Tag Archives: Andrew Cuomo

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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State chops defunct local agency

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has repealed the authorization of the village of Whitehall Urban Renewal Agency. Last Thursday, Cuomo signed two bills repealing the statuary authorization of 28 local public authorities and 95 urban renewal and industrial development agencies around the state that are “either defunct, were never ultimately established by local law, or are no […]

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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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