Tag Archives: Staff Members

Granville names new principal

Camille-Harrelson

By Jaime Thomas Less than three weeks after Granville Principal Jim Donnelly announced his resignation, the board of education found and approved a replacement for him. Camille Harrelson, who is currently serving as director of special education for the district, will be the new junior/senior high school principal effective Aug. 1 of this year with […]

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Firm inks nursing home agreement

The company seeking to acquire Washington County’s public nursing home signed a binding purchase agreement last week. Centers for Specialty Care signed a $2.4 million agreement to purchase Pleasant Valley Infirmary, more than three months after the county Board of Supervisors approved the contract. The agreement ensures that the 122-bed public nursing home, which is […]

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Districting eyeing program cuts

The Whitehall school district could one day face educational insolvency if increases in expenses continue to outpace state aid. According to a survey conducted by the Council of School Superintendents, more than half of New York’s school districts anticipate reaching a point within the next four years where they will be unable to provide students […]

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Christmas activties at Rec. Center

The Whitehall Rec. Center is offering a pair of holiday-inspired activities on select weekdays until Christmas. Children will have the chance to create their own Christmas ornaments on Monday and Wednesday evenings. The program is dubbed the “12 ornaments of Christmas.” Staff members will provide all the necessary materials and instruction to create a unique […]

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Committe seeks uses for Rec. Building

Rec. Center

            The town is developing initiatives they hope will increase usage of one of its facilities. Officials are working with members of several civic groups — the Whitehall Youth League, staff members and local senior citizens — to develop programs to encourage greater use of the recreation and senior centers […]

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Happy Birthday Eva Moffitt

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Granville resident Eva Moffitt celebrated her 100th birthday at the Holbrook Adult Home Tuesday, as residents and staff members feted her for a full century of life in the Slate Valley. Born in Manchester, Vt., Moffitt said she moved to Granville with older sister Fanny Stockwell and her parents before she was old enough to […]

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Whitehall Police make arrests

  Whitehall police have charged a local woman with fourth-degree grand larceny, first-degree falsifying business records and theft of services after she allegedly used her child’s name to open a National Grid account. Two of the charges against Melissa A. Smith, 34, are felonies. Police said her bill with National Grid was for $1,200. Police […]

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Two teachers gain national board certification

Lori Dufrain and Leah Leibacher nationally board certified teachers.

Mrs. Leah Leibacher, high school science teacher, and Mrs. Lori Dufrain, Jr./Sr. high school special education teacher, each received an extra special holiday gift this year:  recognition as nationally board certified teachers.  The process of obtaining national board certification isn’t easy.  There are four portfolio entries that are about 10 pages long with supporting documentation […]

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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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New ‘Label Shopper’ store open

Store open, Grand Opening to follow Big block letters announced the arrival of the much-anticipated new store in Granville. Once a sign for a Laundromat, the roof at the Granville Plaza now glows red and reads: Label Shopper.  (more…)

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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. […]