Tag Archives: Superintendent

Poucher joins Palmer as co-athletic director

By Jaime Thomas The Granville Board of Education has decided not to immediately discipline its athletic director Stephen Palmer, who faces assault charges following an altercation at The Forum nightclub on Saturday, Sept. 29. Superintendent Mark Bessen explained that Palmer’s issue is in the court of law at this time and pointed out that in […]

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Changes welcome students

The usual start-of-school jitters may be even more intense than usual next week, as the Granville schools open the year with new principals in two schools, a new director of special education, a new chief information officer and a second-year principal at the high school. Add to that the addition of new state regulations for […]

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District tax rates set

Local residents that live in four of the five towns within the Whitehall School District will pay more in taxes according to the final tax rates released by the state. The tax rate will increase 5.15 percent in Whitehall, 5.3 percent in Hampton and Fort Ann, and 7.42 percent in Granville. The tax rate in […]

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State test results mixed for grades 3-8

Granville school officials are getting their first look at the 2011-2012 statewide English language arts and mathematics tests, and an initial examination indicates decidedly mixed results. These are the tests taken by all students in grades three to eight. They are scored on a scale of one to four, and one of the main things […]

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Village cleanup April 30-May 5

If you’re looking for a place to dispose of the brush, leaves, and tree branches that are littered about your yard, you may want to consider leaving it curbside. Village officials have declared April 30-May 5 as cleanup days and will be offering curbside pickup of natural debris throughout the week. Beginning on April 30, […]

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Only one candidate for school board; auditorium on target

The Whitehall Board of Education may have fewer members later this spring after only one candidate filled out a petition to run for one of three open seats during next month’s election. James Brooks of Lafayette Street was the only candidate to turn in a petition by Monday’s deadline and barring the unforeseen, will become […]

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Grade 6 students may move to high school

This year’s fifth-grade class at Whitehall Elementary School may be making the move to high school a year earlier than expected. School officials are considering moving the sixth-grade class to the high school building beginning next year. Superintendent James Watson said the district is considering the idea and will recommend the proposal to parents during […]

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2011 in Review: The first six months

As it turned out, 2011 was a news-worthy year in Whitehall, and some stories – most notably the still-pending move of the Town Hall – provided news at least twice a month, sometimes more. Voters elected new political leadership in the village and town and residents saw the town’s most notable landmark – the armory, […]

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Aid cuts have uneven impact, report shows

Granville Superintendent Mark Bessen has been right all along. Earlier this year, as the School Board was trying to cope with state budget cuts, Bessen was adamant that the upstate districts were taking an unfair percentage of the cuts. Now, an expert in state aid says Bessen was right on the mark. Dr. Rick Timbs […]

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Celani pleased to be back

As a former one-term Granville School Board member, Molly Celani said she left after 2007 not by choice, but because her husband had medical issues. Running for another term was in the cards until life intervened, Celani said. So after one term she stepped down.  “It was three years.I started when (former Superintendent Daniel) Teplesky […]

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Classifieds 07/23/14

Harold F. “Huzzy” Martell

Harold F. “Huzzy” Martell, 88, of Boardman Street, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend passed away on […]

Weekender 07/18/14

Northshire Freepress 07/18/14

North Country Freepress – 07/18/14

Lakes Region Freepress 07/18/14

Lakes Classifieds – 07/18/14

Radio controlled air show coming to Fair Haven

The Rutland County RC Flyers will be hosting its annual ‘Fun Fly’ at the Fair Haven Municipal Airport on Saturday, […]

Rec Center busy in June

If the month of June is any indicator, it appears that the Whitehall Recreation Center is in store for a […]

Officials advocate for lower speed limits

By Dan King Currently, in Whitehall any road that does not have a marked speed limit maintains the state limit […]

Scribner named code enforcement officer

By Dan King After weeks of speculation about the position of code enforcement officer in Whitehall, the expected letter of […]

Postal Service to Huletts Landing office hours

By Dan King In the fall of 2012 the United States Postal Service began a two-year nationwide process of notifying […]