Tag Archives: Andrew Cook

Hartford announces new principal

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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’

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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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Abraham leaves with no explanation

By Jaime Thomas Hartford Superintendent Thomas Abraham, who was slated to retire at the end of June, has left early, seemingly with no explanation. “The Hartford Central School District Board of Education hereby acknowledges that Superintendent of Schools Thomas Abraham will take a leave of absence from his position effective Feb. 28 until the time […]

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Abraham: No new tests needed

More testing — for teachers, that is. It’s one of a few initiatives Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently mentioned in his State of the State address. Thomas Abraham, Hartford Superintendent, expressed his hesitancy toward Cuomo’s suggestions during a school board meeting Monday night. One of Cuomo’s ideas would require teachers to pass a bar-type exam in […]

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Schools concerned about IEP graduates

For some students, the traditional educational route does not work, so school staff create an individualized education program or IEP for them.  However, the state has not been recognizing these individuals as high-school graduates. “They meet state exit criteria, but the state says they don’t count,” said Andrew Cook, the middle and high school principal […]

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Cook taking over Hartford Schools

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By Jaime Thomas Hartford Central School will welcome one of its own as the new superintendent this July. Andrew Cook, the current middle and high school principal will replace Thomas Abraham, who is retiring. Cook said he is excited about his new appointment. “I’m honored that the Board of Education has the faith in me […]

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Scheduling has parents worried

By Jaime Thomas Parents raised concerns about student involvement in several non-core subjects at a Hartford Board of Education meeting on Oct. 15. In particular, physical education and band requirements were discussed in relation to intense student schedules. Several parents told the board they thought student enrollment in band has decreased because students are reluctant […]

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Hampton Firehouse sale looms

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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

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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

Charles Austin and Henry Gurney escort Cathy Aiken to place the wreath

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 […]

Rail Trail 5K this weekend

By Joshua Bassett The sixth annual Rail Trail 5K race takes place this Saturday, May 30. The race/walk begins at […]

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