Tag Archives: Wesner

Wesner announces retirement

By Jaime Thomas After more than 20 years of service to the Pember Library and Museum, Executive Director Pat Wesner sent in a letter of retirement effective April 1. She has worked at the library for about 24 years and has served as executive director since 2003. Wesner, who turned 55 on Sunday, said she […]

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Village responds to Pember

By Jaime Thomas Granville village officials indicated in a letter last week to the Pember Board of Trustees they plan to work closely with the library and museum. Mayor Brian LaRose also maintained that the village does not currently support the idea of the Pember becoming a school district library. In the Feb. 10 letter […]

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Four Pember trustees resign

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By Jaime Thomas The Pember Board of Trustees accepted the resignations of Marcia Klam, Gigi Zeitler, Kaela O’Grady and Shelly Keene at a special meeting Sunday afternoon. Following the resolution, the board immediately appointed Mary King as president of the board and Charlie King, Robert Tatko and Mary Ann Carey as trustees to fill the […]

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Wesner, Klam refuse to meet with mayor

By Jaime Thomas Pember officials refused to participate in a closed meeting with Mayor Brian LaRose Tuesday night, because they say they wanted public participation. LaRose asked Museum Director Pat Wesner and Marcia Klam, president of the Board of Trustees, to meet with himself and Village Attorney Mike Martin, and he suggested they bring their […]

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Wesner, Klam refuse to meet with mayor

By Jaime Thomas Pember officials refused to participate in a closed meeting with Mayor Brian LaRose Tuesday night, because they say they wanted public participation. LaRose asked Museum Director Pat Wesner and Marcia Klam, president of the Board of Trustees, to meet with himself and Village Attorney Mike Martin, and he suggested they bring their […]

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Officials upset over Pember financial audit

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By Jaime Thomas Local officials have expressed anger and disapproval following the release last week of an audit of the Pember Library and Museum. Town Supervisor Matt Hicks said his interest in the issue is two-fold. As supervisor, he said he found it “rather disconcerting that public money is going to an institution that has […]

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Capital Campaign funds depleted

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While controversy surrounds the Pember Library regarding the recent state audit which was critical of their financial activities and their improper use of Pember Foundation funds to pay bills, it has come to light that another Pember account has been severely depleted. This account, the Capital Campaign Fund, was formed in the 1990s to house […]

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Pember used funds improperly: audit

By Jaime Thomas The Pember Library and Museum violated its agreement with the Pember Foundation by dipping into Foundation funds to cover operating expenses, a state audit shows. The agreement allows the library and museum to use only the interest earned in the Foundation account, and not the principal, for operating purposes. “We unknowingly violated […]

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Former resident leaves generous donation to area organizations

By Jaime Thomas A handful of organizations throughout Granville recently received an unexpected donation. The estate of Margaret McNelley, a former resident, was recently distributed with chunks of her inheritance going to six recipients. Among these was the Rotary Club, which received $5,351 dollars. Dave O’Brien, president of the club, said members never expected the […]

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Rare specimens help Pember support pigeon project

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When Franklin Pember collected three passenger pigeons for his museum in the late 1800s, he probably didn’t realize the species would soon go extinct. He also might not have realized how important those samples would become. Only 120 sets of passenger pigeon eggs are known to exist. The Pember Museum is home to three such […]

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Classifieds 05/27/14

Hampton Firehouse sale looms

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By Joshua Bassett Barring someone petitioning for a public referendum within 30 days of May 20, the Hampton Town Board […]

Whitehall Elementary honors fallen heroes

Winners of the citizenship awards

By Dan King Although the weather started chilly on Thursday, it turned nice just in time for the annual Whitehall […]

Huge turnout for Whitehall parade

Charles Austin and Henry Gurney escort Cathy Aiken to place the wreath

By Dan King “I didn’t even know there were this many people in Whitehall,” a spectator said as he watched […]

Granville High School honors fallen soldiers

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By Joshua Bassett Granville High School’s gym was quiet Friday afternoon as many gathered there to give thanks to the […]

Hot dog contest next weekend

By Joshua Bassett After a one-year hiatus, the “What’s Up Dawgs Hot Dawg Eating Contest” is back. The event will […]

Hundreds join in Granville parade

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By Joshua Bassett Hundreds gathered Monday on Granville’s Main Street and in Veterans Park to honor and celebrate those lost […]

Car rally to boast more than just cars

According to organizers of the Penrhyn Engine Co. Car Rally in Middle Granville, they’ve seen it all over the years. […]

Beauty will be rewarded

The Slate Valley Garden Club is taking submissions for the organization’s annual beautification awards from now until August. Anyone with […]

Pratts question Hampton coverage

By Joshua Bassett During the public participation portion of a Hampton Town Board meeting last week, Arnie Pratt and his […]

Slate Valley Museum to host ‘spring tasting’

By Laura McCusker The Slate Valley Museum in Granville will host its first-ever Spring Tasting on the Alley on Saturday, […]

Granville FFA goes to convention

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By Tara Cook New York State FFA 2014-2015 vice-president Seth Browe, was elected to be the 2015-2016 District 3 FFA […]

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