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Hartford school seeking generator, land purchase

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By Krystle S. Morey Hartford Central School District is seeking residents’ approval to purchase a generator and a parcel of land adjacent to its campus. Superintendent Andy Cook said neither purchase will impact residents’ taxes. Hartford Board of Education and administration have spent the last year discussing the two projects and approved a referendum in […]

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State faults Hartford school cafeteria with handling of money

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By Krystle S. Morey A state audit has faulted the Hartford Central School District for not properly depositing and recording money collected by its cafeteria. The audit report, released by Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli in March, found that the school board did not adopt policies and procedures as guidance for proper recording; collections totaling $3,360 were […]

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State: Local schools not fiscally stressed

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By Matthew Saari & Krystle S. Morey Local school districts received excellent marks for fiscal health in the state Comptroller’s Office’s latest fiscal stress reports for New York’s public schools. In fact, two of the districts – Granville and Hartford – earned perfect scores. Each district received two scores, the first of which addresses factors […]

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Hartford presses sports merger plan

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By Keith Harrington The Hartford Board of Education voted last week to seek a merger of its interscholastic sports programs for modified, junior varsity and varsity softball with Fort Edward. The board also passed a resolution seeking a merger for modified, junior varsity and varsity baseball with Fort Edward and Argyle. Pending approval of similar […]

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Hartford eyes merger to field sports teams

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By Keith Harrington Hartford Central School Superintendent Andrew Cook hosted a special public meeting in the school auditorium last Tuesday to discuss the possibility of a merger for spring sports with two neighboring Adirondack League schools. Now that the community has been heard, the Hartford Board of Education will meet in October to decide whether […]

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Common Core, not so common

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By Dan King and Derek Liebig A growing number of area parents are choosing to have their children opt out of the Common Core assessments in English and Math. The numbers vary by school district, but one common theme – no pun intended – is that parents are choosing to opt out at relatively large […]

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School aid up, but varies by district

By Derek Liebig Local school districts are set to receive more aid under the state’s budget but those increases vary widely from district to district. The $142 billion budget, approved last Tuesday, calls for $23.5 billion in school aid, a $1.4 billion increase. But some officials are questioning the distribution of that aid. “We thought […]

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Hartford bus garage cameras on hold

By Dan King Because of budget constraints, the Hartford Central School District is holding off on any decision to retrofit its bus garage with cameras. “We’re waiting until the end of the year to see how much money, if any money, we have left in the budget for it,” said Superintendent Andrew Cook. “Chances are […]

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Hartford school’s solar panels stalled

By Dan King Since November, the Hartford Central School has been awaiting a state response to its plans to install solar panels. “Our plans have been in…for quite some time, but unfortunately things are very backlogged” at the State Education Department, said school superintendent Andrew Cook. Cook said the school was supposed to hear back […]

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Adirondack League delays decision

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By Derek Liebig Adirondack League officials have postponed a decision on whether to accept Granville’s bid to join the smaller-school league, saying they needed more time and information. “The league determined it needed additional time to further explore its options,” said Andrew Cook, Adirondack League president and Hartford superintendent. “We need to research the idea […]

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Obituary: Kenneth Robert Johnson

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After a brave battle with COPD, Kenneth “Ken”, “Kenny” Robert Johnson, passed away at his home on Friday, March 20, […]

Gov. Cuomo, Main Street needs a hand from Albany

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Covid-19 has completely changed the way we all live. But along with worrying about keeping themselves and their families healthy, […]

County faces financial ‘uncertainties’

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By PJ Ferguson Washington County officials are clouded by financial uncertainties stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic with County Administrator Chris […]

School slated to resume soon, officials await state guidance

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By PJ Ferguson As the news develops around the COVID-19 pandemic, the Whitehall Central School District faces some changes and […]

Obituary: David G. Morehouse

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Fort Ann, NY – David G. Morehouse passed away at his Dad’s house on March 13, 2020, joining his parents […]

Low COVID-19 numbers in county due to lack of testing, officials say

Washington County has declared a state of emergency resulting in the closure of all non-essential departments.

By PJ Ferguson Washington County officials project that more positive cases of the novel coronavirus exist in the county than […]

Obituary: David J. Little

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Middle Granville, NY – David J. Little, age 60, passed away on March 29, 2020 at his home, with his […]

Obituary: Crispen Winterburn

Crispen Winterburn, 49, of Manchester, NH, died suddenly at his home on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 after a brief illness. […]

Town offices close April 1

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By Matthew Saari The Town of Granville offices will be closed to the public “until further notice” as of April […]

Village, school elections postponed until June

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By Matthew Saari The elections scheduled for both the Granville village and school boards have been pushed back several months. […]

Vermont schools closed, Granville eyes reopening

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By Matthew Saari   Vermont Gov. Phil Scott announced last week that all schools in the Green Mountain State will […]

Washington County: Visitors, stay away

Washington County has declared a state of emergency resulting in the closure of all non-essential departments.

By PJ Ferguson Washington County is urging visitors, weekenders, second-home owners and short-term rental owners to stay away during the […]

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