Tag Archives: Andrew Cook

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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Benefit BBQ Sept. 21

Hartford resident Beth Cook is running a marathon next month in support of Bright Pink, an organization dedicated to supporting young girls predisposed to breast or ovarian cancer. In order to help raise money for the race and the organization, Cook will be doing a barbeque fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 4 to 6 […]

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Hartford CSD welcomes new technology

By Jaime Thomas The custodial staff was washing windows, tweaking landscaping and generally cleaning up the Hartford Central School Monday as the district got ready to open its doors. Administration and staff have less than a week left to ready their classrooms and lessons and create plans to keep up with new Common Core standards. […]

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Granville, Hartford expect growth after low test scores

By Jaime Thomas Local results of statewide English language arts and mathematic assessment tests, which were released last week, are grim. Only 10.3 percent of Granville third-graders, for example, were found to be proficient at math, compared to 11.4 percent of eighth-grade students. In Hartford those numbers were 16.1 and 4.5, respectively. But these shocking […]

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Hartford graduates 33

Thirty-three students accepted diplomas in the air-conditioned Hartford gymnasium Friday night. Senior Molly Spear gave the welcome speech, and Valedictorian Rachel Liebig and Salutatorian and Class Secretary Sarah Jo Godnick spoke to the group as well. Students then handed out flowers to their parents, and in Hartford tradition young flower girls and page boys marched […]

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Hartford announces new principal

By Jaime Thomas The search is over for a new principal at Hartford Central School. District Superintendent Andrew Cook announced at a meeting last week that Brian George will take the position of Junior/ Senior High School principal effective July 1. “He had the personality the board felt really would work well with our staff […]

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Prescription drug abuse a local problem

By Jaime Thomas It gives a whole new meaning to basket party, but not in a good way. Teenagers dump various prescription medications into a bin, pick one at random and take it to get high. It has been dubbed ‘pharming,’ and it’s a serious trend that’s sweeping the nation and hitting hard locally, too. […]

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Hartford hosts annual ‘prom crash simulation’

By Jaime Thomas The Hartford and Fort Ann junior and senior classes watched as emergency responders used hydraulic equipment to extricate their classmates from a car crash. One of them had to be loaded onto a stretcher; the other was carried away in a zipped up body bag. It was all part of the districts’ […]

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Hartford to have distance classroom

By Jaime Thomas Hartford students will soon have the opportunity to learn alongside students from Fort Ann, Salem, Argyle and other nearby districts. School Superintendent Andrew Cook announced the district’s plan to open a distance learning classroom this fall during a board meeting last Monday. Come September, students throughout Washington County will be able to […]

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Hartford school board adopts budget, announces interim principal

By Jaime Thomas The Hartford School Board adopted its new budget Monday night — to the surprise of some members of the public. As Brian Getty, president of the board, made a motion to pass the budget, Town Supervisor Dana Haff asked if there had been any workshops. Members of the board said there had […]

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Fire Co. renews search for lost horn

By Dan King Thirty years ago a silver plated presentation horn was stolen from the Whitehall Fire Company and the […]

Town finalizes speed reduction proposal

By Dan King Back in July, the Town of Whitehall drafted a proposal to reduce the speed limits of a […]

Officials weight safety vs. freedom of Amish

By Dan King Just when it seemed that all discrepancies and arguments about how to handle Whitehall’s growing Amish population […]

Superintendent upset with test scores

Whitehall Central School District Superintendent Elizabeth Legault has been analyzing data and researching educational policy in an attempt to turn […]

Increase in traffic hasn’t led to increase in accidents at intersection

By Dan King The intersection of County Routes 18 and 21 in Whitehall has always been a difficult intersection for […]

Enerjazz to conclude concert series

Whitehall’s summer concert series will be coming to a close on Friday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. and to say […]

Cheerleading made an official sport

By Dan King After years of being a club sport and funding all expenditures on their own, Whitehall cheerleaders have […]

State says their own building has code violations

By Dan King New York State Canal Corporation recently stopped by the new location for Friends of the Washington County […]

Storefront undergoes rebirth

A storefront that has stood on West Main Street for more than 100 years has been given new life. When […]

W. Pawlet auction Thursday

The West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual auction this evening at the West Pawlet Firehouse, Route 153, […]

State orders town to monitor former landfill

The state has threatened to take legal action against the town if it doesn’t begin submitting monitoring reports of groundwater […]

Silitch named Alumni of Year

A North Granville resident has been named Alumni of the Year at a college recently ranked among the top 100 […]