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Eye on fuel aid: Demand for energy assistance likely to be up this winter

The early onset of seasonably cool temperatures is expected to result in a greater demand for home heating assistance, officials with the Washington County Department of Social Services said. “My guess is the demand is going to be greater this year because it’s been cold already,” said Paula Reid, director of the home energy assistance […]

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Toys for Tots facing uncertain year

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A charitable endeavor that provided more than 200 children with gifts last December is facing an uncertain future. The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve which has for years delivered toys to children in need is no longer participating in the Toys for Tots program because of budget cuts and increased combat deployments. And while the program […]

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Town raises budget by 2 percent

Two weeks after approving a preliminary budget that called for a minimal tax increase, the town council made a number of adjustments last week to its 2013 fiscal plan that will push the tax rate much closer to the state-mandated 2 percent cap. The current budget, including the adjustments made last Wednesday, is now projected […]

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Heating assistance funds slashed for 2011-2012

  Washington County residents who need financial help getting through the heating season can expect less assistance in the face of cuts to funding, the program’s director said. One day after the Nov. 16 program start for the 2011-2012 season Washington County Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Supervisor Paula Reid said residents could expect a […]

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Food pantry needs donations

By Derek Liebig   An increase in the demand for non-perishable food items and a decrease in donations have left the shelves of the Whitehall Ecumenical Food Pantry as bare as Old Mother Hubbard’s cupboard. Mark Koeble, executive director of the food pantry, has seen lean times during his eight years running the food pantry, […]

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County Board supports Youth Bureau

The Washington County Board of Selectmen sent messages of support for the County Youth Bureau and for farmers to the State Legislature and approved a Solid Waste Management Plan at their monthly meeting March 18. The board passed two resolutions regarding Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget proposals. One resolution asks the State Legislature to keep the […]

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Railroaders trounce Bombers

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By Dan King Whitehall football defeated Section IX’s Pine Plains by a score of 54-6, sparked by 48 first half […]

Soccer team starts season with win

By Dan King Whitehall soccer started the season the right way, with a 2-0 shutout of the Hadley-Luzerne Eagles, last […]

Golf team moves to 4-0

Pereau and Flynn eye up putts on 13

By Dan King Whitehall golf is now 4-0 on the season, after sweeping Corinth last Tuesday and sweeping North Warren […]

Despite councilman’s objections, town approves speed changes

By Dan King Town councilman Farrell Prefountaine returned from a lengthy medical leave at last Wednesday’s board meeting and he […]

Applefest Saturday in Fair Haven

By Dan King Applefest has been conducted annually by Fair Haven School for over 25 years now and the event […]

Rec Center sees rise in unaccompanied children

“We had to fish three little girls out of the canal, no parents were home and there was nobody we […]