Archive | January, 2012

Bascue seventh in Austria

Codie Bascue’s pursuit of a gold medal came up short as he and teammate Jake Peterson finished seventh in the two-man bobsled event of the inaugural Winter Youth Olympics, held in Igls, Austria. One of only two North American teams entered in the event, Bascue and Peterson gave it their best effort, finishing with a […]

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Principal swapping buildings, missions

  by Matthew Rice   A major change is coming to the lower grades in the Granville School District in the fall. In a move related to being on the state’s Schools In Need of Improvement list, Granville Elementary School Principal Diane Dumas will take over for Kristie Gijanto, who announced her coming retirement as […]

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Community Calendar 1/26/12

  Thursday January 26   Book Group WELLS The new author-of-the-month Book Discussion Group will meet from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Wells Village Library on the green. Read a new book each month, play book games, and learn trivia about each author. Bring a beverage and a treat will […]

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Snowmobilers not waiting patiently for snow

by Matthew Rice     Clubs, riders chomping at the bit   Talk about “polar opposites.” Last year, the snow came early and often for local clubs and riders, but so far, this winter has many riding clubs scrambling to stay busy and in some cases keep club activities going despite an almost  total lack […]

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Pee Wee wrestling starts Monday

The Granville Town Recreation Pee Wee Wrestling program begins Jan. 23 at Granville High School. Granville head coach Steve Palmer and staff will run an 8-week introduction to wrestling program Mondays and Wednesdays with grades K-3 wrestling from 6 to 7 p.m. and grades 4-6 wrestling from 7 to 8 p.m. The program is open […]

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Flood gauges win temporary reprieve

        A pair of flood gauges which served as early-warning systems during last year’s heavy flooding and was slated to be shut off later this year won a temporary reprieve last week. U.S. Senators Charles Schumer, D-NY and Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. announced last week that money has been secured to fund 18 […]

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Outdoors with Gene Terry: So far, winter season way too slow

For you snowbirds who went south, here it is the third week of January and we finally got a few cold days to give the ice fishermen a chance to use all those new tip-ups that they got for Christmas. Believe it or not the canal was still open until Sunday Jan. 15. That’s something! […]

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Poor fourth quarter keeps boys from posting season’s first victory

Whitehall had a chance to pick up their first victory of the season Friday night againstCorinth, but a poor all around performance in the fourth quarter prevented the Railroaders from entering the win column. Whitehallentered the quarter down only seven points, but the Tomahawks exploded for 20 points while holding the Railroaders to five points […]

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Team honors Diekel; Rozell wins first match

        If your name was Zach, then last Thursday was a good day to be on the mats inside the Whitehall gymnasium.  The Whitehall wrestling team honored its lone senior, Zach Diekel before the match and freshman Zach Rozell recorded his first varsity win by pin during Whitehall’s 59-20 loss to Warrensburg. […]

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Girls lost to Fort Edward, Corinth

        A turnover marred second half derailed Whitehall’s chances to upset second place Fort Edward last Tuesday. The Lady Forts used a 19-2 third quarter to send the Railroaders to a 53-26 loss, only their second in the last six games. Sam Godfrey scored ten points for Fort Edward and teammate Taylor […]

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Preparations underway for school year in Granville

The 2013-14 school year begins Wednesday and ushers in some significant change within the Granville Central School District. The district […]

Students build community of trust

Transitioning from elementary school to middle school is easily one of the most difficult processes in an adolescent’s life, but […]

Village approves new parking law

Last Tuesday evening the Whitehall Village Board of Trustees held a public hearing to discuss a potential parking law, which […]

Changes abound as school year begins

With the school year starting next Thursday for Whitehall students, the district has gone through a transformation this summer, one […]

Test scores improve, but continue to lag behind

Granville students showed improvement in both math and English on the state tests but continue to lag behind their peers […]

Youth Center for sale

The Granville Police Benevolent Association has put its youth center up for sale. Sergeant Dave Williams said a lack of […]

Former resident dies in accident

A former Granville resident was killed Saturday night in a motor vehicle accident on I-87 in Albany. Matthew Fiske, 43, […]