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Board of Education, Sept. 19

Clean up efforts lauded     The volunteer response from the Granville school district was praised by school officials Monday night at the Sept. 19 meeting of the Granville Board of Education. Board member Eric Scribner expressed thanks to administrators and fellow board members for an outstanding response to the request for volunteers put out […]

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Schools wary of tax cap impact

  The last day of the recent state legislative session was a momentous one and saw state lawmakers make sweeping changes to state law. And those changes went far beyond same-sex marriage straight to the future of education in small towns like Granville. Just before the same-sex marriage bill passed, senators and representatives passed a […]

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Voters approve small school-tax increase

By Derek Liebig Voters in the Whitehall Central School District overwhelmingly passed the 2011-12 budget earlier this week. Tuesday’s final tally saw 175 residents of the school district vote in favor of the budget, while 58 residents voted against the spending plan. Voters also returned incumbents Virginia Rivette and George Armstrong to the Board of […]

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School Board adopts budget with 1.5 % tax hike

Eyeing an uncertain financial future and rising costs of operational essentials, the Granville Board of Education approved sending a $24 million budget to the voters May 17. The $24,048,554 budget will increase taxes less than the anticipated 2 percent cap looming over next year, with a 1.5-percent tax increase for 2011-2012. The budget will use […]

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Bessen: Cuts will not harm education

An on-time state budget did little to help close the budget gap in Granville and will lead to layoffs, district officials said. Granville school district officials discovered the restored aid in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s first budget will have little impact on the spending plan proposed by Superintendent Mark Bessen calling for 28 layoffs — 13 […]

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GCS awaits aid numbers

As the smoke clears from a weekend of intense budget negotiations in Albany it remains unclear if rural high-needs school districts like Granville will see much restoration in state aid in the $132.5 billion state spending plan. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state leaders announced Sunday March 27 they had a budget agreement that restored some […]

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Hartford teachers offer giveback to help close budget

A decision by the Hartford Faculty Association has helped the school district close it 2011-2012 budget gap. The association brought an offer of a temporary salary freeze to Superintendent Thomas Abraham after the membership voted to approve a move expected to save the school district about $60,000. The concession was not planned and had not […]

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County Board supports Youth Bureau

The Washington County Board of Selectmen sent messages of support for the County Youth Bureau and for farmers to the State Legislature and approved a Solid Waste Management Plan at their monthly meeting March 18. The board passed two resolutions regarding Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget proposals. One resolution asks the State Legislature to keep the […]

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School eyeing staff layoffs

With little word from Albany opposing Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s state budget proposal Granville school officials have said they continue to prepare for the worst, including staffing cuts. “We still need to cut personnel and programs by $600,000,” Superintendent Mark Bessen said Monday night. At the regular meeting of the Granville Board of Education Bessen said […]

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New director for Canal Corp.

An appointment made last week by Gov. Andrew Cuomo will change the director of New York State Canal Corp., which controls the building the town has been using for its offices since 2006. Schenectady Mayor Brian Stratton has been named to replace Carmella Mantello, who has been director of the corporation since 2005. Mantello has […]

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School reopens after one day

Whitehall Elementary School

By Jay Mullen After one day of closure, Whitehall Elementary School is ready to open its doors for in-person learning […]

Vermont Press Association condemns burning of ‘Seven Days’ issues by protesters

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The Vermont Press Association executive board has voted to condemn the confiscation and burning of piles of Seven Days newspapers […]

Slate museum reopens

Mural made in 1939 by Martha Levy illustrating the slate quarry workers in Granville.

By Austin Crosier Honoring local history, celebrating generations of families and culture and informing curious minds is what the Slate […]

Public hearing Oct. 8: Tentative town budget approved

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By Austin Crosier Led by Town Supervisor Matt Hicks and Granville Town Board members James Bradt and Tom Cosey, the […]

Budget workshop Sept. 30

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The Whitehall Town Board will host a budget workshop on Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. at the Municipal Center. The […]

Elementary school has COVID-19 case

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By Jay Mullen Whitehall Central School District has confirmed its first positive case of COVID-19 and the elementary school will […]

James A. Stanley

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Granville, NY – James Albert Stanley, age 88, passed away at his home following a short illness. Jim was born […]

Jim Brooks: ‘Always the go-to guy’

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By Jay Mullen Overwhelming. That was the word Kathleen Brooks repeated when talking about the recent passing of her brother […]

Angela (Siraco) Carroll

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Whitehall-Angela (Siraco) Carroll, 97, passed away from natural causes in Simsbury CT on September 20th 2020. She was born on […]

Women business owners learning to be successful

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By Austin Crosier Four female business owners in the Granville area sat down at the bar at On The Rocks […]

Poultney makerspace and skills center to open Sept. 26

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A makerspace is a collaborative work space inside a school, library or separate public/private facility for making, learning, exploring and […]

North Country FreePress, September 25, 2020

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