Tag Archives: Association President

Court action keep officer on the job

The Granville Police officer facing the loss of his job over a residency question went back to work the night of April 28 instead of attending a disciplinary hearing. Village officials confirmed last week that officer Joseph Castle was scheduled to return to work following action in Washington County Court. Castle had faced a disciplinary […]

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Union agrees to givebacks to save five teaching jobs

Two year contract contains step free One year freeze saves five jobs   By Matthew Rice   The Granville Teachers Association agreed to a new contract with a Wednesday night April 6 vote, a move which will save five teaching jobs in the high school. The contract was approved by the Granville Board of Education […]

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Top salaries take a freeze

Both the current superintendent of the Granville School District, and his predecessor will forego raises under their current budget plans. Superintendent Mark Bessen and business manager Cathy Somich previously stated they plan to go without a pay increase in the next year, saving the district just short of $7,000. Bessen’s raise would have been $4,500 […]

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Teacher’s Union considering support options

Any moves by the Granville Teachers Association to offer assistance with easing the pain of the 2011-2012 budget will be decided in the vote for a new contract. Association President Lynn Wilbur said Tuesday afternoon the membership met Monday afternoon in the high school auditorium to discuss options going forward as the district faces the […]

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Jordan, Little kick off Maple Fest

Area representatives kicked off the celebration of all things maple in Middle Granville at Grottoli’s Maple Friday afternoon with the ceremonial tapping of the first maple tree. The 16th annual maple weekend(s) began with Sen. Betty Little and Assemblyman Tony Jordan putting an old style tap into a tree behind the sugarhouse. “I’m just relived […]

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Youth Center to open this month

Peek-a-boo you can see the Youth Center The paper has come down. The newspaper covering the front windows of the soon-to-be Granville PBA Youth Center came down Sunday night as work progresses toward an opening day.   (more…)

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Done Deal

Administrators agree to terms A new contract for Granville School District administrators calling for a 3 percent pay raise is being called a fair bargain by the Board of Education and administration association members.   (more…)

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Youth Center Effort Hits Roadblock

Youth Center effort hits stumbling block A misunderstanding and an unanticipated fire sprinkler system expense has caused a snag in the creation of a Granville youth center, one that could take weeks and thousands of dollars to resolve, organizers said Sunday. (more…)

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Norton, Rocque, Scrimo elected

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By Dan King The results are in and the three new faces on the Whitehall Board of Education will be […]

Celani, Bartholomew, McDermott, Torres win seats

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By Joshua Bassett The Granville CSD Board of Education faced a lot of possible changes Tuesday night, as four seats […]

Whitehall pledges support for medical marijuana facility

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By Dan King The number of Washington County municipalities pledging support for a medical marijuana growing facility in the county […]

Communities prepare for Memorial Day

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Patriotism will be the epicenter of life in the greater Washington County and Lakes Region Area next week. Many towns […]

Roads in Hartford to change hands, names

By Dan King “Old-timers” in Hartford will soon have to adjust to some street name changes in the town. The […]

Smith leads Horde youth movement

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By Laura McCusker The Granville High School tennis team played to a 6-2 record this spring. To help it achieve […]

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