Tag Archives: Bill Cook

Dept. of public safety honors Zinn


By Jaime Thomas Ashlee Zinn deals with life and death situations on a daily basis. The Granville native works as a communications officer for the Washington County Department of Public Safety and handles emergency calls during every shift. So what was recently a routine part of her day was a crucial, life-saving moment for one […]

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Emergency crews moving to narrowband

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Most local fire departments and emergency responders expect to adhere with a federal mandate that requires all mobile radios switch to narrowband frequencies by the time the county makes the transition later this month. The Washington County Department of Public Safety, which oversees the county’s 911 system and dispatches information to 27 fire departments, including […]

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Funding elimination forces closure of early warning flood gauges: One site in Granville, one in Lake Champlain

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By Derek Liebig   Two flood gauges which served as early-warning systems during this year’s heavy flooding will be turned off in March, because there is no more funding available for them. One of the gauges is located on the Mettowee River, 110 feet downstream from the bridge on County Route 21 in Middle Granville, […]

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Emergency Declared

By Derek Liebig For the second time in less than a month, flooding has caused local officials to declare a state of emergency. Mayor Peter Telisky declared a state of emergency last week for areas of the village still inundated by flood waters. The decree was made on Friday, May 23 and ended yesterday. The […]

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Flood threat not receding

By Derek Liebig Despite a break in the rainy weather, flooding continues to be a problem for residents who live along the canal and Lake Champlain. After a long period of rain, many were hoping a stretch of dry weather over the weekend would provide respite from the flooding, but such has not been the […]

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Rough Weekend; waters rise

By Derek Liebig Temperatures may have reached into the 70’s over the weekend but the affects of a long and snowy winter were still being felt as local residents deal with some of the worse flooding many have seen in years. Water levels throughout Whitehall reached flood levels after several days of persistent rainfall and […]

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Putortis discuss LGBTQ issues in the Church


By Dan King Being gay in the Catholic Church is not an easy thing. With Pope Francis making his first-ever […]

Karas leaves


By Dan King Whitehall Central School business manager Joe Karas has left the district, leaving Gregg Chappell, director of special […]

Dry summer takes toll on area water supplies


By Dan King and Christina Scanlon A record-dry summer has taken its toll throughout the country, and Northern Washington County is […]

New Schoony’s owners look to return to general store roots


By Christina Scanlon A 1911 photo of what is today Schoonys Country Store shows a long two-story building with expanded […]

First Friday to be frighteningly good

By Christina Scanlon The rescheduling of First Friday events at the Pember Library and Museum and the Slate Valley Museum […]

A ‘really great student’ sets her sights on goal

By Christina Scanlon Lidia Medrano-Garcia had almost forgotten about a form she’d filled out at the end of her junior […]

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