Tag Archives: New York State

Enrollment decline continues at WCS

Enrollment continues to decline within the Whitehall Central School District, reflecting what has become a countywide trend. The New York State Education Department released its district report cards for the 2011-12 school year and the number of students who attended school in the district dropped for the seventh straight year. There were 742 students enrolled […]

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Four candidates compete for three slots on school board

By Jaime Thomas Four candidates are vying and only three slots are open on the Granville Board of Education as elections swiftly approach. In addition to incumbent candidates Kevin Ely, Dale Olsen and Eric Scribner, Audrey Hicks is now on the bid for the position. She said she is running for several reasons; primarily, she […]

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Canal opens May 1

The Champlain Canal will soon be abuzz with activity as the New York State Canal Corp. is tentatively scheduled to open the state’s canal season for the 2013 navigation season on Wednesday, May 1. Operation of the canal system is subject to the latest water and weather conditions but with a normal water levels and […]

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Large turnout at Hebron assessment meeting

By Jaime Thomas Nearly 50 people showed up to an informational meeting in Hebron last Wednesday about the possibility of a revaluation. And while several residents expressed disapproval of undergoing another assessment after only five years, Vicki Hayner, the town’s new assessor, said the timing was appropriate. She said New York state generally recommends revaluation […]

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GCS gets $211k back in state aid

By Jaime Thomas Local and statewide lobbying for increased educational funding yielded results last week as Cathy Somich, Granville School District’s business manager, received some good news. The district found out it will see an increase of $211,000 in state aid, which officials were initially not sure they would receive. “Legislature had a lot of […]

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Hebron to see upgraded courtroom

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By Jaime Thomas It’s hard to maintain order in a court when everyone from the defendants to the judge is overwhelmed by stifling heat. While this has previously been the case in Hebron, new funds will soon bring improvement. Court Clerk Virginia Curran recently received notification from New York state that her grant application was […]

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Schumer visits Hicks Orchard to talk cider

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By Jaime Thomas New York state is the second largest apple producer in the United States, which creates a lot of fodder for hard cider production. However, high taxation and vague regulations have discouraged more apple growers from making cider, Sen. Charles Schumer said, so he’s taking action. The Brooklyn-based senator came to Slyboro CiderHouse […]

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Poucher named New York’s Asst. Principal of the Year

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By Jaime Thomas Out all the school districts in New York State, Granville High School’s own Dan Poucher was recently named Assistant Principal of the year. High School Principal Jim Donnelly, along with various department heads and union and school leaders, signed a nomination to get Poucher in the spot because he believes he took […]

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Whitehall Police Department participates in tweet-a-thon

The Whitehall Police Department joined its counterparts around the world Friday in participating in the first ever, 24 hour global police tweet-a-thon. The event, which was organized by LAwS Communication, aimed to create awareness about police work and issues, as well as promote the use of social media by law enforcement agencies. Whitehall Patrolman Tim […]

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Events at Sr. meal center announced

A representative from the American Cancer Society will speak to Whitehall area seniors next week. Audrey Shaw of the American Cancer Society will speak about the Road to Recovery Program, which is a service that drives cancer patients to their treatments if they do not have transportation, The service is free and volunteer driven. She […]

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Obituary: Tasia Oakman Benson

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Tasia Oakman Benson of Poultney passed away suddenly of a stroke on June 13, 2020.  Born February 2, 1951 to […]

North Country FreePress – July 3, 2020

Lakes Region FreePress – July 3, 2020

Health center to reopen

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By Matthew Saari The Whitehall Health Center will reopen next week. Whitehall town supervisor John Rozell announced Thursday he had […]

Summer swim program starts July 7

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By Matthew Saari Children will have the opportunity to learn safe swimming techniques from certified instructors this summer as part […]

Whitehall Times 7.2.20

Granville Sentinel 7.2.20

Whitehall school increases its regional ranking

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall Central School jumped 15 spots in a ranking of regional schools. Every year, Albany Business Review […]

Granville falls in regional ranking of state’s schools

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By Matthew Saari Granville Central School dropped 13 spots in a ranking of regional schools. Every year, Albany Business Review […]

Obituary: Ramon (Ray) George Vaughn, Sr.

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Ramon (Ray) George Vaughn, Sr., of Moss Beach, CA passed away on June 19, 2020 after a 20 year struggle […]

State travel ban forces Magill out of concert

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By Matthew Saari Granville’s flashiest musician has pulled out of this year’s Summer Concert Series. Daryl Magill announced Tuesday that, […]

Ask Matt: Will another network pick up canceled Single Parents?

Question: Is there any word on Single Parents being picked up by another network? The talented adults and kids were […]

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