Tag Archives: Superintendent Mark Bessen

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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Armed police officer to patrol schools

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By Krystle S. Morey A decision by the Granville Central School District to hire a full-time police officer was agreed to by the Village Board Monday night. The policeman will serve as school resource officer (SRO) and rotate between patrolling each of the school district’s three education buildings, retrieving truants and helping out with classroom instruction. […]

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Torres will coach – again

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By Krystle S. Morey After a months-long process of back-and-forth appointments, rescinded hires and resignations, Mario Torres has been named the varsity football coach for the fall 2016 season. By a 6-1 vote, the Granville Board of Education voted – for the second time – to appoint Torres. The first hire, on June 13, was […]

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Granville school board rescinds Torres appointment

Only three board members showed up to last week's meeting, which is not enough to hold a meeting.

By Krystle S. Morey Granville school officials said Monday night that the school does not have a varsity football coach. “At this time there is no one legally appointed to be the head football coach,” said school Superintendent Mark Bessen, when asked by a parent at the Board of Education meeting Monday night. The school […]

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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 […]

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New committee leadership for Horace Greeley Foundation

Local writers, teachers and business professionals were appointed to lead committees at a recent board meeting of the Horace Greeley […]

Lake St. Catherine Association receives grant to prevent introduction of and combat invasives

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After a long delay due to pandemic and funding concerns the Lake St. Catherine Association has finalized grant funding from […]

Castleton Free Library plans new elevator

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At its meeting on July 27, the Castleton select board approved a resolution in support of preparing an application to […]

Sales of Fair Haven pet mayor’s merchandise benefit playground fund

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Last Saturday, Fair Haven’s Pet Mayor Murfee spent some time in Fair Haven’s park overseeing the sale of face masks […]

East Poultney Day to honor 19th Amendment

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To help celebrate this year’s East Poultney Day, on Saturday, Aug. 8, the Poultney Historical Society will host a free […]

Three drunk drivers nabbed in one day

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By Matthew Saari Granville police had their hands full during the closing days of July, arresting three local men and […]

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, […]

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