Tag Archives: North Granville

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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No cause for fatal fire in North Granville

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By Jaime Thomas Officials still don’t know what caused a fire that killed two people and destroyed their North Granville home early Thursday morning. In the home were 80-year-old Lee and 77-year-old Dema Martin, both of whom would’ve celebrated birthdays during the past week. Autopsy results, released Monday, confirmed the couple died from asphyxia due […]

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Police working break-in cases

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By Matthew Saari More than a week after a man attempted to forcibly gain access to six village homes, no […]

Saint-Gobain workers build prosthetic hands

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By Krystle S. Morey Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp. suspended operations at its Granville plant last Tuesday to lend a helping […]

Sasquatch fete in jeopardy

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By Matthew Saari After only three years, Whitehall’s annual Sasquatch Calling Festival may be no more. Event organizer David Molenaar […]

Mother Nature solves dam problem

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville town highway superintendent Eric Towne thanked Mother Nature last weekend for helping to clear a […]

Food rivalry returns for 2nd year

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By Matthew Saari The age-old Granville-Whitehall rivalry returns – not on the gridiron but rather between food pantries. The Great […]

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Police investigating home invasions in village

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall police are investigating a bizarre series of home invasions that occurred over the weekend. On Sunday, […]

Village OK’s policy to fix budget shortcomings

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By Krystle S. Morey After being faulted by the state regarding an audit of its finances, the village of Granville […]

Hampton ’roundtable’ group formed

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By Krystle S. Morey   A group of Hampton residents has started a committee to facilitate relationships between neighbors and […]

State rates towns’ fiscal health

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By Krystle Morey & Matthew Saari The state Comptroller’s office recently released a series of reports detailing the fiscal health […]

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