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Newly-elected supervisors swing vote on county roles

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By Matthew Saari Two key positions on the Washington County Board of Supervisors were decided last Tuesday by the votes of newly elected supervisors. During the annual reorganizational meeting, Granville Supervisor Matt Hicks and Hebron Supervisor Brian Campbell were ousted from their positions of vice chairman of the board and budget officer, respectively. Hicks lost […]

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Bobsledder awaits word of his selection to team

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall’s own Codie Bascue stole national headlines in November when he grabbed a gold medal during a World Cup bobsled race in Lake Placid. The day proved monumental not only for Bascue, as this was his first World Cup gold, but also for the U.S. bobsled team, which hadn’t won a two-man […]

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Whitehall firehouse eyed for historic designation

The Whitehall Volunteer Fire Co. owns the Skenesborough Drive firehouse but the village owns the property its built on.

By Matthew Saari The Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company’s firehouse on Main Street is among 23 properties recommended for inclusion on the State and National Registers of Historic Places, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced. “It’s a pretty historic building I think,” said fire company president Brian Brooks. “I just wanted to see it join the ranks.” […]

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Readers give Trump’s first year mixed reviews

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By Krystle S. Morey President Donald Trump will soon finish his first year in office with mixed reviews on his performance, from leadership to foreign policy. Since Trump has been at the helm, “the stock market has boomed and GDP growth has improved,” Forbes’ business magazine reports, adding that “unemployment is at an almost 17-year […]

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Taxpayers rush to pay, beat deadline

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By Matthew Saari Following the signing of the 2018 Republican tax bill into law by President Donald Trump, many taxpayers – including those in this region – rushed to their local town offices in hopes of paying their taxes early to avoid newly imposed caps. “We’ve had several people come in and pay early,” said […]

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Power project may ease taxes in local towns

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By Matthew Saari A monumental clean-energy project may shift some of the tax burden from Washington County taxpayers. Details about the Champlain Hudson Power Express, including routing and impact upon the local area, were presented at a Putnam town meeting last Thursday by Josh Bagnato, vice president of project development for Transmission Developers Inc., the […]

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Country Cupboard open for business

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By Matthew Saari Walking into the Whitehall High School cafeteria, past the eating room tables and past the gleaming stainless-steel ovens you’ll find a bright red locker, or cupboard, fully stocked with all manner of food items, personal hygiene products and winter apparel. That red cabinet, the Country Cupboard, is the brainchild of cafeteria manager […]

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Whitehall, Granville to host holiday hoops tourneys

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By Matthew Saari and Keith Harrington   WHITEHALL Two New York teams and two Vermont teams will square off next week in a tradition that is more than two decades old. The 22nd annual Whitehall Holiday Basketball Tournament will be held Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 27 and 28. Hailing from the Empire State are the […]

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Granville’s first-ever lighted tractor parade Friday

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By Krystle S. Morey and Amber Stewart “The more lights the merrier.” This is the strategy the Granville Future Farmers of America are employing to decorate their tractor for this Friday’s lighted tractor parade, said FFA member Abigail Armstrong. “As many as possible,” she said. About 45 tractors, ATVs and monster trucks are set to […]

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Village seeks funds for Flat Iron demo

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall village officials are seeking a state grant to fund the demolition of the notorious Flat Iron building before it collapses. Mayor Phil Smith called a special Village Board meeting last Friday at 1 p.m. where, following a nine-minute public hearing during which no village residents spoke out against applying for the […]

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Northshire Freepress – 02/23/18

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North Country Freepress – 02/23/18

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Weekender – 02/23/18

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Lakes Region Freepress – 02/23/18

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Other districts may add armed security officers such as Granville has

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By Krystle S. Morey and Matthew Saari Granville Central School is the sole district of the 22 in Washington County […]

Local fans cheer on Bascue and family

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By Matthew Saari Winter break may be in session but there were plenty of cars in the parking lot of […]

Haff: Washington County will override tax cap

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By Matthew Saari With the passage of two resolutions providing county employees pay raises, the Washington County Board of Supervisors […]

Assistant principal job cut just months after it began

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By Krystle S. Morey Just months after establishing the role, the Granville Central School District has decided to eliminate its […]

Stewart’s plan OK’d – with conditions

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By Krystle S. Morey The Granville Planning Board gave Stewart’s Shops the go-ahead Monday to build a new 3,600-square-foot store […]

518 Wheels – 02/19/18

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Weekender – 02/16/18

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Northshire Freepress – 02/16/18

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