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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 01/28/14

Whitehall Marina, RV Park sold to new owners

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By Dan King The Whitehall Marina, restaurant and RV park have new owners. Bill Brina, owner of Dagon Enterprises, said […]

Culligan still wants to coach

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By Dan King Despite being terminated as the varsity football coach, Justin Culligan still wants to coach in Whitehall. Culligan […]

Whitehall Winterfest on ice

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By Dan King One of Whitehall’s favorite annual events will be on hiatus this year – the Whitehall Winterfest, which […]

Former Granville coaches doubtful move will help

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By Derek Liebig Some former Granville sports coaches are skeptical that a move to the Adirondack League will cure what […]

Community Heroin discussion at SUNY ADK

Residents of Warren and Washington Counties are invited to learn how heroin affects everyone in the community and discuss ways […]

Petitions available to run for village office

Potential candidates interested in running for public office have until Feb. 10 to submit their name for this March’s village […]

Cop: School district ‘as safe as can be’

By Dan King Despite some parents’ concerns, a Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy says Whitehall Central School is “as safe as […]

DeLorme’s 199 paces rifle club

Young Joe DeLorme has a career night, shooting a near perfect 199, including a 50 in the difficult standing position. […]

Cheerleaders to perform in competition

The Whitehall varsity cheerleaders will be performing in a cheer competition this weekend. Competition will begin at 10 a.m. on […]

Mayor LaRose to seek reelection

By Derek Liebig Granville Mayor Brian LaRose confirmed last week he will seek a second term in office, saying there […]

Rotary trivia night this weekend

The community’s brightest minds will compete Saturday to determine who has the greatest knowledge of trivia. The Granville Rotary Club […]