Tag Archives: Board Of Supervisors

County supervisors approve budget

Washington County’s 2013 budget was approved by the county Board of Supervisors on Friday, but not without considerable debate. The budget just snuck through, adopted by a 10-7 vote. The $115 million spending plan calls for a 3.08 percent or $877,000 increase in the county’s $30 million tax levy. The budget will comply with the […]

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2 firms submit bids for county transer stations

Two private Vermont companies have submitted bids to run Washington County’s transfer stations. County officials opened bids from two Rutland-based companies, Earth, Waste and Metal and Casella Waste Management, to run the five stations. Casella proposed to operate the facilities under a lease agreement, with the county retaining ownership. Earth, Waste and Metal submitted three […]

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County nearing agreement to privatize public health, Pleasant Valley

Negotiations between Washington County and the company looking to purchase the county’s Public Health Department were completed last Wednesday, and the Board of Supervisors was expected to review the agreement this week. If officials are satisfied with the basic framework of the agreement, it will be put to a vote at next Friday’s monthly board […]

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Decision Day 2012

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While Tuesday’s election offers plenty of intrigue on the national level, things are a lot quieter on the local level. There are no local elections in Granville, Whitehall, Hampton, or Dresden. In Hartford, Republican Sharon Schofield is running against Hartford Proud nominee Sam Irwin for town justice and Democrat Robert Dillon is running unopposed for […]

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County board OKs pay raises for administrators

The Washington County Board of Supervisors established the new salaries of a dozen county administrators during their monthly board meeting last Friday. The new salaries are the result of a pay increase approved by the finance committee earlier this month and will go into effect on Dec. 20. Supervisors had already approved a 1.5 percent […]

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Taran named new director at PVI

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By Bill Toscano and Randal Smathers   Change has been a constant at Pleasant Valley Infirmary at least since the Board of Supervisors announced plans to sell the Washington County-owned nursing home. The state has lifted its restrictions on the home accepting new Medicare and Medicaid, imposed following a series of violations found during Department […]

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Sheriff reaches out to town boards, residents

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By Bill Toscano   The last six months have been a period of quick changes at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Jeff Murphy, who took over in January after Roger Leclaire’s 16 years as sheriff, was ready to make his own mark on the office. While many things have not changed, Murphy figures he […]

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Foreclosures net county $500K

Washington County’s sale of 38 foreclosed properties brought in just over $500,000, which was $350,000 more than the taxes due on those properties. More than 100 sites were originally listed as having been seized for back taxes, but the owners repurchased many of those. The auction brought in $500,975 for properties that had a total […]

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Supervisors focus on PVI issues

The bad news continues to pile up for the Pleasant Valley Infirmary, and two local supervisors find themselves dealing with the issues almost daily as part of the Washington County Board of Supervisors’ Health Committee. At the beginning of the week, the 122-bed nursing home found itself unable to take on new Medicare and Medicaid […]

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A ‘Quick’ congratulations

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There isn’t much that makes Ken Quick Jr. nervous. But Quick admitted Friday to being just a bit nervous in his first trip home since becoming Granville’s first-ever national FFA Organization officer. The Cornell freshman returned home for a warm reception from friends, family and local dignitaries Nov. 18 with a whirlwind year of touring […]

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Hartford schools on alert after ‘not specific’ threats

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By Krystle S. Morey Hartford Central School District officials are on high alert following the discovery of two threats against […]

Flat Iron falls

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By Matthew Saari As the Whitehall Village Board was proceeding with steps to demolish the decrepit building at 160 Main […]

Granville school wrestles with new logo

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By Krystle S. Morey After gracing sports uniforms and yearbooks of the Granville Golden Horde for decades, the infamous Mongolian […]

Police proponents, opponents survey

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By Matthew Saari If there’s a strong push to disband the Whitehall Police Department to reduce village taxes, there’s an […]

Parades, ceremonies to mark Memorial Day

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Communities large and small throughout the region will host parades and ceremonies to honor the men and women who fought […]

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