Tag Archives: Whitehall Central School

Closed school in ‘uncharted waters’

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By PJ Ferguson   The Whitehall Central School District closed on Monday, March 16, because of rising concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic and will remain closed until at least Friday, April 17, but it is uncertain if the pandemic will be resolved by then as New York State cases are now anticipated to peak by […]

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Whitehall principal suspended: ‘serious concerns’

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By PJ Ferguson   Whitehall Junior-Senior High School principal Jeff Keller has been placed on administrative leave because of “some serious concerns about a situation” in the school district. The move was announced in a letter sent out to the community by school superintendent Patrick Dee, who said an investigation is ongoing. Working with the […]

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Whitehall Regents exam results ‘excellent’

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By PJ Ferguson     Whitehall Central School District’s passing rates were impressively high for the 2018-2019 school year, nearly across the board, in the State Regents Exam scoring now available on the Department of Education’s website. With a 100% passing rate in geometry, 97% in algebra I and 96% in U.S history, Whitehall had […]

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Football merger shot down, again

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By Matthew Saari Although Whitehall Board of Education members claim they’re “not opposed to a merger” of its football program with Granville’s, their actions say something entirely different as they again rejected the concept by a 2-5 vote. Whitehall school superintendent Patrick Dee brought the matter before the board during its monthly meeting Monday, saying […]

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Whitehall launches e-sports at school

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By PJ Ferguson Not all sports are athletic in nature. E-sports, online video game-based competitions, are becoming the way of the future, taking the world by storm, with many earning a living by winning big prize money tournaments. Thanks to high school vice principal Ethan Burgess, the future has come to Whitehall. “We need to […]

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Sports merger shelved

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By Matthew Saari The Granville-Whitehall merger of school football and other athletics came to a screeching halt Monday, just hours before the Granville Board of Education was set to hear a presentation on the proposal. The reason: Whitehall Board of Education members feel they haven’t been given enough time to make an “informed decision.” “I […]

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Wrestling merger may unravel

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By PJ Ferguson The future of Whitehall and Fort Ann’s merged wrestling team is up in the air. While discussing the Granville-Whitehall football merger during the Board of Education’s October meeting, board vice president Frank Barber questioned the status of the wrestling merger with Fort Ann. School superintendent Patrick Dee confirmed that the merger stands […]

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School board to discuss football merger Monday

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By Matthew Saari The Granville school district’s administrators will present details Monday on what a potential athletics merger with the Whitehall school district would look like. And they want the public’s input. “We would like the community to share their opinion,” said Granville school superintendent Tom McGurl. “The board will welcome their input.” The presentation […]

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Football merger plans emerge

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By PJ Ferguson Administrators at Whitehall and Granville school districts are pushing for a merger of their football, cheerleading and boys’ soccer programs. Whitehall High School principal Jeff Keller delivered a 12-slide PowerPoint presentation Monday at a Whitehall Board of Education meeting, on what a merger would look like for both districts.  Several Granville school […]

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‘Culture has changed’ at school

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By PJ Ferguson The consensus at the Whitehall Junior-Senior High School is that the “ship has tightened” and the “culture has changed” over the past three years. In what was a district in shambles just four years ago with administrative turnovers, student debauchery, and academic and athletic scandals, the tide has begun to turn at […]

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County faces financial ‘uncertainties’

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By PJ Ferguson Washington County officials are clouded by financial uncertainties stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic with County Administrator Chris […]

School slated to resume soon, officials await state guidance

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By PJ Ferguson As the news develops around the COVID-19 pandemic, the Whitehall Central School District faces some changes and […]

Obituary: David G. Morehouse

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Fort Ann, NY – David G. Morehouse passed away at his Dad’s house on March 13, 2020, joining his parents […]

Low COVID-19 numbers in county due to lack of testing, officials say

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

By PJ Ferguson Washington County officials project that more positive cases of the novel coronavirus exist in the county than […]

Obituary: David J. Little

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Middle Granville, NY – David J. Little, age 60, passed away on March 29, 2020 at his home, with his […]

Obituary: Crispen Winterburn

Crispen Winterburn, 49, of Manchester, NH, died suddenly at his home on Tuesday, March 23, 2020 after a brief illness. […]

Town offices close April 1

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By Matthew Saari The Town of Granville offices will be closed to the public “until further notice” as of April […]

Village, school elections postponed until June

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By Matthew Saari The elections scheduled for both the Granville village and school boards have been pushed back several months. […]

Vermont schools closed, Granville eyes reopening

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By Matthew Saari   Vermont Gov. Phil Scott announced last week that all schools in the Green Mountain State will […]

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 […]

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