Tag Archives: North Granville

Woman dies in North Granville fire

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By Krystle S. Morey   A flag flies at half-staff outside of a North Granville home where a woman perished in an early-morning blaze Saturday. Kimberly A. Collins, 57, died of smoke inhalation caused by a fire ignited in her State Route 22 home. Collins was believed to be asleep in an upstairs bedroom, where […]

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Fire destroys home, claims two dogs

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By Krystle S. Morey   Firefighters from several New York and Vermont communities spent several hours last Friday battling a fire that destroyed a house, garage and vehicle in North Granville. A passerby reported the blaze at about 10:15 a.m. When firemen arrived just a few minutes later, the structure was fully involved. The flames […]

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The bridge is open! Repairs done, but for painting

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By Krystle S. Morey The Lower Turnpike Bridge in North Granville has reopened after more than five months. The steel truss-style bridge, which crosses the Mettowee River to connect State Route 22 in North Granville with County Route 12 in Whitehall, reopened Feb. 15 following a series of upgrades and repairs. “There were cracks found […]

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Valentine’s Day feature: ‘Love is in the air’

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By Krystle S. Morey Being held up on the runway for nearly three hours because of inclement weather would make for a bad day for most, but for Nicholas and Mary Frances Silitch, it was the making of a love story. The two, at the time, were strangers caught on a delayed flight from Newark […]

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State rejects Granville bid for water grant

North Granville's water infrastructure is more than 75 years old.

By Krystle S. Morey For the third time, the Town of Granville has been denied state financial assistance to make much-needed upgrades to its aging North Granville water system. “We were denied,” said Matt Hicks, town supervisor. The town reapplied this summer for a $1 million Community Development Block Grant to help it replace and […]

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Bridge repair threatens businesses

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By Krystle S. Morey What started as a facelift for a 130-year-old bridge in North Granville has turned into a “nightmare” for a few business owners. The steel truss-style bridge, which crosses the Mettowee River to connect State Route 22 in North Granville to County Route 12 in Whitehall, was closed Sept. 11 for painting, […]

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‘Suspicious fire’ said to be arson

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By Krystle S. Morey The double-wide trailer in North Granville that was gutted by a “suspicious” fire last weekend was foreclosed upon recently and the Washington County code enforcement officer said Monday it was his “understanding” that the fire was arson. “It’s under investigation and suspicious,” North Granville Fire Chief Scott McCullen said immediately after […]

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North Granville fire deemed ‘suspicious’

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By Krystle S. Morey A fire that gutted a home on Holcombville Road in North Granville and left three homeless on Sunday has been deemed suspicious. “It’s under investigation and suspicious,” said Scott McCullen, North Granville fire chief. He said the Washington County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the cause of the fire. “Nothing has been […]

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Granville tries again for state water grant

Workers repair a water line break in the North Granville water district.

By Krystle S. Morey “We hope the third time is a charm.” That’s what Granville Supervisor Matt Hicks said at a recent Town Board meeting as the town launched its third attempt at securing a state grant to help upgrade infrastructure in the dilapidated North Granville Water District. The district’s 75-year-old water system has forced […]

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Dirty water plagues users

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By Krystle S. Morey Several North Granville residents were plagued with dirty tap water last week after a local nursing facility flushed its system – and this wasn’t the first time. The Orchard Nursing and Rehab Center in North Granville does a routine test of its sprinkler system quarterly, town officials said, and the dirty-water problem […]

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Obituary: Maxine Carol Willis

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WHITEHALL – Maxine C. Willis, 67, of Whitehall, New York, was taken into the arms of her Lord on Sunday […]

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Obituary: William “Harry” Douglas

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Hampton-William “Harry” Douglas, 71, suddenly went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, June 17th while at […]

Obituary: Marta Ann Hitchen

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Queensbury, NY – Marta Ann Hitchen, 74, of Queensbury and formerly of Granville, passed away peacefully at home on May […]

Obituary: Janice F. Fay

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Putnam, NY and Wingate, NC –Janice F. Fay, formerly of Putnam, NY passed away peacefully on June 14, 2019 after […]

Obituary: Richard Lee “Dickie” Beebe Sr.

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Whitehall-Richard Lee ‘Dickie’ Beebe Sr. of Whitehall passed away on June 6, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. He was […]

Obituary: Tyler John Eagan

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Whitehall – Tyler John Eagan , 23 of 9 North St., passed away on May 31, 2019, in an unexpected […]

Obituary: Lillian Bartholomew

Whitehall – Lillian Bartholomew, 91, passed away June 12, 2019 after a short illness. She is now in the arms […]

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