Tag Archives: Jaime Thomas

Beth Kashner resigning from post

By Jaime Thomas A librarian, jeweler, farmer, graphic designer, justice of the peace and even an ordained minister—Beth Kashner is a Jill of all trades. But after serving the Pawlet community for nearly six years, she will wrap up her time as the public library’s director and librarian this Friday. The decision wasn’t an easy […]

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District aims to balance quality education with decreased funding

By Jaime Thomas As pending insolvency looms, Granville School District officials are continuing to operate business as usual while trying to keep a low budget. At a workshop Monday night, which was attended almost solely by school staff, officials discussed line by line the 2014-2015 budget expenditures. Superintendent Mark Bessen opened the forum by explaining […]

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School officials: Don’t be surprised by depleted fund balance

By Jaime Thomas Granville school officials are sounding the alarm. If state aid doesn’t increase, the district will run out of money in two or three years. Fiscal insolvency is a serious possibility, and Superintendent Mark Bessen and Business Manager Cathy Somich want the public to know. “We don’t want anyone surprised. We’re telling you […]

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SVM preparing national art exhibition

By Jaime Thomas Complementing historical information about the region’s strong ties to the Slate industry will be a national art exhibition opening this June. Slate as Muse will feature 19 artists and 27 works of art in a variety of mediums, including sculpture, paintings, photography and mixed media art, and museum officials are very excited. […]

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Town makes Dodge Hill Road official

By Jaime Thomas The sign says Dodge Hill Road and locals know it as Dodge Hill Road, but Washington County knows the South Granville right of way simply as Dodge Road. At a Town Board meeting Thursday night, officials passed a resolution to officially call the road Dodge Hill. This information will go to the […]

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Shooting from new heights

By Jaime Thomas Photographer Alan Nyiri is always looking for a new angle. Be it soaring above a church, clock tower, town or field he’ll find a way to get a good shot, even if it’s several hundred feet in the air. And he won’t need to leave the ground to do it. Nyiri has […]

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Broken insulator causes power outage

By Jaime Thomas A broken insulator caused a power outage throughout the village of Granville that lasted more than two hours Monday afternoon. Clay Ellis, manager of corporate communications at NYSEG, said a crew was working in the Granville substation when an insulator broke. That caused a transformer bank to be interrupted, and the interruption […]

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Firefighters contain blaze at Saint Gobain

By Jaime Thomas Quick response and preparedness made for a quick stop of a fire on the roof of St. Gobain Performance Plastics Monday morning. A maintenance worker went on the roof to check on a heating problem when he noticed there was a fire in a propane heater. Both the company’s safety team and […]

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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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Local districts prepare for tests

By Jaime Thomas There are few aspects to education that students look less forward to than long, standardized tests. Imagine then the horror of high-schoolers finding out all the hard effort was for naught, and they had to do it all over again. If they forget to leave their cellphone at the front of the […]

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Preparations underway for school year in Granville

The 2013-14 school year begins Wednesday and ushers in some significant change within the Granville Central School District. The district […]

Students build community of trust

Transitioning from elementary school to middle school is easily one of the most difficult processes in an adolescent’s life, but […]

Village approves new parking law

Last Tuesday evening the Whitehall Village Board of Trustees held a public hearing to discuss a potential parking law, which […]

Changes abound as school year begins

With the school year starting next Thursday for Whitehall students, the district has gone through a transformation this summer, one […]

Test scores improve, but continue to lag behind

Granville students showed improvement in both math and English on the state tests but continue to lag behind their peers […]

Youth Center for sale

The Granville Police Benevolent Association has put its youth center up for sale. Sergeant Dave Williams said a lack of […]

Former resident dies in accident

A former Granville resident was killed Saturday night in a motor vehicle accident on I-87 in Albany. Matthew Fiske, 43, […]

Quarryman not returning

One of Main Street’s most well known residents has been missing for years and it doesn’t appear he will be […]

Marion M. Watrous Donaldson, 94

Marion M. Watrous Donaldson, 94, of Adams Street went into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, […]

Classifieds 08/27/14

Matthew Fiske, 43

Matthew Parker Fiske, 43, passed away Aug. 24 as a result of a tragic automobile accident. One of God’s brightest […]

Northshire Freepress 08/22/14