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Dresden resident remembers World War II

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By Matthew Saari In preparation for Memorial Day, The Times sat down with 91-year-old Dresden resident and World War II veteran Stiling “Ty” Knight. In so doing, Knight provided an increasingly rare, first-hand account of his involvement in one of the most significant wars in America’s history. Knight was but 16 years old when the […]

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Donald E. Hanna, 93

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  Donald E. Hanna passed away from a series of maladies that affect the aged, including, and most importantly, the sadness that overcomes surviving a spouse. He was 93. Don was born on June 29, 1920, in Middle Granville, the son and youngest child of Royal and Minnie Hanna. He was, of course, doted on […]

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A Homecoming seven decades later

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When Henry Gurney returned home after serving in World War II, there was no crowd or parade trumpeting his return. His parents met him at the station and he went home. On Saturday, 68 years after the end of the war, he and six other veterans received the homecoming they missed. Gurney was among a […]

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Man’s project takes flight

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By Derek Liebig A restoration project nearly two decades in the making recently took flight above the skies of Granville Airport. Last month, Myron “Mike” Waite, took to the skies above the hills and dales of Granville in a 1946 Aeronca 7AC that he and a few others had painstakingly restored over the last 15 […]

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Flying high in the Memphis Belle

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By Linda Ellingsworth Readying for lift-off, the World War II era B-17 bomber’s engines went from a low roar to a deafening thunder. The plane’s cabin filled with blue smoke, most of which escaped from the large hole in the roof above my head. From this moment, I knew my flight in the Memphis Belle […]

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Fife and Drums Corps Muster Saturday at Fort Ti

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Fort Ticonderoga’s annual Fife and Drum Corps Muster will be held on Saturday, July 27. The Fife and Drum Corps muster will highlight several Fife and Drum Corps from across the northeast performing throughout the day as well as performances from current and former Fort Ticonderoga Fife & Drum Corps members. From the American Revolution, […]

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Seniors honor Earl Morrow

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By Jaime Thomas The Hartford Senior Citizens gathered at AJ’s Restaurant on Tuesday to enjoy a luncheon and honor Earl Morrow, who was recently named a senior of the year. Helen Macura opened the meeting with a prayer, and then Karen Harrington presented Morrow with a gift certificate to What’s Cookin? Restaurant and pinned a […]

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Granville students advance to state level history competition

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By Jaime Thomas You can’t change the past, but you can discuss big changes that seriously affected history. That’s just what a group of eighth grade girls in Granville did with their recent participation in National History Day Contest. The seven students focused on different topics to demonstrate this year’s theme: a turning point in […]

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Faith and friendship the key

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By Jaime Thomas For almost 65 years, Burt and Christine Thompson have enjoyed each other’s company. The two attended Hartford Central School together, and Burt, who is six years her senior, worked on Christine’s father’s farm. But it wasn’t until he returned from serving with the army in the South Pacific during World War II […]

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Clare Brennan Rion

Clare Brennan Rion, a lifelong resident of Hudson, N.Y., passed away on Dec. 9, 2012 at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, N.Y. after a brief illness. Clare was the daughter of Owen and Loretta Finn Brennan. She was born on Oct. 28, 1924. Upon graduation from St. Mary’s Academy, Hudson, N.Y., Clare worked at the […]

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North Country Freepress – 10/19/18

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Lakes Region Freepress – 10/19/18

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518 Wheels – 10/18/18

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Police working break-in cases

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By Matthew Saari More than a week after a man attempted to forcibly gain access to six village homes, no […]

Saint-Gobain workers build prosthetic hands

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By Krystle S. Morey Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp. suspended operations at its Granville plant last Tuesday to lend a helping […]

Sasquatch fete in jeopardy

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By Matthew Saari After only three years, Whitehall’s annual Sasquatch Calling Festival may be no more. Event organizer David Molenaar […]

Mother Nature solves dam problem

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville town highway superintendent Eric Towne thanked Mother Nature last weekend for helping to clear a […]

Food rivalry returns for 2nd year

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By Matthew Saari The age-old Granville-Whitehall rivalry returns – not on the gridiron but rather between food pantries. The Great […]

Lakes Region Freepress – 10/12/18

North Country Freepress – 10/12/18

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Police investigating home invasions in village

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall police are investigating a bizarre series of home invasions that occurred over the weekend. On Sunday, […]

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