Tag Archives: Orchard

Drastic improvement for apple orchards this year

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By Jaime Thomas Dan Wilson is not downplaying that he’s pleased with his apple crop this year. “If it sounds like I’m really happy, it’s because I am,” the owner of Hicks Orchard said Monday. After taking a big hit last fall due to irregular weather, Wilson is glad to be looking at a season […]

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Orchard gives lunch to seniors

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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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Crews respond to electrical fire at The Orchard

By Jaime Thomas Area firefighters responded to an early morning fire at The Orchard Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre Tuesday morning. North Granville Fire Chief Scott McCullen said the call came in just before 7 a.m. for smoke seeping out of electrical sockets in all of the rooms in two wings of the nursing home. “They […]

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Arthur V. Galloway, 95

Arthur V. Galloway, 95, formerly of County Route 21, passed away on Friday, April 5, 2013, at the Orchard Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Granville. Born on Sept. 15, 1917 in Granville, he was the son the late William and Eva (DeKalb) Galloway. He received an honorable discharge from the United States Army, serving in […]

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Morwenna R. ( Hawke) Briggs, 86

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Morwenna R. ( Hawke) Briggs, Ann as she was known, passed into the loving arms of Jesus on March 17, 2013 at the Orchard Nursing Center where she resided the last four years. She was born to parents Percy and Irene Hawke in Devron, England on Jan. 25, 1927, one of nine children. Ann served […]

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Schumer visits Hicks Orchard to talk cider

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By Jaime Thomas New York state is the second largest apple producer in the United States, which creates a lot of fodder for hard cider production. However, high taxation and vague regulations have discouraged more apple growers from making cider, Sen. Charles Schumer said, so he’s taking action. The Brooklyn-based senator came to Slyboro CiderHouse […]

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Local Girl Scouts staying busy

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By Jaime Thomas It’s cookie season for local girl scouts, but they’ve been keeping busy year round. “We do a lot throughout the year,” said Diane Wescott, Community Chair for the scouts. The local troop consists of girls from four towns including Granville, Whitehall, Hartford and Fort Ann. Wescott said the girls do a lot […]

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Orchardists face difficult harvest

Dan Wilson has been growing apples for nearly 40 years and he’s never seen a season quite like this one. “We’ve been here on the farm since 1974 and it’s the worst season we’ve seen. The only thing that compares was a severe hail storm that occurred right before harvest in the mid 1980’s, and […]

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Burglary ring busted

Four local teens by have been charged by State Police and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in a series of arrests tied to a series of burglaries this past summer. Police arrested two teens Tuesday, Sept. 20 charging each with one count of the Class D Felony third-degree burglary. Charged, and remanded at the time […]

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North Granville and Penrhyn fire chiefs Scott McCullen and Milt Dunbar, far right, make thier way around the remains of the County Route 23 barn of Dan Wilson and Susan Knapp. The barn caved in just before 5 p.m. Sunday, no one was injured.

As snow builds up, roof concerns mount The snowiest winter in many years brings with it a unique set of challenges for residents as a season’s worth of accumulation remains on building roofs across the area, in some cases having dire results. Although no injuries, loss of equipment or livestock occurred, a Middle Granville barn […]

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Classifieds 09/17/14

Railroaders trounce Bombers

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By Dan King Whitehall football defeated Section IX’s Pine Plains by a score of 54-6, sparked by 48 first half […]

Soccer team starts season with win

By Dan King Whitehall soccer started the season the right way, with a 2-0 shutout of the Hadley-Luzerne Eagles, last […]

Golf team moves to 4-0

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By Dan King Whitehall golf is now 4-0 on the season, after sweeping Corinth last Tuesday and sweeping North Warren […]

Despite councilman’s objections, town approves speed changes

By Dan King Town councilman Farrell Prefountaine returned from a lengthy medical leave at last Wednesday’s board meeting and he […]

Applefest Saturday in Fair Haven

By Dan King Applefest has been conducted annually by Fair Haven School for over 25 years now and the event […]

Rec Center sees rise in unaccompanied children

“We had to fish three little girls out of the canal, no parents were home and there was nobody we […]

Officials concerned with property

By Dan King “My son was riding his bike and almost got hit by a car, because he could not […]

WIC finds new home

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By Dan King The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program in Whitehall will now be hosted in the Rec Center. […]

100 years of Whitehall football

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By Dan King Whitehall High School has been fielding an interscholastic varsity football team since before the start of World […]

Volleyball team beats Glens Falls

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Granville’s volleyball team picked up a big non-league win over Glens Falls on Monday. After winning the first two games, […]

Soccer coach pleased with effort

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Girls soccer coach Jane Havens may not have been happy with the final score but she was pleased with her […]