Tag Archives: Board Of Education

School food prices to increase 25 cents

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By Darren Marcy   The Whitehall Board of Education approved a 25-cent increase on the price of lunches and breakfasts for the coming school year. The increase, the first in more than 15 years, according to school superintendent Patrick Dee, comes as a result of an accounting overhaul that revealed the lunch program was short […]

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School boards, budgets to be voted Tuesday

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By Matthew Saari and Krystle S. Morey Area residents will be voting on their respective school district budgets and Board of Education seats Tuesday, May 15. Whitehall There are three candidates, with current board president Frank Barber squaring off against newcomers Stiling Knight and Carrianne Arquette. “The last few years I’ve been excited about the […]

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Locals eye board seats in three school districts

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By Matthew Saari and Krystle S. Morey Whitehall There will be a bit of a race this year as three individuals have thrown their hats in the ring to contest two Board of Education seats in Whitehall. Current board president Frank Barber Jr. confirmed he will seek reelection and he’ll be challenged by newcomers Stiling […]

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Whitehall school’s infrastructure ‘aging’ engineers say

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By Matthew Saari Some of the Whitehall Central School buildings dates to its original construction 50 years ago. That concern among others was the focus of a presentation delivered by Tetra Tech, an engineering and architectural firm planning Whitehall’s prospective infrastructure upgrade project, at a Board of Education meeting on Monday. “[The high school] was […]

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School Board petitions available

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By Matthew Saari and Krystle Morey School board elections will be held in May which means petitions are being made available at area schools now. Whitehall   Anyone interested in campaigning for the Whitehall Board of Education can pick up petitions in the office of Kim Manney, district clerk, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. […]

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Whitehall school pursuing compact with village police

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By Matthew Saari In the wake of the Florida school shooting, the Whitehall Central School District is eyeing an agreement which will allow village police jurisdiction on school grounds that are outside the village limits. Retired Whitehall police chief Matt Dickinson broached the topic last month at a Board of Education meeting, urging school officials […]

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Hicks tasked with reuniting school board

School Board President Audrey Hicks was reelected Monday, July 11. She is pictured here being sworn in at the board’s reorganizational meeting.

By Krystle S. Morey Focusing on academics, improving the graduation rate and boosting student participation are just a few things Audrey Hicks would like to see done this school year, her second as president of the Granville Board of Education. Hicks’ biggest challenge, going into the 2016-17 school year, will be getting the board to […]

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School district approves tax rates

The Whitehall Board of Education approved the 2013-14 tax rates for property owners within the district and nearly everyone can expect to pay a little more on their taxes this year. The tax rate will increase 2.3 percent in Whitehall, 2.2 percent in Dresden and 2.1 percent in Hampton, Fort Ann and Granville. Those increases […]

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Locker decision

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By Jaime Thomas The Granville Board of Education moved a bit closer to making a decision about the boys locker room Monday night. After having an opportunity to look at and feel physical samples of new lockers, board members discussed their options. District Superintendent Mark Bessen explained what the refurbishment process would entail. “It would […]

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Principals discuss test results at workshop

By Jaime Thomas Following a regular business meeting on Monday, the Granville Board of Education held a more casual discussion. Though the public was invited to attend and share their ideas with the board, few community members showed. The focus of the forum was recently-released state test scores for grades three through eight on which […]

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North Country Freepress – 10/19/18

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518 Wheels – 10/18/18

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Police working break-in cases

The entrance to the Whitehall Police Station.

By Matthew Saari More than a week after a man attempted to forcibly gain access to six village homes, no […]

Saint-Gobain workers build prosthetic hands

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By Krystle S. Morey Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp. suspended operations at its Granville plant last Tuesday to lend a helping […]

Sasquatch fete in jeopardy

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By Matthew Saari After only three years, Whitehall’s annual Sasquatch Calling Festival may be no more. Event organizer David Molenaar […]

Mother Nature solves dam problem

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville town highway superintendent Eric Towne thanked Mother Nature last weekend for helping to clear a […]

Food rivalry returns for 2nd year

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By Matthew Saari The age-old Granville-Whitehall rivalry returns – not on the gridiron but rather between food pantries. The Great […]

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Police investigating home invasions in village

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall police are investigating a bizarre series of home invasions that occurred over the weekend. On Sunday, […]

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