Tag Archives: novel coronavirus

School reopening plan OK’d, community meetings set

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By Jay Mullen The Granville Board of Education unanimously approved the school district’s reopening plan at its meeting on Monday, Aug. 10. There has been a change to the plan due to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s mandates. School superintendent Thomas McGurl said Gov. Cuomo has made it mandatory that schools hold at least three community meetings […]

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Canal maintenance finished, Lock 12 reopening

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By Jay Mullen After months of waiting, Lock 12 of the Champlain Canal will be reopening Friday, Aug. 6, at 7 a.m. This marks the operation of every lock along the canal, according to the New York State Canal Corporation. Once the final lock on the Oswego Canal opens up this weekend, every canal lock […]

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Municipal center vote site will require wearing masks

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By Jay Mullen The Village Municipal Center will be the sole location for the upcoming Granville village election on Tuesday, Sept. 15 and voters will be required to wear a mask. After the board passed the motion to have the Municipal Center be the only polling location and set the polling hours, the topic of […]

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Whitehall outlines school plans

Whitehall Central School District eyes A/B day schedule.

By Jay Mullen Superintendent Patrick Dee outlined the school district’s plan to reopen this fall in a YouTube video posted on Thursday. The video, as well as the PDF of the 20-page plan, can be found on the district’s website. The district plans to go ahead with the A/B schedule format that Dee outlined at […]

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Granville unveils school reopening plans

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By Matthew Saari “We’re really reinventing education…it is going to be a very different school day.” That was how Granville schools superintendent Tom McGurl summarized his district’s – and every school district dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic – plans for reopening for the 2020-2021 academic year. Granville released its plans, entitled “Golden Opportunities Return; A […]

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Hartford outlines plans for school

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By Jay Mullen Hartford Central School District posted a video to YouTube on Tuesday, July 28 detailing its plan for reopening this fall. Schools have been closed to students since mid-March, and surveys sent out to parents indicated an “overwhelming opinion” for students to return to school for in-person instruction, according to school superintendent Andrew […]

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Town to continue summer lunches

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By Jay Mullen The Whitehall Town Board voted on July 15 to continue the summer lunch program at the Recreation Center pending approval from the Board of Health. The motion was unanimously carried. The idea that was discussed by the board detailed a program that would involve a grab-and-go table for lunches. According to the […]

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Alternate 2-day classes not ‘ideal,’ but possible

Whitehall Central School District eyes A/B day schedule.

By Jay Mullen Whitehall Central School District is leaning towards a new schedule format for the upcoming school year that would provide for alternating classroom attendance. School superintendent Patrick Dee informed the Board of Education at its July 20 meeting that he has been going over the possible outcomes to decide which path to take […]

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Village cancels concerts into August

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By Matthew Saari Granville’s Summer Concert Series has been canceled for the foreseeable future. Village clerk Rick Roberts broke the news Tuesday, after Mayor Paul Labas contacted the state, seeking guidance on whether to move forward on this week’s concert. “Mayor Labas just called me after speaking with Sam Parker, our regional representative to the […]

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What will fall sports look like?

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By Keith Harrington   If one thing has become obvious during the Covid-19 pandemic, it is to not make any long-term plans because the situation changes at a rapid pace. Just when school superintendents and athletic directors were starting to become frustrated over the lack of guidance for the start of the school year and […]

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Hartford withholds payment for poor-quality road work

The Hartford town hall will still be open for its regular business hours.

By Jay Mullen Hastings Road in Hartford needs to be dug up and repaved because of the poor-quality materials used, […]

Obituary: Terry E. Knipes

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Terry E. Knipes, 58, passed away on Thursday, August 6, 2020. Terry was born on January 21, 1962. He was […]

School to fund pre-K program If state funding isn’t provided

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By Jay Mullen Granville’s Board of Education has decided to locally fund the school’s Universal Pre-kindergarten program if the state […]

Wells Village Library plans books and ice cream event

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On Thursday, Aug. 20, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., the Wells Village Library will host an evening of books and […]

School reopening plan OK’d, community meetings set

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By Jay Mullen The Granville Board of Education unanimously approved the school district’s reopening plan at its meeting on Monday, […]

Florida computer company takes ownership of former TD Bank building

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By Matthew Saari The sale of the former TD Bank building on Main Street has closed. The buyer is Compu-Design […]

Obituary: Ronald J. Pekar

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Ronald Joseph Pekar, age 56, passed away at his home on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. Ron was born on Dec. […]

Two charged with making meth in Whitehall

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Two Whitehall men were allegedly making methamphetamine in Whitehall’s Budget Inn on U.S. Route 4. At 1 a.m. Sunday, State […]

Ask Matt – Why didn’t ‘Modern Love’ on Prime Time get more Emmy love?

Question: None of the actresses from Modern Love on Prime got nominated in a comedy. Why do you think? –Mike, […]

Jessica Brown Findlay time travels from ‘Downton Abbey’ to a ‘Brave New World’

By Taylor Neumann Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey) stars in the television adaptation of the classic dystopian novel Brave New […]

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