Tag Archives: Slate Valley Museum

Celani named to Board of Education

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Former Granville Board of Education member Molly Celani was named as a temporary member of the board Monday night, filling a slot vacated when new district transportation supervisor John Steves resigned as board president. Steves resigned his seat in October to clear his way to apply for the district position. Board President Kathy Nelson announced […]

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Comar tapped for state level post

Granville's Sheila Comar with Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a recent Deomcrtic Party meeting.

Former Granville Town and current Washington County Democratic Chairwoman Sheila Comar has been named chairwoman of the state Democratic Committee’s Executive Committee, the second highest ranked position in the party in the state. Comar was named to the position by a unanimous vote. “I’m quite humbled because I am a chair of a rural upstate […]

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Village: Good news on insurance front

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After weeks of battling with Granville Village insurer, Trident, regarding claims tied to the devastation wrought by Tropical Storm Irene, village clerk treasurer Rick Roberts said he’s finally getting some good news. During a conference call Friday, Nov. 4 village officials spoke with representatives from Trident who agreed to pay the major portion of claims […]

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Slate Valley Museum ghost story

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Tales of the Slate Valley macabre

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Many years ago three thirsty slate quarry workers decided they needed to row across the lake to keep the party going. It was late, so the story goes, and they had already had a few when they set out – they never returned. Their bodies were never recovered. Since then, on a full moon night […]

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Slate Valley Museum haunted quarry tour

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The Slate Valley Museum will host an evening tour of the remains of the West Castleton Slate Company beginning at 4:30 p.m.,  starting at Lake Bomoseen State Park A recommended donation of $5 per person will go towards the Slate Valley Museum’s recovery efforts after Hurricane Irene. Visitors will meet in the parking lot area […]

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Slate Valley plans quarry tour

The Slate Valley Museum will host an evening tour of the remains of the West Castleton Slate Company beginning at 4:30 p.m.,  starting at Lake Bomoseen State Park A recommended donation of $5 per person will go towards the Slate Valley Museum’s recovery efforts after Hurricane Irene. Visitors will meet in the parking lot area […]

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Zappone’s, McDonald’s busy working to reopen

The impact of Tropical Storm Irene will leave a lasting impression on the Granville business community; however each of the stores closed by the storm has vowed to return better than before. At Zappone’s Chrysler Jeep Dodge ram Matt Zappone said Friday the dealership was making progress towards their Oct. 1 opening date. “Everything will […]

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Irene impacts procurement policy

The ripple effect of Tropical Storm Irene was still being felt in the Village of Granville Monday night as every action the village board took was somehow touched or impacted by the event. Due to substantial infrastructure damage in the village, mostly to the waste water treatment system, the village board passed a resolution to […]

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Factory Street, Rathbun Avenue residents banding together

  Perhaps the single residential area hardest hit by Tropical Storm Irene is Factory Street. Across the Mettowee River from the Slate Valley Museum the residents of the street and the spur off of its end, Rathbun Avenue, all had some measure of damage when the storm dropped six inches of rain bringing the river […]

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Torres will coach – again

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By Krystle S. Morey After a months-long process of back-and-forth appointments, rescinded hires and resignations, Mario Torres has been named […]

500 alumni attend Whitehall All-Class Reunion

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By Dan King Alumni from 19 states and two foreign countries made their way to Whitehall for the Whitehall High […]

Local couple to reopen Scotties’

Mark and Edie Pickard of Granville purchased Scotties’, a long-time diner and gift shop on Main Street, last week. The couple plans to preserve the atmosphere of the former Scotties’.

By Krystle S. Morey After about six months of negotiations, Scotties’ has been sold – and to a local couple. […]

Hicks tasked with reuniting school board

School Board President Audrey Hicks was reelected Monday, July 11. She is pictured here being sworn in at the board’s reorganizational meeting.

By Krystle S. Morey Focusing on academics, improving the graduation rate and boosting student participation are just a few things […]

Feature: ‘I’ve had a lot of fun in my life’

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By Dan King Margaret Lloyd Hoey has seen a little bit of everything in her lifetime. The 95-year-old Whitehall High […]

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