Tag Archives: Andrew Cuomo

Consolidation plan could save taxpayers $711K, county says

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By Matthew Saari Washington County is rolling out a consolidation plan which anticipates more than $700,000 in savings. County administrator Chris DeBolt made the trip to Whitehall to reveal and explain the plan’s details last Thursday. DeBolt brought with him the 23-page plan, which outlines five distinct plans, their economic impact and background information on […]

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Washington County eyes more lenient fireworks law

By Derek Liebig The skies over Washington County could be a little brighter this Independence Day. Washington County is considering a law that excludes certain items from the dangerous fireworks definition, thereby allowing the sale and use of “non-aerial sparkling devices and novelties.” A public hearing on the proposed law will be held Friday at […]

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Whitehall Village Board trims budget, sets meeting dates, discusses court loiterers

By Lee Tugas The Whitehall Village Board, at its most recent meeting, trimmed about $28,000 from its forthcoming budget. The board also set meeting dates for both March and April, and discussed ways and means to stop court loiters from smoking and loitering outside the village courtrooms once it moves into the town-village municipal center. […]

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New York State purchases 3,200 acres in Whitehall

New York State finalized last week the purchase of 9,300 acres of the former Finch Pruyn lands in the Adirondacks, including more than 3,200 acres in Whitehall. The acquisition of the properties, announced last August, ensures their continued protection and an expansion of tourism opportunities in the region. “With these newest acquisitions, we are building […]

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Governor proposes changes to hunting, fishing licenses

A few years after increasing the cost of sporting licenses, New York may reduce how much reduce how it much it charges for fishing and hunting privileges. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced last month the NY Open for Fishing and Hunting, a plan to reduce license fees and generate tourism. The plan proposes across the board […]

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County Supervisors express oppposition to Safe Act

For the second time in as many months, the Washington County Board of Supervisors expressed its opposition to the state’s recent crackdown on guns. The board overwhelming approved a largely symbolic resolution Friday opposing the NY Safe Act and Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s use of a “message of necessity.” The resolution, which was passed by a […]

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School board cuts six positions; academic programs preserved

Facing a shortfall of more than $750,000, the Whitehall Board of Education voted last week to eliminate six positions and reduce another three full-time positions to part-time. The board approved the cuts, which include instructional and non-instructional employees, during last Tuesday’s regularly scheduled meeting. The district will eliminate one elementary school teacher, a remedial reading […]

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Abraham: No new tests needed

More testing — for teachers, that is. It’s one of a few initiatives Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently mentioned in his State of the State address. Thomas Abraham, Hartford Superintendent, expressed his hesitancy toward Cuomo’s suggestions during a school board meeting Monday night. One of Cuomo’s ideas would require teachers to pass a bar-type exam in […]

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New Yorkers urged to get flu shot

Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order last week that paves the way for young children to receive the flu vaccination. Under the order, pharmacists will be allowed to administer the vaccination to children between six and 18 months of age. Previously, pharmacists could only administer the vaccination to individuals who were at least 18 […]

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Supervisor upset with grant denial

Town officials learned last week that their bid for a $400,000 grant was denied and that decision didn’t sit well with one local official. “It’s hard to believe that when you talk about bringing five entities into one building that it wouldn’t warrant some consideration,” said supervisor George Armstrong. “We never expected full value but […]

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North Country Freepress – 09/21/18

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Lakes Region Freepress – 09/21/18

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518 Wheels – 09/20/18

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Bomb squad called to Granville village

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By Krystle S. Morey Mettowee Street was abuzz with law enforcement activity Sunday afternoon. “They found a grenade,” said Granville […]

Class C looms as enrollment jumps

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall athletes may be looking at a future of competing against the likes of Cambridge, Greenwich, Hoosick […]

Safety officers take to school hallways

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By Krystle S. Morey and Matthew Saari   A new school year has begun, and with it comes a new […]

Dresden firemen seek more funds

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By Matthew Saari The firemen in Dresden are seeking a budget increase – potentially the first in 15 years. Members […]

Sasquatch Calling Festival returns Sept. 29

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By Matthew Saari The hills and vales of the bucolic Whitehall countryside will be resonating with the deep, sonorous calls […]

North Country Freepress – 09/14/18

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Lakes Region Freepress – 09/14/18

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518 Wheels – 09/13/18

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Village debates, OKs pig farm

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall trustees had to roll out extra chairs last Thursday to accommodate everyone interested in the proposed […]

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