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

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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Fire Co. renews search for lost horn

By Dan King Thirty years ago a silver plated presentation horn was stolen from the Whitehall Fire Company and the […]

Town finalizes speed reduction proposal

By Dan King Back in July, the Town of Whitehall drafted a proposal to reduce the speed limits of a […]

Officials weight safety vs. freedom of Amish

By Dan King Just when it seemed that all discrepancies and arguments about how to handle Whitehall’s growing Amish population […]

Superintendent upset with test scores

Whitehall Central School District Superintendent Elizabeth Legault has been analyzing data and researching educational policy in an attempt to turn […]

Increase in traffic hasn’t led to increase in accidents at intersection

By Dan King The intersection of County Routes 18 and 21 in Whitehall has always been a difficult intersection for […]

Enerjazz to conclude concert series

Whitehall’s summer concert series will be coming to a close on Friday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. and to say […]

Cheerleading made an official sport

By Dan King After years of being a club sport and funding all expenditures on their own, Whitehall cheerleaders have […]

State says their own building has code violations

By Dan King New York State Canal Corporation recently stopped by the new location for Friends of the Washington County […]

Storefront undergoes rebirth

A storefront that has stood on West Main Street for more than 100 years has been given new life. When […]

W. Pawlet auction Thursday

The West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual auction this evening at the West Pawlet Firehouse, Route 153, […]

State orders town to monitor former landfill

The state has threatened to take legal action against the town if it doesn’t begin submitting monitoring reports of groundwater […]

Silitch named Alumni of Year

A North Granville resident has been named Alumni of the Year at a college recently ranked among the top 100 […]