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Pember gives letter to village board

By Jaime Thomas Pember officials submitted a written response to Mayor Brian LaRose’s letter of inquiry by their 4 p.m. deadline yesterday, but the village had yet to review it. At a Village Board meeting Monday night, LaRose acknowledged receipt of the seven-page letter but said trustees needed several days to thoroughly read through it. […]

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Four Pember trustees resign

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By Jaime Thomas The Pember Board of Trustees accepted the resignations of Marcia Klam, Gigi Zeitler, Kaela O’Grady and Shelly Keene at a special meeting Sunday afternoon. Following the resolution, the board immediately appointed Mary King as president of the board and Charlie King, Robert Tatko and Mary Ann Carey as trustees to fill the […]

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Wesner, Klam refuse to meet with mayor

By Jaime Thomas Pember officials refused to participate in a closed meeting with Mayor Brian LaRose Tuesday night, because they say they wanted public participation. LaRose asked Museum Director Pat Wesner and Marcia Klam, president of the Board of Trustees, to meet with himself and Village Attorney Mike Martin, and he suggested they bring their […]

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Pember’s deed does not support school district library

By Jaime Thomas While several local officials have made clear they don’t support the Pember Library and Museum becoming a school district library, the Pember’s deed more clearly addresses the plan. The 1909 deed, signed by Franklin and Ellen Pember, states the Pember Library board shall be appointed by the Granville Village Board. The deed […]

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Wesner, Klam refuse to meet with mayor

By Jaime Thomas Pember officials refused to participate in a closed meeting with Mayor Brian LaRose Tuesday night, because they say they wanted public participation. LaRose asked Museum Director Pat Wesner and Marcia Klam, president of the Board of Trustees, to meet with himself and Village Attorney Mike Martin, and he suggested they bring their […]

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Officials upset over Pember financial audit

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By Jaime Thomas Local officials have expressed anger and disapproval following the release last week of an audit of the Pember Library and Museum. Town Supervisor Matt Hicks said his interest in the issue is two-fold. As supervisor, he said he found it “rather disconcerting that public money is going to an institution that has […]

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Capital Campaign funds depleted

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While controversy surrounds the Pember Library regarding the recent state audit which was critical of their financial activities and their improper use of Pember Foundation funds to pay bills, it has come to light that another Pember account has been severely depleted. This account, the Capital Campaign Fund, was formed in the 1990s to house […]

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Pember Library and Museum State Audit

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These are the steps the Pember has already taken and will continue to take to implement the recommendations of the Office of the State Comptroller.

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Pember used funds improperly: audit

By Jaime Thomas The Pember Library and Museum violated its agreement with the Pember Foundation by dipping into Foundation funds to cover operating expenses, a state audit shows. The agreement allows the library and museum to use only the interest earned in the Foundation account, and not the principal, for operating purposes. “We unknowingly violated […]

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Former resident leaves generous donation to area organizations

By Jaime Thomas A handful of organizations throughout Granville recently received an unexpected donation. The estate of Margaret McNelley, a former resident, was recently distributed with chunks of her inheritance going to six recipients. Among these was the Rotary Club, which received $5,351 dollars. Dave O’Brien, president of the club, said members never expected the […]

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Obituary: Katherine “Kitty” Matte

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Katherine “Kitty” Matte, 93, of Whitehall, New York, passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by her loving family, on […]

Obituary: Lorraine Rose Prevost

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Granville, NY – Lorraine Rose Prevost passed away at her home early Wednesday, May 20, 2020.  She was surrounded by […]

Granville reopening town offices

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By Duncan Campbell   The Granville Town Board announced gradual steps being taken to reopen public hearings and town offices […]

Three-year-old struck, injured by car

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A three-year-old girl was injured Thursday evening after being struck by a car in Argyle. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office […]

North Country Freepress – 05/22/20

Obituary: Leonore “Lee, Chet” Marie Leonbruno

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Leonore “Lee, Chet” Marie Leonbruno June 15, 1933 + April 30, 2020 Leonore fought the good fight, she finished her […]

Granville school board approves budget, layoffs

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By Matthew Saari The Granville Board of Education has approved a $26 million spending plan for the 2020-2021 school year […]

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County beaches’ opening delayed

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By PJ Ferguson The Washington County beaches will remain closed until June 13, per recommendation of buildings and grounds superintendent […]

Whitehall school to keep programs, staff with 1.96% levy increase

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By PJ Ferguson The Whitehall Central School District’s budget for the 2020-2021 fiscal year passed unanimously at Monday’s Board of […]

Flags to be placed on veterans’ graves

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By PJ Ferguson While Whitehall’s Memorial Day Parade has been canceled this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, American Legion […]

Whitehall graduation will be virtual

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By PJ Ferguson The graduation ceremony for the Whitehall High School seniors will not be conducted in-person, superintendent Patrick Dee […]

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