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St. Patrick’s Day events throughout the region

Irish Pride. residents of Hoosick came out to celebrate their irish heritage on Saturday afternoon at the Hoosick St. Patrick's Day parade held on Main St. in Hoosick. Holly Pelczynski/Bennington Banner/

St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner and the region is gearing up to celebrate! There will be plenty of Irish music and corned beef and cabbage throughout the week, culminating in one of the largest annual St. Patrick’s parades in the area. A parade and a festival The 27th annual Hoosick Falls St. Patrick’s […]

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Bascue thrills fans with 9th place run

Codie Bascue

By Matthew Saari Whitehall’s Codie Bascue finished his first ever Olympics run last weekend, competing in the four-man bobsled events on Friday and Saturday and posting a top-10 score. Bascue finished head-and-shoulders above his two-man ranking, placing ninth in the four-man event. Anticipation was high heading into the four-man as word spread that this event […]

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‘Active shooter’ focus of school board meeting

Whitehall Elementary School

By Matthew Saari Dozens of concerned community members of Whitehall, teachers and parents among them, converged on the high school Monday for the monthly Board of Education meeting. If their intent was to riot and demand action of the board to implement preventive measures regarding active shooters, they never got a chance – school superintendent […]

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Hero cop honored for saving infant’s life

Whitehall police officer Kate Paddock and Whitehall infant, Emma, whom she is credited with saving.

By Matthew Saari “She truly is an asset to your department as well as to the community of Whitehall.” Those were the words of deputy mayor Teresa Austin at the Whitehall Village Board meeting last Tuesday as she read a letter penned by Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company deputy chief of special services James Brooks recognizing […]

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Other districts may add armed security officers such as Granville has


By Krystle S. Morey and Matthew Saari Granville Central School is the sole district of the 22 in Washington County with a school resource officer but that may change in light of a school shooting that resulted in the death of 17 victims in South Florida last week. Dave Williams is an armed police officer […]

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Local fans cheer on Bascue and family


By Matthew Saari Winter break may be in session but there were plenty of cars in the parking lot of Whitehall Central School Sunday as locals turned out in droves to cheer on hometown Olympian Codie Bascue. Sunday marked the opening heats of the Olympics two-man bobsled events in PyeongChang, South Korea. Because of the […]

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Haff: Washington County will override tax cap

Wash county

By Matthew Saari With the passage of two resolutions providing county employees pay raises, the Washington County Board of Supervisors is set to override the tax cap this year. And it’s only February. Hartford supervisor Dana Haff sounded the alarm at a board meeting Friday in Fort Edward. “By adopting these we will now acknowledge […]

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State: Local schools not fiscally stressed


By Matthew Saari & Krystle S. Morey Local school districts received excellent marks for fiscal health in the state Comptroller’s Office’s latest fiscal stress reports for New York’s public schools. In fact, two of the districts – Granville and Hartford – earned perfect scores. Each district received two scores, the first of which addresses factors […]

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Quarry setback proposal opposed by operators

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By Krystle S. Morey Area slate company owners and Poultney, Vermont officials are still at odds over proposed town bylaws that would regulate mining and change the way the industry does business there. About 30 local quarrymen attended the Poultney Planning Commission’s meeting Monday to dispute the proposed zoning amendments, particularly one that calls for […]

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One year later, still no grocery

Dollar General Whitehall1

By Matthew Saari More than a year ago, the Whitehall Village Board sent a letter to Tennessee-based Dollar General, requesting that its store on Route 4 be expanded to include a full-service grocery store, something Whitehall does not have now. A grocery store has yet to materialize, and in fact Dollar General never responded to […]

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Lakes Region Freepress – 03/23/18


Weekender – 03/23/18

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518 Wheels – 03/22/18

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Area schools confer with police


By Matthew Saari School administrators throughout Washington County met with local and county law enforcement officials last week in an […]

‘School threat’ teen appears before judge

Granville school

By Krystle S. Morey The 17-year-old Granville High School student who allegedly made “threatening and intimidating statements” to several of […]

Whitehall school’s infrastructure ‘aging’ engineers say


By Matthew Saari Some of the Whitehall Central School buildings dates to its original construction 50 years ago. That concern […]

Hero firemen honored in Hampton

Hampton fire chief Matthew Sears and family

By Matthew Saari For their heroic actions during a February structure fire, two firemen were honored during the Hampton Town […]

School Board petitions available

BOE pic

By Matthew Saari and Krystle Morey School board elections will be held in May which means petitions are being made […]

North Country Freepress – 03/16/18


Lakes Region Freepress – 03/16/18

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