Tag Archives: Transition

West Pawlet schoolhouse on National Register

By Jaime Thomas The parents of Braintree did not want to give up their one-room schoolhouse. It wasn’t until the state of Vermont forced the remaining nine students and their teacher out of the West Pawlet structure in 1934 that they moved. “They defied the state and didn’t start sending their children to public school; […]

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GMFCU to open new location

By Jaime Thomas Great Meadow Federal Credit Union confirmed plans Thursday to open up a new, expanded office in Granville this fall. The GMFCU recently purchased a property at 26-36 East Main Street next to the current location in an old house at 24 East Main Street. The new building will be a large branch […]

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Transfer station privatization leaves town short

The recent privatization of the county-run transfer stations will mean the Town of Whitehall will have a little less money in its coffers. Town clerk Julie Millett said the town will be nearly $1,100 shy of what officials projected to receive in revenue from the sale of transfer station tickets. “We had budgeted $2,000, but […]

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Hampton establishes transfer sticker fund

The Hampton Town Board will establish a fund to purchase unused transfer station stickers from local residents. The board will set aside $100 that will be used to provide refunds to residents who have stickers they can no longer use. Earth, Waste and Metal assumed control of the five county transfer stations on Monday, several […]

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Work may begin next month on Truthville Bridge

Work on the Lower Turnpike Bridge might finish sooner than expected. A construction worker onsite said work might be done as soon as the third week in April, if all goes according to plan. And as the one-lane bridge reopens, it will be time to close off the Truthville Bridge and work on that. In […]

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Esteemed District Secretary to Retire

One important detail Mark Bessen asked about when considering the Granville superintendent position four years ago was the quality of his would-be secretary, Diana Pitts. The answer was encouraging. “She had a good reputation as being very organized and knowing about what needs to get done in the superintendent’s office,” Bessen said. And she has […]

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Changes across board at high school

Students at Granville High School will return to find a variety of changes, affecting everyone from seventh-graders to seniors. Principal James Donnelly said many of the changes were a result of surveys done of part of the “school in need of improvement” status the school was placed on as a result of low standardized test […]

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Survey says student drug use down

The day after she had to suspend four students for drug-related offenses, Whitehall Central School Principal Kelly McHugh and her staff found out they also had something to be proud about. “I got some good news,” said McHugh, who received the results of a survey of 313 Whitehall students compiled by the Council For Prevention, […]

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In memory of Jim Coombs

As a young man you could have thrown him into a room with a bunch of wild animals, wait 10 minutes, and he would have come out brushing his hands, like he had just done a good day’s work. Next, he went to work as a bouncer at the Hampton Manor and got a look […]

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Haynes house has first resident

House of Hope welcomes resident Jan. 26, 2010, could be the answer to a future trivia question, but it is hardly a trivial thing.  The Haynes House of Hope welcomed its first resident on that date.

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Weekender 08/29/14

Lakes Region Freepress 08/29/14

North Country Freepress – 08/29/14

Northshire Freepress 08/29/14

Lakes Classifieds – 08/29/14

Preparations underway for school year in Granville

The 2013-14 school year begins Wednesday and ushers in some significant change within the Granville Central School District. The district […]

Students build community of trust

Transitioning from elementary school to middle school is easily one of the most difficult processes in an adolescent’s life, but […]

Village approves new parking law

Last Tuesday evening the Whitehall Village Board of Trustees held a public hearing to discuss a potential parking law, which […]

Changes abound as school year begins

With the school year starting next Thursday for Whitehall students, the district has gone through a transformation this summer, one […]

Test scores improve, but continue to lag behind

Granville students showed improvement in both math and English on the state tests but continue to lag behind their peers […]

Youth Center for sale

The Granville Police Benevolent Association has put its youth center up for sale. Sergeant Dave Williams said a lack of […]

Former resident dies in accident

A former Granville resident was killed Saturday night in a motor vehicle accident on I-87 in Albany. Matthew Fiske, 43, […]