Tag Archives: Town Of Granville

Town grilled by residents over bank purchase

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By Matthew Saari The interrogation of local officials which began at a Granville Village Board last Monday continued on Thursday at a town board meeting. Like the village before it, the town’s regular business was a dull affair and officials concluded that in 20 minutes. Then public comment began. For the next hour, the town […]

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Village, town receive grants

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By Matthew Saari The village and town of Granville have received state grant funding which will go towards infrastructure upgrades. Announced in December, the state’s Regional Economic Development Awards doled out $84.1 million to dozens of communities throughout the state for 85 projects large and small. The North Country was a regional awardee, earning $67.9 […]

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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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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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Muddy Water plagues North Granville

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By Matthew Saari Residents of the North Granville water district suffered an unpleasant surprise last week. During the evening last Wednesday, when residents turned on their faucets and showers – anything hooked to the water system – they were met with rust-colored, muddy water. “What’s up with the water in North Granville tonight? This is […]

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Village, town eye former bank

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By Matthew Saari Leaders of both the Granville village and town are looking into the feasibility of scooping up a piece of Main Street property at auction. Last week Mayor Paul Labas confirmed that he and Town Supervisor Matt Hicks are examining the merits of participating in a December auction to purchase 6-10 Main St., […]

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Factory, bank for sale

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By Krystle S. Morey $1,399,000 – that’s the asking price for the factory that Manchester Wood called home for 27 years. The furniture manufacturer announced this summer that it was going out of business, with plans to sell off inventory and close its Granville location. The news of Manchester Wood’s closing came as a shock […]

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Mother Nature solves dam problem

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville town highway superintendent Eric Towne thanked Mother Nature last weekend for helping to clear a problem beaver dam. The dam had plugged a water pipe, causing flooding on parts of Cross and Butler roads, and several hundred acres of private property with some 10 feet of water. “Mother Nature took […]

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Head Start gets delayed start

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By Krystle S. Morey Following a few delays with upgrades to its new space, Head Start is now fully operational at Mary J. Tanner School. On Tuesday, 34 Head Start students attended school at its new Middle Granville location. “It’s a great space,” said Linda Daigle, Head Start coordinator. Head Start hoped to start school […]

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Village fire merger sparks town talks

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Village fire merger sparks town talks By Krystle S. Morey   News of the village fire companies’ recent merger has sparked talks regarding consolidating the town’s fire companies. The former Granville Hook & Ladder Fire Co. was absorbed earlier this month by the Granville Engine and Hose Company. The two now operate as one department, […]

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Obituary: Robert Joseph Pekar Sr

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Robert Joseph Pekar Sr., 82 of  Bonita Springs, Fl. passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at JoAnne’s House in Bonita […]

Lakes Region Freepress – 01/17/20

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Lakes Classifieds – 01/17/20

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518 Wheels – 01/15/20

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Ferguson retracts apology

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By Matthew Saari Two weeks after issuing a formal, public apology to town clerk Marcinda Wilbur, Dresden supervisor Paul Ferguson […]

Granville man awarded $4.8 million

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By PJ Ferguson   David Gibson of Granville has been awarded more than $4.8 million for the 2015 drunk-driving crash […]

Village’s goal: Reopen Williams Street

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By PJ Ferguson Progress is finally being made towards repairing the damaged canal wall and re-opening North Williams Street. Albeit […]

Town grilled by residents over bank purchase

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By Matthew Saari The interrogation of local officials which began at a Granville Village Board last Monday continued on Thursday […]

Martin Luther King Jr. events in the region

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Martin Luther King Jr. events Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrates the birthday of this influential American civil rights leader. […]

Obituary: William Richard Dupont, Jr.

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William Richard Dupont, Jr., 65, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, at Albany Medical Center following a long illness. […]

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