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Fair off to a strong start

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By Jaime Thomas Forget video games and sports memorabilia—what Daniel Cook really wanted was a pig. And two years ago, the Granville eighth-grader got his wish when a family friend gave him one. Since then, his drove has grown to five swine. Unlike many boys his age, he holds unconventional interests. “I’ve always been fascinated […]

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Granville, Hartford expect growth after low test scores

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By Jaime Thomas Local results of statewide English language arts and mathematic assessment tests, which were released last week, are grim. Only 10.3 percent of Granville third-graders, for example, were found to be proficient at math, compared to 11.4 percent of eighth-grade students. In Hartford those numbers were 16.1 and 4.5, respectively. But these shocking […]

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Division over subdivision

By Jaime Thomas The town of Granville remains divided about subdivision. A month after an intense and lengthy discussion about changes to recently updated subdivision regulations, members of the town board and the public found more problems with the law. The town board held a public hearing Thursday night to address the issue, and this […]

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Comptroller finds local towns not stressed fiscally

By Jaime Thomas Area towns scored well on a recent fiscal stress test conducted by the New York State Comptroller’s Office. None of the towns in Washington County were found to be susceptible to stress, with most scoring well below the threshold. Hartford came in with what Town Supervisor Dana Haff described as a “very […]

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Garden Club holds Beautification Awards

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By Jaime Thomas Every garden has a story. Whether started from scratch or continued from an old green thumb, a plot full of flowers and greenery never fails to perk up the neighborhood. To honor local stories and the people who created them, the Slate Valley Garden Club held its annual Beautification Awards last Wednesday. […]

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Volunteers to build new concession stand

By Jaime Thomas Football spectators and announcers in Granville will soon see a new concession stand at their field. On Monday night the board of education approved a planned donation by three local contractors to tear down and rebuild the current press box and concession stand. Contractors Shawn Parker, Parrish Roberts and Daryl Daigle plan […]

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School board addresses lockers, social issues

By Jaime Thomas Despite talk of poor results on some recent state tests, Granville school officials were unable to discuss the matter at a meeting Monday night. “Some of the data is embargoed, and we can’t present it,” Superintendent Mark Bessen said, referring to mandates by the education commissioner of New York state. However, Bessen […]

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Family in need has “overwhelming” response

By Jaime Thomas Exactly one week after a Hebron family lost everything in a fire, a new home arrived on their property. A property owner from out of town was selling his plot, which included a trailer. Bob Tressler, who owns Heritage Manor Realty, has been organizing help for the Shaw family since the July […]

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Haines, Shaw to perform overseas

By Jaime Thomas When Natalie Haines and Josh Shaw got acceptance letters in the mail to play music in Europe next summer, they couldn’t believe it. Neither had even applied yet to a program. But unbeknownst to them, their elementary music teache,r Sean Boyd, had sent in a letter recommending them to American Music Abroad. […]

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Hartford townwide yard sale next weekend

By Jaime Thomas From tag sales to flowers and history to food, there will be a little something of everything at this weekend’s town wide yard sale in Hartford. On Saturday, Aug. 10 and Sunday, Aug. 11, around 50 homes throughout the town will display all sorts of items on their lawns and driveways for […]

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Rivals speak on sports’ success

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By Derek Liebig When the Granville Board of Education decided last week to abandon the school district’s 30-year affiliation with […]

Landlord says he is remedying properties

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By Dan King A Queensbury man, who owns multiple properties in Whitehall, says he has been working on getting all […]

District to reevaluate schedule

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By Dan King Whitehall School District Superintendent Liz Legault said the district will begin working toward a new block schedule […]

Probation officers to carry firearms

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By Derek Liebig In a split vote, the Washington County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution last week authorizing probation […]

Two close losses for boys’ hoops

The Whitehall boys’ basketball team lost two games by a combined nine points last week. On Friday evening, the Railroaders […]

No new leads in case of missing man

By Derek Liebig It’s been a year since Jonathan Schaff was last seen walking from a Main Street bar toward […]