Tag Archives: Mark Bessen

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 No. 2 pencil. Bessen announced last week that he will retire and leave his post as the superintendent of the Granville Central School District, making his last day on the job Jan. 31, 2017. Bessen, […]

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Torres will coach – again

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By Krystle S. Morey After a months-long process of back-and-forth appointments, rescinded hires and resignations, Mario Torres has been named the varsity football coach for the fall 2016 season. By a 6-1 vote, the Granville Board of Education voted – for the second time – to appoint Torres. The first hire, on June 13, was […]

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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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Torres ‘shocked’

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville High School has posted the position of varsity football coach held for years by Mario Torres, who said he is at a loss to understand what’s going on. The Board of Education voted unexpectedly on May 31 to delay filling that job while appointing all other coaches. Efforts to determine […]

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Board extends Bessen’s contract

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By Krystle S. Morey The Granville Board of Education voted 5-4 to extend school superintendent Mark Bessen’s contract by one year – moving the expiration date to June 30, 2018. The vote also approved a 3 percent salary increase. In favor of renewing the contract Monday night were board members Eric Scribner, John McDermott, Carrie […]

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Forum consensus against closing school

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By Jamie Norton The Board of Education wanted to find out how the public felt about the possibility of closing Mary J. Tanner School. Now it knows. Almost 80 taxpayers and community members showed up to an open forum on Wednesday to voice their opinions about whether or not the school district should consider closing […]

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Forum set for future of school

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By Dan King So that “everyone can have their voice heard,” a public forum will be held on Feb. 23 to determine the fate of Mary J. Tanner School in Middle Granville. The Granville Board of Education’s strategic planning committee decided Monday to invite all “stakeholders” to come together for a “robust discussion” on the […]

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Granville officially headed to Adirondack League

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By Jamie Norton It’s official. Granville High School will become a member of the Adirondack League beginning with the next academic year. The Golden Horde, which has competed in the Wasaren League since 1991 in almost all varsity sports, applied to join the Adirondack League earlier this year, citing less travel time for games to […]

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School lock down simulates real thing

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By Christina Scanlon Lockdown drills at Granville schools last week went well, this time offering education for more than the students. “We invited other departments,” said Granville Police Sgt. Dave Williams, for an enhanced drill that gave the school and police a better gauge at how a real emergency would be handled. The Washington County […]

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School’s future to be considered

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By Christina Scanlon The strategic planning committee for Granville’s Board of Education will meet this week to consider the results of a study that recommended the closure of Mary J. Tanner School in Middle Granville. The study, completed in June by educational consultant Paul Seversky at a cost of $9,000, was called for at a […]

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Obituary: Allan E. Golden

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North Granville – Allan E. Golden, 70, of State Route 22, passed away on July 17, 2019 at his home.  […]

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Obituary: Linda J. Beckwith

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Whitehall-Linda J. Beckwith, 75, passed away unexpectedly Monday July 15, 2019 at Rutland Regional Medical Center.  Born on Valentine’s Day, […]

Obituary: Robert Egil Olsen

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Robert Egil Olsen, 87, formerly of Salem, New York and most recently a resident of the Home of the Good […]

Obituary: Earl F. Carswell

ALBANY-Earl F. Carswell, 71 of Albany, passed away on Friday, July 5, 2019, at St. Peter’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. […]

Obituary: Richard Morey

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Richard Morey, age 72, passed away following a four-wheeler accident on Thursday, July 11, 2019. Richard was born September 26, […]

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