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Routes 18, 21 will be ‘much better’ when done

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By Dan King If you’ve driven down county Route 18 or 21 recently, you know the road is under repair. Washington County Department of Public Works is working on a project that will almost be an entire reconstruction of county Route 21 between county Route 18 and Route 4; and county Route 18 from its […]

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District close to finishing slate of projects

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By Krystle S. Morey The school is on the cusp of finishing up three major capital projects it began earlier this summer – hopefully before school starts Sept. 6. Parking lots “The parking lots are the biggie,” said Superintendent Mark Bessen. “That’s where the buses, the cars and the parents and everybody has to come.” […]

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Trump, Long win Tea Party poll

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By Dan King It was a good week for the Republican Party at the Washington County Fair. Each election year, the Washington County Tea Party Patriots conduct a straw poll at their booth, asking those who stop by who they plan to vote for. This year’s poll was for both the presidential election and the […]

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Defending champs open at Helderberg Valley

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By Dan King It’s football season, and the Whitehall Railroaders are hoping to build on the momentum from last year’s championship season. The defending Section II Class D champions kick off their season this Saturday against Helderberg Valley at Berne-Knox-Westerlo High School at 1 p.m. Last season, the Railroaders had a perfect regular season record […]

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Horde kicks off season Saturday

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville football is getting ready to kick off its season. The Golden Horde will meet the Hoosic Valley Indians at home this Saturday at 1 p.m. Coach Mario Torres has made his goal of going 1-0 each week this season very clear. “You can’t go 1-0 every week if you don’t […]

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Torres re-hired after heated debate

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By Krystle S. Morey By a controversial 5-4 vote, the Granville Board of Education agreed Monday night to rehire Mario Torres as the varsity football coach for the fall season. The move rejected another candidate for the job who was supported by Athletic Director Eileen Troy and high school Principal Camille Harrelson. The deciding vote was cast […]

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Village orders Hook & Ladder to ‘stand down’

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By Krystle S. Morey Citing “hundreds of thousands of dollars” of debt and the absence of certifications for its members and equipment, the Granville Village Board has ordered Granville Hook & Ladder Co. to “stand down” until further notice. At the same time, the board asked the state Comptroller’s Office to audit the department’s finances. […]

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Report: Village taxed much higher than town

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By Dan King Whitehall village residents are paying among the highest taxes in the area, while town residents are paying among the lowest, a newly released report says. The report, which was released by the fiscally conservative think tank Empire Center, says the village of Whitehall has the seventh-highest effective tax rate per $1,000 in […]

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Telescope tent sale to aid local teen

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By Krystle S. Morey Kontessa Siliski lost her mother when she was just 15 years old. Now at age 17, she is responsible for paying her late mother’s funeral costs and other inherited expenses. On June 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Telescope Casual Furniture will host Kontessa’s Tent Sale, a large-scale furniture sale […]

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Torres ‘shocked’

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville High School has posted the position of varsity football coach held for years by Mario Torres, who said he is at a loss to understand what’s going on. The Board of Education voted unexpectedly on May 31 to delay filling that job while appointing all other coaches. Efforts to determine […]

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Obituary: Donald Herman Herbst

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Whitehall-Donald Herman Herbst, 81, of Champlain Ave., passed away peacefully at the Glens Falls Hospital, after a valiant fight with […]

Man shot after hitting cop with car

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Two Rutland, Vermont men were sent to the hospital Wednesday after a shootout and chase with police. Just after midnight […]

Obituary: Jason C. Thomas

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Jason C. Thomas, 44, of Willow Spring, NC (formerly of Granville, NY) passed away peacefully with family by his side […]

Backpack program marks 14 years

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By Matthew Saari School is scheduled to start in a little more than a month, so it’s time to think […]

Man shot by Rutland police

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Two men were sent to the hospital Wednesday following a shootout and chase with police in Rutland, Vermont. Just after […]

Local businesses get big money from feds

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By Matthew Saari Many of the region’s leading employers were the leading recipients of federal coronavirus stimulus money. The U.S […]

Village, town order cuts in water usage

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By Matthew Saari The village and town of Granville both are restricting water usage in their respective municipalities due to […]

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Poultney man charged with arson

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A Poultney, Vermont man has been arrested in connection with a May fire in Middletown Springs, Vermont. On Monday, Vermont […]

Magill to host virtual concert

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By Matthew Saari The show must go on. Despite all of the COVID-19 social-distancing guidelines in place, Daryl Magill is […]

Chasin’ Racin’: Fonda welcomes ‘Jeffer,’ Jeff Heotzler

By Mark Kane Who would have ever thought when you looked out the window early Saturday morning or right up […]

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