Tag Archives: James Watson

School board expects spending increase next year

It’s shaping up to be a bumpy holiday season for administrators at Whitehall Central School. Although the district is two months away from releasing their first preliminary budget, Superintendent James Watson said officials are staring at an 8.6 percent increase already. “I’d love to paint you a happy picture, but I can’t do,” Watson said. […]

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Auditorium roof work starts early

The first phase of a two-phase construction project that will result in the complete renovation of theWhitehall Jr.Sr.High Schoolauditorium began earlier this week, a couple weeks earlier than expected. Superintendent James Watson said at Monday’s monthly Board of Education meeting crews came in over the weekend and began the process of removing and renovating the […]

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Deluca remains school board president

  The leadership of the Whitehall School board will remain unchanged after last Monday’s annual organizational meeting. The board voted to approve the nominations of Mark Deluca and Virginia Rivette as board president and vice president, respectively. Both return to the roles they have filled over the past year. Deluca and Rivette were the only […]

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Voters approve auditorium renovations

The high school will get a new auditorium after voters approved a two-phase construction project Wednesday that will result in the complete renovation of the facility. Voters were presented with two separate propositions: the replacement of the roof and the renovation of the auditorium. Both were approved by an overwhelming margin. The proposition to replace […]

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Millett replaced

By Derek Liebig The Whitehall Central School varsity football team will have a new coach roaming the sidelines of Ambrose Gilligan Field next fall. The Board of Education voted Monday night to appoint assistant coach Justin Culligan as its next head coach. Culligan received five of seven votes (board members Michael Putorti and Theodore LaRose […]

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Millett out as football coach

By Bill Toscano John Millett, who has coached three generations of Whitehall Central School football players, and has won 195 games, will not be back to coach the Railroaders this fall. Millett, who has had three separate runs as head coach, said Monday that he had met with Superintendent James Watson last week and was […]

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School Board holds on some cuts

The School Board made adjustments in the proposed 2011-2012 budget Monday night, lowering the potential tax-rate impact, but the final decisions will be held off until a meeting scheduled for April 11. “We need to wait to find out a few more details, especially whether the state is going to put any funding back and […]

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School board makes major cuts

By Bill Toscano The Board of Education is cutting about 10 percent of the Whitehall Central School faculty in the 2011-2012 budget, but not because of the state aid cuts that are forcing serious cuts in other school districts. The Whitehall cuts, some of which were approved at the Feb. 14 board meeting, are a […]

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School interested in gym, garage

By Bill Toscano       School Superintendent James Watson has a specific focus for what the Whitehall School District wants out of the National Guard Armory site. “We want the garages, and we want to be able to use the gym from November to April. That’s all we’re looking for,” said Watson, who toured […]

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Railroaders’ new home court

Whitehall Central School celebrated the completion of renovations to its junior/senior high school gymnasium floor with a pep rally and basketball game between the junior and senior class. The event, held on Friday, Oct. 15, was the symbolic end to a project that started last spring and brought with it new lighting, seating and a […]

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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, […]

Legault officially leaving in May

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By Dan King Whitehall Central School Superintendent Liz Legault will leave the district in May. Legault was officially introduced as […]