Tag Archives: Granville Sentinel

Residents blister Labas on bank purchase

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By Matthew Saari It was surprising Granville Mayor Paul Labas was standing upright at the end of the village board’s meeting Monday night, after enduring a nearly hour-long inquisition from village residents. The verbal barrage started after an otherwise dull and uneventful meeting, with the mayor and trustees concluding their regular business in less than […]

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A look back at 2019 for Granville

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A big dig on North Street; cutting of trees on Main Street and a proposed football merger were among the happenings that stole news headlines and attracted thousands of reactions, comments and shares on our social media pages in 2019. This is only a preview of the story published in the Granville Sentinel. To read […]

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Resident takes issue with bank purchase

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By Matthew Saari Just one day after successfully bidding on the former TD Bank property on Main Street, Granville town officials came under heavy scrutiny from one concerned resident. At the Granville Town Board meeting last Thursday, supervisor Matt Hicks said the town and village were the high bidders in the recent online auction of […]

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Christmas services across region

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Churches across the Lakes Region will be celebrating Christmas with Christmas Eve services and one Christmas pageant. Most services will include candlelight, special music and a meditation on the birth of Christ. NEW YORK Granville United Church of Granville will celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ on Christmas Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 7 p.m. […]

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School board gives merger go-ahead

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By Matthew Saari Following much discussion, the Granville Board of Education granted school superintendent Tom McGurl the ability to contact other school districts and begin both academic and sports merger talks. At the board’s monthly meeting Monday night, board member Ed Vladyka presented the strategic planning committee’s findings and recommendations regarding future merger talks – […]

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Crowd delights in tree-lighting, Grinch

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By Matthew Saari “Christmas is over, Granville!” So shouted the Grinch as he kicked presents and dragged an uprooted Christmas tree down Granville’s Main Street, much to the shock and astonishment of local children. But the notoriously virescent grump couldn’t have been more wrong. Granville’s annual tree-lighting and First Friday festivities last Friday proved to […]

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Village, town to bid jointly on TD Bank

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By Matthew Saari There may be a joint village-town municipal center on the horizon for Granville. Town and village officials confirmed last week that the municipalities will jointly partake in the upcoming auction of 6-10 Main St., which housed TD Bank until a couple of years ago. “We have registered as a bidder,” said town […]

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Tree lighting Friday

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By Matthew Saari Granville will be overtaken with holiday cheer Friday as the annual tree-lighting ceremony, holiday parade, Festival of Trees and Festival of Wreaths and Centerpieces take place. Holiday parade Kicking off the evening will be a parade that will start at Great Meadow Federal Credit Union on East Main Street at 5:45 p.m. […]

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Dollar General public hearing set for Dec. 17

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By Matthew Saari   After some minor adjustments were made to the schematics for a proposed new Dollar General store, the Granville Town Planning Board agreed to schedule a public hearing on the matter for Dec. 17. For more than an hour last week, the planning board listened to and provided feedback on a second […]

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Bottled water bails out village

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By PJ Ferguson Armed with cases of bottled water, village officials jumped to combat the Whitehall water crisis last week. Members of the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company and village officials stood outside the firehouse in freezing temperatures giving cases of water to those in need and delivering to those who couldn’t make the drive. Coordinating […]

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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

Skyler (left) and Melody Schinski, Ann Schinski’s grandchildren, show off some of the gear that will be given away at Saturday’s backpack drive.

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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