Tag Archives: Superintendent

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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School board expects spending increase next year

It’s shaping up to be a bumpy holiday season for administrators at Whitehall Central School. Although the district is two months away from releasing their first preliminary budget, Superintendent James Watson said officials are staring at an 8.6 percent increase already. “I’d love to paint you a happy picture, but I can’t do,” Watson said. […]

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Hoping to lend a helping hand

For those who know a teacher, it might not be shocking news. But for one man, news that teachers spend money from their own pockets to buy school supplies for their classrooms was so shocking he decided to do something about it. The man perhaps more widely known for restoring an aging monument to World […]

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Leaf pick up different after Irene

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Tropical Storm Irene’s impact will be felt into the fall as damage from the storm will impact the annual leaf collection service. The Granville Department of Public Works will collect leaves as they have in the past, but have been forced to mandate the leaves be bagged this year. Residents are asked to put leaves […]

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Voters approve auditorium renovations

The high school will get a new auditorium after voters approved a two-phase construction project Wednesday that will result in the complete renovation of the facility. Voters were presented with two separate propositions: the replacement of the roof and the renovation of the auditorium. Both were approved by an overwhelming margin. The proposition to replace […]

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121 to graduate tomorrow

Amateur meteorologists around Granville will be keeping an eye on the Doppler radar and the long-range forecasts as the Class of 2011 prepares to bid good bye to high school and embrace its future outside for the third year in a row. “I’m hopeful we’ll be outside because then it’s the more the merrier,” Superintendent […]

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Board extends Superintendent’s contract

Mark Bessen will be the superintendent in the Granville School District at least through the end of the 2014 school year after the board of education approved a contract extension May 23. In a contract amendment approved unanimously by the board 7-0, with two members absent, the move extended Bessen’s employment with the district beyond […]

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Millett out as football coach

By Bill Toscano John Millett, who has coached three generations of Whitehall Central School football players, and has won 195 games, will not be back to coach the Railroaders this fall. Millett, who has had three separate runs as head coach, said Monday that he had met with Superintendent James Watson last week and was […]

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Work getting started at Tractor Supply Co. site

In case you missed it, Tractor Supply Co. is coming to town. Days ago, the first signs of activity began to appear at the site near the village-town border. Workers from Bast Hatfield began cutting trees to make a path for a large culvert pipe which will run underneath the finished project when the store […]

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Alumnus tells school board: Whitehall falling short

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By Matthew Saari Newly minted Air Force Lieutenant John Diekel made an appearance before the Whitehall Board of Education Monday […]

Berke wins Granville School Board runoff

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By Krystle S. Morey Philip A. Berke won the ninth and final seat on the Granville Board of Education Tuesday […]

Waters wins Whitehall School Board runoff

Roxanne Waters won the final seat on the Whitehall School Board in a runoff election June 20.

By Matthew Saari Roxanne Waters claimed the ninth and final Whitehall Board of Education seat Tuesday night, garnering 145 votes […]

After more than a year, state audit ‘still ongoing’

The Hook & Ladder is one of the Granville fire companies being audited by the New York State Comptroller's Office.

By Krystle S. Morey More than a year after the village of Granville asked the state to audit its fire […]

Busty’s causes a stir

The owner of Busty's Brew and BBQ in Whitehall decided to edit his sign after receiving flack from local officials.

By Matthew Saari The provocative mascot with her plunging neckline at Busty’s Brew and Barbecue Pit in Whitehall is at […]

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