Tag Archives: Kindergarten

Backpack Project is Saturday

By Derek Liebig Ann Schinski hopes The Backpack Project sets another record this year. “Last year we provided 311 backpacks to local students,” said Schinski, who along with Gwen Schneider coordinates the project, which will provide backpacks to and school supplies to local children from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, at […]

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Churches combining services for summer

Four churches are planning to worship together July 21 through Sept. 1.  Granville Baptist Church and the United Church of Granville, which is a merger of Peniel and Middle Granville Presbyterian Churches and the Granville United Methodist Church, will be combining their services to give their pastors, Rev. Jim Peterson and Rev. Jerry McKinney, some […]

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Family celebrates two-year anniversary together


By Jaime Thomas Father’s Day can mean a lot to a man. But for Bill Walker, this Sunday marks his first as a father to not one, but four, new daughters. He and his wife, Nickie, both of whom are in their early thirties, adopted three of his nieces this past Christmas Eve, and he […]

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Odyssey students eyeing competition

Members of Whitehall's Odyssey of the Mind team work with paperclips to solve a problem.

An ingenious crew of middle school students from Whitehall is hopeful that the third time is indeed a charm. The six junior high students who are participating in this year’s Odyssey of the Mind program will try to become the first team from Whitehall to win this weekend’s regional competition. The event will be held […]

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Mettawee celebrates community

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By Jaime Thomas The young served over 300 of their elders during an annual meal last Tuesday at the Mettawee Community School in West Pawlet. The holiday feast, which the school has been hosting since it opened about 14 years ago, was a collaborative effort. “They really feel because they contribute, they take ownership of […]

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Senior class at GHS unusually large

This year’s senior class at Granville High School is more than 15 percent larger than the graduating class of 2012. Principal Jim Donnelly said there are a number of reasons for the increase, including the fact that seven seniors moved into Granville for their final year. According to figures as of Sept. 19, there are […]

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District smooths out bus kinks

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By Bill Toscano Nine days into the school year, Granville’s school bus issues appear to have been resolved. John Steves, the district’s transportation supervisor, told the school board Sept. 10 that there had been some serious issues with the buses arriving late, especially in the afternoon. Since then, according to both Steves and Diane Dumas, […]

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Face of Mettawee changes

By Bill Toscano At Mettawee Community School, Brooke DeBonis is ready to get started in her new role as principal. “I am really looking forward to the opportunity to be a leader,” said DeBonis, who opened the school year Wednesday, Aug. 29, replacing Nancy Marks, the only principal the two-decade old school ever had. “We […]

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Backpack Project seeking donations

Gwen Schneider expects to have a record number of backpacks available for needy families this year, but she says The Backpack Project is going to need help to do that. “It costs a lot to buy the backpacks and other items,” said Schneider, who along with Ann Schinski coordinates the project, which will be giving […]

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Community turns out for Hartford’s 33 graduates

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Standing in front of a packed house in a conveniently air-conditioned Hartford Central School gymnasium, Renee Thorpe paused for a moment before handing out two Kiwanis Club awards. First, she paid the entire town a compliment. “I looked around, and there were so many people,” she said. “I said, ‘These kids have big families.’ Some […]

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Classifieds 10/07/15

Scottie’s closing doors ‘for good’


By Christina Scanlon There was no sign on the locked doors Tuesday morning, but everyone in town was already spreading […]

Facebook probe concludes – in private

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By Dan King The investigation into the alleged hacking of Whitehall School District clerk Martha Bascue’s Facebook page is now […]

Bridge-walkers beware

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By Dan King We might all be criminals without even knowing it. If you’ve ever strode across the Saunders Street […]

Trailers released for Whitehall-based documentary

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By Dan King Bigfoot is coming to the big screen. A documentary filmmaker, who is aiming to tell the stories […]

Superintendent introduces policy book

By Dan King Interim school superintendent Bill Scott has given the Whitehall Board of Education an eight-part policy book that […]

Edward’s Market celebrates one year anniversary


By Christina Scanlon It was chilly out Monday morning, as some gathered at the front door of Edwards Market, waiting […]

Budget hearing Oct. 14

By Dan King After two workshops to hash things out, Whitehall Town Board members have put forth a proposed budget […]

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