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Some RIFs rescinded by board   A resignation and a scheduling conundrum resulted in a handful of the school workers and a teacher returning to at least part time work in the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 12/17/14

Girls fall to Greenwich in opener

A stingy defense was too much for Granville to overcome in season opener Friday night. Granville was held to seven […]

Girls compete with Cougars

The Whitehall girls’ basketball team (0-3) is still seeking its first win of the season. However, the girls stuck with […]

Boys’ hoops handed first loss

After leaping out to a 2-0 start, the Whitehall boys’ basketball team was grounded at North Warren, 65-43. To say […]

Main Street rebounding, says dog salon owner

Dog Salon

By Dan King Malin Shepherd’s new dog salon on Main Street is a sign, she says, that the street is […]

What are you drinking?

Whitehall water

By Dan King If you live in the Village of Whitehall, your drinking water is perfectly healthy. That’s what the […]

Dared by friends, she write a novel

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By Derek Liebig It started with a dare. A few years ago, Granville resident Michele Sargent was having lunch with […]

Town to host hearing on fire protection

By Derek Liebig The town board will hold a public hearing later this month on proposed contracts for fire protection […]

School board discusses data, expenses

By Dan King The Whitehall Board of Education examined test data Monday and the analysis revealed the district still has […]

Village sewer fund gets $600,000 more

By Dan King The Village of Whitehall has received another $600,000 to work on sanitary and storm sewer separation in […]

All-star game for Milletts

Millett goes to Allstar game

By Dan King Whitehall-native Justin Millett, offensive lineman for the Glens Falls Green Jackets, represented his team at the Minor […]

Boys hoops fall in season opener

Greenwich’s ability to hit the outside shot sunk Granville in its season opener Friday night. The Witches hit 11 3-pointers […]