Tag Archives: James Donnelly

School board accepts resignations, votes on terminations

The Granville Board of Education accepted a couple of resignations and approved the termination of two positions during a meeting Monday night. After 24 years of service, JoAnn Williams, Elementary Teaching Assistant, is resigning for retirement purposes at the end of June. Phillip Clark, a 4-hour bus driver, is also resigning effective this past Saturday. […]

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Sandy may cast doubt on school budget

By Jaime Thomas Though Hurricane Sandy didn’t hit Granville physically, it may still hurt the school district. Mark Bessen told Board of Education members how the storm might make things difficult for them in the next fiscal year at a meeting Monday night. “The state’s going to be focusing a lot of attention on repairing […]

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Poucher joins Palmer as co-athletic director

By Jaime Thomas The Granville Board of Education has decided not to immediately discipline its athletic director Stephen Palmer, who faces assault charges following an altercation at The Forum nightclub on Saturday, Sept. 29. Superintendent Mark Bessen explained that Palmer’s issue is in the court of law at this time and pointed out that in […]

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Changes across board at high school

Students at Granville High School will return to find a variety of changes, affecting everyone from seventh-graders to seniors. Principal James Donnelly said many of the changes were a result of surveys done of part of the “school in need of improvement” status the school was placed on as a result of low standardized test […]

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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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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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Schools failing top students: Board hears grim Regents results

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Failure rates on Regents tests, including some of those for Granville High School’s top-level students, have increased steadily and in some cases, dramatically. Principal James Donnelly is searching for answers and said the school is already putting a response in place. “We have an awful lot of work to do in the math department,” said […]

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Granville grads struff their stuff

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By Krystle Morey   The front lawn of Granville High School was covered with family and friends to watch 105 members of the Class of 2012 walk across the stage Friday night, including two German exchange students, two college-bound juniors and Samuel McDermott who received his diploma from his father. The sky was blue and […]

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Board OKs budget

The Granville Board of Education passed its 2012-2013 budget Monday night, moving it ahead to the voters, and students at Granville Junior/Senior High School got an unexpected bonus out of it. Earlier this month, the state increased its aid to the district by $219,898, and while the majority of that will go to decrease the […]

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Donnelly appointed to full-time position

James Donnelly’s loss was Granville school’s gain Monday night as the high school principal “lost” his interim status, and was named the permanent principal of Granville Junior Senior High School. Board of Education President John Steves announced the board decided Donnelly would be hired full-time at an executive session held prior to the Monday night […]

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Wells, VT – Arthur Peter Siemen passed away on Sunday, December 16, 2018. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio on March […]

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Susan Jane Garner, age 54, of  Warrensburg, New York, formerly of Whitehall New York, passed away unexpectedly on December 7, […]

Lakes Region Freepress – 12/14/18

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518 Wheels – 12/13/18

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North Country Freepress – 12/14/18

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Residents defend Dresden supervisor; Stipins-Gang demands apology

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By Matthew Saari The Dresden Town Board meeting was proving to be uneventful Monday night, with board members tracking to […]

Fatal fire inspires safety float

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By Krystle S. Morey The fire that claimed the life of a North Granville woman this fall has inspired a […]

Only 122 votes cast for $18.5 million project

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By Matthew Saari The largest building project since Whitehall Central School relocated to Buckley Road garnered little interest from district […]

Horde opens with two road wins

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By Keith Harrington Granville opened the basketball season in good fashion last week, winning a pair of Adirondack League games […]

Santa visits Whitehall

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By Krystle S. Morey “It’s coming!” Children and adults alike cheered and waved as Amtrak train #69 rolled into Whitehall […]

Obituary: Barbara Jane Flack

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Granville, NY – Barbara Jane Flack, age 87, passed away Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Slate Valley Center in Granville. […]

Obituary: Michael Augustus Tuttle

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Whitehall/Colorado Springs- Michael Augustus Tuttle, 31 of Colorado Springs, Colorado, passed away on November 30, 2018 at his home.  Michael […]

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