Tag Archives: Bessen

Rain can’t stop the celebartion for Class of 2011

  Into every life a little rain must fall and fortunately for Granville’s Class of 2011, all of that rain fell outside while the soon-to-be alumni stayed cool and dry in the high school gymnasium. Although Friday’s  125th graduation ceremony was forced inside by rain nothing could dampen the spirit of the graduates who sang, […]

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Some school jobs back for next year

Some RIFs rescinded by board   A resignation and a scheduling conundrum resulted in a handful of the school workers and a teacher returning to at least part time work in the Granville School District. The move was approved by the Granville Board of Education during executive session following the June 20 meeting. Superintendent Mark […]

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Board oks fall, winter coaches

The Granville Board of Education approved coaching positions for fall and winter sports during June meetings. Superintendent Mark Bessen said the idea was to get the word out about who would be coaching for the next season to help both players and coaches prepare for the upcoming seasons. “This way coaches can be recruiting players […]

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121 to graduate tomorrow

Amateur meteorologists around Granville will be keeping an eye on the Doppler radar and the long-range forecasts as the Class of 2011 prepares to bid good bye to high school and embrace its future outside for the third year in a row. “I’m hopeful we’ll be outside because then it’s the more the merrier,” Superintendent […]

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Bojanich heads South

  Granville High School Principal Scott Bojanich resigned Monday night.   Bojanich has been with the district for almost a year to the day when the school board accepted his resignation.   “I’ve been treated very well here by the board and by the community and I would not leave for another (principal) job. This […]

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Board of Education, June 6

  The Monday, June 6 meeting of the Granville Board of Education highlighted technology as the school’s team previewed the new school website and showed off the student/teacher produced promotional video for the district. The technology team from Granville Junior Senior High School provided the board of education with a preview of the school’s new […]

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Board extends Superintendent’s contract

Mark Bessen will be the superintendent in the Granville School District at least through the end of the 2014 school year after the board of education approved a contract extension May 23. In a contract amendment approved unanimously by the board 7-0, with two members absent, the move extended Bessen’s employment with the district beyond […]

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Granville Board of Education May 23 regular meeting

Students at the May 23 Granville Board of Education meeting got the chance to join in the process as they were twice asked for opinions from school officials at the regular Monday night meeting. While reporting on the status of the cafeteria program, board members asked the handful of students present about the lunch program. […]

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Budget passes; McEachron voted to board

By Bill Toscano As expected, Granville voters approved a $24 million budget and re-elected school board members Kathy Nelson and John Shaw Tuesday night. The unexpected came in the election of Suzanne McEachron to the board as a write-in candidate. One of the seats was up for grabs by a write-in candidate, because board member […]

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New method slated for May school budget vote

New voting method should avoid delays     School budget voters will see a new process when they go to the polls May 17. Superintendent Mark Bessen told the Granville Board of Education Monday night the new method of voting will be just a bit different, but should streamline the process going forward. “I’m suggesting […]

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2014 Washington County Fair Guide

Classifieds 08/20/14

Fire Co. renews search for lost horn

By Dan King Thirty years ago a silver plated presentation horn was stolen from the Whitehall Fire Company and the […]

Town finalizes speed reduction proposal

By Dan King Back in July, the Town of Whitehall drafted a proposal to reduce the speed limits of a […]

Officials weight safety vs. freedom of Amish

By Dan King Just when it seemed that all discrepancies and arguments about how to handle Whitehall’s growing Amish population […]

Superintendent upset with test scores

Whitehall Central School District Superintendent Elizabeth Legault has been analyzing data and researching educational policy in an attempt to turn […]

Increase in traffic hasn’t led to increase in accidents at intersection

By Dan King The intersection of County Routes 18 and 21 in Whitehall has always been a difficult intersection for […]

Enerjazz to conclude concert series

Whitehall’s summer concert series will be coming to a close on Friday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. and to say […]

Cheerleading made an official sport

By Dan King After years of being a club sport and funding all expenditures on their own, Whitehall cheerleaders have […]

State says their own building has code violations

By Dan King New York State Canal Corporation recently stopped by the new location for Friends of the Washington County […]

Storefront undergoes rebirth

A storefront that has stood on West Main Street for more than 100 years has been given new life. When […]

W. Pawlet auction Thursday

The West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual auction this evening at the West Pawlet Firehouse, Route 153, […]