Tag Archives: Board Member

Trek for Hope Oct. 9

Fall in Washington County is a beautiful time of the year and supporters of the Haynes House of Hope anticipate that fact puts people in the mood to run, or walk or Trek for Hope. The Trek for Hope takes place Oct. 9 in and around the village and organizers hope it sees the success […]

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Town Board oks nuisance law

Board passes ‘public safety, public health law’   The Granville Town Board approved a nuisance law Thursday night, a tool to help convince some residents to take care of issues on their own property that impacts neighbors, officials said.  “It’s a public health, public safety-type law,” Granville Supervisor Matt Hicks said. “It’s just basically going […]

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Board talks consolidation

The announcement of a retirement has Granville School officials talking about shared services. Monday night the Granville Board of Education accepted the retirement of long-time Transportation Manager Bob Jones, effective at the end of October. Superintendent Mark Bessen asked the board if he should post the job listing or begin to look into sharing the […]

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Slate Valley Museum recovers

  The wrath of Hurricane Irene reached into the Slate Valley Museum on Sunday, as the waters of the Mettowee River rose up to completely surround the building. “We had about two feet of water at the front door last night,” said Board member David Bridges told The Sentinel on Monday morning. As of 11 […]

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School board follows new executive session rules

First meeting under new format     In a move designed to make school board actions more transparent, the Granville Board of Education met Monday night with a new style agenda. Under the new agenda, board members will have to identify any item they might wish to discuss in an executive session at the beginning […]

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Local farmland protection a work in progress

Farmland protection a work in progress   Results from a recently completed survey have given the town committee charged with developing a farmland protection plan a lot of material to work with as a part of the ongoing effort to preserve local agriculture. As part of its efforts to develop a farm and farmland protection […]

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Rec Center vandalism causes concern

By Derek Liebig A group of residents expressed concerns about recent vandalism at the Rec Center playground at last Wednesday’s town board meeting. Christina Sumner said she has seen damage to a fence, door and one of the swings over the last several weeks. “There’s been a lot of vandalism at the park recently,” she […]

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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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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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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 […]