Tag Archives: Mark Bessen

State aid unclear for school budget

By Derek Liebig Uncertainty over the distribution of state aid is muddling Granville Central School District’s budget process. The district is eyeing a proposed $26.6 million dollar budget that would increase the tax levy by 1.11 percent, but how the district ultimately arrives at those numbers remains unclear. State lawmakers were expected to approve a […]

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Jane O’Shea resigns, cites issues with board

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By Derek Liebig A Granville principal is resigning at the end of the school year because of a disagreement over educational philosophy. Jane O’Shea, principal at Granville Elementary School, said in a letter she was not returning next year “due to the vast difference the Board of Education and I now have regarding education philosophy.” […]

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District, school administrators reach pact

By Derek Liebig The Granville Central School District and the Granville Administrators’ Association, with five members, reached agreement last week on a three-year contract. Under its terms, the association members would receive salary increases in each of the next three years and there will no longer be a residency requirement. The agreement needs to be […]

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More Granville teachers ‘highly effective’

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By Derek Liebig The percentage of “highly effective” teachers in the Granville Central School District increased by 26 percent in the 2013-2014 school year, data released by the state shows. Overall, 62 percent of teachers in the district were rated as highly effective, 35 percent were rated as effective, 2 percent as developing and 2 […]

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Study: Granville enrollment to continue to drop

By Derek Liebig Enrollment in the Granville Central School District is expected to continue to decline. An enrollment projection and demographic study released by the district earlier this month projects that total enrollment in grades K through 12 could decrease more than 21 percent over the next decade. The analysis, which is part of a […]

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Granville looks to students for participation fix

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By Derek Liebig Acting on what students have told them, including “some very poignant things,” Granville Central School officials say they are mulling ways to fix the district’s athletic programs, which are suffering from low student participation. Eric Scribner, president of the Board of Education, said he has asked board members to brainstorm possible strategies […]

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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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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. […]

Obituary: William Richard Dupont, Jr.

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William Richard Dupont, Jr., 65, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, at Albany Medical Center following a long illness. […]

Obituary: Mary Forgette Gordon

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Mary Rita Gordon, 92, of Whitehall was called home to the Lord on January 8th, 2020 at The Pines Glens […]

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