Tag Archives: Meeting House

Cleanup of fire pile to begin soon

The owner of the company slated to clean up the pile of rubble on Main Street said Thursday that work should begin within thirty days. “The start date is truly now close; a month is a fair comment,” said Paul Pinkans, the owner of Edgeco Environmental, Inc., of when work will begin. That would mean […]

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Meeting house demolished

By Jaime Thomas Where the Quaker meeting house once stood there is now nothing but tire ruts and rubbish. The nearly 200-year-old building, which also served as a schoolhouse until the 1950s, was demolished Tuesday afternoon. An excavator began with the front porch and eventually moved on to the main body of the building, which […]

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Town hall to try for National Registry

By Jaime Thomas Supervisor Matt Hicks asked the town board to pass a motion allowing him to fill out an application to get the Granville town hall on the National Historic Registry during a meeting last Monday. While he said the idea stems from issues surrounding the Quaker meeting house, it’s also something that has […]

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Town awaits Burke’s reply

Jaime Thomas Granville Town Supervisor Matt Hicks said he has not heard back from Tom Burke as of Monday after sending him a letter about two weeks ago. On behalf of concerned historians and citizens, Hicks sent Burke a request to donate the piece of land the Quaker meeting house sits on from the plot […]

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Letter sent, response awaited

By Jaime Thomas The ball is in Tom Burke’s court. Local historians and concerned citizens, however, are hoping that isn’t a wrecking ball. At a meeting two weeks ago, they asked Town Supervisor Matt Hicks to write a letter to Burke, who owns the property that holds the old Quaker meeting house and two other […]

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Town Board supports bid to save Quaker Meeting House

The Granville town board has agreed to send a letter to Tom Burke requesting he donate the Quaker meeting house on Quaker Street to the town. Burke, who owns or operates at least 35 Dunkin’ Donuts, purchased the plot of land that houses three buildings several months ago. “We’re here tonight to try and beat […]

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Local efforts to save historic structure

By Jaime Thomas As mixed messages surface about the immediate future of the Quaker meeting house slated for demolition, efforts continue to preserve the very history that gave Quaker Street its name. “I have no plans at the current time,” said Tom Burke, owner of the plot that houses the schoolhouse, the former veterinarian office […]

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Asbestos discovery delays demolition

By Jaime Thomas The discovery of asbestos in the old schoolhouse on Quaker Street has thrown a small monkey wrench in demolition proceedings.  The delay, however, is only temporary. Jesse Howard, owner of Jesse Howard Properties and Building Co., told the Sentinel Tuesday that he has been hired by property owners Tom and Jerry Burke […]

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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, […]

Quarryman not returning

One of Main Street’s most well known residents has been missing for years and it doesn’t appear he will be […]

Marion M. Watrous Donaldson, 94

Marion M. Watrous Donaldson, 94, of Adams Street went into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, […]

Classifieds 08/27/14

Matthew Fiske, 43

Matthew Parker Fiske, 43, passed away Aug. 24 as a result of a tragic automobile accident. One of God’s brightest […]

Northshire Freepress 08/22/14