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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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Sheriffs run ‘active shooter drill’ in Granville

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By Jaime Thomas A dozen special responders piled inside Mary J. Tanner school on Monday and began methodically checking to see that every door was locked and the hallways were clear. Their goal: to find and debilitate an active shooter and then de-escalate a hostage situation. The SERT (Sheriff Emergency Response Team,) armed and dressed […]

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Students receive dictionaries

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The entire third-grade class at Mary J. Tanner happily flipped through brand new dictionaries Friday morning. In keeping with and eight or nine-year tradition, the Granville Rotary Club purchased and handed out these books to all the third-graders. “We want to promote kids’ reading, and it’s a very valuable tool to have,” Rotarian Bob Meldrum […]

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District smooths out bus kinks

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By Bill Toscano Nine days into the school year, Granville’s school bus issues appear to have been resolved. John Steves, the district’s transportation supervisor, told the school board Sept. 10 that there had been some serious issues with the buses arriving late, especially in the afternoon. Since then, according to both Steves and Diane Dumas, […]

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Changes welcome students

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The usual start-of-school jitters may be even more intense than usual next week, as the Granville schools open the year with new principals in two schools, a new director of special education, a new chief information officer and a second-year principal at the high school. Add to that the addition of new state regulations for […]

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Head of MJT new, yet unfamiliar

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By Bill Toscano   It will be a year of unusual change at Mary J. Tanner School. All of the school’s teachers, from pre-kindergarten through second grade are back, but long-time principal Kristie Gijanto has retired and has been replaced by Diane Dumas, who was previously principal at Granville Elementary. Dumas has brought along the […]

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Granville Elementary welcomes new leader

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By Bill Toscano   One of the most successful programs at Granville Elementary School with Diane Dumas as principal was the school’s Positive Behavior Intervention System, which focuses on rewarding students when they are “caught” following the rules. That’s not going to change under the new principal, Jane O’Shea, who is a certified PBIS trainer. […]

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School heads agree to new deal

The six administrators in the Granville School District will receive a 6.5 percent pay increase over the next three years, but will pay more of their insurance costs and will lose some stipends as a result of a contract approved by the Board of Education Monday night. Diane Dumas, president of the Granville Administrators’ Association […]

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Fewer changes for new school year

The start of the school year in Granville will be unique in some respects in 2011 as relatively little will change (for a change). Major additions have been completed for the three buildings in the school district from Mary J. Tanner to Granville Elementary School to the junior senior high school. The gymnasium floor is […]

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Rotary Club presents dictionaries to third graders

Rotary keeps up tradition with presentation to third graders   It’s not every day kids get excited over a book. Granville’s third graders celebrated their return to Granville Elementary with the Granville Rotary Thursday, March 10 as the service organization continued its long-standing tradition and presented each of the students with a new dictionary. Each […]

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Hampton Firehouse sale looms

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By Joshua Bassett Barring someone petitioning for a public referendum within 30 days of May 20, the Hampton Town Board […]

Whitehall Elementary honors fallen heroes

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By Dan King Although the weather started chilly on Thursday, it turned nice just in time for the annual Whitehall […]

Huge turnout for Whitehall parade

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By Dan King “I didn’t even know there were this many people in Whitehall,” a spectator said as he watched […]

Granville High School honors fallen soldiers

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By Joshua Bassett Granville High School’s gym was quiet Friday afternoon as many gathered there to give thanks to the […]

Hot dog contest next weekend

By Joshua Bassett After a one-year hiatus, the “What’s Up Dawgs Hot Dawg Eating Contest” is back. The event will […]

Hundreds join in Granville parade

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By Joshua Bassett Hundreds gathered Monday on Granville’s Main Street and in Veterans Park to honor and celebrate those lost […]

Car rally to boast more than just cars

According to organizers of the Penrhyn Engine Co. Car Rally in Middle Granville, they’ve seen it all over the years. […]

Beauty will be rewarded

The Slate Valley Garden Club is taking submissions for the organization’s annual beautification awards from now until August. Anyone with […]

Pratts question Hampton coverage

By Joshua Bassett During the public participation portion of a Hampton Town Board meeting last week, Arnie Pratt and his […]

Slate Valley Museum to host ‘spring tasting’

By Laura McCusker The Slate Valley Museum in Granville will host its first-ever Spring Tasting on the Alley on Saturday, […]

Granville FFA goes to convention

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By Tara Cook New York State FFA 2014-2015 vice-president Seth Browe, was elected to be the 2015-2016 District 3 FFA […]

Rail Trail 5K this weekend

By Joshua Bassett The sixth annual Rail Trail 5K race takes place this Saturday, May 30. The race/walk begins at […]

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