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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Classifieds 09/02/15

Charges linger for 10 months, Man in limbo after arresting cop quits

Morrill resignation

By Christina Scanlon When former Granville Police Officer Marc D. Morrill resigned abruptly in April, several cases were still to […]

Trump, Cruz, Carson, Sanders top Washington County straw poll

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By Dan King The Washington County Fair met politics last week, as 737 people came out to vote in a […]

Naval Militia volunteers receive award

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By Dan King A group of seven area maritime veterans, including two from Whitehall and one from Granville, will be […]

Friendships formed at fair live on

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By Christina Scanlon Shortly after the gates opened at the Washington County Fair Friday morning, tractors were moving and stirring […]

First Friday this Friday

This month’s First Friday event, hosted by The Slate Valley Museum and Pember Museum and Library will features an unveiling […]

Teens’ summer jobs pay off

By Christina Scanlon As the summer of 2015 winds down and local youth prepare to head back to school, 50 […]

Hampton primary could decide election

By Christina Scanlon November’s election could be decided next week in Hampton, depending how the votes play out at the […]

Back to school in Hartford

By Christina Scanlon Teachers in the Hartford are headed back to school this week, while students across the district will […]

Backpack program, We Care Project join forces

By Dan King Last November the inaugural Mom Prom raised thousands of dollars for the We Care Project, which is […]

Changes everywhere as school begins today

By Dan King As students arrive at Whitehall Central School today, there will be abundant changes around them. Whether at […]

Bus routes honed as school looms

By Christina Scanlon The floors are gleaming with new wax, while outside the leaves are beginning to turn colors and […]

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