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Snow blowing the extra mile, Good Samaritan helps out his neighbors

By Jaime Thomas As other residents cozied under blankets inside last week, Bob Meldrum bundled up to brave the elements. Rather than doing just the minimum in snow and bitter cold, the retired superintendent of schools and Rotarian goes the extra mile—literally. With every snowstorm during the past 25 years, he has taken it upon […]

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Project connects two distant generations

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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Orchard gives lunch to seniors

By Jaime Thomas Dozens of seniors from Granville, along with a handful from Whitehall, gathered Thursday for a lunch that was hot by any definition. The group gathered at the Granville Senior Center, which was cooled slightly by drawn shades and many fans, but still remained toasty. The meal was provided by the Orchard Nursing […]

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Seniors honor Earl Morrow

By Jaime Thomas The Hartford Senior Citizens gathered at AJ’s Restaurant on Tuesday to enjoy a luncheon and honor Earl Morrow, who was recently named a senior of the year. Helen Macura opened the meeting with a prayer, and then Karen Harrington presented Morrow with a gift certificate to What’s Cookin? Restaurant and pinned a […]

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150 Plus enjoy senior awards luncheon in Greenwich

By Jaime Thomas More than 150 seniors gathered together in Greenwich Friday afternoon to celebrate each other and their age. Senior groups from all of the towns in Washington County went to Christ the King Spiritual Life Center for their annual Senior of the Year awards. This year’s theme was “unleash the power of age,” […]

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Vets, committee honored

By Jaime Thomas Residents came out to honor those who have served our country and to enjoy unseasonably warm weather on Veterans Day. Old and young alike enjoyed a parade down Main Street that ended in Veterans Park. Among other groups there were Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, a marching band and veterans marching in the […]

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Veterans Park founders to be honored

By Jaime Thomas Granville will thank a group of men who took up an important idea many decades ago, after the Veterans Day parade on Sunday, Nov. 11, which starts at 1 p.m. on Main Street. The village will unveil a new memorial during a ceremony to recognize the 11 members of the Veterans Park […]

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New Horizons: Horde athletics open without Macura for first time in 36 years

For the first time since 1976, Mike Macura will not be preparing for a sports season at Granville High School. Those who know Macura are not at all surprised he’s found another place to pour his energies and coaching skills into. “Coaching at Castleton is the perfect thing for him to be doing. Those young […]

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Getting your bell rung: New law, schools turn attention to concussions in student athletes

Student athletes who suffer a blow to the head will no longer be allowed to “play through” the injury according to new concussion management guidelines that took effect earlier this month. The nearly 30-page document released by last month by the New York State Education Department and developed by an advisory group consisting of doctors […]

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Whitehall pays tribute

Henry Gurney stood at the lectern — the emotion audible in his voice — and read aloud a list of names. Holding back tears, he said each name one at a time: Lawrence Lowell, Morgan Parker, Frank Riley, David Rivette, James Ross, Paul Roth, Ray Beckwith, and several dozen others. They were peers and classmates, […]

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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, […]