Tag Archives: Granville Central School District

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. Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order Monday postponing all village and school elections across the state until “at least June 1.” “My understanding is there is no specific date for the village election,” said […]

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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 be closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. The next day, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said all schools this side of the border will remain closed for a further two weeks. On […]

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Test scores ‘disappoint’ school leaders, board

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By Krystle S. Morey Only 37 percent of Granville students in grades 3-8 were found proficient in English Language Arts and just 25 measured proficient in math on state tests. The state assessment data presented at a recent Board of Education meeting “disappointed” board members and prompted school principals to implement a plan to improve […]

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Erroneous school taxes issued

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville school officials cautioned residents last week, for the first time in a decade, to not jet to the bank early to pay their school taxes. A property assessment mishap resulted in the Granville Central School District’s issuing corrected bills and suspending collection of tax payments. School business manager Cathy Somich […]

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Granville school board picks new president, vp

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By Krystle S. Morey Fasten your seatbelts and hang on. That’s the advice newly-elected Granville Board of Education vice president Phil Berke gave to board members, now that he and Suzanne McEachron are at the helm. “There’s definitely going to be a change in direction,” Berke said. “Everyone on the board should fasten their seatbelts […]

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Mary J Tanner School getting new driveway for kids’ safety

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By Krystle S. Morey The Granville Central School District will add a second roadway at Mary J. Tanner School this summer to alleviate dangerous parking conditions during drop-off and pick-up times at the Middle Granville campus. Refered to as a “nightmare waiting to happen” by a school official, parents and guardians descend on the Route […]

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Granville school principal ‘on leave’

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By Krystle S. Morey   Less than a month after a kindergarten teacher was arrested for allegedly driving drunk to the Mary J. Tanner School, the school’s principal has gone on administrative leave. Granville Central School District announced Tuesday that principal Keith LaLone “will be on administrative leave for the remainder of the school year.” […]

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Area schools start Wednesday

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By Krystle S. Morey and Matthew Saari In only a few short days schools throughout the region will reopen their doors to students, class bells will be ringing through the halls and a new school year will commence. Here’s a look at what you need to know before attendance is taken: Granville Students in the […]

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School leaders change roles; unrelated to testing probe

Granville High School

By Krystle S. Morey The Granville Board of Education announced at a brief special meeting Monday night that administrative roles in the schools will be changed as a result of “a careful and complete survey of the district goals and objectives” by newly-named superintendent Thomas McGurl. The changes come as the district is being investigated […]

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Bessen to retire in January

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By Krystle S. Morey After more than 35 years as an educator, Mark Bessen has decided to put down his No. 2 pencil. Bessen announced last week that he will retire and leave his post as the superintendent of the Granville Central School District, making his last day on the job Jan. 31, 2017. Bessen, […]

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Obituary: Katherine “Kitty” Matte

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Katherine “Kitty” Matte, 93, of Whitehall, New York, passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by her loving family, on […]

Obituary: Lorraine Rose Prevost

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Granville, NY – Lorraine Rose Prevost passed away at her home early Wednesday, May 20, 2020.  She was surrounded by […]

Granville reopening town offices

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By Duncan Campbell   The Granville Town Board announced gradual steps being taken to reopen public hearings and town offices […]

Three-year-old struck, injured by car

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A three-year-old girl was injured Thursday evening after being struck by a car in Argyle. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office […]

North Country Freepress – 05/22/20

Obituary: Leonore “Lee, Chet” Marie Leonbruno

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Leonore “Lee, Chet” Marie Leonbruno June 15, 1933 + April 30, 2020 Leonore fought the good fight, she finished her […]

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 […]

Classifieds 05/20/20

County beaches’ opening delayed

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By PJ Ferguson The Washington County beaches will remain closed until June 13, per recommendation of buildings and grounds superintendent […]

Whitehall school to keep programs, staff with 1.96% levy increase

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By PJ Ferguson The Whitehall Central School District’s budget for the 2020-2021 fiscal year passed unanimously at Monday’s Board of […]

Flags to be placed on veterans’ graves

Last year's memorial day parade

By PJ Ferguson While Whitehall’s Memorial Day Parade has been canceled this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, American Legion […]

Whitehall graduation will be virtual

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By PJ Ferguson The graduation ceremony for the Whitehall High School seniors will not be conducted in-person, superintendent Patrick Dee […]

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