Tag Archives: Village of Granville

Freed quashes village hall rumor

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By Matthew Saari John Freed, one of the more vocal critics of the village-town joint purchase of the former TD Bank parcel on Main Street, wants to set the record straight. The site of the current Granville village hall, at 51 Quaker St., is not contaminated with oil. “Somehow there seems to be a rumor […]

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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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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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Main Street businesses given grants

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By Matthew Saari Two budding Main Street businesses have been awarded “microenterprise grants” by the Village of Granville. Nelson’s 22 Main and Morse’s Diner and Pizzeria – at 22 Main St. and 20 Main St., respectively – were each awarded $2,000 by village officials during the village board’s monthly meeting. “Just the village’s way of […]

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Rifle with silencer found on suspect during traffic stop

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By Matthew Saari A 26-year-old Vermont man faces a felony weapons charge after Granville police discovered he was toting a rifle equipped with a silencer. John L. Carter, of Middletown Springs, was arrested and charged with third degree criminal possession of a weapon, a felony; criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor; unlawful possession […]

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Man eggs cop cars then flees on bike

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By Matthew Saari A Granville man faces two misdemeanor charges and one violation for allegedly bombarding a Granville police car with eggs before leading officers on a low-speed chase through the village riding a bicycle. Police arrested John C. Ryea, 36, of North Maple Street last Wednesday just before midnight and charged him with obstructing […]

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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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Church Street bridge work to start next July

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By Matthew Saari A complete replacement of Granville’s Church Street bridge will begin next summer. Engineers from Washington County and McFarland-Johnson Inc., a Saratoga Springs-based engineering consultant, hosted an informational meeting Tuesday night in the Granville Village Hall laying out the proposed plan to replace the nearly 100-year-old bridge spanning the Mettowee River. “This bridge […]

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Classifieds 01/23/20

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518 Wheels – 01/22/20

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Obituary: Roger T. White

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Middle Granville, NY – Roger Thurman White, age 85, passed away at his home surrounded by loved ones on Monday, […]

State investigating pig

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By PJ Ferguson   The pig that took Washington County by storm a couple weeks ago has been identified. Wilbur […]

Freed quashes village hall rumor

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By Matthew Saari John Freed, one of the more vocal critics of the village-town joint purchase of the former TD […]

Whitehall Regents exam results ‘excellent’

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By PJ Ferguson     Whitehall Central School District’s passing rates were impressively high for the 2018-2019 school year, nearly […]

Granville school test results mixed

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By PJ Ferguson   While the Granville Central School District boasts high numbers for English Language Arts, Earth Science, Living […]

Ice fishing derbies revving up

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Vermont may be famous for its flowing maple syrup and rolling Green Mountains most of the year, but during the […]

Obituary: James Kelly

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Wells, VT –  James Kelly (Jim), 76 years of age, of Wells, VT; passed away Friday January 17, 2020 in […]

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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North Country Freepress – 01/17/20

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