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Granville school board retains leaders

School Board President Audrey Hicks was reelected Monday, July 11. She is pictured here being sworn in at the board’s reorganizational meeting.

By Krystle S. Morey The Granville Board of Education voted to keep its leadership the same at its annual reorganizational meeting Monday night. Audrey Hicks was reelected 5-4 to serve a second year as the board’s president, with board members Molly Celani, John McDermott, Carrie O’Brien and Dale Bucciero voting against. The same vote secured […]

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School board lacks quorum, puts off Torres debate

Only three board members showed up to last week's meeting, which is not enough to hold a meeting.

By Krystle S. Morey Six of the nine members of the Granville Board of Education failed to show up Thursday evening for a special meeting called to discuss the controversial reappointment of varsity football coach Mario Torres. The three board members who were there weren’t enough to constitute a quorum, the minimum required attendees, the […]

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School board’s role in hiring sparks debate

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By Christina Scanlon For the second time in as many meetings, Granville Board of Education members butted heads Monday over their role in the school district. A lengthy discussion ensued when board president Audrey Hicks suggested a procedure to deliver to the board more information about potential new hires prior to the board signing off […]

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Celani, Bartholomew, McDermott, Torres win seats

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By Joshua Bassett The Granville CSD Board of Education faced a lot of possible changes Tuesday night, as four seats were open on the board with nine candidates running. However, the votes of Granville kept nearly all of the incumbents on the board with one of the new candidates running being elected to a spot […]

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Granville School Board, budget vote Tuesday

By Derek Liebig Residents of the Granville Central School District will enter the polls Tuesday to determine the future make-up of the Board of Education and the fate of the district’s $26.6 million budget. Polling will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19, inside the high school gymnasium. Voters are asked […]

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Nine declare candidacy for Granville Board of Education

By Derek Liebig The petitions are in and the ballot for the Granville Board of Education is full. Nine candidates submitted petitions by Monday’s deadline seeking inclusion on next month’s ballot. Incumbents Dan Nelson, Nekia Torres and John McDermott are all seeking reelection and will be challenged by Jo-Lynn Bartholomew, Shirley Kunen, Ed Vladyka, Phil […]

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State aid unclear for school budget

By Derek Liebig Uncertainty over the distribution of state aid is muddling Granville Central School District’s budget process. The district is eyeing a proposed $26.6 million dollar budget that would increase the tax levy by 1.11 percent, but how the district ultimately arrives at those numbers remains unclear. State lawmakers were expected to approve a […]

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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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Shaw reelected in 5-4 vote

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By Jaime Thomas It was boys versus girls at a school board vote in Granville last Tuesday night. In a battle of the sexes, Kathy Nelson nominated Suzanne McEachron as school board president, and Eric Scribner nominated incumbent John Shaw. Shaw won 5-4 with the women raising their hands for McEachron and the men for […]

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School board faces change, challenges

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By Bill Toscano   For schools and boards of education, the new year didn’t start in January, but rather on July 1. In Granville, that meant a new principal at Granville Elementary School, a veteran principal moving from GES to Mary J. Tanner, a new director of special education and two new Board of Education […]

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Torres fired, other coaches resign

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By Krystle S. Morey An incident involving a cover-up of Granville football players smoking marijuana on school property has led […]

Sasquatch calling festival Saturday

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By Dan King You’ve heard of hog-calling contests at county fairs, but Whitehallers will be calling a much more exotic […]

Bessen to retire in January

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By Krystle S. Morey After more than 35 years as an educator, Mark Bessen has decided to put down his […]

Old church closes doors

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By Dan King A small congregation of Presbyterians is currently without a full-time home. The First Presbyterian Church of Whitehall […]

Zumba event to benefit local girl

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By Krystle S. Morey Like any other 9-year-old, Shaylah Shattuck loves reading books and listening to music, especially “Shoop” by […]

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