Tag Archives: Board Of Education

School eyeing staff layoffs

With little word from Albany opposing Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s state budget proposal Granville school officials have said they continue to prepare for the worst, including staffing cuts. “We still need to cut personnel and programs by $600,000,” Superintendent Mark Bessen said Monday night. At the regular meeting of the Granville Board of Education Bessen said […]

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Local cancellations

The winter sports awards at Granville High School will not be held tonight as scheduled. No new date at this point, one is expected. The start of the spring sports season will also be delayed as there is no practice/games on a day school is cancelled. For those keeping track, Granville is out of snow […]

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Sports Awards set for March 7

sports 2011 wrestling team web

The awards ceremony for all winter sports will be held in the Granville High School gymnasium on March 7 at 6 p.m. prior to the meeting of the Board of Education in the high school library. All winter sports programs will be recognized in the ceremony featuring coaches and players.

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School board makes major cuts

By Bill Toscano The Board of Education is cutting about 10 percent of the Whitehall Central School faculty in the 2011-2012 budget, but not because of the state aid cuts that are forcing serious cuts in other school districts. The Whitehall cuts, some of which were approved at the Feb. 14 board meeting, are a […]

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School officials expect grim budget outlook

Even as preliminary discussion on the budget for 2011-2012 began, Granville School District officials warned the school board to brace for what could be an even bumpier ride over the next few school years if proposed aid cuts stand. “I want to try to paint you a picture of what the governor did to Granville […]

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School Eyeing Big Cuts

When Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed a $132.9 billion budget on Feb. 1 focused on closing the state’s fiscal gap, officials in the Granville School District heard little good news in the address. The governor’s aid run, the first indication school districts receive reporting potential state aid numbers, is down again, more than last year. Business […]

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Four students suspended for drugs

Four Whitehall Central School students were suspended for drug-related incidents Jan. 25, and at least one has been arrested. “It’s scary, and it’s sad. It’s a huge blow,” said Principal Kelly McHugh, who was open about the incident. “I think it has had a huge impact on the students and the faculty,” she said. “Some […]

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School makes cuts; auditorium plans

In a one-hour meeting on a snowy Tuesday evening, the Whitehall Board of Education made a series of decisions that may have far-reaching effects next school year and in the future. The board voted to move forward with preliminary plans for a possible $550,000 renovation of the auditorium, made its third set budget cuts, including […]

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School interested in gym, garage

By Bill Toscano       School Superintendent James Watson has a specific focus for what the Whitehall School District wants out of the National Guard Armory site. “We want the garages, and we want to be able to use the gym from November to April. That’s all we’re looking for,” said Watson, who toured […]

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Town Board thanks Tatko

Thanks for all you do. Mary Emery, Tom Cosey, Ken Quick and Matt Rathbun take a moment with outgoing interim supervisor Beverly Tatko after presenting her with a Telescope Casual Furniture director’s chair with a custom backing acknowledging her stint on the town board and Washington County Board of Supervisors. Dec. 9, 2010.Custom director’s chair

For stepping into a tough spot at an important time, Beverly Tatko was recognized at the last regular meeting of the Granville Town Board for 2010. The outgoing interim supervisor, who filled in following the death of Rodger Hurley, Tatko was recognized for her efforts at the town and county levels. The tradition for outgoing […]

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Excitement continues at the Washington County Fair

fair go round

By Dan King and Krystle S. Morey Holy smokes! The final days of the fair are here already! The Washington […]

Shoppers’ ‘points’ can help schools get tools

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville residents can earn free supplies, musical instruments and playground equipment for their school simply by […]

Fundraiser for boy injured in ATV accident Saturday

Logan Pease

By Dan King Since 11-year-old Logan Pease was struck by a vehicle while riding his ATV in May, the community […]

Dirty water plagues users

The Orchard in North Granville

By Krystle S. Morey Several North Granville residents were plagued with dirty tap water last week after a local nursing […]

Step ‘N’ Time Dance Studio expands

Sondra Smith displays some of the dance attire that will be sold in the new dance shop.

By Dan King Step ‘N’ Time Dance Studio in Whitehall is expanding. The studio, which was once housed in one […]

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Washington County Fair Aug. 22-28

Jaxon Beebe, of Granville (2)

By Dan King and Krystle S. Morey Holy smokes! It’s fair time! With an attendance of 120,000 annually, the Washington […]

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