Tag Archives: School Superintendent

Hartford to have distance classroom

By Jaime Thomas Hartford students will soon have the opportunity to learn alongside students from Fort Ann, Salem, Argyle and other nearby districts. School Superintendent Andrew Cook announced the district’s plan to open a distance learning classroom this fall during a board meeting last Monday. Come September, students throughout Washington County will be able to […]

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Cook taking over Hartford Schools

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By Jaime Thomas Hartford Central School will welcome one of its own as the new superintendent this July. Andrew Cook, the current middle and high school principal will replace Thomas Abraham, who is retiring. Cook said he is excited about his new appointment. “I’m honored that the Board of Education has the faith in me […]

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Run-off election to break tie

The Whitehall Central School district will hold a run-off election to determine the winner of the final Board of Education position. The election will settle a tie between Mark Ives and current board member Joyce Corcoran, each of whom garnered 13 write-in votes during last Tuesday’s Board of Education elections. Going into last week’s election, […]

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Voters OK $13.2M for schools

Voters in the Whitehall Central School district approved the 2012-13 budget on Monday night. Tuesday’s final tally saw 190 residents vote in favor of the $13.2 million budget, while 25 voted against the spending plan. Voters also elected Jim Brooks to the Board of Education. Brooks ran unopposed and will begin serving a five-year term […]

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New case of MRSA found

MRSA case at elementary school       Granville school officials announced the discovery, during the February break, of a case of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, identified in a student who attends Granville Elementary School. Superintendent Mark Bessen said the district was notified Monday, Feb. 21 a student received medical treatment for the infection […]

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Town office move could be affected

By Bill Toscano   The renewal of interest in the town purchasing the Whitehall Armory has the potential to delay – or even derail – the planned move of the Whitehall town offices from the New York State Canal Corp. building to the Skenesborough Volunteer Fire Company building.Just as it appeared the town and village […]

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School interested in gym, garage

By Bill Toscano       School Superintendent James Watson has a specific focus for what the Whitehall School District wants out of the National Guard Armory site. “We want the garages, and we want to be able to use the gym from November to April. That’s all we’re looking for,” said Watson, who toured […]

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Pember, Slate Valley open up for the holidays

Local musicians perform at the Pember Library and Museum annual Christmas open house Sunday Dec. 12. Members included Rachel Aubrey, Isaac Beckler, Samuel, Phillip, Hannah and Jonathan Kilpatrick led by Brian Kilpatrick.

Though the weather outside was frightful, the choir was so delightful. At least that was what patrons of the annual open houses at the Pember and Slate Valley museums said Sunday. Despite gusting winds and rain officials said they were pleased with the attendance at both events. More than 150 braved the weather to watch […]

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62 Students to graduate

Members of the Whitehall Central School class of 2010 will make their final walk as students this Friday. The commencement ceremonies for the senior class will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 25, with 62 students expected to receive their high school diplomas that evening. (more…)

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Fundraisers Halted

Please, don’t ask for anything more. That’s the message that was sent out by Whitehall Central School Superintendent James Watson last week as he announced a “freeze” on school organizations fundraising throughout the rest of the school year.   (more…)

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Classifieds 05/27/14

Hampton Firehouse sale looms

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By Joshua Bassett Barring someone petitioning for a public referendum within 30 days of May 20, the Hampton Town Board […]

Whitehall Elementary honors fallen heroes

Winners of the citizenship awards

By Dan King Although the weather started chilly on Thursday, it turned nice just in time for the annual Whitehall […]

Huge turnout for Whitehall parade

Charles Austin and Henry Gurney escort Cathy Aiken to place the wreath

By Dan King “I didn’t even know there were this many people in Whitehall,” a spectator said as he watched […]

Granville High School honors fallen soldiers

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By Joshua Bassett Granville High School’s gym was quiet Friday afternoon as many gathered there to give thanks to the […]

Hot dog contest next weekend

By Joshua Bassett After a one-year hiatus, the “What’s Up Dawgs Hot Dawg Eating Contest” is back. The event will […]

Hundreds join in Granville parade

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By Joshua Bassett Hundreds gathered Monday on Granville’s Main Street and in Veterans Park to honor and celebrate those lost […]

Car rally to boast more than just cars

According to organizers of the Penrhyn Engine Co. Car Rally in Middle Granville, they’ve seen it all over the years. […]

Beauty will be rewarded

The Slate Valley Garden Club is taking submissions for the organization’s annual beautification awards from now until August. Anyone with […]

Pratts question Hampton coverage

By Joshua Bassett During the public participation portion of a Hampton Town Board meeting last week, Arnie Pratt and his […]

Slate Valley Museum to host ‘spring tasting’

By Laura McCusker The Slate Valley Museum in Granville will host its first-ever Spring Tasting on the Alley on Saturday, […]

Granville FFA goes to convention

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By Tara Cook New York State FFA 2014-2015 vice-president Seth Browe, was elected to be the 2015-2016 District 3 FFA […]

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