Tag Archives: Granville School

Pember’s deed does not support school district library

By Jaime Thomas While several local officials have made clear they don’t support the Pember Library and Museum becoming a school district library, the Pember’s deed more clearly addresses the plan. The 1909 deed, signed by Franklin and Ellen Pember, states the Pember Library board shall be appointed by the Granville Village Board. The deed […]

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Winter awareness carnival at GHS next weekend

By Jaime Thomas In a way to break up the long, cold season and raise knowledge about social issues in the Granville School District is the winter awareness carnival at Granville High School this weekend. The community-created event, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb.1, is designed to include […]

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Granville, Hartford expect growth after low test scores

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By Jaime Thomas Local results of statewide English language arts and mathematic assessment tests, which were released last week, are grim. Only 10.3 percent of Granville third-graders, for example, were found to be proficient at math, compared to 11.4 percent of eighth-grade students. In Hartford those numbers were 16.1 and 4.5, respectively. But these shocking […]

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School board addresses lockers, social issues

By Jaime Thomas Despite talk of poor results on some recent state tests, Granville school officials were unable to discuss the matter at a meeting Monday night. “Some of the data is embargoed, and we can’t present it,” Superintendent Mark Bessen said, referring to mandates by the education commissioner of New York state. However, Bessen […]

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Backpack Project is Saturday

By Derek Liebig Ann Schinski hopes The Backpack Project sets another record this year. “Last year we provided 311 backpacks to local students,” said Schinski, who along with Gwen Schneider coordinates the project, which will provide backpacks to and school supplies to local children from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, at […]

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GCS budget, board vote Tuesday

Granville School District residents who want to have a say in this year’s budget and board of education can cast their ballot in next week’s vote on Tuesday, May 21. The proposed budget for the 2013-2014 school year is $25,071,050, which is an increase of $485,175 from last year. The tax levy, or amount of […]

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Four candidates compete for three slots on school board

By Jaime Thomas Four candidates are vying and only three slots are open on the Granville Board of Education as elections swiftly approach. In addition to incumbent candidates Kevin Ely, Dale Olsen and Eric Scribner, Audrey Hicks is now on the bid for the position. She said she is running for several reasons; primarily, she […]

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GCS gets $211k back in state aid

By Jaime Thomas Local and statewide lobbying for increased educational funding yielded results last week as Cathy Somich, Granville School District’s business manager, received some good news. The district found out it will see an increase of $211,000 in state aid, which officials were initially not sure they would receive. “Legislature had a lot of […]

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School board has tentative budget

By Jaime Thomas The Granville school board passed a tentative final budget following a workshop Monday night. There will be a 2.5 percent tax increase, which will raise the levy $167,000 from $6,661,872 to $6,828,419. Board members could have raised the tax levy as much as 4.8 percent but voted several weeks ago to keep […]

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School board asks for tax payer input on budget process

By Jaime Thomas The Granville School Board proposed a 2.5 percent tax increase at a board meeting Monday night, but that number is not set in stone. Board of Education President John Shaw reminded everyone that if they hold at a zero percent increase this year, they’ll have to make up for it in the […]

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Bridge to open to two lanes this weekend

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By Dan King State Department of Transportation will be opening the Poultney Street Bridge back to two lanes of traffic […]

Graduates reflect on turbulent year, big farewell

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By Dan King It was a school year that saw its fair share of ups and downs, and the Whitehall […]

Eighty-eight grads celebrate mountains, milestones

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By Christina Scanlon Bags of M&M candies were distributed to the graduating seniors at Granville Junior-Senior High School Friday night, […]

‘Rejuvenated’ museum ready for new season

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By Dan King Skenesborough Museum opened its doors for the 56th year on Sunday and museum director Carol Greenough is […]

Circus ‘advance man’ clowns around

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By Christina Scanlon By the time the Kelly Miller Circus hits town later this month, one of the clowns will […]

Music, food, fireworks offered

By Christina Scanlon The New York Players have been a favorite for years as part of the Village Summer Concert […]

O’Shea continues as interim principal

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By Dan King When the Whitehall Board of Education scheduled a special meeting for last Thursday, the immediate assumption was […]

Hughes steps down as defensive coordinator, takes job at Fair Haven

By Dan King Coaching football at Whitehall High School has been a hot-button topic for more than a year, and […]

Granville woman places third in triathlon

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By Linda Ellingsworth When Kerri Thomas rode the Cape May-Lewes Ferry as a child to visit relatives in Delaware, she […]

Museum honors people, industry, stone

By Christina Scanlon From wooden-soled shoes to lunch pails, steam whistles to checker boards, a unique collection of slate industry-related […]

Four in running for county administrator

By Christina Scanlon The pool of 45 candidates for Washington County administrator has been trimmed to four and county supervisors […]

Village eying new tax exemption for vets

By Dan King The village of Whitehall is looking to alleviate some more tax burden for those who served the […]

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