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State faults Hartford school cafeteria with handling of money

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By Krystle S. Morey A state audit has faulted the Hartford Central School District for not properly depositing and recording money collected by its cafeteria. The audit report, released by Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli in March, found that the school board did not adopt policies and procedures as guidance for proper recording; collections totaling $3,360 were […]

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State: Local schools not fiscally stressed

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By Matthew Saari & Krystle S. Morey Local school districts received excellent marks for fiscal health in the state Comptroller’s Office’s latest fiscal stress reports for New York’s public schools. In fact, two of the districts – Granville and Hartford – earned perfect scores. Each district received two scores, the first of which addresses factors […]

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Hartford presses sports merger plan

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By Keith Harrington The Hartford Board of Education voted last week to seek a merger of its interscholastic sports programs for modified, junior varsity and varsity softball with Fort Edward. The board also passed a resolution seeking a merger for modified, junior varsity and varsity baseball with Fort Edward and Argyle. Pending approval of similar […]

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Hartford eyes merger to field sports teams

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By Keith Harrington Hartford Central School Superintendent Andrew Cook hosted a special public meeting in the school auditorium last Tuesday to discuss the possibility of a merger for spring sports with two neighboring Adirondack League schools. Now that the community has been heard, the Hartford Board of Education will meet in October to decide whether […]

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Common Core, not so common

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By Dan King and Derek Liebig A growing number of area parents are choosing to have their children opt out of the Common Core assessments in English and Math. The numbers vary by school district, but one common theme – no pun intended – is that parents are choosing to opt out at relatively large […]

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School aid up, but varies by district

By Derek Liebig Local school districts are set to receive more aid under the state’s budget but those increases vary widely from district to district. The $142 billion budget, approved last Tuesday, calls for $23.5 billion in school aid, a $1.4 billion increase. But some officials are questioning the distribution of that aid. “We thought […]

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Hartford bus garage cameras on hold

By Dan King Because of budget constraints, the Hartford Central School District is holding off on any decision to retrofit its bus garage with cameras. “We’re waiting until the end of the year to see how much money, if any money, we have left in the budget for it,” said Superintendent Andrew Cook. “Chances are […]

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Hartford school’s solar panels stalled

By Dan King Since November, the Hartford Central School has been awaiting a state response to its plans to install solar panels. “Our plans have been in…for quite some time, but unfortunately things are very backlogged” at the State Education Department, said school superintendent Andrew Cook. Cook said the school was supposed to hear back […]

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Adirondack League delays decision

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By Derek Liebig Adirondack League officials have postponed a decision on whether to accept Granville’s bid to join the smaller-school league, saying they needed more time and information. “The league determined it needed additional time to further explore its options,” said Andrew Cook, Adirondack League president and Hartford superintendent. “We need to research the idea […]

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Local districts respond to Whitehall “sexting” case

By Jaime Thomas The Whitehall School District recently dealt with a very public incident of “sexting” within the system. Dozens of students were found to have been sending and sharing inappropriate photos of under-aged girls in the district after a police investigation into the matter. To combat the issue the school held two forums on […]

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Great Food – 04/26/18

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518 Wheels – 04/26/18

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Granville school principal ‘on leave’

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By Krystle S. Morey   Less than a month after a kindergarten teacher was arrested for allegedly driving drunk to […]

Fire companies to operate out of one Granville station

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville’s Engine and Hose Company and Hook & Ladder Company have agreed to streamline emergency responses […]

Whitehall landmark to be auctioned off

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By Matthew Saari Cook Street Station, formerly Lucia’s Restaurant, formerly the Roma, will be sold to the highest bidder next […]

Whitehall firehouse earns state registry

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By Matthew Saari Earlier this year the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company’s firehouse was one of 23 properties that were submitted […]

Granville Little League parade Sunday

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been modified to amend the step-off time of the parade. The Granville Little League parade […]

Northshire Freepress – 04/20/18

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North Country Freepress – 04/20/18

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Lakes Region Freepress – 04/20/18

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Skene Manor opens for season Saturday

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By Matthew Saari For many people spring heralds longer days, chirping birds, greener trees and warmer temperatures. For Whitehallers, it […]

Earth Day activities throughout the region

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By Serena Kovalosky Earth Day is Sunday, April 22, and locals are bringing their gloves, rakes and community spirit to […]

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