Tag Archives: County Officials

Main Street reopens; owner removes building

The old "Chase" building was removed last Thursday.

The owner of the dilapidated building that caused a portion of Main Street to be closed for more than a week has torn down the crumbling structure. Flint Stone, owner of the old “Chase” building, located at 44-46 Main Street, had what remained of the building torn down last Thursday, less than 48 hours after […]

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Area towns look at flood plain management

By Jaime Thomas Years ago, the idea of worrying about flooding in Granville and its surrounds was a non-issue. Since Tropical Storm Irene came in and wreaked havoc, things have changed. Various towns throughout Washington County, including Hartford and the town and village of Granville, are now looking into hiring a flood plain manager. “They […]

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Firm inks nursing home agreement

The company seeking to acquire Washington County’s public nursing home signed a binding purchase agreement last week. Centers for Specialty Care signed a $2.4 million agreement to purchase Pleasant Valley Infirmary, more than three months after the county Board of Supervisors approved the contract. The agreement ensures that the 122-bed public nursing home, which is […]

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Haff: County owes us money, it’s not complicated

By Jaime Thomas As far as Dana Haff is concerned, the matter is cut and dry. The town of Hartford and Washington County made an agreement nearly two decades ago, and it still stands. However, due to lack of communication on the part of the county and insufficient payments in Hartford’s eyes, Supervisor Dana Haff […]

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County pays first of nursing home fines

Washington County has agreed to pay the first of at least two significant fines that have or will be levied against the county because of issues with the Pleasant Valley nursing home. The Board of Supervisors unanimously voted last Friday to pay the state Health Department $44,000 for issues uncovered by state inspectors in 2011 […]

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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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County proposes 3 percent tax hike

Washington County Budget Officer Brian Campbell is thinking about the next four years when he budgets for today. Campbell said Friday the only way to avoid a sizable tax spike is to accept a modest increase this year. “Looking at it (the budget) one year at a time leads to spikes and the message from […]

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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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Scottie’s closing doors ‘for good’


By Christina Scanlon There was no sign on the locked doors Tuesday morning, but everyone in town was already spreading […]

Facebook probe concludes – in private

Board of Ed 2014

By Dan King The investigation into the alleged hacking of Whitehall School District clerk Martha Bascue’s Facebook page is now […]

Bridge-walkers beware

Saunders Street Bridge 1874

By Dan King We might all be criminals without even knowing it. If you’ve ever strode across the Saunders Street […]

Trailers released for Whitehall-based documentary

Bigfoot 2

By Dan King Bigfoot is coming to the big screen. A documentary filmmaker, who is aiming to tell the stories […]

Superintendent introduces policy book

By Dan King Interim school superintendent Bill Scott has given the Whitehall Board of Education an eight-part policy book that […]

Edward’s Market celebrates one year anniversary


By Christina Scanlon It was chilly out Monday morning, as some gathered at the front door of Edwards Market, waiting […]

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