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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Classifieds 09/02/15

Charges linger for 10 months, Man in limbo after arresting cop quits

Morrill resignation

By Christina Scanlon When former Granville Police Officer Marc D. Morrill resigned abruptly in April, several cases were still to […]

Trump, Cruz, Carson, Sanders top Washington County straw poll

Straw Poll

By Dan King The Washington County Fair met politics last week, as 737 people came out to vote in a […]

Naval Militia volunteers receive award

Naval Militia

By Dan King A group of seven area maritime veterans, including two from Whitehall and one from Granville, will be […]

Friendships formed at fair live on

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By Christina Scanlon Shortly after the gates opened at the Washington County Fair Friday morning, tractors were moving and stirring […]

First Friday this Friday

This month’s First Friday event, hosted by The Slate Valley Museum and Pember Museum and Library will features an unveiling […]

Teens’ summer jobs pay off

By Christina Scanlon As the summer of 2015 winds down and local youth prepare to head back to school, 50 […]

Hampton primary could decide election

By Christina Scanlon November’s election could be decided next week in Hampton, depending how the votes play out at the […]

Back to school in Hartford

By Christina Scanlon Teachers in the Hartford are headed back to school this week, while students across the district will […]

Backpack program, We Care Project join forces

By Dan King Last November the inaugural Mom Prom raised thousands of dollars for the We Care Project, which is […]

Changes everywhere as school begins today

By Dan King As students arrive at Whitehall Central School today, there will be abundant changes around them. Whether at […]

Bus routes honed as school looms

By Christina Scanlon The floors are gleaming with new wax, while outside the leaves are beginning to turn colors and […]

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