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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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Hampton primary decides board

Emily Kelley was one of 125 registered Republicans who voted in last week's Republican Primary.

By Christina Scanlon Unofficial Republican Primary results in Hampton have incumbent Dave O’Brien handily defeating former town supervisor Lenny Reed, 74-51. Similar ballot spreads were seen for the two town council seats, which went to incumbent Tamme Taran, 76 votes, and newcomer Roger Weeden, 72 votes. Doran Pratt with 51 votes and Arthur Pratt with […]

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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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North Country Freepress – 01/19/18

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Lakes Region Freepress – 01/19/18

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Northshire Freepress – 01/19/18

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Weekender – 01/19/18

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518 Wheels – 01/15/18

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Flat Iron: Village misses grant deadline

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By Matthew Saari A Restore New York grant that could’ve potentially funded the demolition of the blighted Flat Iron building […]

Codie made the team!

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By Matthew Saari It’s official – Whitehall’s Codie Bascue will be competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. […]

Four years later, search continues for missing man

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By Krystle S. Morey A steady flow of new leads and cooperation from witnesses have kept a 4-year-old missing person […]

Armstrong to run for village trustee

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By Matthew Saari “Everything is on the table; nothing is off the table when looking to cut costs.” That’s former […]

Freezing, flood wreak havoc

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By Matthew Saari and Krystle Morey Only in the Northeast can communities have 50-degree weather and torrential rains one day, […]

Weekender – 01/12/18

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