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Helping hands extended; Manchester Wood mum

By Krystle S. Morey   After hearing the news of Manchester Wood’s impending closing, local officials extended helping hands to see what they could do to keep the local furniture manufacturer’s doors open. Sen. Betty Little (R-Queensbury) visited Manchester Wood last week after learning about owners Ed and Priscilla Eriksen’s intentions to close the business […]

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Granville Hooks absorbed by Engine Co.

By Krystle S. Morey Granville’s Hook & Ladder Company is no more. As of last Thursday, the 115-year-old volunteer fire company had been absorbed by the Granville Engine and Hose Company. “We sat down with the village board and came up with a plan of how we could take care of the situation … pay […]

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Local mayors discuss cost-savings measures

By Matthew Saari The ever-increasing costs of government have local officials putting their heads together in an effort to save taxpayers money. Mayors from four Washington County villages met last Wednesday in Granville to discuss where or even if they can cut costs from their budgets. “My goal here today is to talk about a […]

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Elizabeth Street still unpaved 9 months later

By Matthew Saari When will Elizabeth Street be paved? That’s the question on the minds of many Whitehall village residents. Excavation on Elizabeth Street began last year as a part of Whitehall’s sewer upgrade project, a multi-million dollar undertaking for which the village received grant funding last year. When the frost began to settle last […]

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County Fair starts Monday

By Matthew Saari Holy smokes! It’s fair time! One of the most popular county fairs is just a stone’s throw from the Lakes Region, in New York’s Washington County. The Washington County Fair begins Monday, Aug. 20 and runs through Sunday, Aug. 26 at the Washington County Fairground on Route 29 in Easton. It draws […]

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Lakes Region Freepress – 08/17/18

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Manchester Wood closes after 42 years

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By Krystle S. Morey After 42 years of manufacturing solid wood furniture, Manchester Wood announced last week that it would close its doors for good. Owners Ed and Priscilla Eriksen announced the news of the business’ closing on the company’s website (manchesterwood.com) and on its Facebook page (facebook.com/ManchesterWood) on Aug. 1. “It is with heavy […]

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Amtrak derails Toys for Tots tradition

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By Matthew Saari One of Whitehall’s most cherished holiday traditions may be at an end. Amtrak announced last week that its train will not be hauling Santa Claus, U.S. Marines and bags full of toys for children this year as a part of the Marines’ annual Toys for Tots program due to new guidelines the […]

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Whitehall coach accepted into Hall of Fame

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By Matthew Saari Legendary Whitehall football coach Ambrose Gilligan has been memorialized among the region’s greatest football icons. The Capital Region Football Hall of Fame hosted its ninth annual induction ceremony Saturday at the Red Lion Hotel in Albany. There, a veritable who’s-who of local football coaches, players, officials, sports writers as well as friends […]

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County tax auction nets record sum

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By Matthew Saari Washington County netted $757,450.65 in this year’s tax sale auction – a record sum. “This would be the highest-grossing auction held,” said county treasurer Al Nolette. Comparatively, Washington County netted $305,670 in 2017 and only $152,419.20 in 2016. In more than 10 years the next-highest grossing sale was in 2006 when $473,904.47 […]

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County Fair begins Aug. 20

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The Washington County Fair, the county’s biggest, most anticipated event of the year, will kick off on Monday, Aug. 20. The fair will run throughout the week, ending Sunday, Aug. 26 at the fairgrounds on Route 29 in Easton. Opening day begins officially at 5 p.m. Ticket prices are $12 for general admission, kids under […]

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Lakes Region Freepress – 08/03/18

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Armed man arrested after 8-hour standoff

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By Matthew Saari An eight-hour standoff came to an end just before midnight Thursday night with police taking a 51-year-old Whitehall man into custody. The incident began at 4 p.m. on July 26 when Whitehall police received a report of a domestic dispute at 28 Montcalm Ave., trailer four. Police said Joseph P. Gordon allegedly […]

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County tackles growing issue of homelessness

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By Darren Marcy   Just because you don’t see homeless people every day doesn’t mean they’re not here. That’s the message from Washington County officials and local human service organizations who gathered for a pair of meetings to launch a project intended to tackle a growing homeless problem in the county. They look into the […]

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Dresden supervisor faulted by former supervisor’s wife

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By Matthew Saari   A lively argument broke out at the Dresden Town Board’s July meeting when the wife of former supervisor George Gang accused current supervisor Paul Ferguson of not running the town’s financial practices properly. As Ferguson opened the meeting to public comment, Anda Stippens-Gang took the floor. “It’s six months in now […]

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Hometown pharmacies adapt to remain competitive

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By Krystle S. Morey   In a world where “big box stores” often tout cheaper prices, longer hours and variety, small businesses are opting for personalized services and diversifying to remain competitive. “That’s the only way we’re going to survive … and so far it’s paid off,” said Mike Fitzgerald, of McCann’s Pharmacy and Adirondack […]

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