Tag Archives: Bessen

On the Bubble

Gym floor damaged, school seeks answers In a time of tight school budgets with no funds to spare, officials got a nasty and potentially costly surprise last week when they discovered a portion of the gym floor at Granville Jr./Sr. High School had swelled out of place. The swelling, forming a “bubble” near the outside […]

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GCS grads urged to strive for success

124th commencement shines Grads urged to strive As the class of 2010 lined up in the school parking lot, excited chatter filled the warm summer air almost as thickly as the anticipation for the event. (more…)

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117 to Graduate from GCS

The class of 2010 and the community will be watching the skies Friday as the graduation ceremony has once again been slated for the lawn of the Granville Jr./Sr. High School. The ceremony starts at 6:30 p.m. regardless of the location. (more…)

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Scrawled threat leads to searches, added precautions

Scrawled threat leads to searches, added precautions Granville school officials said a threat written in graffiti on a wall led to additional security measures taken as students arrived to enter the building Friday morning, June 11. (more…)

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Board’s goal is zero percent tax increase

  Board considers layoffs to meet 0 percent goal The Granville Board of Education heard Monday night the only way to get to its tax rate goal for the 2010-2011budget is to lay off four school staff personnel and spend up to $500,000 of its fund balance. (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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School chief starts at $134K

Superintendent to start at $134,000 The contract for employment signed between newly hired Granville Superintendent Mark Bessen and the Board of Education will pay the new district leader a base salary of $134,000. The three-year and-eight-month agreement begins when Bessen takes his chair at the new district offices on Nov. 2 and continues until June […]

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Superintendent Finalists named

Finalists named, three to visit district There can be only one; however, for at least this week, there are three.   (more…)

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Whitehall Marina, RV Park sold to new owners

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By Dan King The Whitehall Marina, restaurant and RV park have new owners. Bill Brina, owner of Dagon Enterprises, said […]

Culligan still wants to coach

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By Dan King Despite being terminated as the varsity football coach, Justin Culligan still wants to coach in Whitehall. Culligan […]

Whitehall Winterfest on ice

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By Dan King One of Whitehall’s favorite annual events will be on hiatus this year – the Whitehall Winterfest, which […]

Former Granville coaches doubtful move will help

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By Derek Liebig Some former Granville sports coaches are skeptical that a move to the Adirondack League will cure what […]

Community Heroin discussion at SUNY ADK

Residents of Warren and Washington Counties are invited to learn how heroin affects everyone in the community and discuss ways […]

Petitions available to run for village office

Potential candidates interested in running for public office have until Feb. 10 to submit their name for this March’s village […]

Cop: School district ‘as safe as can be’

By Dan King Despite some parents’ concerns, a Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy says Whitehall Central School is “as safe as […]

DeLorme’s 199 paces rifle club

Young Joe DeLorme has a career night, shooting a near perfect 199, including a 50 in the difficult standing position. […]

Cheerleaders to perform in competition

The Whitehall varsity cheerleaders will be performing in a cheer competition this weekend. Competition will begin at 10 a.m. on […]

Mayor LaRose to seek reelection

By Derek Liebig Granville Mayor Brian LaRose confirmed last week he will seek a second term in office, saying there […]

Rotary trivia night this weekend

The community’s brightest minds will compete Saturday to determine who has the greatest knowledge of trivia. The Granville Rotary Club […]

Girls’ upended at Hadley-Luzerne

Hadley-Luzerne (1-10, 2-11) cemented its first league win of the season, downing the Whitehall girls’ basketball team 49-27 last Friday. […]