Read more about the article Surprise! It’s Amazon
The former Manchester Wood building is being proposed to be transitioned into a package distribution facility.

Surprise! It’s Amazon

By Doug La Rocque One of the world’s worst-kept secrets became official on Tuesday evening, Sept. 27, when the Town of Granville Planning Board gave its approval to plans by…

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Read more about the article Violators not paying Granville traffic fines
The Driver’s License Suspension Reform Act, approved by the state Legislature and signed into law in December 2020, automatically lifts such suspensions for unpaid traffic and parking fines. (Photo by Caton Deuso)

Violators not paying Granville traffic fines

By Doug La Rocque Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, Village of Granville Court collections are down about $75,000, according to village clerk Rick Roberts. The primary reason is the pandemic…

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Read more about the article Medevac helipad built in Middle Granville
A dry run of the new helipad last Saturday included Penrhyn Engine and Hose Company first assistant chief Ethan Barnes assisting ‘patient’ Christine Cook of the Granville Rescue Squad. (Photo courtesy of Kody Brown)

Medevac helipad built in Middle Granville

By Doug La Rocque You are a first responder and your patient is expiring because of a life-threatening injury, and time is of the essence. From the Granville area, transport…

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Read more about the article Police assist animal control officer
‘As far as shift coverage there’s at least 25 hours a week where nobody is covering the village. I’m working 75-hour weeks, another officer is working 75-hour weeks and Ernie’s getting in 40-50 hours a week so, you do the math,’ Granville Sgt. Josh Whitney said.

Police assist animal control officer

The Whitehall Police Department was called to 49 Saunders St. on Sept. 22 to aid Whitehall animal control officer Kathy Hall with gaining access to a dog that she had…

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Read more about the article Electric school buses get cool reception
Board of Education members are still waiting to hear on being accepted for funding for electric buses. The first company to present electric vehicles was Enel North America at the August board meeting. (Photo courtesy of Lori Langevin)

Electric school buses get cool reception

In Gov. Kathy Hochul’s State of the State address back in January, she proposed a commitment to 100% electric school buses in New York by 2035. With a recent presentation…

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Read more about the article At 18, she built Sasquatch statue
Rainee Brazee of Creative DeSIGNS and Concepts in Whitehall created a life-like sasquatch statue for the 2022 Sasquatch Festival. The creature is on display in the shop’s front window on Main Street. (Photos by Caton Deuso)

At 18, she built Sasquatch statue

Sasquatch mid build and the reference Rainee Brazee used to create the statue. (Photo by Caton Deuso) Just 18 years old, Rainee Brazee has made some impressive creative projects in…

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Read more about the article Argyle man questions how supervisors voted
The Washington County Board of Supervisors listened to personal questions in regard to their voting habits posed by Merle Nichols of Argyle in consecutive monthly meetings. (Photo by Austin Crosier)

Argyle man questions how supervisors voted

In consecutive meetings of the Washington County Board of Supervisors, an Argyle man has exercised Argyle supervisor Bob Henke’s “privilege of the floor” to question the 17 county supervisors on…

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Read more about the article At 100, ‘mentally, I’m 100% good’
On Sept. 18, dozens of community and family members orchestrated a drive-by parade for Macura, which truly excited the birthday girl. ‘It means I’m well remembered by my family and friends,’ Macura said. (Photo by Austin Crosier)

At 100, ‘mentally, I’m 100% good’

Helen Macura on her front porch during Sunday's birthday festivities. A century. Ten decades. 100 years of caring for others and radiating positivity. Granville’s Helen Macura reached an incredible milestone…

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Read more about the article Shortage of police troubles Granville
‘As far as shift coverage there’s at least 25 hours a week where nobody is covering the village. I’m working 75-hour weeks, another officer is working 75-hour weeks and Ernie’s getting in 40-50 hours a week so, you do the math,’ Granville Sgt. Josh Whitney said.

Shortage of police troubles Granville

Inability to hire replacements ‘scary’ Worries about the dearth of full-time Granville Police Department officers were raised once again at the Granville Village Board meeting on Sept. 12. Community member…

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Read more about the article School bans cell phones, backpacks ‘in proactive approach to managing’
Granville superintendent Tom McGurl delivered his monthly report to the Board of Education on Sept. 13 just five days after the implementation of new standards set in the high school building to improve academic learning. (Photo by Austin Crosier)

School bans cell phones, backpacks ‘in proactive approach to managing’

In the first Board of Education meeting since the start of the new school year, Granville superintendent Tom McGurl announced major changes at the high school to accomplish the “tremendous…

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