Tag Archives: Physical Education Teacher

New Horizons: Horde athletics open without Macura for first time in 36 years

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For the first time since 1976, Mike Macura will not be preparing for a sports season at Granville High School. Those who know Macura are not at all surprised he’s found another place to pour his energies and coaching skills into. “Coaching at Castleton is the perfect thing for him to be doing. Those young […]

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Education budget vote next week

The Whitehall Board of Education has presented a $13.2 million budget that would increase the tax levy by 1.98 percent. The proposed spending plan is $257,963, or 1.92 percent less than the 2011-12 budget, but a reduction in revenues and an increase in the cost of employee benefits forced administrators to raise the tax levy […]

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Firefighters bring message to students

 Last Thursday, kindergarten and pre-kindergarten students atWhitehalltook a break from their reading, writing and arithmetic lessons to learn a few lessons that could perhaps save their life one day. About a dozen firefighters from the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company presented a lesson in being prepared and knowing what to do during a fire as part […]

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Granville Students Step Up to Send Packages to Troops

Operation Adopt-A-Soldier and friends pause for  photo just before loading the 298 packages up for transport; the packages should be in the hands of soldiers within two weeks.

For anyone who might think a package from home doesn’t mean anything – ask someone who’s been there. A long way from home in a foreign country, with people shooting at you or shelling your position, something as simple as a box full of snacks can mean the world. An Army Reservist who has been […]

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Basketball Coach Resigns

Matt Usher takes job … at Saratoga Schools Former Saratoga Springs Blue Streak Matt Usher is a Blue Streak once again. Usher confirmed last Friday he had just submitted his resignation to the Granville School District following signing a contract with the Saratoga Springs School District and having it accepted by its board of education […]

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Battlefield: Iraq

Granville graduate Jonathan Hyatt said he saw action in Iraq, but in looking back credits experiences in Granville for readying him for the Army and a war half a world away.   (more…)

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Like tackling mailboxes

Granville teacher Greg Bennett takes ‘cow tipping’ to another level Granville physical education teacher Greg Bennett said rodeo announcers like to compare what he does for fun to jumping out of a moving car. (more…)

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Clinton A. Taft, 88

Clinton A. Taft, 88, of Lafayette Street and a lifelong resident of Whitehall, passed away at his home on Friday, June 13, following a long illness. Born on August 26, 1919 in Whitehall, he was the son of the late Gus and Ida (Hyatt) Taft. Taft was married to the late Kathleen Barker Taft for 57 years, […]

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Classifieds 02/25/14

A year later, Pember on path to recovery

Bob and Mary (3)

By Derek Liebig A year after a state audit revealed the Granville institution was in a precarious financial state, the […]

A day in the life of a Whitehall Cop

Patrolman Joel Archambault issues a ticket during Monday's ridealong

By Dan King For a small town, there is always something to do as a cop in Whitehall. At 9:30 […]

Behavioral Specialist program to continue

Liz Legault

By Dan King The Whitehall Board of Education voted Monday to continue the district’s much-discussed behavioral specialist program. In an […]

Snail Mail gets slower

Whitehall Post Office

By Dan King People in New York’s rural municipalities, including Whitehall, may have to wait an extra day for delivery […]

Granville spirit night

By Derek Liebig Bolstering school spirit is the aim of an event that will be held tomorrow night at Granville […]

Hampton puts aside funds for equipment

By Derek Liebig The Hampton Town Board is putting some money aside for a rainy day. The board voted last […]

Whitehall Rifle Club still perfect

The Whitehall Rifle Club finished the first half of the season 7-0 with its strongest outing of the year, by […]

Bascue chosen as one of six drivers

Whitehall-native Codie Bascue was selected as one of six drivers to represent Team USA at the 2015 World Championships in […]

Sidewalk buried

Wheeler Avenue sidewalk frozen

By Dan King Some sidewalks in the Village of Whitehall simply can’t be cleared of snow at this point, officials […]

Granville indoor track does well at Sectionals

Indoor Track

After a fourth place finish at the Wasaren League Championships, the Granville girls indoor track team did one better at […]

Whitehall tops Duanesburg, downed by Greenwich

Justin Hoagland contends Justin Carruthers' jump shot

By Dan King The comeback was courtesy of a 17-1 run in the final 3:26 of the game for Whitehall. […]