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Granville CSD gets grant for improved nutritional program

By Jaime Thomas Studies have shown that better nutrition leads to better performance in school, and Granville School administrators are taking initiatives to address this within their system. The district recently received a $1,000 grant from Action for Healthy Kids, a leading national grassroots volunteer organization addressing the epidemic of childhood obesity and undernourishment, said […]

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How Gold is Gold?

By Jaime Thomas The Golden Horde — would you say that’s more of a yellow gold or a white gold? It’s a seemingly incidental question that was the subject of a lengthy discussion Monday night at a Granville school board meeting. Stephen Palmer, the district’s athletic director, pointed out to the board that inconsistencies exist […]

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Esteemed District Secretary to Retire

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One important detail Mark Bessen asked about when considering the Granville superintendent position four years ago was the quality of his would-be secretary, Diana Pitts. The answer was encouraging. “She had a good reputation as being very organized and knowing about what needs to get done in the superintendent’s office,” Bessen said. And she has […]

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Teacher contract talks going to mediation

By Randal Smathers   Contract talks between the Granville school district and its teachers union are going to mediation on Wednesday, Oct. 17, with almost half a million dollars in state aid dependent on a successful conclusion. The president of the Granville Teachers Association, Christine Cook, and the superintendent, Mark Bessen, agree that the main […]

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New Horizons: Horde athletics open without Macura for first time in 36 years

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For the first time since 1976, Mike Macura will not be preparing for a sports season at Granville High School. Those who know Macura are not at all surprised he’s found another place to pour his energies and coaching skills into. “Coaching at Castleton is the perfect thing for him to be doing. Those young […]

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School heads agree to new deal

The six administrators in the Granville School District will receive a 6.5 percent pay increase over the next three years, but will pay more of their insurance costs and will lose some stipends as a result of a contract approved by the Board of Education Monday night. Diane Dumas, president of the Granville Administrators’ Association […]

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Taran named new director at PVI

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By Bill Toscano and Randal Smathers   Change has been a constant at Pleasant Valley Infirmary at least since the Board of Supervisors announced plans to sell the Washington County-owned nursing home. The state has lifted its restrictions on the home accepting new Medicare and Medicaid, imposed following a series of violations found during Department […]

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State test results mixed for grades 3-8

Granville school officials are getting their first look at the 2011-2012 statewide English language arts and mathematics tests, and an initial examination indicates decidedly mixed results. These are the tests taken by all students in grades three to eight. They are scored on a scale of one to four, and one of the main things […]

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Schools grapple with how to solve dismal test scores

Granville school administrators and teachers are playing a new role now that they have had a chance to look at the weak Regents scores for the 2011-2012 school year. All of a sudden, they are detectives. “We’ve got to identify where the breakdown was,” said Superintendent Mark Bessen when asked about the district’s response to […]

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Peter James Plisko, 65

WEST PAWLET, Vt. — Peter James Plisko passed away unexpectedly May 3, 2012. Peter was born June 12, 1946, the son of William Sr. and Susan (Dirga) Plisko. He attended Granville School then enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served from 1963 until 1971. He spent time in Germany and with the 10 1st […]

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Classifieds 09/17/14

Railroaders trounce Bombers

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By Dan King Whitehall football defeated Section IX’s Pine Plains by a score of 54-6, sparked by 48 first half […]

Soccer team starts season with win

By Dan King Whitehall soccer started the season the right way, with a 2-0 shutout of the Hadley-Luzerne Eagles, last […]

Golf team moves to 4-0

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By Dan King Whitehall golf is now 4-0 on the season, after sweeping Corinth last Tuesday and sweeping North Warren […]

Despite councilman’s objections, town approves speed changes

By Dan King Town councilman Farrell Prefountaine returned from a lengthy medical leave at last Wednesday’s board meeting and he […]

Applefest Saturday in Fair Haven

By Dan King Applefest has been conducted annually by Fair Haven School for over 25 years now and the event […]

Rec Center sees rise in unaccompanied children

“We had to fish three little girls out of the canal, no parents were home and there was nobody we […]

Officials concerned with property

By Dan King “My son was riding his bike and almost got hit by a car, because he could not […]

WIC finds new home

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By Dan King The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program in Whitehall will now be hosted in the Rec Center. […]

100 years of Whitehall football

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By Dan King Whitehall High School has been fielding an interscholastic varsity football team since before the start of World […]

Volleyball team beats Glens Falls

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Granville’s volleyball team picked up a big non-league win over Glens Falls on Monday. After winning the first two games, […]

Soccer coach pleased with effort

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Girls soccer coach Jane Havens may not have been happy with the final score but she was pleased with her […]