Tag Archives: Dresden

Dresden resident proposes seceding from Whitehall school

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By Matthew Saari One Dresden resident believes Dresden should divest itself from the Whitehall Central School district. “I’ve often thought it could be done,” said Stiling Knight, who pitched the idea to the town board at its June meeting. Currently the Whitehall school district includes families within the village and town of Whitehall as well […]

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Towns rally behind Codie

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By Matthew Saari Town officials from Dresden and Whitehall want to ensure that the occupants of 10,000 vehicles traveling Route 4 know where Olympian Codie Bascue calls home. Just south of the village of Whitehall two banners have been hung, both wishing Bascue good fortune and declaring Whitehall and Dresden the official hometowns of the […]

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Power project may ease taxes in local towns

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By Matthew Saari A monumental clean-energy project may shift some of the tax burden from Washington County taxpayers. Details about the Champlain Hudson Power Express, including routing and impact upon the local area, were presented at a Putnam town meeting last Thursday by Josh Bagnato, vice president of project development for Transmission Developers Inc., the […]

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Kitten tossed from truck has new home

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By Krystle S. Morey A Dresden man allegedly threw a kitten out of his pickup truck window on Route 22 in Granville last week and two Granville men driving by him were credited with leading to his arrest on animal cruelty charges. Christopher J. Normile, 21, was arrested last Friday, three days after the incident. […]

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Dresden man sets sights on rattlesnakes

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By Matthew Saari The Dresden Town Board meeting Monday night proved uneventful at best, with officials cranking through the agenda in under 10 minutes. However, when supervisor George Gang opened the session to public comments, animal control officer George Ferguson said one word that sparked some debate – rattlesnakes. “Why can’t we have a law […]

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Dresden to county: keep beach open

By Dan King Despite an effort by Washington County to close its beach at Huletts Landing when there is no lifeguard on duty, the Dresden Town Board is working to keep it open year-round. “The county said they’re going to close the beach year-round when there isn’t a lifeguard, but I’ve been working with them […]

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Dresden works to eradicate invasive weeds

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By Dan King The town of Dresden has started its annual effort to remove invasive water chestnuts from Lake Champlain, something officials see as vital to water quality. “We’ve been contracting with DEC on this project for about 10 years now,” said Supervisor George Gang. “We do South Bay, Dresden Station and Ottenburg Ramp, all […]

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Dresden officials seeking info on area vets

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By Dan King For months now, members of the Dresden Town Board have been looking to honor the town’s veterans by upgrading the town’s memorial wall – however they need some more information. Councilman Pat Greenough has been working closely with members of the American Legion Post 83 in Whitehall to compile a list of […]

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Dresden officials eying new policies

By Dan King The Dresden Town Board is hoping to create clearer guidelines for the town’s employees. Town Supervisor George Gang said Monday that he was looking into new policies for town employees regarding drug testing, time cards and town road work. “(The policies) definitely need to be updated,” Gang said. “They’re so general that […]

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

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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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Lakes Region Freepress – 07/20/18

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North Country Freepress – 07/20/18

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Chief: Beware marijuana-impaired drivers

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By Krystle S. Morey Legalization of marijuana in neighboring Vermont has local police agencies on high alert. As of July […]

Dresden resident proposes seceding from Whitehall school

Dresden Memorial

By Matthew Saari One Dresden resident believes Dresden should divest itself from the Whitehall Central School district. “I’ve often thought […]

Free tasting event in Granville July 26

Taste of the slate valley
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By Krystle S. Morey Granville area businesses will line the perimeter of Veterans Memorial Park next Thursday, offering free samples […]

Bigfoot council to promote tourism

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By Darren Marcy With growing interest in Whitehall’s resident Bigfoot population, a group of local business owners and individuals have […]

Local family walks with the dead

Jen and Abby Dickinson

By Krystle S. Morey The devil went down to Georgia because he was looking for a soul to steal. The […]

Lakes Region Freepress – 07/13/18

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North Country Freepress – 07/13/18

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518 Wheels – 07/12/18

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County tax sale July 28

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By Matthew Saari One hundred twenty three Washington County properties will be going to auction on Saturday, July 28. Every […]

No firemen’s fair this year

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By Krystle S. Morey The Hook and Ladder Fire Company will not host a firemen’s fair this year. Village of […]

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