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Auction in West Hebron this Saturday

Continuing a tradition that’s been going on for almost half a decade, the Hebron Volunteer Fire Co. will hold its annual auction this Saturday, Aug. 3. The event, which is in its 49th year, will offer locals a chance to get rid of old items, purchase something new and support the fire company while doing […]

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MVEC collecting food items at concert

Area residents will have an opportunity to give back to their community while enjoying what it has to offer at the summer concert series tonight. As long as the weather holds up, Harold Ford and the Cash Band will fill up Veterans Park with the sounds of a “concert dedicated to the extraordinary music of […]

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Four candidates compete for three slots on school board

By Jaime Thomas Four candidates are vying and only three slots are open on the Granville Board of Education as elections swiftly approach. In addition to incumbent candidates Kevin Ely, Dale Olsen and Eric Scribner, Audrey Hicks is now on the bid for the position. She said she is running for several reasons; primarily, she […]

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Officials weigh in on bridge violations

A weight limit is a weight limit, and officials are enforcing the one posted for the recently rebuilt Lower Turnpike Bridge in North Granville. This past weekend, Town Constable Ray Boyea, along with state police and sheriffs were checking vehicles to make sure nothing overweight is going over the bridge. “It’s a concern because if […]

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Large turnout at Hebron assessment meeting

By Jaime Thomas Nearly 50 people showed up to an informational meeting in Hebron last Wednesday about the possibility of a revaluation. And while several residents expressed disapproval of undergoing another assessment after only five years, Vicki Hayner, the town’s new assessor, said the timing was appropriate. She said New York state generally recommends revaluation […]

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Solar farm coming to Pawlet

By Jaime Thomas Pawlet residents will soon be seeing a new development in one of their fields that will harness the power of the sun and turn it into energy. Gene Bertsche, president of Northeast Community Solar, LLC, said he hopes to begin a project in late June or early July that will install 500 […]

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Work may begin next month on Truthville Bridge

Work on the Lower Turnpike Bridge might finish sooner than expected. A construction worker onsite said work might be done as soon as the third week in April, if all goes according to plan. And as the one-lane bridge reopens, it will be time to close off the Truthville Bridge and work on that. In […]

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Mettawee’s loss, Vermont’s gain: Pawlet’s Rod Hawkins to take over production of Miss Vermont pagneant

It’s not often adults get to perform in a talent show, but Rod Hawkins has been giving locals the opportunity to do so for 13 years. Hawkins, the producer and director of Mettawee Mania, will work on his last show next month as he moves on to direct the Miss Vermont Scholarship Pageant. “I enjoy […]

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Rifle club wins pair of matches

Rifle Club wins two  The Whitehall Rifle Club didn’t have a particularly good week, but it was good enough, as they downed visiting Fort Ann 973-951. Most of the usually consistent shooters on the Whitehall team were a bit off but as so often happens, there was someone to pull them out. This week it […]

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Burke: No Dunkin’ Donuts planned

Granville may not be running on Dunkin’ anytime soon. No immediate plans appear to be in the works for the plot of land where the former schoolhouse and Quaker meeting house sits on Quaker. Developer Tom Burke, who co-owns Burke Cos. with his brother Jerry, purchased the plot in October for $200,000. The brothers own […]

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Preparations underway for school year in Granville

The 2013-14 school year begins Wednesday and ushers in some significant change within the Granville Central School District. The district […]

Students build community of trust

Transitioning from elementary school to middle school is easily one of the most difficult processes in an adolescent’s life, but […]

Village approves new parking law

Last Tuesday evening the Whitehall Village Board of Trustees held a public hearing to discuss a potential parking law, which […]

Changes abound as school year begins

With the school year starting next Thursday for Whitehall students, the district has gone through a transformation this summer, one […]

Test scores improve, but continue to lag behind

Granville students showed improvement in both math and English on the state tests but continue to lag behind their peers […]

Youth Center for sale

The Granville Police Benevolent Association has put its youth center up for sale. Sergeant Dave Williams said a lack of […]

Former resident dies in accident

A former Granville resident was killed Saturday night in a motor vehicle accident on I-87 in Albany. Matthew Fiske, 43, […]