Tag Archives: Dana Haff

Trump, Cruz, Carson, Sanders top Washington County straw poll

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By Dan King The Washington County Fair met politics last week, as 737 people came out to vote in a presidential straw poll. Results of the poll, conducted at the Washington County Tea Party Patriots’ table, were similar to most of the recent national polls and those being conducted in early caucus states such as […]

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Washington County Board opposes Common Core

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By Dan King The third time was indeed a charm for Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff and activist Bob Schulz. Haff and Schulz have been spearheading a movement to persuade the Washington County Board of Supervisors to send resolutions to Albany questioning Common Core’s compliance with the U.S. Constitution and articles of state education law. After […]

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County opposes pregnant inmate restraint changes

By Dan King The state Legislature passed a bill in June that limits the use of restraints on pregnant inmates, but a majority of the Washington County Board of Supervisors feels the bill limits the capabilities of law enforcement. Thirteen of the 16 supervisors present at last week’s board meeting voted to send a letter […]

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Hartford eyes floodplain manager

By Christina Scanlon Hartford town officials are considering hiring a floodplain manager, an extra layer of protection for the issuance of building permits. “We need a working plan, not just a plan,” said Supervisor Dana Haff. A town law drafted in 1992 does not address needs that were seen around the state after Hurricane Irene, […]

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Seniors play hard at picnic

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By Christina Scanlon The ants were fake but the laughs were real as 300 guests gathered for the Washington County Senior Picnic last week. Granville’s “Ants in the Pants,” defending champions of last year’s picnic, couldn’t maintain a firm grip on their title, falling to second place to Kingsbury’s “Mustard Busters.” The groups were among […]

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Area activist hunger strikes against unconstitutionality of Common Core

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By Dan King and Christina Scanlon An area man who believes Common Core testing is unconstitutional and who’s frustrated by Washington County’s lack of support for his view has begun a hunger strike to show his opposition – and one area supervisor has pledged to join him, sort of. Bob Schulz, an engineer by training, […]

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Whitehall pledges support for medical marijuana facility

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By Dan King The number of Washington County municipalities pledging support for a medical marijuana growing facility in the county continues to grow. Last week, the town of Whitehall joined the towns of Hartford, Dresden and Jackson in supporting the proposed growing facility at a former mushroom-growing location in the town of Jackson. The Washington […]

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Roads in Hartford to change hands, names

By Dan King “Old-timers” in Hartford will soon have to adjust to some street name changes in the town. The town of Hartford is currently in talks with Washington County to change road jurisdiction of two roads within Hartford. County Route 23 will become a town road and Shine Hill Road will go over to […]

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Washington County towns to get more back in sales tax

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By Dan King The Washington County Board of Supervisors voted Friday to allocate 7 percent of all total sales tax revenue back to the towns. Under the previous policy, regardless of how much sales tax revenue the county brought in, it would distribute $1 million to the towns, dividing that money using a complex formula […]

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Hartford Post Office hours to change

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By Dan King Starting Saturday, May 2, the retail counter at the Hartford Post Office will be changing its hours. Ultimately, the counter will continue to be operational for six hours each weekday, but the hours it’s open will change. “If you are only going to be open six hours a day, there will always […]

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518 Wheels – 09/20/18

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Bomb squad called to Granville village

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By Krystle S. Morey Mettowee Street was abuzz with law enforcement activity Sunday afternoon. “They found a grenade,” said Granville […]

Class C looms as enrollment jumps

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall athletes may be looking at a future of competing against the likes of Cambridge, Greenwich, Hoosick […]

Safety officers take to school hallways

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By Krystle S. Morey and Matthew Saari   A new school year has begun, and with it comes a new […]

Dresden firemen seek more funds

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By Matthew Saari The firemen in Dresden are seeking a budget increase – potentially the first in 15 years. Members […]

Sasquatch Calling Festival returns Sept. 29

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By Matthew Saari The hills and vales of the bucolic Whitehall countryside will be resonating with the deep, sonorous calls […]

North Country Freepress – 09/14/18

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Lakes Region Freepress – 09/14/18

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518 Wheels – 09/13/18

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Village debates, OKs pig farm

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall trustees had to roll out extra chairs last Thursday to accommodate everyone interested in the proposed […]

Manchester Wood closes Sunday

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By Krystle S. Morey This is Manchester Wood’s “official” last week of business. Its last day is set for Sunday, […]

Town, village, firemen discuss joint fire district

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By Matthew Saari Officials from the town and village of Whitehall met with the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company last Tuesday […]

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