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Granville school board approves budget, layoffs

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By Matthew Saari The Granville Board of Education has approved a $26 million spending plan for the 2020-2021 school year that will include 11 staff layoffs. Board members and school administrators met remotely Tuesday night via Google Meet during which time the budget was presented and approved by an 8-0 vote, with board member Patricia […]

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School budget at $27 million; district facing state aid cuts

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By Matthew Saari The Granville Central School District has a tentative $27 million budget in the works but the COVID-19 pandemic is throwing a sizable wrench into the works. Because of the coronavirus and subsequent state-mandated shutdowns, the state is facing a $15 billion budget shortfall, which is trickling down into public education. “We are […]

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GPS to guide students, buses

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By PJ Ferguson   A new global positioning system (GPS) and student identification program will be implemented district-wide for Granville schools to increase safety and efficiency with transporting students by bus. The new system, Tyler Drive, provides bus drivers with a GPS tablet that allows navigation for each bus’s route and ensures students are disembarking […]

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State program to help feed local students

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By Krystle S. Morey For the next four years, students of Granville Central School District will eat breakfast and lunch for free. The free meals will be provided to all of Granville’s nearly 1,100 students, pre-K through 12, regardless of income, as part of the State Education Department’s Child Nutrition Program’s Community Eligibility Provision. “Free […]

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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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School budget unchanged after virtual public hearing

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By Matthew Saari There were only a handful of questions on the proposed budget for the Granville Central School District. […]

Gov. Scott announces limited indoor dining restart, opens some interstate travel

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As state data and expanded testing and tracing capacity continue to support reopening, Governor Phil Scott today announced the resumption […]

Write-in candidate vies for school board

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By Duncan Campbell Nicole Austin-Arbuckle is vice president of the Granville Central School District Parent-Teacher Organization, director of the Backpacks […]

Poultney Baptist Church sashes still missing

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Thirty-one historic window sashes from the United Baptist Church of Poultney are still missing after they were accidently picked up […]

Granville Center neglects residents, former employee, others alleges. Charges ‘blatantly untrue:’ spokesman

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By PJ Ferguson and Matthew Saari A recently terminated employee of the Granville Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing alleges staff […]

Seniors parade in Elks event

Whitehall Elks 2020 parade

By PJ Ferguson Lined up for the Whitehall Elks Lodge “Celebration for the Graduates” parade, senior Makayla Gosselin drove her […]

Graduation plans could go either way

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By PJ Ferguson The Whitehall Central School District has plans for both an “in-person and virtual” graduation ceremony but is […]

ReMIND, ReWIND – Sizzling rom-cons

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Do you ice her? Do you marry her? What should a con with a devil-may-care, devoted dame do? By Robert […]

Teacher’s union president weighs in on school budget

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To the editor: Last week, the final reduction in force notifications for Granville Central School went out, and three teachers […]

Obituary: Daniel B. Roberts

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On Saturday May 23 2020, Daniel B. Roberts, 69 of Granville, NY lost his battle with Alzheimer’s Disease, a disease […]

Obituary: Warren A. McFarren

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Granville, NY – Warren Anthony McFarren passed away on May 24, 2020. Warren was born on December 10, 1936 in […]

Obituary: Francis George Norton

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Whitehall-Francis George Norton, 80, of Lafayette Street passed away on May 31, 2020, at the Rutland Regional Medical Center, with […]

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