Tag Archives: Dave O’Brien

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 address town-wide woes. The Hampton Roundtable’s mission ranges from starting conversation among the town’s residents to addressing the years-long battle with the lack of reliable internet coverage in Hampton. The Hampton Roundtable started almost a […]

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RV Dealer eyes Hampton site

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By Matthew Saari   A Vermont-based recreational vehicle dealership is planning on setting up shop in Hampton. Brandon RV of Pittsford is in the process of purchasing the former roadhouse, Finius T. Flubberbuster’s, on Route 4 in Hampton with the goal of setting up a small RV sales office. James Borne, owner of Brandon RV, […]

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Hero firemen honored in Hampton

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By Matthew Saari For their heroic actions during a February structure fire, two firemen were honored during the Hampton Town Board meeting last Thursday. State, county and local officials heaped laurels upon the shoulders of Hampton Volunteer Fire Company Chief Matthew Sears and Poultney Fire Department Chief Aaron Kerber, whose quick-thinking and response saved the […]

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Taxpayers rush to pay, beat deadline

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By Matthew Saari Following the signing of the 2018 Republican tax bill into law by President Donald Trump, many taxpayers – including those in this region – rushed to their local town offices in hopes of paying their taxes early to avoid newly imposed caps. “We’ve had several people come in and pay early,” said […]

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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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Mobile DMV coming to town

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By Dan King Nobody wants to drive all the way to Fort Edward to stand in line at the DMV, and soon people in Whitehall, Granville and Greenwich won’t have to. Washington County Department of Motor Vehicles will soon be bringing a mobile DMV unit once a month in Whitehall, so that residents don’t have […]

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Pattie’s Patch wins small business award

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By Dan King Pattie’s Patch on Route 4 in Hampton is the county’s small business of the year. The business sells farm-fresh produce as well as baked goods, pies and pastries, and the award – given annually by the Washington County Local Development Corp. and Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce – is an honor that […]

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Hampton cemetery concerns laid to rest

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By Jamie Norton The town of Hampton laid to rest last week public concerns about its plans to begin selling burial plots at the Hampton Flats Cemetery for the first time in more than 30 years. The town board held a public forum at its meeting last week, and supervisor Dave O’Brien said that once […]

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Hampton may use, restore historic cemetery

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By Jamie Norton The town of Hampton is considering an idea that would allow its residents to be buried in their own hometown and at the same time restore some centuries-old dilapidated headstones at no cost to taxpayers. The Hampton Flats Cemetery, also known as the Burdick Cemetery, is one of five graveyards in Hampton, […]

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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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518 Wheels – 11/15/18

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Former church being transformed

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By Adam Cook   The Middle Granville Presbyterian Church on Route 22A has stood empty for the better part of […]

School bus passer ticketed

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By Krystle S. Morey A driver who claims she was “not paying attention” is facing legal ramifications after she drove […]

Dresden rushes to pass budget

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By Matthew Saari The Town of Dresden is attempting to fine-tune a budget, hold a public hearing and approve its […]

$100K to be returned to state

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By Krystle S. Morey The village of Granville will reluctantly return about $100,000 in grant money to the State of […]

Holiday meals to be offered

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Thanksgiving is coming soon and many churches and community organizations will open their doors to the public for a holiday […]

Obituary: Patricia W. Folger

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Patricia W. Folger, 75,  passed away on Sunday, November 4, 2018 after a long illness and a short stay at […]

Obituary: Faith S. Pitlak

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Faith S. Pitlak Poultney, VT – Faith Sarah Pitlak, passed away at her home on Lake St. Catherine, a place […]

Obituary: Emmi E. Loomis

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Emmi E. Loomis Granville, NY – Emmi E. Loomis, age 82, passed away peacefully at Granville Center, following a brief […]

North Country Freepress – 11/09/18

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Lakes Region Freepress – 11/09/18

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Obituary: Donald Levesque

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Donald “Don” Levesque went peacefully to his home in Heaven on Sunday, October 28, 2018 with his loving wife Barbara […]

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