Tag Archives: John Shaw

Granville robotics team competes in California


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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FFA gets the word out

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Saturday was a success by any measure as members of the Granville FFA put on their agricultural exposition hoping to show of how agriculture touches this community and provide the public with a chance to get up close with a few furry and feathered friends. The agricultural exposition or Ag Expo was planned along with […]

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Putortis discuss LGBTQ issues in the Church


By Dan King Being gay in the Catholic Church is not an easy thing. With Pope Francis making his first-ever […]

Karas leaves


By Dan King Whitehall Central School business manager Joe Karas has left the district, leaving Gregg Chappell, director of special […]

Dry summer takes toll on area water supplies


By Dan King and Christina Scanlon A record-dry summer has taken its toll throughout the country, and Northern Washington County is […]

New Schoony’s owners look to return to general store roots


By Christina Scanlon A 1911 photo of what is today Schoonys Country Store shows a long two-story building with expanded […]

First Friday to be frighteningly good

By Christina Scanlon The rescheduling of First Friday events at the Pember Library and Museum and the Slate Valley Museum […]

A ‘really great student’ sets her sights on goal

By Christina Scanlon Lidia Medrano-Garcia had almost forgotten about a form she’d filled out at the end of her junior […]

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