Tag Archives: John Mcdermott

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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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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School board to see heavy turnover

Four seats up for election on the Granville Board of Education, and those interested in the seats must file candidacy papers with 25 signatures by 5 p.m., Monday, April 16. Three of the four board members whose seats are up for re-election said Monday they will not be running for another term. The elections will […]

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Classifieds 08/27/15

Washington County Fair in full swing

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By Linda Ellingsworth There’s still plenty of time to experience the excitement of the Washington County Fair. A celebration of […]

Coin drops hurt by bridge work

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By Dan King Those who volunteer their time to serve the people of Whitehall say their coin drop operations have […]

Working together: town, village fixing waterline

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By Dan King For the past week and a half the town and village of Whitehall have been working together […]

Washington County Board opposes Common Core

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By Dan King The third time was indeed a charm for Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff and activist Bob Schulz. Haff […]

Townwide sale next weekend

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By Dan King Bargain seekers will converge on Whitehall Labor Day Weekend, as they seek the best deals around. The […]

Three vying for public safety position

By Christina Scanlon Washington County supervisors have narrowed the field to three candidates for county public safety director and will […]

Recycled teens applauded

By Christina Scanlon Nine honorary members of the Mettowee Valley Senior Citizens were honored last week at a luncheon filled […]

County opposes pregnant inmate restraint changes

By Dan King The state Legislature passed a bill in June that limits the use of restraints on pregnant inmates, […]

Granville, Hartford low opt outs; Whitehall average

By Dan King and Christina Scanlon Students at area school districts opted out of Common Core with less frequency than […]

Eighty-one take part in football camp

By Christina Scanlon Summer football camps for students at Granville are nothing new. Over the years, the players have attended […]

Northshire Freepress – 08/21/15

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