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Mincher joins Slate Valley staff

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At some point in the future, those doing genealogy research will be able to look at the Slate Valley Museum collection without leaving the house, and the person responsible for that achievement will be new arrival Amy Mincher. The newly hired assistant director and collections manager comes to Granville from the President Calvin Coolidge State […]

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From Quebec to Granville in 50 years

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  Three cents doesn’t buy much. Apparently, it will get a package from Quebec to Granville but it takes that package nearly 50 years to make the trip. Frank Caruso said when he checked the mail Tuesday, Dec. 27, he found a package which had apparently been lost in the mail system for nearly 50 […]

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‘New’ water for New Year

Dan Williams indicates some of the water treatment plant's features.

By Matthew Rice   The village’s new $4 million water treatment plant is expected to come on line and begin serving water customers about Jan. 25. The new facility off of Park Avenue tucked into the corner of the Fireman’s Carnival Grounds runs the village drinking water through a series of filters similar to what […]

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DPW head calls for infrastructure work

DPW Supervisor Dan Williams pictured at the waste water treatment plant shortly after Tropical Storm Irene.

Use the money now, or spend much more later is what Granville Village Department of Public Works Supervisor Dan Williams is telling the Granville Village Board. Williams said he advocates using the remainder of the loan money available to Granville to do more water main replacement work within the village, a job he said the […]

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Vandals strike village

Thieves hit 12 vehicles in village Police remind residents to lock up, remove valuables from cars   By Matthew Rice   Residents in two areas of the village woke up the morning of Dec. 29 to the unpleasant surprise of discovering items had been stolen from their vehicles. Residents on North and South Maple and […]

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Granville second at Middlebury

Granville wrestlers went 2-for-4 in the finals locking up second place at the Hubie Wagner Invitational in Middlebury, Vt. which concluded Dec. 29. Nathaniel Palmer (132) and Josh McKittrick (285) earned championships and Paul Hanna (152) and Hayden Miller (145) took second place for Granville. At 160 pounds Brad Perry took third and at 99 […]

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Host Horde third at Legion Tourney

  Although the Granville Golden Horde failed to make the final of the 32nd Annual American Legion Post 323 Tournament, fans of the game got to see another exciting game of basketball to end the night. Following the hometown team’s consolation win over Hadley-Luzerne 56-46, the nightcap proved to have enough drama and excitement for […]

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Bear remains on the prowl

A bear like the one pictured here continues to ply Granville's garbage cans for an easy meal, prompting officials to advise residents to secure thier garbage.

The black bear spotted raiding garbage cans in December continues to return to the village in search of food, officials said this week. The bear was spotted off of Grandview Drive near the Fireman’s Carnival Field Dec. 29 where it ate from garbage cans before also knocking down a bird feeder. The bear was also […]

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Home invasion

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Vermont State Police responded to a report of a home-invasion robbery in Poultney, Vt. Monday evening, Jan. 2 about 7 p.m. A 65-year-old female resident called police to report a white male entered her residence and demanded medication from her. After a period of time the woman told police she relented and provided the medication […]

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Library hours

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The Pember Library and Museum wish to remind patrons the facility will be closed Thursdays until further notice. Pember Librarian Ardyce Bresett said in an effort to cut back on heating expenses during the winter the facility will reduce its hours by one day, as mentioned in a prior story. All other scheduled hours and […]

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Village’s public hearing continuing

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By PJ Ferguson The public hearing regarding the village’s comprehensive revitalization plan will remain open until Tuesday, April 14, as […]

N. Williams may stay closed

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By PJ Ferguson The section of North Williams Street that has been closed since September due to the damaged canal […]

Local slate company retools, makes PPE


Millennium Slate LLC is reopening and retooling its plant to make personal protective equipment (PPE) for the Covid-19 pandemic. On […]

Telescope offers production services, state remains mum


By Matthew Saari With COVID-19 cases continuing to mount, New York State is ignoring businesses fully capable of producing personal […]

Farmers dumping milk because of pandemic

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By Matthew Saari It may be time to start crying over spilled milk. Dairy farmers locally and across the country […]

Obituary: Maxine R. St. Claire

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    Whitehall- Maxine R. St. Claire, a devout catholic, loving wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother, passed through the […]

Obituary: Kenneth Robert Johnson

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After a brave battle with COPD, Kenneth “Ken”, “Kenny” Robert Johnson, passed away at his home on Friday, March 20, […]

Gov. Cuomo, Main Street needs a hand from Albany


Covid-19 has completely changed the way we all live. But along with worrying about keeping themselves and their families healthy, […]

County faces financial ‘uncertainties’

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By PJ Ferguson Washington County officials are clouded by financial uncertainties stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic with County Administrator Chris […]

School slated to resume soon, officials await state guidance

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By PJ Ferguson As the news develops around the COVID-19 pandemic, the Whitehall Central School District faces some changes and […]

Obituary: David G. Morehouse

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Fort Ann, NY – David G. Morehouse passed away at his Dad’s house on March 13, 2020, joining his parents […]

Low COVID-19 numbers in county due to lack of testing, officials say

Washington County has declared a state of emergency resulting in the closure of all non-essential departments.

By PJ Ferguson Washington County officials project that more positive cases of the novel coronavirus exist in the county than […]

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