Tag Archives: Granville Central School District

Erroneous school taxes issued

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville school officials cautioned residents last week, for the first time in a decade, to not jet to the bank early to pay their school taxes. A property assessment mishap resulted in the Granville Central School District’s issuing corrected bills and suspending collection of tax payments. School business manager Cathy Somich […]

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Granville school board picks new president, vp

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By Krystle S. Morey Fasten your seatbelts and hang on. That’s the advice newly-elected Granville Board of Education vice president Phil Berke gave to board members, now that he and Suzanne McEachron are at the helm. “There’s definitely going to be a change in direction,” Berke said. “Everyone on the board should fasten their seatbelts […]

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Mary J Tanner School getting new driveway for kids’ safety

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By Krystle S. Morey The Granville Central School District will add a second roadway at Mary J. Tanner School this summer to alleviate dangerous parking conditions during drop-off and pick-up times at the Middle Granville campus. Refered to as a “nightmare waiting to happen” by a school official, parents and guardians descend on the Route […]

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Granville school principal ‘on leave’

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By Krystle S. Morey   Less than a month after a kindergarten teacher was arrested for allegedly driving drunk to the Mary J. Tanner School, the school’s principal has gone on administrative leave. Granville Central School District announced Tuesday that principal Keith LaLone “will be on administrative leave for the remainder of the school year.” […]

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Area schools start Wednesday

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By Krystle S. Morey and Matthew Saari In only a few short days schools throughout the region will reopen their doors to students, class bells will be ringing through the halls and a new school year will commence. Here’s a look at what you need to know before attendance is taken: Granville Students in the […]

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School leaders change roles; unrelated to testing probe

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By Krystle S. Morey The Granville Board of Education announced at a brief special meeting Monday night that administrative roles in the schools will be changed as a result of “a careful and complete survey of the district goals and objectives” by newly-named superintendent Thomas McGurl. The changes come as the district is being investigated […]

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Bessen to retire in January

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By Krystle S. Morey After more than 35 years as an educator, Mark Bessen has decided to put down his No. 2 pencil. Bessen announced last week that he will retire and leave his post as the superintendent of the Granville Central School District, making his last day on the job Jan. 31, 2017. Bessen, […]

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Armed police officer to patrol schools

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By Krystle S. Morey A decision by the Granville Central School District to hire a full-time police officer was agreed to by the Village Board Monday night. The policeman will serve as school resource officer (SRO) and rotate between patrolling each of the school district’s three education buildings, retrieving truants and helping out with classroom instruction. […]

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‘Go Horde’ signs paint town blue, gold

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By Krystle S. Morey Many may have noticed the dozens of “Go Horde” banners that have popped up around Granville in the last week. It’s hard to miss them. The signs are part of an effort by local parents to paint the town blue and gold in support of their school, sports and the community. […]

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Granville school board retains leaders

School Board President Audrey Hicks was reelected Monday, July 11. She is pictured here being sworn in at the board’s reorganizational meeting.

By Krystle S. Morey The Granville Board of Education voted to keep its leadership the same at its annual reorganizational meeting Monday night. Audrey Hicks was reelected 5-4 to serve a second year as the board’s president, with board members Molly Celani, John McDermott, Carrie O’Brien and Dale Bucciero voting against. The same vote secured […]

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North Country Freepress – 10/19/18

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Lakes Region Freepress – 10/19/18

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518 Wheels – 10/18/18

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Police working break-in cases

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By Matthew Saari More than a week after a man attempted to forcibly gain access to six village homes, no […]

Saint-Gobain workers build prosthetic hands

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By Krystle S. Morey Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp. suspended operations at its Granville plant last Tuesday to lend a helping […]

Sasquatch fete in jeopardy

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By Matthew Saari After only three years, Whitehall’s annual Sasquatch Calling Festival may be no more. Event organizer David Molenaar […]

Mother Nature solves dam problem

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville town highway superintendent Eric Towne thanked Mother Nature last weekend for helping to clear a […]

Food rivalry returns for 2nd year

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By Matthew Saari The age-old Granville-Whitehall rivalry returns – not on the gridiron but rather between food pantries. The Great […]

Lakes Region Freepress – 10/12/18

North Country Freepress – 10/12/18

518 Wheels – 10/11/18

Police investigating home invasions in village

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall police are investigating a bizarre series of home invasions that occurred over the weekend. On Sunday, […]

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