Tag Archives: Granville School

Taran selected for Hampton Town Board

By Derek Liebig   The Hampton Town Board selected a former member of the Granville School Board to fill a vacancy on the board after one of its members resigned last month. Tammy Taran was unanimously selected to serve the remainder of William Lawrence’s term. Lawrenceresigned last month, citing health reasons. His term was set […]

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Backpack Project turns five

For the fifth year in a row, a local woman has led a group effort to help supply children in need with back-to-school supplies with what has become known as “the Backpack Project.” Five years ago Ann Schinski had an idea inspired by a concern and did something about it. Many hands come together each […]

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Schools wary of tax cap impact

  The last day of the recent state legislative session was a momentous one and saw state lawmakers make sweeping changes to state law. And those changes went far beyond same-sex marriage straight to the future of education in small towns like Granville. Just before the same-sex marriage bill passed, senators and representatives passed a […]

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Some school jobs back for next year

Some RIFs rescinded by board   A resignation and a scheduling conundrum resulted in a handful of the school workers and a teacher returning to at least part time work in the Granville School District. The move was approved by the Granville Board of Education during executive session following the June 20 meeting. Superintendent Mark […]

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Last week of school

“School’s out for summer, school’s out forever” – well, not quite. The Granville School District will have students in session for a few more days at Graduation for the class of 2011 nears. At the Mary J. Tanner Primary School work on the second grade mural project finishes up tomorrow with a visiting artist and […]

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Board extends Superintendent’s contract

Mark Bessen will be the superintendent in the Granville School District at least through the end of the 2014 school year after the board of education approved a contract extension May 23. In a contract amendment approved unanimously by the board 7-0, with two members absent, the move extended Bessen’s employment with the district beyond […]

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Girl Scouts help out

Girl Scouts help food pantries   Community service is a large part of scouting and the combined Granville Whitehall Girl Scout troop showed that off May 21 as they tried once again to ‘stuff-a-bus.’ In its fourth year, after starting in 2008, the Girl Scouts doggedly pursue their goal of filling up a full-sized 60-passenger […]

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Freedomhawk Band kicks of summer concert series

Freedom Hawk kicks off the 2011 Granville Summer Concert Series Thursday night June 2. Freedom Hawk will rock the park with Southern and Classic Rock favorites. The concerts, which will be held exclusively on Thursday nights again this year will continue through Aug. 25 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. in Veterans Park. Admission is […]

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It’s official: five teachers know they’re safe

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Officials in the Granville School District announced April 14 the names of the teachers retained through concessions made by the Granville Teacher’s Association for a salary freeze. The agreement which saved the district more than $200,000 and included concessions on healthcare costs saved five teachers when district officials agreed to readdress the budget and find […]

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Former GCS auditor faces felony charges

A Warrensburg man faces multiple felony charges after a Washington County Grand Jury indicted him for falsely claiming to have done auditing work for the Granville School District in 2008. Michael A. Kelly, 61, was charged with attempted fourth-degree grand larceny and two counts of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, accused of requesting […]

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Classifieds 03/04/14

Banner year for Whitehall RailRiders

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By Dan King This year has been fantastic for the Whitehall RailRiders snowmobile club, in more ways than one. For […]

Granville MMA fighter to be featured on CNN

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By Derek Liebig A Granville woman who has spent two-and-a-half years training in mixed martial arts will have her story […]

Students, faculty join to boost school spirit

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By Derek Liebig Granville Central School pride was alive and well, at least for one night, as students, faculty and […]

Boy Scout Troop 83 Moving Forward

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By Dan King Boy Scout Troop 83 in Whitehall is in a transition, but new scoutmaster Jason Ashline says he’s […]

Whitehall golf second in state for GPA

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The fall 2014 season was great for Whitehall athletes on the course and field, and it continues in the classroom. […]

WHS to host musical Friday and Saturday

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Students at Whitehall High School will be performing a musical this weekend. March 6 and 7 at 7 p.m. each […]

Teacup auction

The Wells United Methodist Church will host a Giant Teacup Auction on Friday, March 13, at the Modern Woodman Hall […]

Solomon Northup reenactor in Salem

The Salem Courthouse Community Center, 25 East Broadway, continues its March Civil War series at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March […]

Village of Granville taxes to increase

By Derek Liebig A decrease in revenues will lead to a tax increase for village residents. The Granville Village Board […]

Ice fishing clinic at Carter’s Pond

Families who wish to learn the sport of ice fishing are welcome to attend a free ice fishing clinic taking […]

Granville man arrested for heroin

A Granville man is facing drug charges after he was found in possession of heroin and marijuana. Brian L. James, […]