Tag Archives: Dresden

Whitehall firemen teach ice rescue to fellow firefighters from Dresden and Huletts

By Lee Tugas A day after being on “stand-by” at the Whitehall Winter Carnival, and only weeks after assisting Granville firefighters at a tragic North Granville fire, Whitehall firemen were teaching ice rescue out on Lake George. Brian Brooks, president of the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company, said the rescue training session was simply part of […]

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Dresden makes appointments

The Dresden Town Board made a number of appointments during its annual organizational meeting last month. In addition to his duties as supervisor, George Gang will serve as budget officer, a role his predecessor, Bob Banks also filled. As budget officer, Gang will serve on the Budget Committee as well as the Insurance, Sewer and […]

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Whitehall town and village highway crews take first major snowstorm in stride

By Lee Tugas A powerful winter storm may have dropped nearly a foot of snow on Warren and Washington counties, but both village and town highway workers reported no major problems. According to the National Weather Service, snowfall total ranged five inches to a foot in Washington and Warren Counties. “It was a good practice […]

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School district approves tax rates

The Whitehall Board of Education approved the 2013-14 tax rates for property owners within the district and nearly everyone can expect to pay a little more on their taxes this year. The tax rate will increase 2.3 percent in Whitehall, 2.2 percent in Dresden and 2.1 percent in Hampton, Fort Ann and Granville. Those increases […]

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Man charged with strangulation

A local man was indicted on multiple felonies for allegedly choking a woman unconscious earlier this month. A Washington County Grand Jury handed up the indictment against Travis M. Carr, 26, of Whitehall on Thursday. Carr is accused of attacking a woman with whom he was acquainted at a home in Dresden on June 8. […]

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Police: Man drove drunk with kids in car

A local man faces multiple charges after he allegedly threatened another man with a knife and drove drunk with a car full of young children. Gregory G. Matteson, 28, of South Williams Street, was arrested Saturday and charged with second degree menacing and driving while intoxicated, both misdemeanors. He was also charged with felony aggravated […]

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Fire destorys barn

Firefighters from more than seven local departments, including Whitehall, Dresden and Hampton, battled a fire Monday afternoon on County Route 21. The fire destroyed the a barn and damaged several outbuildings as wind kept feeding the flames.  It took firefighters several hours to extinguish. Local departments worked collaboratively to transport water from a nearby pond […]

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Benefit spaghetti dinner Saturday

A local snowmobile club will host their most popular annual fundraising event this Saturday. The Northern Washington County Trailblazers will host a Spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Putnam Firehouse on state Route 22. The meal will include spaghetti, meatballs, salad, rolls, beverage and dessert. The cost is […]

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Comptroller’s office critical of Dresden’s book keeping

Dresden’s financial records are so haphazard that that there is no way to accurately determine the town’s fiscal condition, according to an audit released earlier this month by the state Comptroller’s Office. The review of the town’s finances from 2010 to March of 2012 found that the town’s records are incomplete and there is no […]

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County Children’s Committee thanks donors

The Washington County Children’s Committee wishes to acknowledge the following donations received from Dec. 16 to Jan. 4. They were: Mr. and Mrs. John Ayers; the Knights of Columbus; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rozell; and Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Young. This is the last listing of donors this year. We had a very successful year […]

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Preparations underway for school year in Granville

The 2013-14 school year begins Wednesday and ushers in some significant change within the Granville Central School District. The district […]

Students build community of trust

Transitioning from elementary school to middle school is easily one of the most difficult processes in an adolescent’s life, but […]

Village approves new parking law

Last Tuesday evening the Whitehall Village Board of Trustees held a public hearing to discuss a potential parking law, which […]

Changes abound as school year begins

With the school year starting next Thursday for Whitehall students, the district has gone through a transformation this summer, one […]

Test scores improve, but continue to lag behind

Granville students showed improvement in both math and English on the state tests but continue to lag behind their peers […]

Youth Center for sale

The Granville Police Benevolent Association has put its youth center up for sale. Sergeant Dave Williams said a lack of […]

Former resident dies in accident

A former Granville resident was killed Saturday night in a motor vehicle accident on I-87 in Albany. Matthew Fiske, 43, […]