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History fair Saturday in Granville

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Historians from throughout Washington County will open exhibits featuring history and unique features of their towns and villages at a history fair this Saturday, Oct. 26. The event, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will be held at Granville Elementary School. Topics will include 1800s postal service in the area, transportation […]

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History fair next weekend

By Jaime Thomas Did you know that a few presidents lived in Washington County? How about Susan B. Anthony’s time spent here? Or that the county had a significant role in the Underground Railroad? Those facts and more will be on display at the Washington County Historical Society’s History Fair next Saturday, Oct. 26. School […]

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Bidding ends for Eldridge Lane

By Jaime Thomas After two months of bidding from a number of anonymous parties, the Eldridge Lane landfill property auction in Hartford closed Monday. The final bid for all three came in at a higher-than-expected $400,300. Individually, the three-separate parcels that make up the 485-acre plot added up to $332,700. “I think it’s wonderful. It […]

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Storm causes widespread damage, power outages

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By Jaime Thomas It’s not often a storm causes Gary Seitz to consider taking refuge in his basement, but last Wednesday’s squall had him thinking about it. Not only did two, large 150-foot pine trees fall down in his yard, but the strong wind even made its way into his house on Route 149 in […]

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Tax assistance program in limbo

By Derek Liebig A proposal that would have provided temporary relief from property tax payments is in limbo after a division of the Washington County Economic Opportunity Council declined last week to oversee the program. The advisory board of Community Action Angels said last week it could not assume oversight of the program, citing a […]

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Tax assistance program in limbo

A proposal that would have provided temporary relief from property tax payments is in limbo after a division of the Washington County Economic Opportunity Council declined last week to oversee the program. The advisory board of Community Action Angels said last week it could not assume oversight of the program, citing a lack of resources. […]

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Whitehall good Samaritan retires

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If you are cynical and think there are no Good Samaritans, stop by a fire house or rescue squad. Ruth Scribner, 68, one of Whitehall’s Good Samaritans, is stepping down after years as head of the Skenesborough Emergency Squad. The problem is most of the EMS workers that she has either trained and/or inspired do […]

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Bids coming in for Hartford land parcel

Bids continue to roll in on a daily basis for the 485-plus Eldridge Lane property in Hartford. This time, Town Supervisor Dana Haff is hoping a sale will actually go through. “I’m hoping when everything closes, the county won’t second guess. It needs to go back on the tax rolls and be on ownership other […]

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911 center staff seek help, higher pay

By Jaime Thomas Emergency communicators in Washington County are handling a higher volume of calls with less help. Jack Rogers, a labor relations representative for the county’s 911 communication center, addressed the county board of supervisors at a monthly meeting Friday morning. “Please consider this issue of the lack of employees in this stressful and […]

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County 911 center asks for higher pay, more staff

By Jaime Thomas Emergency communicators in Washington County are handling a higher volume of calls with less help. Jack Rogers, a labor relations representative for the county’s 911 communication center, addressed the county board of supervisors at a monthly meeting Friday morning. “Please consider this issue of the lack of employees in this stressful and […]

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Garage steals headlines…again

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By Matthew Saari The garage located at 45 Poultney St. is proving to be akin to a bad penny for […]

Village now owns River Valley Drive

Washington County transferred ownership of the parcel containing River Valley Drive to the village last week.

By Krystle S. Morey The village of Granville now owns 2.1 acres of the former Mettowee Fields subdivision off North […]

Students’ graffiti defended

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By Matthew Saari A Whitehall “tradition” came under heavy fire from an irritated resident at a town board meeting last […]

Attendance at summer concerts ‘good’

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By Krystle S. Morey The 2017 Granville Summer Concert Series will come to a close tonight with a performance by […]

Firefighter to run 5K in full gear

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By Matthew Saari In an effort fueled by a devotion to fitness, one Whitehall firefighter is hoping to inspire others […]

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North Country Freepress – 08/18/17

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Lakes Classifieds – 08/18/17

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Weekender – 08/18/17

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518 Wheels – 08/16/17

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Fire Company, village resolving their quarrel

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By Matthew Saari The months-long feud between the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company and the village of Whitehall may soon come […]

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