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Nature Conservancy offers Whitehall village $200K

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall Mayor Phil Smith announced at the July Village Board meeting that he had received a letter from the Nature Conservancy offering the village $200,000 for “forest carbon credits.” This payment program is a part of the Nature Conservancy’s Working Woodlands program which began in Pennsylvania in 2011 and has since expanded […]

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Rubble remains

Though the machinery is in place and the starting date has well passed, cleanup has yet to take place on Main Street. Nine months have passed since the Nov. 11 fire that destroyed two buildings, and their charred remains still sit behind a temporary fence. On Tuesday, Attorney John Winn, who is representing one of […]

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Village of Granville to see new crosswalk

By Lee Tugas Traffic safety and still-standing rubble dominated most discussion at Monday night’s meeting of the Granville Village Board, overshadowing formal acknowledgment of completion of the village’s Water Treatment Plant. Village Mayor Brian LaRose said, “I am as displeased as most” that Edgeco Environmental Corporation still has not begun to clean up debris looming […]

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Town mobile home code enforcement criticized

By Jaime Thomas Though the Granville Town Board recently updated its mobile home ordinance, some residents don’t think it is being properly enforced. During a meeting Thursday night, Resident William Ritchie told the board he does not think the town has good code enforcement. “There’s a lack of enforcement in this town; the town’s going […]

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Challenger for Trustee drops out; incumbents likely to return to office

The election of village officials will be held Tuesday but voters will find the ballot offers little intrigue. Tuesday’s ballot will feature five names for four positions but one of those candidates has already dropped out of the race and is asking voters not to select her name on Election Day. Donna Filomio, who received […]

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Big Lots grand opening next Friday

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Big Lots will officially celebrate its Granville grand opening on Nov. 16. In addition to specials, there will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m., and the store will present a $2,500 check to the Granville Elementary School as part of the celebration, said store manager Bill Ringer. “We’re excited to be here in Granville, […]

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Iconic evergreen to come down

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This holiday season will be the last for Granville’s traditional Christmas tree. “It’s dead. It’s in really bad shape. The tree has to come down, and it will be taken down next spring,” said village Mayor Brian LaRose. “What we need to do now is replace it, and we’re going to look across the whole […]

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Stories after the storm: A year after Irene, it’s back to normal for most, not all

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The memories are a full year old now, but for those who watched what Tropical Storm Irene did to Granville on Aug. 28, 2011, and in the days afterward, they remain vivid and painful. “It was surreal,” said Matt Zappone, general manager at Zappone Chrysler Jeep Dodge, which lost 140 cars and trucks to massive […]

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Garden Club gives beautification awards

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By Bill Toscano   The Slate Valley Garden Club’s annual Beautification Awards keep getting bigger and bigger. “It’s great to see so many people here,” project coordinator Nancy Williams said to the more than 50 people at the annual awards luncheon Aug. 1 at the Slate Valley Museum. “We have so many wonderful yards and […]

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To cut or not to cut?

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By Bill Toscano A proposal by the Granville Chamber of Commerce to radically change the look of Main Street has not gone beyond the early planning stages, but it’s already drawing strong opinions from downtown merchants. “I think it would be an awesome idea,” Shelly Reed, who owns Happy Daze Pub with her husband Scott, […]

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Williams Street snow dilemma

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By PJ Ferguson If you would like to catch a glimpse of what the roads would look like if snow […]

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 […]

Village hires new attorney

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By PJ Ferguson The village of Whitehall has parted ways with its attorney, Erika Sellar Ryan of Keller & Sellar […]

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 […]

Whitehall rings in the holidays

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By Matthew Saari Below freezing temperatures did little to deter more than 300 Whitehallers from converging on Skenesborough Park and […]

Obituary: Robert S. Banks

Dresden-Robert S. Banks, 71, of Blue Goose passed away unexpectedly, after a long illness. Bob was born in the Bronx, […]

North Country Freepress – 12/06/19

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