Tag Archives: Whitehall Central School

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 publishes a ranking of Capital Region public school districts. The publication collates data from the state Education Department’s School Report Card data and uses a weighted system to determine rankings. “The overall score…is a weighted […]

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Graduation will be in real time

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By PJ Ferguson An “outside, socially distanced” graduation ceremony will now occur in Whitehall, according to interim high school principal John Godfrey. While the district was originally planning a drive-in type ceremony in the parking lot, as long as state officials allowed it, the school has been given more leeway with Governor Cuomo’s announcement on […]

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Town denies graduation in park

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By PJ Ferguson   The town of Whitehall will not permit use of Skenesborough Park for any graduation ceremonies for the class of 2020. Supervisor John Rozell proposed the idea to the town board on Wednesday after receiving inquiries from community members after it was announced that the Whitehall Central School District will be holding […]

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Whitehall school to keep programs, staff with 1.96% levy increase

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By PJ Ferguson The Whitehall Central School District’s budget for the 2020-2021 fiscal year passed unanimously at Monday’s Board of Education meeting, and voters will get their say via absentee ballot on June 9. The proposed budget, which totals $17,083,791, is a 1.12% increase from the 2019-2020 school budget. This equates to a 1.95% tax […]

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School athletes’ hopes dashed

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By Keith Harrington Six weeks ago local spring sports teams were a week and a half into practice for the season. Many squads envisioned lofty goals. Seniors knew this was their final go-round – one last opportunity to claim a league, sectional, or maybe even a state championship. Then on March 16 Gov. Andrew Cuomo […]

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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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Backpack program marks 14 years

Skyler (left) and Melody Schinski, Ann Schinski’s grandchildren, show off some of the gear that will be given away at Saturday’s backpack drive.

By Matthew Saari School is scheduled to start in a little more than a month, so it’s time to think […]

Man shot by Rutland police

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Two men were sent to the hospital Wednesday following a shootout and chase with police in Rutland, Vermont. Just after […]

Local businesses get big money from feds

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By Matthew Saari Many of the region’s leading employers were the leading recipients of federal coronavirus stimulus money. The U.S […]

Village, town order cuts in water usage

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By Matthew Saari The village and town of Granville both are restricting water usage in their respective municipalities due to […]

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Poultney man charged with arson

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A Poultney, Vermont man has been arrested in connection with a May fire in Middletown Springs, Vermont. On Monday, Vermont […]

Magill to host virtual concert

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By Matthew Saari The show must go on. Despite all of the COVID-19 social-distancing guidelines in place, Daryl Magill is […]

Chasin’ Racin’: Fonda welcomes ‘Jeffer,’ Jeff Heotzler

By Mark Kane Who would have ever thought when you looked out the window early Saturday morning or right up […]

Music in Park canceled

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By Matthew Saari For the first time in more than 30 years, Whitehall will not have a musical summer. Citing […]

Next two concerts canceled

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By Matthew Saari The next two concerts of Granville’s Summer Concert Series have been cancelled. Following the complaints filed locally […]

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 […]

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