Tag Archives: Granville Central School

Football merger shot down, again

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By Matthew Saari Although Whitehall Board of Education members claim they’re “not opposed to a merger” of its football program with Granville’s, their actions say something entirely different as they again rejected the concept by a 2-5 vote. Whitehall school superintendent Patrick Dee brought the matter before the board during its monthly meeting Monday, saying […]

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School board gives merger go-ahead

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By Matthew Saari Following much discussion, the Granville Board of Education granted school superintendent Tom McGurl the ability to contact other school districts and begin both academic and sports merger talks. At the board’s monthly meeting Monday night, board member Ed Vladyka presented the strategic planning committee’s findings and recommendations regarding future merger talks – […]

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Students push for sports merger

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By Matthew Saari It appears that some students of Granville High School are in favor of their alma mater merging with another school district for athletics. A handful of Granville football players attended the Board of Education meeting Monday during which the topic of mergers – including athletics, academics and extracurriculars – was presented and […]

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School board to discuss mergers

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By Matthew Saari The Granville Central School District will continue mulling potential mergers with other nearby school districts, despite the last partnership ending before it began. A special meeting has been set for Monday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium during which Granville athletic director Justin Nassivera and high school principal […]

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Granville forms ‘unified’ basketball team

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By Matthew Saari Unified basketball has been added to the Granville varsity sports roster. The Granville Board of Education voted unanimously last Monday to form a unified basketball team following a joint presentation by athletic director Justin Nassivera and high school principal Lisa Meade. “Basically it’s taking students with disabilities and placing them with students […]

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Sports merger shelved

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By Matthew Saari The Granville-Whitehall merger of school football and other athletics came to a screeching halt Monday, just hours before the Granville Board of Education was set to hear a presentation on the proposal. The reason: Whitehall Board of Education members feel they haven’t been given enough time to make an “informed decision.” “I […]

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School board to discuss football merger Monday

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By Matthew Saari The Granville school district’s administrators will present details Monday on what a potential athletics merger with the Whitehall school district would look like. And they want the public’s input. “We would like the community to share their opinion,” said Granville school superintendent Tom McGurl. “The board will welcome their input.” The presentation […]

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Football merger plans emerge

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By PJ Ferguson Administrators at Whitehall and Granville school districts are pushing for a merger of their football, cheerleading and boys’ soccer programs. Whitehall High School principal Jeff Keller delivered a 12-slide PowerPoint presentation Monday at a Whitehall Board of Education meeting, on what a merger would look like for both districts.  Several Granville school […]

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Granville’s Lights Week kicks off Monday

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By Matthew Saari Granville’s much-anticipated Lights Week will kick off Monday. This year’s week-long series of night games will be held Oct. 7-11 in conjunction with the school’s homecoming festivities. During the week each Golden Horde fall athletic team will have the opportunity to play under the lights or in a special event. This week […]

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Granville, Whitehall eye sports merger, extracurriculars too

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By Matthew Saari and PJ Ferguson   Neighbors and longtime sports rivals Whitehall and Granville may soon be joining forces on the gridiron and in the classroom. Top officials in both school districts have confirmed that the Railroaders and Golden Horde have begun discussions regarding potential athletic and academic mergers. Whitehall superintendent Pat Dee said […]

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Obituary: James Kelly

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Wells, VT –  James Kelly (Jim), 76 years of age, of Wells, VT; passed away Friday January 17, 2020 in […]

Obituary: Robert Joseph Pekar Sr

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Robert Joseph Pekar Sr., 82 of  Bonita Springs, Fl. passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at JoAnne’s House in Bonita […]

Lakes Region Freepress – 01/17/20

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North Country Freepress – 01/17/20

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Lakes Classifieds – 01/17/20

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518 Wheels – 01/15/20

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Ferguson retracts apology

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By Matthew Saari Two weeks after issuing a formal, public apology to town clerk Marcinda Wilbur, Dresden supervisor Paul Ferguson […]

Granville man awarded $4.8 million

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By PJ Ferguson   David Gibson of Granville has been awarded more than $4.8 million for the 2015 drunk-driving crash […]

Village’s goal: Reopen Williams Street

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By PJ Ferguson Progress is finally being made towards repairing the damaged canal wall and re-opening North Williams Street. Albeit […]

Town grilled by residents over bank purchase

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By Matthew Saari The interrogation of local officials which began at a Granville Village Board last Monday continued on Thursday […]

Martin Luther King Jr. events in the region

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Martin Luther King Jr. events Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrates the birthday of this influential American civil rights leader. […]

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