Tag Archives: Cathy

GCS gets $211k back in state aid

By Jaime Thomas Local and statewide lobbying for increased educational funding yielded results last week as Cathy Somich, Granville School District’s business manager, received some good news. The district found out it will see an increase of $211,000 in state aid, which officials were initially not sure they would receive. “Legislature had a lot of […]

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Board extends Superintendent’s contract

Mark Bessen will be the superintendent in the Granville School District at least through the end of the 2014 school year after the board of education approved a contract extension May 23. In a contract amendment approved unanimously by the board 7-0, with two members absent, the move extended Bessen’s employment with the district beyond […]

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GCS awaits aid numbers

As the smoke clears from a weekend of intense budget negotiations in Albany it remains unclear if rural high-needs school districts like Granville will see much restoration in state aid in the $132.5 billion state spending plan. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state leaders announced Sunday March 27 they had a budget agreement that restored some […]

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Person-Egan engagement

 Patti and Tom Abbott of Whitehall, NY and Mike and Cathy Persons of Chittenden, Vt. are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Kara Persons, to Aaron Egan, son of Bonnie Egan of Queensbury, NY and the late William Egan of Fair Haven, Vt.. The future bride is a 2003 graduate of Whitehall High […]

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School district saves $167,000

Board approves saving move     Residents attending Monday night’s board of education got a lesson in what good credit can do for you when with one vote, the district saved $167,000. Business manager Cathy Somich brought a measure before the board requesting approval on refinancing of some of the debt left over from a […]

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Bowling preview: young but experienced squad for 2010

Despite the relative youth of her team, Granville bowling head coach Cathy Kilby expects to see a competitive squad after it gets all the “new-ness” worked out. “I have a lot of new ones. I’ve got a few back after not bowling last year,” she said. After several years with the usual suspects making up […]

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Clerical error wasn’t Caught

Error traced to former business manager  An error in the mechanism for reporting student attendance numbers to the state is the source for the $1.4 million surprise Granville school officials found when they prepared to pay for the $18.3 million EXCEL aid building project, district officials said. Officials said incorrect attendance numbers inserted into the […]

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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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Working their way up

Stalwart Telescope employees promoted to key front office jobs   Rick Butler and Robin Dodge have worked a lifetime at Telescope Casual Furniture. Between them, they have 67 years of accrued time, having worked their way up from the production floor to the front office through a series of ever-changing and increasingly demanding jobs. (more…)

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Eggleston, Redmond Whitehall’s top seniors

Amber Eggleston

By Dan King Last year Whitehall High School’s top two seniors were boys, this year they’re girls. Amber Eggleston and […]

Outdoor park closed until further notice

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By Joshua Bassett After a heavy amount of activity for the annual “spring fling” event and mud left on the […]

Poultney Street Bridge repairs on schedule

Bridge

By Dan King Traffic has been burdensome, but state Department of Transportation officials say they are slightly ahead of schedule […]

Mother of eight tells keys to motherhood

Mothers Day

By Dan King Carol Rocque, a mother of eight, says that faith, selflessness and respect are the keys to being […]

Baseball splits a pair

By Joshua Bassett The Granville varsity baseball team took a loss, but also notched its second Wasaren win of the […]

Tennis team splits pair of matches

The Whitehall varsity tennis team split its two matches last week, defeating Greenwich and losing to Warrensburg. Last Tuesday, the […]

Softball team still hot

By Joshua Bassett The Granville softball team may be below .500, but it picked up a couple of big victories […]

Mom’s 177 offspring bring her joy

Photo Scan

By Joshua Bassett Elsie McGraw has many pictures of her family members in her living room. There are pictures of […]

Village looking to abandon road

The Whitehall Village Board is looking to abandon a road that no longer gets used. The board of trustees made […]

Railroaders drop thriller, bounce back against Burghers

Poczobut slides head first into home

By Dan King Last Wednesday, the Whitehall baseball team defeated Corinth by a score of 12-4 to advance to 6-0 […]

Scribner wins four events

By Joshua Bassett Taylor Scribner won four events at a track meet between Granville, Stillwater and Lake George High Schools […]

Tennis team bounces back

By Joshua Bassett Granville’s tennis team has played fairly well recently, coming back from a tough loss with a nice […]

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