Tag Archives: Main Street

Bustling no more: Main Street in decline


By Christina Scanlon The closure of Happy Daze on Main Street last month brought the tally of vacant storefronts to nine on the small stretch of what used to be a bustling downtown district. The shuttered spaces, however, don’t reflect the growth of retail in other areas of the village. Edward’s Market, Eco Cents Bottle […]

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New store in town

The 2nd Time Around consignment store at 35 Main St., Granville, is filled with hundreds of items at bargain prices.

By Christina Scanlon There’s a new storefront at 35 Main St., but what’s inside isn’t new. “It’s brand-newly used,” said Will Kuban of the items lining the shelves at his consignment shop, 2nd Time Around. It’s a phrase he’s coined himself and it does describe the new and nearly-new offerings he’s accepted to resell for […]

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Village eyeing 1.88 percent tax increase

By Jaime Thomas Village officials approved a tentative $1,347,000 budget for the 2014-2015 year Monday night. Mayor Brian LaRose said the village is looking at a 1.91 percent tax levy increase, which would mean a 1.88 percent increase in taxes. This keeps the village under the state’s 2 percent tax cap. In order to achieve […]

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Village Board rolls back parking ban

By Lee Tugas With only three village residents offering comment, the Whitehall Village Board, in passing a new parking law, eliminated its 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. wintertime parking ban. Since late autumn, the village board members have tried to reduce the wintertime ban from 11 p.m. to 7 am. to a more lenient 3 […]

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Community Calendar 01/23/14

Thursday, Jan. 23   Help Researchers WEST RUPERT Family members and researchers of the late Painter Brian Sweetland seek to identify and catalog his work, and are asking area residents to inquire who owns his still-life’s, portraits and landscapes. For details on how to assist in this research and catalog project, call 802-394-2998. Sweetland (1952-2013) […]

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Search continues for missing man


By Jaime Thomas Four days after a Fair Haven man went missing in Granville, extensive search efforts have yielded few results. Jonathan Schaff, 23, was involved in an altercation at a West Main Street bar, during which a 50-year-old Granville resident allegedly sucker-punched him in the face and broke his glasses in the early hours […]

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Building reopens after bricks collapse

By Lee Tugas A portion of Main Street closed last week because of a deteriorating building was opened to traffic Monday afternoon. The block of Main Street, between Division Street and Canal Lock 12,  was closed last Wednesday, when a number of bricks fell from a four-foot high parapet adorning the top of a three-story […]

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The pile of rubble on Main Street is finally gone. As far as local officials know, Edgeco Environmental, Inc., has finished the removal process. On Thursday, Village Clerk Rick Roberts said Code Enforcement Officer Fred Roberts told him Edgeco was done with the project. “He felt the site was fully remediated,” said Roberts, who agreed […]

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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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Granville’s top stories this year

Quaker meetinghouse The saga of the Quaker meetinghouse on Quaker Street started at the very beginning of the year when residents learned it was slated for demolition. The building was originally built from 1828 to 1830 as a Quaker meeting house after the local ‘Society of Friends,’ split into two factions — the Orthodox Quakers […]

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Scottie’s closing doors ‘for good’


By Christina Scanlon There was no sign on the locked doors Tuesday morning, but everyone in town was already spreading […]

Facebook probe concludes – in private

Board of Ed 2014

By Dan King The investigation into the alleged hacking of Whitehall School District clerk Martha Bascue’s Facebook page is now […]

Bridge-walkers beware

Saunders Street Bridge 1874

By Dan King We might all be criminals without even knowing it. If you’ve ever strode across the Saunders Street […]

Trailers released for Whitehall-based documentary

Bigfoot 2

By Dan King Bigfoot is coming to the big screen. A documentary filmmaker, who is aiming to tell the stories […]

Superintendent introduces policy book

By Dan King Interim school superintendent Bill Scott has given the Whitehall Board of Education an eight-part policy book that […]

Edward’s Market celebrates one year anniversary


By Christina Scanlon It was chilly out Monday morning, as some gathered at the front door of Edwards Market, waiting […]

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