Tag Archives: Granville Central School

School closure extended, Regents exams canceled

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By Matthew Saari Earlier this week New York State extended the COVID-19 school closure until the end of the month and canceled this year’s Regents examinations. Tuesday morning, after the exam cancellation was announced, details were sparse, with local administrators having no more information than the public. “I do not have any information beyond what […]

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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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Police Beat, Oct. 1

Granville Police Department Sept. 18 12:10 a.m. Police were dispatched to a house on South Street for a barking dog […]

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School reopens after one day

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By Jay Mullen After one day of closure, Whitehall Elementary School is ready to open its doors for in-person learning […]

Vermont Press Association condemns burning of ‘Seven Days’ issues by protesters

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The Vermont Press Association executive board has voted to condemn the confiscation and burning of piles of Seven Days newspapers […]

Slate museum reopens

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By Austin Crosier Honoring local history, celebrating generations of families and culture and informing curious minds is what the Slate […]

Public hearing Oct. 8: Tentative town budget approved

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By Austin Crosier Led by Town Supervisor Matt Hicks and Granville Town Board members James Bradt and Tom Cosey, the […]

Budget workshop Sept. 30

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The Whitehall Town Board will host a budget workshop on Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. at the Municipal Center. The […]

Elementary school has COVID-19 case

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By Jay Mullen Whitehall Central School District has confirmed its first positive case of COVID-19 and the elementary school will […]

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Granville, New York – James Albert Stanley, 88, passed away at his home following a short illness. Jim was born […]

Jim Brooks: ‘Always the go-to guy’

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By Jay Mullen Overwhelming. That was the word Kathleen Brooks repeated when talking about the recent passing of her brother […]

Angela Carroll

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Whitehall, New York – Angela (Siraco) Carroll, 97, passed away from natural causes in Simsbury, Connecticut, on Sunday, Sept. 20, […]

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