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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Obituary: Patricia W. Folger

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Patricia W. Folger, 75,  passed away on Sunday, November 4, 2018 after a long illness and a short stay at […]

Obituary: Faith S. Pitlak

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Faith S. Pitlak Poultney, VT – Faith Sarah Pitlak, passed away at her home on Lake St. Catherine, a place […]

Obituary: Emmi E. Loomis

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Emmi E. Loomis Granville, NY – Emmi E. Loomis, age 82, passed away peacefully at Granville Center, following a brief […]

North Country Freepress – 11/09/18

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Lakes Region Freepress – 11/09/18

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Obituary: Donald Levesque

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Donald “Don” Levesque went peacefully to his home in Heaven on Sunday, October 28, 2018 with his loving wife Barbara […]

Obituary: Robert J. Rozell

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Robert J. Rozell, 57 of Hampton passed away peacefully October 31, 2018 at home after a short battle with Pancreatic […]

518 Wheels – 11/08/18

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He crawled through the tunnels of Vietnam

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By Matthew Saari Tunnel rats. That was the unofficial moniker given to volunteer soldiers and Marines during the Vietnam War […]

Thousands of voters turnout for mid-term election

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By Matthew Saari and Krystle S. Morey Whitehall More than 1,170 Whitehallers went out into the cold and rain so […]

School struggles with state ‘meal shaming’ mandate

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By Matthew Saari A new state policy banning “meal shaming” is causing the Whitehall Central School to incur increased costs […]

Woman arrested with 11 pot plants

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By Matthew Saari A 39-year-old Whitehall woman faces a misdemeanor charge after Whitehall police discovered she was growing 11 marijuana […]

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