Tag Archives: Dave Williams

Police, school officials take threats ‘seriously’

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By Krystle S. Morey The misdemeanor charge against the Granville teen who made threatening remarks at school is punishable by up to one year in jail, but – depending on what words are said – the consequences could be much worse. “Depending on what’s said, you are talking ramifications that could … there are serious […]

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Other districts may add armed security officers such as Granville has

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By Krystle S. Morey and Matthew Saari Granville Central School is the sole district of the 22 in Washington County with a school resource officer but that may change in light of a school shooting that resulted in the death of 17 victims in South Florida last week. Dave Williams is an armed police officer […]

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School lock down simulates real thing

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By Christina Scanlon Lockdown drills at Granville schools last week went well, this time offering education for more than the students. “We invited other departments,” said Granville Police Sgt. Dave Williams, for an enhanced drill that gave the school and police a better gauge at how a real emergency would be handled. The Washington County […]

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Winter parking ban in effect

It’s snowing, and you know what that means. Don’t keep your car parked on village streets overnight from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Police gave out 10 tickets last week to residents who left their vehicles on the streets, but it wasn’t due to the snow. Granville’s winter parking ban takes effect from Nov. 1 […]

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Bizarre behavior leads to heroin arrest

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By Jaime Thomas Police arrested a young man Sunday night who had up to $10,000 worth of heroin on him that he allegedly intended to sell. Granville Police Sergeant Dave Williams said 18-year-old Damon Townsend, of the Bronx, had taken a bus to the area where a Granville resident picked him up by car. Officer […]

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Granville police arrest dangerous fugitive

By Jaime Thomas Granville police arrested a fugitive last Tuesday who had been hiding in the village of Granville for at least a month. Idris Ramos, Sr., 39, who was wanted for shooting a handgun toward two subjects in Poultney, Vt., on May 10 and for burglary and aggravated assault with a weapon, is also […]

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PBA blames contract for overtime issue

By Jaime Thomas It all comes down to a contract. Gordon Smith, a Granville Village Trustee, expressed his misgivings at a meeting last week about a 100 percent increase in police overtime pay within the budget. Issues within the police union contract have since come to light. Both Police Chief Ernie Bassett and Dave Williams, […]

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Investigators arrest two for arson, 11 left temporarily homeless

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By Jaime Thomas Police arrested two Saratoga County men for intentionally starting a fire at an apartment building at 44 Mettowee Street in Granville early Monday morning. Both 44-year-old Stephen J. Gyarmathy and 57-year-old Joseph L. Guerrier, of Porter Corners, were charged with second-degree arson and first-degree reckless endangerment for their act, which left at […]

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Brawl at the Forum

By Jaime Thomas A brawl involving 50-75 people erupted at the Forum Restaurant early Sunday morning following a St. Patrick’s Day event the bar was hosting. At 3:25 a.m., Granville police responded to a call about a large disturbance at the Forum and were surprised to find 50 to 75 people fighting outside in the […]

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PBA Youth Center looking for higher attendence

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By Jaime Thomas Despite low numbers, PBA youth center continues programs It’s got everything a kid could ask for: a big dance floor with a snazzy lighting system, video games, pool tables, food and more. The Police Benevolent Association (PBA) youth center on Main Street is just missing one thing — more kids. Regular attendance […]

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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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