Tag Archives: John Shaw

Graduation next week

As the district scrambles to finish out the school year between testing, field trips and various activities, the senior class anxiously awaits a moment they’ve been leading up to for 12 years: graduation. The ceremony is slated to take place next Friday, May 21 at 6:30 p.m. in front of the high school on the […]

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Granville robotics team competes in California

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By Jaime Thomas More than 400 teams from all over America and the world gathered in Anaheim, Calif., last week for the Vex Robotics World Championship. Four students and a teacher from Granville were among them. Accompanied by their teacher, Gary Gendron, Marc Billow, Christina Rice, Jordon Penor and Joey Lea competed 10 times over […]

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School board asks for tax payer input on budget process

By Jaime Thomas The Granville School Board proposed a 2.5 percent tax increase at a board meeting Monday night, but that number is not set in stone. Board of Education President John Shaw reminded everyone that if they hold at a zero percent increase this year, they’ll have to make up for it in the […]

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Maple Weekend offers sweet activities

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By Jaime Thomas The trees are tapped, and the maple is flowing just in time for New York’s two consecutive maple weekends. More than 100 maple producers throughout the state will be participating in the festivities, including seven in Washington County on March 16, 17, 23 and 24. Most farms will offer tours, demonstrations and […]

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How Gold is Gold?

By Jaime Thomas The Golden Horde — would you say that’s more of a yellow gold or a white gold? It’s a seemingly incidental question that was the subject of a lengthy discussion Monday night at a Granville school board meeting. Stephen Palmer, the district’s athletic director, pointed out to the board that inconsistencies exist […]

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Festive crowd enjoys First Friday

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Jaime Thomas A crowd expressed admiration as Santa and Mrs. Claus rolled up in a lighted, horse-drawn carriage to the Festival of Trees at the Slate Valley Museum Friday night. John Shaw, of Wing Truck and Trailer, Inc., drove two of his Clydesdales to the event, which was part of the Slate and the Pember […]

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Negotiations making progress

After a long meeting last Tuesday, the Granville Teachers Association and the Board of Education are one step closer to finalizing a contract. It was the second meeting between the two groups and a mediator. “Progress is being made,” said John Shaw, president of the board. He said the meeting, which started around 4 p.m., […]

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School talks ongoing

Negotiations are ongoing between the Granville Teachers Association and the school board. The two groups met with a mediator on Oct. 17, in order to come to a new agreement, with their differences mostly regarding staffing and salary issues. The teachers’ union contract originally expired in June of 2010 and was eventually extended through June […]

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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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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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95 graduate from Granville High School

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By Krystle S. Morey Ninety-five Granville High School students capped off their high school careers with a ceremony last Friday […]

Developers discuss future of subdivision

Properties that were part of the former Mettowee Fields LLC subdivision were auctioned off at a Washington County tax sale June 10, 2017.

By Krystle S. Morey The two buyers of a majority of the unfinished former Mettowee Fields subdivision in Granville have […]

Fire company, village at odds over loan

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By Matthew Saari Brian Brooks Sr., president of the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company, asked the village board last week whether […]

52 graduate from Whitehall High School

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By Matthew Saari Remembrance and looking forward to new horizons – those were the themes of Whitehall’s graduation last Friday […]

‘Legend’ draws folks from far and wide

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By Matthew Saari Guinness World Records lists Jeanne Louise Calment as the oldest person ever, having passed away at the […]

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Alumnus tells school board: Whitehall falling short

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By Matthew Saari Newly minted Air Force Lieutenant John Diekel made an appearance before the Whitehall Board of Education Monday […]

Berke wins Granville School Board runoff

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By Krystle S. Morey Philip A. Berke won the ninth and final seat on the Granville Board of Education Tuesday […]

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