A section of highway in Whitehall will receive repairs after it was included in a multi-million contract awarded by the New York State Department of Transportation as part of a New York Works project. The DOT announced last week that Route 4 between Ryder Road and Seventh Avenue in the village of Whitehall was one [...]
An on-time state budget did little to help close the budget gap in Granville and will lead to layoffs, district officials said. Granville school district officials discovered the restored aid in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s first budget will have little impact on the spending plan proposed by Superintendent Mark Bessen calling for 28 layoffs — 13 [...]
A decision by the Hartford Faculty Association has helped the school district close it 2011-2012 budget gap. The association brought an offer of a temporary salary freeze to Superintendent Thomas Abraham after the membership voted to approve a move expected to save the school district about $60,000. The concession was not planned and had not [...]
Spurred by layoff notices sent to 13 teachers and 15 support staff members, taxpayers and students marched to the podium Monday night to urge the Granville Board of Education to reconsider its 2011-2012 budget proposal and save those jobs. On Friday, as required by contract, the 28 school employees received Reduction in Force (RIF) notices, [...]
Salt licked Granville has used a small mountain of salt this winter, Granville Town Highway Superintendent John Tanner told the Granville Town Board on Feb. 10. Tanner said his crew has used 700 tons of salt with just 50 additional tons available, and can only buy 100 additional tons at the state contract price. Any [...]
Even as preliminary discussion on the budget for 2011-2012 began, Granville School District officials warned the school board to brace for what could be an even bumpier ride over the next few school years if proposed aid cuts stand. “I want to try to paint you a picture of what the governor did to Granville [...]
Federal funds might help Recent developments in Washington could bring a financial boost to school districts across New York state, but it remains too early to see what help could come Granville’s way, school officials said.
School officials cautious about announced Federal stimulus New York Senator Charles Schumer announced Wednesday schools in the Empire State could expect $4.7 billion in federal assistance from the economic stimulus package, but local officials are proceeding with caution.