Tag Archives: Granville Central School

Local schools close amidst virus concerns

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By Matthew Saari Granville Central School joined 30 regional school districts Saturday in announcing their closure till mid-April. All 31 superintendents along with attorneys and Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES personnel met Saturday to discuss the prospect, brought on by rising concerns over the novel coronavirus 2019 – also known as COVID-19 – pandemic. “To determine the best […]

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GPS to guide students, buses

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By PJ Ferguson   A new global positioning system (GPS) and student identification program will be implemented district-wide for Granville schools to increase safety and efficiency with transporting students by bus. The new system, Tyler Drive, provides bus drivers with a GPS tablet that allows navigation for each bus’s route and ensures students are disembarking […]

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Granville school test results mixed

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By PJ Ferguson   While the Granville Central School District boasts high numbers for English Language Arts, Earth Science, Living Environment and U.S. History, in other subjects the 2018-2019 Regents Exam results were far less rosy. Principal Lisa Meade introduced the data at a Board of Education meeting on Monday. Over the past three years, […]

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Football merger shot down, again

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By Matthew Saari Although Whitehall Board of Education members claim they’re “not opposed to a merger” of its football program with Granville’s, their actions say something entirely different as they again rejected the concept by a 2-5 vote. Whitehall school superintendent Patrick Dee brought the matter before the board during its monthly meeting Monday, saying […]

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School board gives merger go-ahead

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By Matthew Saari Following much discussion, the Granville Board of Education granted school superintendent Tom McGurl the ability to contact other school districts and begin both academic and sports merger talks. At the board’s monthly meeting Monday night, board member Ed Vladyka presented the strategic planning committee’s findings and recommendations regarding future merger talks – […]

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Students push for sports merger

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By Matthew Saari It appears that some students of Granville High School are in favor of their alma mater merging with another school district for athletics. A handful of Granville football players attended the Board of Education meeting Monday during which the topic of mergers – including athletics, academics and extracurriculars – was presented and […]

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School board to discuss mergers

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By Matthew Saari The Granville Central School District will continue mulling potential mergers with other nearby school districts, despite the last partnership ending before it began. A special meeting has been set for Monday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium during which Granville athletic director Justin Nassivera and high school principal […]

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Granville forms ‘unified’ basketball team

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By Matthew Saari Unified basketball has been added to the Granville varsity sports roster. The Granville Board of Education voted unanimously last Monday to form a unified basketball team following a joint presentation by athletic director Justin Nassivera and high school principal Lisa Meade. “Basically it’s taking students with disabilities and placing them with students […]

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Sports merger shelved

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By Matthew Saari The Granville-Whitehall merger of school football and other athletics came to a screeching halt Monday, just hours before the Granville Board of Education was set to hear a presentation on the proposal. The reason: Whitehall Board of Education members feel they haven’t been given enough time to make an “informed decision.” “I […]

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School board to discuss football merger Monday

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By Matthew Saari The Granville school district’s administrators will present details Monday on what a potential athletics merger with the Whitehall school district would look like. And they want the public’s input. “We would like the community to share their opinion,” said Granville school superintendent Tom McGurl. “The board will welcome their input.” The presentation […]

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School budget unchanged after virtual public hearing

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By Matthew Saari There were only a handful of questions on the proposed budget for the Granville Central School District. […]

Gov. Scott announces limited indoor dining restart, opens some interstate travel

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As state data and expanded testing and tracing capacity continue to support reopening, Governor Phil Scott today announced the resumption […]

Write-in candidate vies for school board

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By Duncan Campbell Nicole Austin-Arbuckle is vice president of the Granville Central School District Parent-Teacher Organization, director of the Backpacks […]

Poultney Baptist Church sashes still missing

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Thirty-one historic window sashes from the United Baptist Church of Poultney are still missing after they were accidently picked up […]

Granville Center neglects residents, former employee, others alleges. Charges ‘blatantly untrue:’ spokesman

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By PJ Ferguson and Matthew Saari A recently terminated employee of the Granville Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing alleges staff […]

Seniors parade in Elks event

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By PJ Ferguson Lined up for the Whitehall Elks Lodge “Celebration for the Graduates” parade, senior Makayla Gosselin drove her […]

Graduation plans could go either way

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By PJ Ferguson The Whitehall Central School District has plans for both an “in-person and virtual” graduation ceremony but is […]

ReMIND, ReWIND – Sizzling rom-cons

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Do you ice her? Do you marry her? What should a con with a devil-may-care, devoted dame do? By Robert […]

Teacher’s union president weighs in on school budget

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To the editor: Last week, the final reduction in force notifications for Granville Central School went out, and three teachers […]

Obituary: Daniel B. Roberts

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On Saturday May 23 2020, Daniel B. Roberts, 69 of Granville, NY lost his battle with Alzheimer’s Disease, a disease […]

Obituary: Warren A. McFarren

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Granville, NY – Warren Anthony McFarren passed away on May 24, 2020. Warren was born on December 10, 1936 in […]

Obituary: Francis George Norton

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Whitehall-Francis George Norton, 80, of Lafayette Street passed away on May 31, 2020, at the Rutland Regional Medical Center, with […]

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