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Top salaries take a freeze

Both the current superintendent of the Granville School District, and his predecessor will forego raises under their current budget plans. Superintendent Mark Bessen and business manager Cathy Somich previously stated they plan to go without a pay increase in the next year, saving the district just short of $7,000. Bessen’s raise would have been $4,500 […]

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Bessen: Cuts will not harm education

An on-time state budget did little to help close the budget gap in Granville and will lead to layoffs, district officials said. Granville school district officials discovered the restored aid in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s first budget will have little impact on the spending plan proposed by Superintendent Mark Bessen calling for 28 layoffs — 13 […]

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Save Our Staff – teachers, students urge board to reconsider cuts

Spurred by layoff notices sent to 13 teachers and 15 support staff members, taxpayers and students marched to the podium Monday night to urge the Granville Board of Education to reconsider its 2011-2012 budget proposal and save those jobs. On Friday, as required by contract, the 28 school employees received Reduction in Force (RIF) notices, […]

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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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Horde girls hoops drop two

The Golden Horde girls basketball team dropped a pair of road contests last week, falling to Cambridge and Schuylerville. A lopsided first quarter score sunk the Golden Horde’s hopes of a win against the Black Horses Friday night as Granville was outpaced, 19-3, in the first frame of a 57-32 loss. Emily Fuller was one […]

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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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Golden Horde girls take two in a row

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Granville battled to .500 in the Wasaren League with two straight victories, defeating Stillwater and Schuylerville. Playing a rescheduled game Saturday evening, Emily Fuller poured in four three-pointers en route to tying a season high 28 points as the Golden Horde surprised the Black Horses, 45-39. The win was the first for Jordan during his […]

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‘Mistake’ to cost GCS $1.4 million

Granville School District residents will be picking up the tab on a $1.4 million clerical error relating to the funding of the current building project, the Sentinel learned Tuesday afternoon. When Granville School District officials pitched the EXCEL aid project to the voters in 2006, they said its tax impact amounted to nothing, nada, zero. […]

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Hurley wins by 22

Final gap 22 in supervisor race Democratic incumbent Rodger Hurley’s lead held up Tuesday morning and what was a 15-vote edge on Nov. 3 became a 22-vote margin of victory following the counting of 71 absentee ballots Nov. 10.   (more…)

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Tentatively, budget up 5.4%

The tentative Whitehall village budget will increase the amount to be raised by taxes by $67,918.32, or 5.4-percent.   (more…)

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North Country Freepress – 04/21/17

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Lakes Region Freepress – 04/21/17

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Northshire Freepress – 04/21/17

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Lakes Classifieds – 04/21/17

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Weekender – 04/21/17

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518 Wheels – 04/20/17

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St. Mary’s dedication of altar April 27

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By Krystle S. Morey Following the recent completion of a years-long renovation, St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church is finally ready […]

Area towns, villages plan clean-up events

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By Krystle S. Morey, Keith Harrington, Matthew Saari Clean up. Clean up. Everybody do your share. Area communities will take […]

Whitehall hosts ‘cutthroat’ Iron Chef competition

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By Matthew Saari Iron Chef competitions have more than 20 years of rich history, noble tradition, rigorous rivalries and superbly […]

7 vying seats on Whitehall school board

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By Matthew Saari In a continuing trend of civic involvement throughout Whitehall, seven individuals have thrown their figurative hats in […]

Five seek seats on Granville school board

A desk has been set up at the front of the Elementary School for security and tax processing. All visitors must check in at the front desk or office when entering either the high school or elementary school.
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By Krystle S. Morey Put down your pencils. The petitions for seats on the Granville Board of Education are in. […]

Lakes Classifieds – 04/14/17

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