Tag Archives: Jaime Thomas

Fair off to a strong start


By Jaime Thomas Forget video games and sports memorabilia—what Daniel Cook really wanted was a pig. And two years ago, the Granville eighth-grader got his wish when a family friend gave him one. Since then, his drove has grown to five swine. Unlike many boys his age, he holds unconventional interests. “I’ve always been fascinated […]

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Granville, Hartford expect growth after low test scores


By Jaime Thomas Local results of statewide English language arts and mathematic assessment tests, which were released last week, are grim. Only 10.3 percent of Granville third-graders, for example, were found to be proficient at math, compared to 11.4 percent of eighth-grade students. In Hartford those numbers were 16.1 and 4.5, respectively. But these shocking […]

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Division over subdivision

By Jaime Thomas The town of Granville remains divided about subdivision. A month after an intense and lengthy discussion about changes to recently updated subdivision regulations, members of the town board and the public found more problems with the law. The town board held a public hearing Thursday night to address the issue, and this […]

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Comptroller finds local towns not stressed fiscally

By Jaime Thomas Area towns scored well on a recent fiscal stress test conducted by the New York State Comptroller’s Office. None of the towns in Washington County were found to be susceptible to stress, with most scoring well below the threshold. Hartford came in with what Town Supervisor Dana Haff described as a “very […]

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Garden Club holds Beautification Awards


By Jaime Thomas Every garden has a story. Whether started from scratch or continued from an old green thumb, a plot full of flowers and greenery never fails to perk up the neighborhood. To honor local stories and the people who created them, the Slate Valley Garden Club held its annual Beautification Awards last Wednesday. […]

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Volunteers to build new concession stand

By Jaime Thomas Football spectators and announcers in Granville will soon see a new concession stand at their field. On Monday night the board of education approved a planned donation by three local contractors to tear down and rebuild the current press box and concession stand. Contractors Shawn Parker, Parrish Roberts and Daryl Daigle plan […]

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School board addresses lockers, social issues

By Jaime Thomas Despite talk of poor results on some recent state tests, Granville school officials were unable to discuss the matter at a meeting Monday night. “Some of the data is embargoed, and we can’t present it,” Superintendent Mark Bessen said, referring to mandates by the education commissioner of New York state. However, Bessen […]

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Family in need has “overwhelming” response

By Jaime Thomas Exactly one week after a Hebron family lost everything in a fire, a new home arrived on their property. A property owner from out of town was selling his plot, which included a trailer. Bob Tressler, who owns Heritage Manor Realty, has been organizing help for the Shaw family since the July […]

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Haines, Shaw to perform overseas

By Jaime Thomas When Natalie Haines and Josh Shaw got acceptance letters in the mail to play music in Europe next summer, they couldn’t believe it. Neither had even applied yet to a program. But unbeknownst to them, their elementary music teache,r Sean Boyd, had sent in a letter recommending them to American Music Abroad. […]

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Hartford townwide yard sale next weekend

By Jaime Thomas From tag sales to flowers and history to food, there will be a little something of everything at this weekend’s town wide yard sale in Hartford. On Saturday, Aug. 10 and Sunday, Aug. 11, around 50 homes throughout the town will display all sorts of items on their lawns and driveways for […]

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Classifieds 10/07/15

Scottie’s closing doors ‘for good’


By Christina Scanlon There was no sign on the locked doors Tuesday morning, but everyone in town was already spreading […]

Facebook probe concludes – in private

Board of Ed 2014

By Dan King The investigation into the alleged hacking of Whitehall School District clerk Martha Bascue’s Facebook page is now […]

Bridge-walkers beware

Saunders Street Bridge 1874

By Dan King We might all be criminals without even knowing it. If you’ve ever strode across the Saunders Street […]

Trailers released for Whitehall-based documentary

Bigfoot 2

By Dan King Bigfoot is coming to the big screen. A documentary filmmaker, who is aiming to tell the stories […]

Superintendent introduces policy book

By Dan King Interim school superintendent Bill Scott has given the Whitehall Board of Education an eight-part policy book that […]

Edward’s Market celebrates one year anniversary


By Christina Scanlon It was chilly out Monday morning, as some gathered at the front door of Edwards Market, waiting […]

Budget hearing Oct. 14

By Dan King After two workshops to hash things out, Whitehall Town Board members have put forth a proposed budget […]

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