Tag Archives: Toscano

WWII Monument dedicated

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By Bill Toscano   Air Force Col. Jeffrey McEachron stood in front of the entire Granville High School student body and recalled what happened the first time his father Robert saw him and other youngsters running through the World War II memorial trees behind the high school. “My dad grabbed me and said, ‘Do you […]

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200,000 gallons of water spilled in North Granville

By Bill Toscano Town crews responded quickly to a water main break early on the morning on Sept. 13, but highway superintendent John Tanner said he estimates 200,000 gallons were lost. It was the second major leak at that site in seven years. Tanner said the leak started when a gasket between two pipes slipped. […]

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County supervisors examine transfer stations’ role-again

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By Bill Toscano   A year after deciding to keep its transfer stations open with a slight increase in fees, Washington County is again looking at ways to eliminate the expenditure going into the five stations. “We’ve had a $400,000 loss already, and we could lose another $600,000,” said Matt Hicks, Granville’s town supervisor and […]

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Students’ lessons start with lunches

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By Bill Toscano   Christine Cook plans her Fridays at Granville High around the Friday Lunch Lounge, hosted by the students in the Journeys II class in room 143. “I have been coming to the Lunch Lounge for as long as they have been having it, and it’s wonderful,” Cook said last Friday, as the […]

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Horde still chasing first win after loss to Red Raiders

By Bill Toscano Granville suffered a painful 28-0 loss at Mechanicville Friday night in a game in which Horde coach Mario Torres said his team was physically outplayed. The loss left Granville at 0-3 on the season and 0-3 in Class C North competition. Now the Horde travels to Cohoes Saturday to face an unfamiliar […]

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Face of Mettawee changes

By Bill Toscano At Mettawee Community School, Brooke DeBonis is ready to get started in her new role as principal. “I am really looking forward to the opportunity to be a leader,” said DeBonis, who opened the school year Wednesday, Aug. 29, replacing Nancy Marks, the only principal the two-decade old school ever had. “We […]

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Marathon Man: Granville native conquers 100 mile race

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By Bill Toscano   John Ehntholt stood at the starting line in the dark. It was 4 a.m., July 21, and when the starting gun sounded, Ehntholt would be 100 miles and, as it turned out, 20 hours and 30 minutes from the finish line. Ehntholt, a Granville native who is a certified welder and […]

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Sheriff reaches out to town boards, residents

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By Bill Toscano   The last six months have been a period of quick changes at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Jeff Murphy, who took over in January after Roger Leclaire’s 16 years as sheriff, was ready to make his own mark on the office. While many things have not changed, Murphy figures he […]

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Big crowds for Maple Weekend

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By Bill Toscano Mike Grottoli was surprised so many people visited Grottoli’s Maple House in Middle Granville this weekend. After all, Sunday was very likely the nicest day of the year so far. “I am actually surprised we had so many people,” said Grottoli, who like other local maple-syrup producers was open for breakfast and […]

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Murphy’s law: New sheriff in town

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By Bill Toscano After 16 years under Sheriff Roger Leclaire, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office has a new leader. In just two months, Sheriff Jeffrey J. Murphy has already started adding his own touches to the department. He says there is a lot more change coming. “It’s great. It’s been very busy, but I am […]

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Charges linger for 10 months, Man in limbo after arresting cop quits

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By Christina Scanlon When former Granville Police Officer Marc D. Morrill resigned abruptly in April, several cases were still to […]

Trump, Cruz, Carson, Sanders top Washington County straw poll

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By Dan King The Washington County Fair met politics last week, as 737 people came out to vote in a […]

Naval Militia volunteers receive award

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By Dan King A group of seven area maritime veterans, including two from Whitehall and one from Granville, will be […]

Friendships formed at fair live on

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By Christina Scanlon Shortly after the gates opened at the Washington County Fair Friday morning, tractors were moving and stirring […]

First Friday this Friday

This month’s First Friday event, hosted by The Slate Valley Museum and Pember Museum and Library will features an unveiling […]

Teens’ summer jobs pay off

By Christina Scanlon As the summer of 2015 winds down and local youth prepare to head back to school, 50 […]

Hampton primary could decide election

By Christina Scanlon November’s election could be decided next week in Hampton, depending how the votes play out at the […]

Back to school in Hartford

By Christina Scanlon Teachers in the Hartford are headed back to school this week, while students across the district will […]

Backpack program, We Care Project join forces

By Dan King Last November the inaugural Mom Prom raised thousands of dollars for the We Care Project, which is […]

Changes everywhere as school begins today

By Dan King As students arrive at Whitehall Central School today, there will be abundant changes around them. Whether at […]

Bus routes honed as school looms

By Christina Scanlon The floors are gleaming with new wax, while outside the leaves are beginning to turn colors and […]

Earth science a challenge

By Christina Scanlon It takes a 65 on the Regents Exam to pass Earth Science, a course mandatory to get […]

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