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Washington County Fair in full swing

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By Linda Ellingsworth There’s still plenty of time to experience the excitement of the Washington County Fair. A celebration of Washington County’s agricultural heritage, the fair – the county’s premier event – offers entertainment for people of all ages. The final day is Sunday, Aug. 30. More than 120,000 people are expected to attend this […]

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Washington County Board opposes Common Core

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By Dan King The third time was indeed a charm for Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff and activist Bob Schulz. Haff and Schulz have been spearheading a movement to persuade the Washington County Board of Supervisors to send resolutions to Albany questioning Common Core’s compliance with the U.S. Constitution and articles of state education law. After […]

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Three vying for public safety position

By Christina Scanlon Washington County supervisors have narrowed the field to three candidates for county public safety director and will interview the finalists in depth next week, after the Washington County Fair has ended. The seat has been vacant since June, when Bill Cook unexpectedly announced his retirement. He left the job three weeks later. […]

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Recycled teens applauded

By Christina Scanlon Nine honorary members of the Mettowee Valley Senior Citizens were honored last week at a luncheon filled to the brim with guests and laughter. “Recycled teenagers” was uttered many times by members of the group, describing the twice-monthly meetings, outings and craft gatherings they host. Members visited and repeated the fun they […]

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County opposes pregnant inmate restraint changes

By Dan King The state Legislature passed a bill in June that limits the use of restraints on pregnant inmates, but a majority of the Washington County Board of Supervisors feels the bill limits the capabilities of law enforcement. Thirteen of the 16 supervisors present at last week’s board meeting voted to send a letter […]

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Granville, Hartford low opt outs; Whitehall average

By Dan King and Christina Scanlon Students at area school districts opted out of Common Core with less frequency than most of the county and less than the state average, data shows. The statewide average for opt-outs in grades three through eight in math and ELA was 20 percent. Data shows that opt-out rates were […]

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Eighty-one take part in football camp

By Christina Scanlon Summer football camps for students at Granville are nothing new. Over the years, the players have attended such camps outside the county, followed by a program in Granville run by those from outside the district. Since 2010, the program has been run by Granville’s varsity football coach Mario Torres, though not a […]

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Washington County Fair kicks off next week

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By Linda Ellingsworth From 4-H kids to rodeo competitors, from line dancers to carnival ride fans, next week is the culmination of the summer as the Washington County Fair opens on Monday, Aug. 24 and runs through Sunday, Aug. 30. Approximately 120,000 people annually converge on the sprawling fairgrounds on Route 29 in Greenwich for […]

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Bridge work impacts business

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By Christina Scanlon The sign in front of American Hardware, 57 Church St., reads “Bridge is closed. We are open,” but there’s about 100 fewer customers per week to see the sign, according to David Linendoll, who owns the store with Kyle Hunter. That number translates to some 20 percent of traffic, though sales from […]

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Bluegrass Festival returning

By Christina Scanlon The VFW Bluegrass Festival returns to Granville this year, featuring some favorite performers from last year and some new faces. The line-up has the Wolf Holler Band, Honky Tonk Express, Bluebillies, Stringdusters, Mad Dog Spike and more. The gates open at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, with music set to start at […]

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Washington County Fair in full swing

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By Linda Ellingsworth There’s still plenty of time to experience the excitement of the Washington County Fair. A celebration of […]

Coin drops hurt by bridge work

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By Dan King Those who volunteer their time to serve the people of Whitehall say their coin drop operations have […]

Working together: town, village fixing waterline

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By Dan King For the past week and a half the town and village of Whitehall have been working together […]

Washington County Board opposes Common Core

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By Dan King The third time was indeed a charm for Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff and activist Bob Schulz. Haff […]

Townwide sale next weekend

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By Dan King Bargain seekers will converge on Whitehall Labor Day Weekend, as they seek the best deals around. The […]

Three vying for public safety position

By Christina Scanlon Washington County supervisors have narrowed the field to three candidates for county public safety director and will […]

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