Tag Archives: Andrew Cook

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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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

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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

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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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Classifieds 05/27/14

Hampton Firehouse sale looms

Hampton firehouse

By Joshua Bassett Barring someone petitioning for a public referendum within 30 days of May 20, the Hampton Town Board […]

Whitehall Elementary honors fallen heroes

Winners of the citizenship awards

By Dan King Although the weather started chilly on Thursday, it turned nice just in time for the annual Whitehall […]

Huge turnout for Whitehall parade

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By Dan King “I didn’t even know there were this many people in Whitehall,” a spectator said as he watched […]

Granville High School honors fallen soldiers

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By Joshua Bassett Granville High School’s gym was quiet Friday afternoon as many gathered there to give thanks to the […]

Hot dog contest next weekend

By Joshua Bassett After a one-year hiatus, the “What’s Up Dawgs Hot Dawg Eating Contest” is back. The event will […]

Hundreds join in Granville parade

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By Joshua Bassett Hundreds gathered Monday on Granville’s Main Street and in Veterans Park to honor and celebrate those lost […]

Car rally to boast more than just cars

According to organizers of the Penrhyn Engine Co. Car Rally in Middle Granville, they’ve seen it all over the years. […]

Beauty will be rewarded

The Slate Valley Garden Club is taking submissions for the organization’s annual beautification awards from now until August. Anyone with […]

Pratts question Hampton coverage

By Joshua Bassett During the public participation portion of a Hampton Town Board meeting last week, Arnie Pratt and his […]

Slate Valley Museum to host ‘spring tasting’

By Laura McCusker The Slate Valley Museum in Granville will host its first-ever Spring Tasting on the Alley on Saturday, […]

Granville FFA goes to convention

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By Tara Cook New York State FFA 2014-2015 vice-president Seth Browe, was elected to be the 2015-2016 District 3 FFA […]

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