financially and physically. For those getting up in their years in Granville, getting around does not have to be a problem. The senior shuttle, which has been around for about five years, provides free, local rides to any residents […]

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Hartford CSD welcomes new technology

By Jaime Thomas The custodial staff was washing windows, tweaking landscaping and generally cleaning up the Hartford Central School Monday as the district got ready to open its doors. Administration and staff have less than a week left to ready their classrooms and lessons and create plans to keep up with new Common Core standards. […]

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Classifieds 03/25/14

Search for Sasquatch resumes, forty years later

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By Dan King It’s been 40 years since the first reported Sasquatch sighting in Whitehall and now the quest to […]

Apathy leaves trustee seat vacant

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By Dan King Whitehall’s mayor-elect, Ken Bartholomew was hoping someone would emerge to take his old trustee position, but that […]

Jane O’Shea resigns, cites issues with board

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By Derek Liebig A Granville principal is resigning at the end of the school year because of a disagreement over […]

Whitehall Elks honor three for service

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By Dan King Ken McKee, an old Whitehall Elk, used to tell his kids that the acronym BPOE stood for […]

Reelected, incumbents face challenges

By Derek Liebig Members of the Granville Village Board will be together for at least two more years. Incumbents Dean […]

Keough to plant community garden

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By Dan King A Whitehall High School student has come up with a creative way to support local charity and […]

Whitehall school officials want bobsled club back

By Dan King Until this year, Whitehall High School was the only school in the country with a bobsled club, […]

District, school administrators reach pact

By Derek Liebig The Granville Central School District and the Granville Administrators’ Association, with five members, reached agreement last week […]

Karas not concerned about budget

By Dan King Despite fiscal concerns voiced Board of Education member Frank Barber, Whitehall Central School Business Administrator Joe Karas […]

Whitehall/Fort Ann wrestlers raise $600 for cancer research

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Senior wrestler Julian Barber’s charity wrestling idea caught on with his teammates during the season, to the tune of $600. […]

Sasquatch sightings on the rise

By Dan King Officials say the snowy weather has driven local Sasquatches out of the woods and caused them to […]