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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Four Pember trustees resign

Pember-015

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Officials upset over Pember financial audit

pember-slide-2

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 […]

Read More

Capital Campaign funds depleted

pember-slide

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Rare specimens help Pember support pigeon project

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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 […]

Read More

Classifieds 03/25/14

Search for Sasquatch resumes, forty years later

Statue 2

By Dan King It’s been 40 years since the first reported Sasquatch sighting in Whitehall and now the quest to […]

Apathy leaves trustee seat vacant

Candidate pic Ken Bartholomew

By Dan King Whitehall’s mayor-elect, Ken Bartholomew was hoping someone would emerge to take his old trustee position, but that […]

Jane O’Shea resigns, cites issues with board

Jane O'Shea BW

By Derek Liebig A Granville principal is resigning at the end of the school year because of a disagreement over […]

Whitehall Elks honor three for service

New Elks officers are sworn into office

By Dan King Ken McKee, an old Whitehall Elk, used to tell his kids that the acronym BPOE stood for […]

Reelected, incumbents face challenges

By Derek Liebig Members of the Granville Village Board will be together for at least two more years. Incumbents Dean […]

Keough to plant community garden

Jensen Keough

By Dan King A Whitehall High School student has come up with a creative way to support local charity and […]

Whitehall school officials want bobsled club back

By Dan King Until this year, Whitehall High School was the only school in the country with a bobsled club, […]

District, school administrators reach pact

By Derek Liebig The Granville Central School District and the Granville Administrators’ Association, with five members, reached agreement last week […]

Karas not concerned about budget

By Dan King Despite fiscal concerns voiced Board of Education member Frank Barber, Whitehall Central School Business Administrator Joe Karas […]

Whitehall/Fort Ann wrestlers raise $600 for cancer research

Julian Barber

Senior wrestler Julian Barber’s charity wrestling idea caught on with his teammates during the season, to the tune of $600. […]

Sasquatch sightings on the rise

By Dan King Officials say the snowy weather has driven local Sasquatches out of the woods and caused them to […]