Tag Archives: Superintendent

Finalists selected for school leader

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By Krystle S. Morey The Granville Board of Education has narrowed to two its search for the school district’s next leader. Thomas McGurl and Peggy O’Shea are the finalists being vetted for the job of superintendent of Granville’s three schools. “The Board of Education is pleased to have narrowed our thorough search to two such […]

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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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Highway departments planned properly for snow

By Derek Liebig Despite heavy storms and more snow this winter than in recent years, local highway departments are holding their own. With less than half of the season left, area towns are reporting enough salt, sand and budgetary allotments to make it through the remainder of winter. But it hasn’t been easy. “It’s been […]

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Highway departments doing OK

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By Jaime Thomas Despite heavy storms and more snow this winter than in recent years, local highway departments are holding their own. With less than half of the season left, area towns are reporting enough salt, sand and budgetary allotments. In the town of Granville, Highway Superintendent Eric Towne said though supplies are dwindling, he […]

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Public hearing could supply final answer to vexing winter parking ban debate

By Lee Tugas The Whitehall Village Board has set the date of 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18 for a public hearing on its new parking ordinance. But unless village residents speak up that night, a definite answer on relaxing or scrapping the 11 p.m to 7 a.m. ban on overnight winter parking may disappear […]

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With snow comes responsibility

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By Jaime Thomas When the temperatures drop well below zero and the wind chill brings it down a few notches, it’s pretty tempting to curl up under a blanket with hot cocoa. Those who own a home or business, though, should shovel first and warm up later. Both the village and town of Granville require […]

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Tanner honored

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By Jaime Thomas Several dozen town employees, friends and relatives of Highway Superintendent John Tanner gathered at the town offices to surprise him Monday afternoon. The luncheon was intended to honor Tanner who is retiring this month after 20 years on the job, but he almost missed it. A little while before he was set […]

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GCS planning winter carnival

By Jaime Thomas School officials in Granville are busy preparing for a new event happening in the New Year. On Feb. 1, there will be a free winter carnival to raise community awareness from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the high school. The event was created in response to a student survey that revealed […]

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Tanner retiring, Towne appointed as highway super

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By Jaime Thomas After 20 years of service to the town of Granville, Highway Superintendent John Tanner will retire at the end of the month. The Town Board reluctantly accepted his resignation as of Dec. 31 at a meeting Thursday night. Town Supervisor Matt Hicks jokingly asked fellow board members what would happen if they […]

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Benefit BBQ Sept. 21

Hartford resident Beth Cook is running a marathon next month in support of Bright Pink, an organization dedicated to supporting young girls predisposed to breast or ovarian cancer. In order to help raise money for the race and the organization, Cook will be doing a barbeque fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 4 to 6 […]

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Washington County: Visitors, stay away

Washington County has declared a state of emergency resulting in the closure of all non-essential departments.

By PJ Ferguson Washington County is urging visitors, weekenders, second-home owners and short-term rental owners to stay away during the […]

Whitehall fiscal health ‘good’

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By PJ Ferguson The village of Whitehall is in good fiscal health, according to the annual fiscal stress report by […]

Cumberland Farms robbery suspect arrested

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By PJ Ferguson The Whitehall Cumberland Farms armed robbery suspect has found and arrested, police say. Nathan Kupiec, 21, of […]

U.S. Marshals arrest parole absconder in Granville

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By Matthew Saari A U.S. Marshals task force was deployed to the Village of Granville Wednesday evening to apprehend a […]

Village improves fiscal stress rating

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By Matthew Saari For the second year running, the Village of Granville improved its fiscal stress score. The state Comptroller’s […]

Obituary: Joan R. Monger

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RUTLAND — Joan R. Monger 87, formally of Fair Haven, passed away on March 15, 2020, at The Pines at […]

Car hits fallen electric pole

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Occupants stay inside for 90 minutes till power shut off By PJ Ferguson A vehicle drove into a fallen electrical […]

Alcohol, dog droppings concern village

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By PJ Ferguson Whitehall Village Board member Teresa Austin aired multiple concerns she received from individuals regarding allowing the sale […]

Store robbed at knifepoint

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By PJ Ferguson A man armed with a knife robbed the Cumberland Farms store in Whitehall on Monday afternoon. At […]

Officials quash martial law rumors

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By Matthew Saari Rumors have been spreading faster than the novel coronavirus in recent days, following Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 100% […]

Restrictions have little effect in Hartford

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

By PJ Ferguson The town of Hartford’s operations will go largely unaffected by Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive order to shut […]

Truck knocks out hydrant

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall’s Department of Public Works employees were working till midnight Thursday after a truck struck a fire […]

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