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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Classifieds 03/25/14

Search for Sasquatch resumes, forty years later

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By Dan King It’s been 40 years since the first reported Sasquatch sighting in Whitehall and now the quest to […]

Apathy leaves trustee seat vacant

Candidate pic Ken Bartholomew

By Dan King Whitehall’s mayor-elect, Ken Bartholomew was hoping someone would emerge to take his old trustee position, but that […]

Jane O’Shea resigns, cites issues with board

Jane O'Shea BW

By Derek Liebig A Granville principal is resigning at the end of the school year because of a disagreement over […]

Whitehall Elks honor three for service

New Elks officers are sworn into office

By Dan King Ken McKee, an old Whitehall Elk, used to tell his kids that the acronym BPOE stood for […]

Reelected, incumbents face challenges

By Derek Liebig Members of the Granville Village Board will be together for at least two more years. Incumbents Dean […]

Keough to plant community garden

Jensen Keough

By Dan King A Whitehall High School student has come up with a creative way to support local charity and […]

Whitehall school officials want bobsled club back

By Dan King Until this year, Whitehall High School was the only school in the country with a bobsled club, […]

District, school administrators reach pact

By Derek Liebig The Granville Central School District and the Granville Administrators’ Association, with five members, reached agreement last week […]

Karas not concerned about budget

By Dan King Despite fiscal concerns voiced Board of Education member Frank Barber, Whitehall Central School Business Administrator Joe Karas […]

Whitehall/Fort Ann wrestlers raise $600 for cancer research

Julian Barber

Senior wrestler Julian Barber’s charity wrestling idea caught on with his teammates during the season, to the tune of $600. […]

Sasquatch sightings on the rise

By Dan King Officials say the snowy weather has driven local Sasquatches out of the woods and caused them to […]