• PJ Duo plays for hometown fans - PJ Duo took a leap of faith following their dreams by moving to the Music City known as Nashville, Tennessee during a pandemic. But just because they are securing gigs in a different state doesn’t mean they have forgotten where they came from. PJ Ferguson and Jesse Hyatt performed live from their Nashville apartment on […]

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  • PJ Duo plays for hometown fans PJ Duo took a leap of faith following their dreams by moving to the Music City known as Nashville, Tennessee during a pandemic. But just because they are securing gigs in a different state doesn’t mean they have forgotten where they came from. PJ Ferguson and Jesse Hyatt performed live from their Nashville apartment on […]
  • Granville Then & Now – Church Street bridge work begins; holiday lights shine in darkness By Erik Pekar, Town Historian The Church Street Bridge replacement project was delayed in February 2020 by Washington County due to the need to relocate some utility lines near the bridge as part of the project’s right-of-way phase. A new pole would need to be installed at the southwest corner of the bridge, and the […]
  • Man charged for false claim A Whitehall man was arrested on Jan. 13 after police said he provided false information on an application for HEAP benefits. A press release from the Washington County Sheriff’s office said Francis E. Donovan Jr., 59, purportedly failed to report his employment and income accurately, resulting in him receiving $726 in benefits that he should […]
  • Whitehall man faces gun charges A Whitehall man was arrested on federal charges for unlawfully possessing ammunition and multiple weapons, authorities said. Shane Smith, 24, was charged with unlawfully possessing two short-barrel rifles and hundreds of rounds of ammunition, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s office. The complaint, which the news release makes clear contains “merely accusations,” […]
  • Dresden presses for internet for students The Dresden Town Board is planning on reaching out to the Whitehall Central School District to figure out how many students live in Dresden so they can secure internet from Slic for remote learning. Supervisor Paul Ferguson gave an update on the coverage that is being provided by Slic. On Slic’s website it states, “the […]
  • Granville ‘State of the Village’ By Mayor Paul Labas I would like to extend greetings for a Happy New Year to all constituents as I present this year’s State of the Village address. While 2020 certainly held its fair share of challenges for us, we hope that 2021 will bring us relief from the pandemic and plenty of good days, […]
  • Granville man deploying to combat virus In what he calls his civic effort to combat and halt the spread of COVID-19, a Granville man is being deployed downstate along with several other members of the four New York military branches. Under Governor Andrew Cuomo’s COVID-19 Taskforce directive known as “Operation Sustained COVID-19 Support”, Granville VFW Post 1653 Commander Wayne “Butch” Hurlburt, […]
  • Despite cases, high school open; Mary J. Tanner goes to remote The Granville Board of Education’s first meeting of the new year was held on Jan. 11 in the school library and virtual to the public. The board sat socially distanced and discussed a wide variety of topics. Positive COVID-19 tests School superintendent Thomas McGurl has confirmed that the Granville school district has had four positive […]
  • Confirmed positive COVID-19 test at Mary J. Tanner A statement to the Granville Central School District from Superintendent Thomas McGurl regarding a positive COVID-19 test at Mary J. Tanner school: “Good Afternoon, The Granville CSD has been made aware of an individual in our Mary J. Tanner building that has tested positive for COVID 19. The individual was in school on 1/12 and […]
  • Granville Then & Now – Braymer Monument a symbol for 90 years By Erik Pekar, Town Historian Braymer Monument sits on the side of the hill to the west of the village of Granville. This monument has intrigued many tourists and residents alike over the years. People wonder about the origin and reason for the monument. The short answer is that the hillside was once owned by […]
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  • Michael Richard Stark Hampton – Michael Richard Stark, 53, of Hampton, New York, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at Hillcrest Commons in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. He is survived by his sons Nicholas R. Stark of Hampton and Nathaniel L. Stark of Danby, Vermont; his parents Richard and Frances Stark of Hampton; and a sister Holly L. Stark […]
  • Ralph Porter Jr. Whitehall, New York – Ralph Porter Jr., 88, of Whitehall, New York, passed away at the Glens Falls Hospital after a short illness on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. He was the son of the late Ralph Porter Sr. and Ellen Brown. Ralph served in the military for 35+ years and specialized in the Armor Division […]
  • Deaths in 2020 Join us in remembering local-area residents who passed away in 2020. Here is a list of obituaries, sorted by edition, published in the Granville Sentinel last year: Jan. 2: Esther A. Andrews, 80; Invasia Dee Bergeron, 75; Terrence A. Little, 62; Stella L. Mickel, 76 Jan. 9: Janice Rudd Fairbanks, 88; Jesse Lee Hamilton, 47; […]
  • Stanley Norman Austin Hudson Falls/Whitehall, New York – Stanley Norman Austin, 71, of 32 Stone School House Rd. passed away Thursday, Dec. 24, at his home after a long and courageous battle with Alpha-1. He was born Nov. 4, 1949, in Ticonderoga, New York to Hanford and Doris (Johnson) Austin. Stan grew up on the family farm in […]
  • H. Ronald Bessette Whitehall, New York – H. Ronald Bessette went to be with our Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. Ron was the first-born son of the late Henry L. and Edna M. (Lindsay) Bessette. Ron was married to Janice (Romeo) Bessette. Together they spent the last 50 years with each other. In his early […]
  • Bruce L. Perry Whitehall, New York – Bruce L. Perry, 56, loving son, brother, uncle and friend, passed away unexpectedly at his family home on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. Born on Dec. 26, 1963 he was the son of Donald and Gloria (Gilmore) Perry. He was a graduate of Whitehall High School Class of 1982. Immediately following high […]
  • Donald G. Michaelsen Granville, New York – Donald G. Michaelsen, 68, of Granville, New York, is now at peace after a courageous fight against cancer. He passed peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020. Don was born May 2, 1952, in Copiague, New York, the son of John and Evelyn (Somers) Michaelsen. […]
  • Nelson Frank Rice Saratoga Springs, New York – Nelson Frank Rice, age 76, passed away at his home following a brief illness. Frank was born on June 1, 1944, in Tupper Lake, New York, the son of Nelson and Marjorie (Brickey) Rice. Frank spent the majority of his career in corrections. He worked at New York State facilities […]
  • Jessie Dennison Ayers Rupert, Vermont – Jessie Dennison Ayers, 77, passed away on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Jessie was born June 21, 1943, in Granville, New York, the daughter of Hank and Dorothy (Matteson) Dennison. Jessie grew up in West Pawlet. She worked at Manchester Wood and JK Adams. She […]
  • Donald Freely McCasland and Jesse Lee McCasland Donald Freely McCasland (June 4, 1940 – Nov. 26, 2020) Jesse Lee McCasland (Sept. 14, 1983 – Sept. 13, 2020) Donald Freely McCasland, for many years known as “Chuck the Barber,” passed away quietly and peacefully on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, 2020, in Rutland Regional Hospital. Only a few months earlier on Sunday, Sept. 13, […]

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  • Ask Matt – Will there be more episodes of ‘Away’ on Netflix? Question: My husband and I watched the entire first season of Away on Netflix this past weekend and thought it was terrific. Are there plans for Season 2? If so, when might that become available? Thanks for all that you do to point us to worthwhile television. –Gwen Matt Roush: My pleasure, especially when it […]
  • ‘Transplant’ star Hamza Haq is excited to bring the Canadian show south of the border By Taylor Neumann It’s possible you might have heard of NBC’s new drama Transplant before – it is a hit in its native Canada and is now making its way to the United States. The series follows Dr. Bashir “Bash” Hamed (Hamza Haq), a refugee from Syria looking to rebuild his life and continue practicing […]
  • Rick’s Picks – ‘Falling for Look Lodge’ By Rick Gables Clark Backo and Jonathan Keltz star in Falling for Look Lodge, a new movie premiering Saturday, Sept. 26, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Hallmark Channel, as part of the network’s annual Fall Harvest programming event. When the activities director at Look Lodge quits, Lily (Backo) seizes the opportunity for a promotion and […]
  • ReMIND, ReWIND – Gloria Swanson Silent film’s highest-paid star By Paul Hall, ReMIND Magazine Born Gloria May Josephine Svensson on March 27, 1899, in Chicago to Adelaide and Joseph, Gloria Swanson was an only child. But she wouldn’t stay in Chicago long, as her father was in the U.S. Army and the family frequently moved. Swanson spent much of her […]
  • Cheers & Jeers – ‘Love It’ to ‘Worst Cooks in America’ by Damian Holbrook Cheers to Love It or List It for always keeping our prime interest. Now in its 16th season, HGTV’s renovate-versus-relocate gem still has us sold on the hilariously competitive chemistry between designer Hilary Farr and real estate agent David Visentin as they try to win over homeowners. Guess you could say (sorry, […]
  • Ask Matt – Why is Disney+ charging so much for ‘Mulan’? Question: What the h-e-double-hockey-sticks is Disney thinking when they decided to release the movie Mulan on Disney+ for 30 bucks? –Justin Matt Roush: My initial thoughts when this was announced were: That’s a big ask, and you’d probably have to really want to see it NOW – now being the new launch date of Sept. […]
  • Impractical Jokers talk Ed Harris, tattoos, and how they cope with self-quarantine By Barb Oates We’ve been enjoying bellyaching laughter for almost 10 years now as we tune in to the hidden-camera antics and improv banter of Joe Gatto, James “Murr” Murray, Brian “Q” Quinn and Sal Vulcano of truTV’s Impractical Jokers and TBS’s The Misery Index. The hilarious foursome are Staten Island high school buddies who’ve […]
  • Rick’s Picks – Our cartoon president By Rick Gables SHOWTIME’s animated series Our Cartoon President hits the home stretch on the most consequential election starting Sunday, Sept. 13 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT. Can cartoon Joe Biden unseat cartoon President Trump struggling to win re-election? Season three, on hiatus since March, concludes with the final nine half-hour episodes tied to the 2020 […]
  • ReMIND, ReWIND – Kirk and Ann Their 65-year marriage was much more than just a Hollywood love story. By Jeff Pfeiffer, ReMIND Magazine Over his seven-decade film career, Kirk Douglas shared the big screen with a multitude of lovely leading ladies. But in his personal life offscreen, only one woman truly shared top billing with the actor. He didn’t find her […]
  • Cheers & Jeers – ‘The Dog House: UK’ to Major League Baseball By Damian Holbrook Cheers to The Dog House: UK for leaving paw prints on our hearts. A love letter to our four-legged best friends, HBO Max’s docuseries about the staff at a British shelter playing matchmaker for abandoned canines and hopeful pet owners is an uplifting, tail-wagging treat that should be pup-ular even with cat […]

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  • Police Beat, Jan. 14, 2021 Editor’s note: An arrest or a charge is not a conviction. All persons listed are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Charges can be amended or dismissed. Granville Police Department Jan. 1 10 p.m. Police were dispatched to a North Street apartment for a reported ongoing physical domestic. Upon arrival the officer […]
  • Police Beat, Jan. 7, 2021 Editor’s note: An arrest or a charge is not a conviction. All persons listed are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Charges can be amended or dismissed. Granville Police Department Dec. 23 1:46 a.m. Thomas W. Blake, 27, of North Creek was ticketed for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, […]
  • Police Beat, Dec. 31 Editor’s note: An arrest or a charge is not a conviction. All persons listed are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Charges can be amended or dismissed. Granville Police Department Dec. 19 7:43 a.m. A 56-year-old man called Granville police to notify an officer of a Honda parked on Main Street preventing […]
  • Police Beat, Dec. 24 Editor’s note: An arrest or a charge is not a conviction. All persons listed are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Charges can be amended or dismissed. Granville Police Department Dec. 11 2:05 p.m. Police were dispatched to a South Street residence for a 17-year-old woman who suffered a laceration to her […]
  • Police Beat, Dec. 17 Editor’s note: An arrest or a charge is not a conviction. All persons listed are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Charges can be amended or dismissed. Granville Police Department Dec. 7 8:45 a.m. Police were dispatched to an East Main Street residence for reported cables or wires down caused by a […]
  • Police Beat, Dec. 10 Editor’s note: An arrest or a charge is not a conviction. All persons listed are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Charges can be amended or dismissed. Granville Police Department Nov. 27 6:15 p.m. Police received a complaint for an ongoing issue between two neighbors on Bulkley Avenue where one neighbor’s flood […]
  • Police Beat, Dec. 3 Editor’s note: An arrest or a charge is not a conviction. All persons listed are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Charges can be amended or dismissed. Granville Police Department Nov. 20 9:15 a.m. Police were dispatched to the Stewart’s Shops on Quaker Street for a reported gas drive-off. After patrolling the […]
  • Police Beat, Nov. 26 Editor’s note: An arrest or a charge is not a conviction. All persons listed are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Charges can be amended or dismissed. Saunders arrested for allegedly committing grand larceny and forgery According to Sheriff Jeffrey J. Murphy, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jonathan C. Saunders, 32, […]
  • Police Beat, Nov. 19 Editor’s note: An arrest or a charge is not a conviction. All persons listed are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Charges can be amended or dismissed. Granville Police Department Nov. 6 10:30 p.m. Police were dispatched to a Morrison Avenue residence for a reported 10-15 people fighting in a yard. While […]
  • Police Beat, Nov. 12 Editor’s note: An arrest or a charge is not a conviction. All persons listed are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Charges can be amended or dismissed. Granville Police Department Nov. 1 4:30 p.m. Police received a call from a 25-year-old man claiming his ex-girlfriend, a 24-year-old Slocum Avenue woman, would not […]

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