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Hartford first responders seek more funding

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By Keith Harrington   The Hartford Town Board is negotiating new contracts with both the Hartford Volunteer Fire Department and Argyle Emergency Squad and at the board’s meeting last Tuesday a representative from the Argyle EMT made his organization’s case for more financial help from the community. Argyle EMS Captain David Barker told the board […]

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Haff: Washington County will override tax cap

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By Matthew Saari With the passage of two resolutions providing county employees pay raises, the Washington County Board of Supervisors is set to override the tax cap this year. And it’s only February. Hartford supervisor Dana Haff sounded the alarm at a board meeting Friday in Fort Edward. “By adopting these we will now acknowledge […]

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County tax levy to increase 2.07 percent

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By Matthew Saari The Washington County Board of Supervisors approved a 2018 county budget despite objections from several supervisors. The tax levy will be $32,772,397, an increase of $662,827 or 2.07 percent, which Whitehall supervisor George Armstrong pointed out is under the state-imposed tax cap. All 17 town supervisors voted, with 12 in favor and […]

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Haff decries ‘civil forfeiture’

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By Matthew Saari The Washington County Board of supervisors voted Friday to give $64,611 in forfeited funds from legal cases to the District Attorney’s office, despite strong objections by Hartford supervisor Dana Haff. Saying that he had “full faith that the Washington county sheriffs and the district attorney’s office are doing their jobs,” Haff added: […]

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Two local supervisors all in Trump

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By Dan King Some prominent national Republicans want to have an “intervention” with their party’s nominee for president, Donald Trump – but two local supervisors have pledged full support for the GOP flagbearer. Hebron Supervisor Brian Campbell and Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff said they are both fully behind their party’s nominee. “In this environment, the […]

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Haff extols hemp products

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By Dan King Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff may have just established his own mini-holiday. With a little help from Granville Supervisor Matt Hicks and Argyle Supervisor Bob Henke, Haff held his own “hemp appreciation day” at the Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting last Friday. Hicks purchased a bottle of flavored hemp water as a […]

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Haff optimistic about future of hemp

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By Dan King Long a proponent of industrial hemp, Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff says he is optimistic about the future of the crop. New York State released its final regulations for a hemp pilot program last month and will issue 10 licenses to universities to grow and research the crop. A press release from the […]

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Haff’s long battle against eminent domain

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By Dan King Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff says he “hates” eminent domain and he’s long been the lone voice against it at the county level. That was affirmed during a vote of the Washington County Board of Supervisors last Friday to allow “the chairman to sign petition of condemnation” and “execute on behalf of the […]

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Poverty rampant in northern Washington County

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By Dan King and Christina Scanlon Poverty is rampant in northern Washington County. Data compiled in 2013 and recently released shows the levels of poverty in Washington County and the 17 towns in the county. The three with the highest percentage of poverty all fell in the northern part: Dresden with a rate at 28.3 […]

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Haff: Legalize, regulate, tax marijuana

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By Dan King Bearing his “Vote Hemp” coffee mug at last week’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting, Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff encouraged his colleagues to turn down extra funds in the war against marijuana. “With the looming heroin epidemic, I’m very disappointed that Richard Nixon’s 1970s war on marijuana is still happening,” Haff told […]

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Police working break-in cases

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By Matthew Saari More than a week after a man attempted to forcibly gain access to six village homes, no […]

Saint-Gobain workers build prosthetic hands

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By Krystle S. Morey Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp. suspended operations at its Granville plant last Tuesday to lend a helping […]

Sasquatch fete in jeopardy

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By Matthew Saari After only three years, Whitehall’s annual Sasquatch Calling Festival may be no more. Event organizer David Molenaar […]

Mother Nature solves dam problem

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By Krystle S. Morey Granville town highway superintendent Eric Towne thanked Mother Nature last weekend for helping to clear a […]

Food rivalry returns for 2nd year

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By Matthew Saari The age-old Granville-Whitehall rivalry returns – not on the gridiron but rather between food pantries. The Great […]

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Police investigating home invasions in village

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall police are investigating a bizarre series of home invasions that occurred over the weekend. On Sunday, […]

Village OK’s policy to fix budget shortcomings

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By Krystle S. Morey After being faulted by the state regarding an audit of its finances, the village of Granville […]

Hampton ’roundtable’ group formed

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By Krystle S. Morey   A group of Hampton residents has started a committee to facilitate relationships between neighbors and […]

State rates towns’ fiscal health

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By Krystle Morey & Matthew Saari The state Comptroller’s office recently released a series of reports detailing the fiscal health […]

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