Tag Archives: New Contract

County 911 center asks for higher pay, more staff

By Jaime Thomas Emergency communicators in Washington County are handling a higher volume of calls with less help. Jack Rogers, a labor relations representative for the county’s 911 communication center, addressed the county board of supervisors at a monthly meeting Friday morning. “Please consider this issue of the lack of employees in this stressful and […]

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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 heads agree to new deal

The six administrators in the Granville School District will receive a 6.5 percent pay increase over the next three years, but will pay more of their insurance costs and will lose some stipends as a result of a contract approved by the Board of Education Monday night. Diane Dumas, president of the Granville Administrators’ Association […]

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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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SVFC could still dissolve

Despite voting against dissolution of their fire department, members of the Skenesborough Volunteer Fire Company say they will most likely have to dissolve anyways. Jeff Benjamin, who took over as acting chief after Michael Putorti resigned last month, said the department is unlikely to survive without more financial support. “We’re probably going to have to […]

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Hartford holds budget increase to one percent

Haff: one percent due to outside factors   The Hartford Town Board continues its frugal ways as the budget passed at its October meeting will increase by just one percent. Supervisor Dana Haff said just one year after dropping the tax levy 15 percent, the levy will just miss remaining flat and rise just about […]

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Police, village quiet with talks set to start

Neither side is willing to say much as the Village of Granville and the Granville Police union prepare to enter negotiations for a new contract. The four-year police contract expired June 1,  and negotiations have not started on the new labor agreement. A potentially costly provision of the recently expired contract provides health insurance for […]

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PBA, Village to start talks

Neither side is willing to say much as the Village of Granville and the Granville Police union prepare to enter negotiations for a new contract. The four-year police contract expired June ,  and negotiations have not started on the new labor agreement. A potentially costly provision of the recently expired contract provides health insurance for […]

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Union agrees to givebacks to save five teaching jobs

Two year contract contains step free One year freeze saves five jobs   By Matthew Rice   The Granville Teachers Association agreed to a new contract with a Wednesday night April 6 vote, a move which will save five teaching jobs in the high school. The contract was approved by the Granville Board of Education […]

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Teacher’s Union considering support options

Any moves by the Granville Teachers Association to offer assistance with easing the pain of the 2011-2012 budget will be decided in the vote for a new contract. Association President Lynn Wilbur said Tuesday afternoon the membership met Monday afternoon in the high school auditorium to discuss options going forward as the district faces the […]

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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 […]

500 alumni attend Whitehall All-Class Reunion

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By Dan King Alumni from 19 states and two foreign countries made their way to Whitehall for the Whitehall High […]

Local couple to reopen Scotties’

Mark and Edie Pickard of Granville purchased Scotties’, a long-time diner and gift shop on Main Street, last week. The couple plans to preserve the atmosphere of the former Scotties’.

By Krystle S. Morey After about six months of negotiations, Scotties’ has been sold – and to a local couple. […]

Hicks tasked with reuniting school board

School Board President Audrey Hicks was reelected Monday, July 11. She is pictured here being sworn in at the board’s reorganizational meeting.

By Krystle S. Morey Focusing on academics, improving the graduation rate and boosting student participation are just a few things […]

Feature: ‘I’ve had a lot of fun in my life’

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By Dan King Margaret Lloyd Hoey has seen a little bit of everything in her lifetime. The 95-year-old Whitehall High […]

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