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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Rivals speak on sports’ success

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By Derek Liebig When the Granville Board of Education decided last week to abandon the school district’s 30-year affiliation with […]

Landlord says he is remedying properties

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By Dan King A Queensbury man, who owns multiple properties in Whitehall, says he has been working on getting all […]

District to reevaluate schedule

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By Dan King Whitehall School District Superintendent Liz Legault said the district will begin working toward a new block schedule […]

Probation officers to carry firearms

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By Derek Liebig In a split vote, the Washington County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution last week authorizing probation […]

Two close losses for boys’ hoops

The Whitehall boys’ basketball team lost two games by a combined nine points last week. On Friday evening, the Railroaders […]

No new leads in case of missing man

By Derek Liebig It’s been a year since Jonathan Schaff was last seen walking from a Main Street bar toward […]