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Quick action on ‘List’

Granville school officials said a student has been suspended and an investigation is ongoing into discovery of a so-called “kill list.” Superintendent Mark Bessen said a 12-year-old seventh-grader has been suspended from school for a list found recently in her notebook. Parents of the children named on the list were contacted, Bessen said. “If you […]

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National Honor Society Inducts 16 at Granville HS

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By Katie Dunbar   On Monday, Dec. 13, 16 new members were inducted into the National Honor Society:  senior Megan Pietryka, and juniors Hunter Bassett, Ian Bixby, Stephanie Boutin, Garrett Brown, Darian Chapman, Alicia Clark, Alissa Dunavan, Katie Dunbar, Emily Fuller, Andrew Hadeka, Nicholas Kashner, Samuel McDermott, Molly Narkiewicz, Brittany Perry, and Evan Young.  This […]

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Tournament missed due to MRSA policy

Wrestlers came back from an unexpected break Tuesday following a nearly week-long quarantine that caused postponement of a dual meet and meant foregoing a tournament after a bacterial infection was discovered at the high school. Several sports events were initially postponed for 24 hours, including girls and boys basketball and even bowling, following the Jan. […]

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2010 Looking back at the top stories of the year

Some time during the summer of 2010 John Freed works in his village garage workshop restoring the World War II Veterans Memorial Clock.

  A lot happened in Granville as the first 10 years of the 21st century came toward a close in 2010. As the new year approaches we here at the Granville Sentinel are taking a look back at some of the events and people who shaped the past 365 days. Jan. 5 Lions give Youth […]

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Pember, Slate Valley open up for the holidays

Local musicians perform at the Pember Library and Museum annual Christmas open house Sunday Dec. 12. Members included Rachel Aubrey, Isaac Beckler, Samuel, Phillip, Hannah and Jonathan Kilpatrick led by Brian Kilpatrick.

Though the weather outside was frightful, the choir was so delightful. At least that was what patrons of the annual open houses at the Pember and Slate Valley museums said Sunday. Despite gusting winds and rain officials said they were pleased with the attendance at both events. More than 150 braved the weather to watch […]

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Granville Students Step Up to Send Packages to Troops

Operation Adopt-A-Soldier and friends pause for  photo just before loading the 298 packages up for transport; the packages should be in the hands of soldiers within two weeks.

For anyone who might think a package from home doesn’t mean anything – ask someone who’s been there. A long way from home in a foreign country, with people shooting at you or shelling your position, something as simple as a box full of snacks can mean the world. An Army Reservist who has been […]

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‘System’ should prevent repeat

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  Granville Superintendent Mark Bessen said the system he has with business manager Kathy Somich provides the kind of oversight that should prevent a repeat of the recently discovered $1.4 million state aid error associated with the EXCEL project. Bessen said the two have a list of activities they know must happen at given intervals […]

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Floor Plan

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Floor fix expected to go quickly    A quick glance inside the Granville High School gymnasium at the beginning of last week might have been confusing. Rather than a basketball court and gym floor, the sight greeting anyone opening the doors looked more like preparations for installing a swimming pool than repairs for the infamous […]

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District, support staff reach agreement

It took three years but the support staff of the Granville School District has a contract. The new three-year agreement includes a pay raise balanced with concessions on health insurance. The Granville Board of Education voted to approve a contract providing for a raise but one that also asks employees to shoulder an additional portion […]

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‘Mistake’ to cost GCS $1.4 million

Granville School District residents will be picking up the tab on a $1.4 million clerical error relating to the funding of the current building project, the Sentinel learned Tuesday afternoon. When Granville School District officials pitched the EXCEL aid project to the voters in 2006, they said its tax impact amounted to nothing, nada, zero. […]

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Dresden throws support to medical marijuana facility

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By Dan King The Town of Dresden has joined the growing list of towns throughout Washington County that are throwing […]

Heather Michaud to have art displayed at the Hyde

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By Dan King A Whitehall High School student will have her artwork displayed at one of the region’s greatest art […]

Hampton Firehouse may change hands

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By Derek Liebig The Town of Hampton is considering selling the Hampton Firehouse to the Hampton Volunteer Fire Department, which […]

Granville Science Fair a hit

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Joshua Bassett A dry Christmas tree that emitted melodic sounds when hit was just one of the many exhibits on […]

Baseball routs Corinth, Salem, Bolton

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The Whitehall baseball team bounced back from a non-league loss to Fort Ann by blowing out Corinth, Salem and Bolton. […]

Whitehall not conducting background checks?

By Dan King Whitehall Central School has brought on a substantial amount of staff members, bus drivers and substitutes this […]

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