Tag Archives: Rathbun

Irene wreaks havok

Tropical storm Irene pounded Granville Sunday night dropping more than six inches of rain in a 24-hour period causing major flooding in the village and forcing 25 families from their homes, causing a number of close calls and severely damaging several area businesses. Residents of Factory and Depot streets and Rathbun Avenue were told they […]

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Local farmland protection a work in progress

Farmland protection a work in progress   Results from a recently completed survey have given the town committee charged with developing a farmland protection plan a lot of material to work with as a part of the ongoing effort to preserve local agriculture. As part of its efforts to develop a farm and farmland protection […]

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Schoony’s Back in business

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North Granville gets a grocery (back)    Almost seven months to the day after a fire gutted, and ultimately destroyed, Schoony’s North Granville Grocery, Schoony’s Country Market rose from the ashes Friday and the community breathed a sigh of relief. Friday morning, June 24 the Schoony’s family gathered in front of the store to begin […]

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Despite rain, cold burn ban until May 15

Local fire officials are reminding people despite the cold, wet spring, a yard cleanup staple, burning, comes with time and materials restrictions. A 2009 law limited outdoor burning as well as burn barrels for incinerating household refuse, officials said. Included in the measure banning the burning of household trash in open outdoor receptacles, the law […]

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Town survey to look at use of farmland

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  The Town of Granville will be mailing a survey to all farmers and farmland owners in the town this week. The survey is designed to help the town understand how farmers and farmland owners feel about farming in Granville and about the types and extent of farming activities taking place. Granville received a grant […]

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Marker returns to Quaker Street

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In the blink of an eye it was gone. Two centuries of history vanished off of the construction site of the stand-alone Rite Aid in 2007 as a mile marker for the Lansingburgh Turnpike disappeared after it was removed, ironically, for its protection. An investigation by New York State Police failed to produce any leads […]

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Junior service club brings eggs back

Spring finally arrived Saturday morning in Wells. Under sunny skies the Modern Woodmen Hall carnival grounds looked as if they had been visited by a most unusual flock of chickens with brightly colored plastic eggs scattered as far as the eye could see across the grass. At the word “Go” from the public announcement system, […]

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As maple season ends, final reviews are mixed

Some up, some down at end maple season As the Maple season comes to a close at Rathbun’s Maple Sugar House the crew on Hatch Hill Road can look back on a successful year, not one for the record books but quite nice by comparison. Matt Rathbun said the early work in the woods paid […]

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Second Maple Weekend on tap for Saturday

Bright sunshine but cool temperatures couldn’t keep the big crowds away on the first day of the Maple Weekend on Saturday. The 16th annual celebration of all things maple will continue March 26 and 27 at locations across the state. At Grottoli’s Maple on Ritchie Road in Middle Granville the crowds ebbed and flowed like […]

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Maple Weekend

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Hopping to get ready     Inside Grottoli’s Sugarhouse Saturday and Sunday was a flurry of activity. Maple Weekend is almost upon us and the family was getting ready to host visitors from all around the region starting Friday, March 18 as Grottoli’s hosts the ceremonial first tapping of the two week celebration of all […]

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Northshire Freepress 12/19/14

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Girls fall to Greenwich in opener

A stingy defense was too much for Granville to overcome in season opener Friday night. Granville was held to seven […]

Girls compete with Cougars

The Whitehall girls’ basketball team (0-3) is still seeking its first win of the season. However, the girls stuck with […]

Boys’ hoops handed first loss

After leaping out to a 2-0 start, the Whitehall boys’ basketball team was grounded at North Warren, 65-43. To say […]

Main Street rebounding, says dog salon owner

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By Dan King Malin Shepherd’s new dog salon on Main Street is a sign, she says, that the street is […]

What are you drinking?

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By Dan King If you live in the Village of Whitehall, your drinking water is perfectly healthy. That’s what the […]

Dared by friends, she write a novel

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By Derek Liebig It started with a dare. A few years ago, Granville resident Michele Sargent was having lunch with […]